Feb 28, 2009, 8:46 AM
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Just received word that Glyn Johnson his girlfriend and son were lost in a plane crash near Slidell, Louisiana last night. Glyn was a tandem master and rigger who loved skydiving. He was a truly unique individual! He was one of the crazy fun loving people that this sport seems to attract. He seemed to have a gift to annoy some with his constant jokes and terrible singing on the way to altitude . You couldn't help but to like him as his heart was in the right place!
Glyn had a favorite past time of fighting the FAA and airport manager over airport access issues for skydiving. Without a law degree he gave the opposing attorneys a run for their money and won the case.
Glyn recently found out that he had a young son and fully enjoyed his new role as a father. Glyn now had a "mini-me" and they have become inseparable.
I will miss ya man! Blue Skies,
(This post was edited by timber on Feb 28, 2009, 8:47 AM)
What horrible news! I haven't seen Glyn for a few years, but I'm sorely going to miss that goofy smile and hearing for the thousand's time all about his battle with the FAA. I remember one of my first jumps at Emerald Coast. I was about to track away when all the sudden this meat missle just flew at me out of nowhere, grabbed my face and kissed me. I was almost mad until I saw this huge smile on his face! That's the Glyn I'm going to miss! Blue skies my friend!
Tater had an infectious laugh and silly wit. He was as thorough a jumper as he was goofy. And he was always willing to help out a friend. I'll miss his silliness, and the world is slightly less fun that he's gone.
I will miss Glyn, he was a new close friend. I jumped with him several weekends, I also learned a few cool packing procedures from him. Proud to say I was the last jumper out of the "Fandango", will miss the plane too.
He was on his way to Marksville for a weekend of skydiving with us. He was to stay at my house as he always when he comes here. I was waiting for him at the airport, scheduled to arrive around 12:15am.
many jumps and good times at bars here and there with glynn.. he was a character, you definitely knew when glynn was in the room for sure...
he called me when he bought that yellow 182 and brought me and rob p. up for his first load in it as soon as it cleared slidell aviation. we made a sunset load and afterwards we did dinner and drinks to the wee hours of the morning....good times
last time I saw him I was packing after a jump at gold coast... he walks up grabs my ass and presses me down onto the floor and proceeds to tell me some sick joke.... as soon as i heard his big laugh I knew who it was LMAO!!!
well this sucks...
eternal blue skies my friend....gonna miss seeing you around now and then big guy....
heres a link to Serenity Memorial Gardens where the services will be held they have a link where u can send flowers thought some might like to do that.http://www.funeralhomesguide.com/Alabama/Theodore/SerenityMemorialGardens.html
ECSC just wont be the same when I come home and jump there again :(
I'll never forget the time when he told me he didnt have lights on his Cessna and he asked me to drive him back to Gaucier, MS...I did because it wasnt too much further than Mobile...he had EVERY issue of Parachutist Magazine thats ever been published all stacked in his living room...we had lots of laughs..my parents remember Glyn too and how he put their mind at ease about me being in the sport...*sigh* this sucks....:(
Glyn was my first skydive instructor back when I worked for the highway patrol. We got to be pretty good friends. I had to get him out of speeding tickets all the time... a few other 'recreational' charges I could never help him with. lol
I remember so much about him. I remember him jumping with a propeller hat and bubba teeth bare footed when he was supposed to be spotting for our load... lol I remember how I didn't recognize him in a suit when I showed up to watch him fight the airport managers in court serving as his own attorney... making everyone in the court laugh at his qwerky insults made under his breath in between sentences...
I'm reading the comments he put in my jump log right now....
"YOU'RE GOING TO DIE. NOT TODAY, YOU HAVE TWO GREAT CHUTES. BUT EVENTUALLY. STOP FREAKING OUT"
"FASTEST HOP AND POP EVER. THANKS FOR NOT OPENING AND TAKING THE PLANE'S TAIL OFF. GEEZE"
"STOP TRYING TO SWIM. YOU'RE FLYING. BUT GREAT JOB MAN. EVENTUALLY"
"THANKS FOR NOT THROWING UP IN THE PLANE. IN FREEFALL WAS MUCH BETTER. GREAT JOB BUDDY."
I miss you buddy. So much.... I'm forever walking the earth with my eyes skyward because of you. You made everything so much fun.