the guy in the middle looks to me,,, like it could be "Sox".. ( John Rostocks).....and yes . a young Mike Truffer...in the first shot,, to the left , in the foreground.. clear photos.... nice scanner...
ok, since you asked.... Old1 -- hot stuff RW canopy Old2 -- A DC3 I don't remember. The N-number comes back to an owner in Ohio, status revoked. Old3 -- I believe that's Dave Singer in the USFET (Freefall Exhibition Team) t-shirt Old4 -- Beech exit dirt dive. Check out the cool people with altimeters mounted on their helmets.
A lot of these old slides are covered with mildew (as on the DC3 picture). When I find my bottle of film cleaner I'll rescan them.
Also in the first batch of pictures, the individual I tentatively identified as Mike Truffer has been more positively identified as Sandy Reid.
More to come as time permits.
Also I've now looked at these pix on a Windoze machine. They are darker than when I see them on a Mac. I might get around to lightening them a bit.
(This post was edited by howardwhite on Jun 7, 2007, 7:32 PM)
Hey Howard, I think the hot rw in slide one might be BT ... Bob Taylor, who jumped with USFET. I too believe that is Dave (Zinger) Singer in the USFET shirt. This is the lawyer from Seattle I keep telling people they're referring to when they get my name wrong. That might be an early Captain Hook and the Sky Pirates team in the last photo.
Note, also, that that the DC-3 has landing gear doors on it. There weren't many regular DC-3s built with that option. Most of the R4D Super 3s had them though.
Some more: Handles -- what the front of the well-dressed skydiver might look like in the mid-70s; AirShow -- unknown jumper in an XX-Rated T-Shirt at an unidentified air show, same vintage; Inn -- ParaFoil jump into The Inn at Orange, legendary post-jump watering hole at the Orange (MA) Sport Parachute Center; TF-- Unidentified canopy landing at the Turners Falls, MA, SPC.
That might be an early Captain Hook and the Sky Pirates team in the last photo. That's definitely Al Kreuger with his big walrus moustache and the altimeter on his helmet. The first guy in the lineup looks like Hank Asciutto, and the last guy might be Mitch Poteet. Also, Al's definitely in your first bunch of pics back at the beginning of the thread, you can see his prosthetic arm and hook clearly in that one. Nowadays he's got a really slick black graphite arm - very Borg looking...
The first picture: The guy with the hat and camera is Tommy Owens. The guy that looks like he's picking his nose looks like Jim Wallace. The third picture: The guy in the yellow shirt is the "God Flicker", Mike Jenkins.