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Fla. POPS Big-Way Record

 


kkeenan  (D 22164)

Mar 22, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Crack organizer Tim Webb and a staff of World-Class plane captains led a team of seasoned big-way vets to a POPS Florida State record 84-way on Saturday at DeLand. Carey Peck, Carl Daugherty, and Larry Elmore were some of the captains. Lots of out-of-state POPS joined the Florida POPS, who came from all over the state.

Results of the first couple of jumps on Friday were sporadic. The third jump showed marked improvement, and the forth, and final jump was close enough to completion to give everyone a good feeling about the following day's chances. Luckily, the clean-living skidivers were bright-eyed and ready for the first load on Saturday morning. That one wasn't complete, but it was pretty good, and it woke everyone up. With freshened spirits, the completion came on the second dive.

Many thanks to hosts, Bob Hallet and Mike Johnston of Skydive DeLand, who made sure that all ran smoothly.

Photos soon (hopefully) in your national skydiving publication. (Sadly, not the one published in DeLand.)

Kevin Keenan


mirage62  (C 15580)

Mar 23, 2009, 8:49 AM
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Oh yeah "bright eyed" you might have been....but you were the exception not the rule.

I think "Snarl" just scared us into getting it done fast.


kkeenan  (D 22164)

Mar 23, 2009, 9:27 AM
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In reply to:
I think "Snarl" just scared us into getting it done fast.

I think he was jus in a bad mood because he couldn't axe more people. Wink


elightle  (D 5966)

Mar 23, 2009, 11:55 AM
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Congrats, Florida POPS!
Now let's set another POPS World Record this year!

Blue Skies and Safe Big-Ways!


kallend  (D 23151)

Mar 23, 2009, 12:35 PM
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Now I'll have to organize another Illinois attempt, since FL beat us by 3.Wink


mirage62  (C 15580)

Mar 23, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Beat, beat, beat Tongue


smooth  (D License)

Mar 23, 2009, 1:35 PM
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There's a photo of the completion at

http://jumpdakine.smugmug.com/...heNN#495942075_fbYDj


(This post was edited by smooth on Mar 23, 2009, 1:41 PM)


danornan  (D 11308)

Mar 23, 2009, 4:33 PM
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The group running Skydive Deland, along with the plane captains are to be commended for keeping the cost of the record skydives as economical as possible. NO registration fee, 5 airplane formation jumps to 18,000 feet and oxygen, all for 29.00 a jump! Simply amazing! Skydive Deland ROCKS..... THANKS.........


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Mar 24, 2009, 8:36 AM
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Is that John Woo (deaf jumper) on the end of the middle wacker at 3 o'clock? Smile


smooth  (D License)

Mar 24, 2009, 8:55 AM
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John Woo was there, with his usual smile and good attitude.


(This post was edited by smooth on Mar 24, 2009, 8:57 AM)


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Mar 24, 2009, 9:22 AM
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In reply to:
John Woo was there, with his usual smile and good attitude.

Yep, just confirmed with him via video phone. The list of records he has been on is legendary! Smile


mirage62  (C 15580)

Mar 25, 2009, 11:18 AM
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Yeah it was hard to understand but I'm pretty sure he was saying he was great and YOU sucked.....something like that



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