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pds  (D 27641)

Nov 5, 2002, 10:42 AM
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Does anyone have any information or links describing past skydive scatters. If one were to have intentions of doing such, are there legal issues, traditional dives, what kind of container etc.

This is a time sensitive question. If one were to have intentions of such, one would need to be organized by saturday. Wink


Premier quade  (D 22635)
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Nov 5, 2002, 12:29 PM
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If I were going to attempt this for the first time, I'd contact Jim Wallace for advice. My suggestion would be for you to do the same.

He has done more than a few and has all the information you'd want.


yogi  (D 14828)

Nov 5, 2002, 1:23 PM
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We did one a few years back at Skydance Skydiving in Davis, CA. Give them a call, Ray Ferrell or Dan O'brien could probably help.


pds  (D 27641)

Nov 5, 2002, 3:12 PM
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Thank you everyone.


Hallur  (D 35)

Nov 6, 2002, 3:55 AM
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 Good luck pds. I my self have asked my family to scatter my ashes in freefall if something happens to me. I see as a very respective way to be remembered. Hallur


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Nov 11, 2002, 5:02 PM
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I just did one for a friend about 3 months ago. I used an ashes bag built by a rigger that was designed similar to a small freefly tube. The end of the tube had a ring with a handle to attach to your wrist. That was folded halfway up then the ashes were poured into the open end and the whole thing rolled closed. The bag was then held closed with a couple rubber bands. I tied pull-up cords on them to make them easier to get off in freefall. I exited with to 2 other friends in an AFF type jump and they helped keep stability in freefall. To release the ashes I pulled off the rubber bands and let the bag go while holding on to the ring end. The tube went up and the air goes thru the bag blowing all the ashes out the top. It looked spectacular from the ground and on video. As far as the legal stuff, I didn't ask and I didn't hear any complaints. The best part of using the bag was that you don't get ashes all over yourself and your gear. If you want any further details let me know via private e-mail at jimjumper@aol.com.


sharpfive  (D 11612)

Nov 15, 2002, 5:41 PM
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Not to make light of a serious question, but a word of caution. If you're scattering the ashes from an airplane, make sure the container is all the way out before opening it. A friend of mine was the pilot on a scatter from a Cessna once. Spmeone opened the bag too soon and the ashes blew back in the plane. The pilot was blinded for over a minute.


darkwing  (D 4164)

Nov 22, 2002, 10:11 AM
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I remember a similar event, except instead of ashes it was urine. I was in the right seat. Fortunately, the pilot and I could open the windows and stick our heads out. Everyone in the back just had to breathe the yellow mist.


DYEVOUT  (Student)

Nov 22, 2002, 10:31 AM
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Am I correct in assuming that someone was actually attempting to PISS from a flying aircraft ?


darkwing  (D 4164)

Nov 25, 2002, 4:20 PM
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yes. Such decision making is often a consequence of beer. The beer is related to both the urine and the decision on how to get rid of it.


Poczynek  (C 23518)

Dec 14, 2002, 8:55 PM
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Hi PDS,
Some 20 years ago as a young special forces trooper we had a team member killed - his only family left were his team mates - on the next C130 blast we convinced the pilot to do a fly by - the team all geared up for a night equipment jump stood up, passed the ashes up towards the door, each saying his good byes - then the team sgt scattered his ashes over the DZ through the troop door - on the second pass we jumped - the Airforce crew chief thought we were all crazy - but to this day it still warms my heart when I think about it.


steve1  (D 23640)

Dec 15, 2002, 9:44 AM
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David Poczynek,
This is way off the subject, but I can see from your background info. that you are posting from Saudi, Arabia. I was just wondering if you are still in S.F. Do you know SkyMonkey-one. Steve1


Poczynek  (C 23518)

Dec 15, 2002, 8:19 PM
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Hi Steve,
I retired in 98, and have been working in Saudi since with Aramco (oil company). Chances are that I ran into skymonkey1 - but I can't say I know him, I have a bad case of CRS. My last assignment was with ASOC at Ft. Bragg - and I did spend what free time I had at the GB club and Raeford. In Saudi most of the SF types are working for contractor in the Riyadh area - I am in Dhahran - so I don't get to see much of them, except at the annual Saudi Arabian Softball Tournament. Hopefully I will get a chance to visit Raeford - get some jumps in during the April time frame , and look up some of the gang.
Cheers


steve1  (D 23640)

Dec 16, 2002, 7:12 AM
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Dave,
I went through S.F. training back in the early 70's. A friend that I trained with got sick of all the B.S. in our Guard Unit (19th S.F.) and went regular Army. After his tour of duty he went to work for someone in Africa. I'm not sure what he was doing, but I imagine it was training personnel and running missions with them. In other words he was working as a mercenary soldier. He survived all that and returned to Smoke Jumping here in Montana. Let's hope you are doing something safer than that. Best of luck, Steve1


chuteless  (D 41)

May 26, 2003, 4:55 AM
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In 1975, my wife's mother died of cancer, and with my wife in the jump plane, I opened the door and scattered her mother's ashes across the farms between Coldwater Ontario and Orillia. I didnt ask for permission...I just did it. My wife thought it was a nice idea as she read a poem about her mother, and how her ashes were part of the sky. I'm sure "motyher" would have landed by the time the next load of jumpers made their exit...so there wouldnt have been a mid air collision. B . Cole D41


tbrown  (D 6533)

May 26, 2003, 3:56 PM
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Yeah, Jim Wallace, he da' man. He can tell you. For a fact, there have been any number of ash dives at Perris, there was one just two weeks ago for one of the Air Trash brethren who died of cancer. Pictures are on the Perris webcam site.


DBCOOPER  (D 24112)

Jan 1, 2012, 4:35 PM
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really...


JohnRich  (D License)

Jan 1, 2012, 7:03 PM
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You are doing everyone a disservice by reactivating 8 year old threads with meaningless comments.
You should cut that out.


(This post was edited by JohnRich on Jan 1, 2012, 7:04 PM)


DBCOOPER  (D 24112)

Jan 3, 2012, 3:47 PM
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I agree.
Now see how long it is till there is some more jibberish in the cooper thread that bumps this down...





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