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airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 17, 2003, 11:24 AM
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Okay...been lurkin' for a while and made a couple minor posts...guess it's time to bite the bullet.
Hello everyone!
"Twardo" here...some background is in order-
I started jumping at age 18 in 1976 with a small club in Annawan Ill. where I made lots of style & accuracy jumps, and trained a lot of 1st timers. Went to Southern Illinois Univ. which was the only school in Illinois at that time with an active parachute team.
Paid for a big portion of my degree recruiting and training students in the fine art of the static line, at Archway S.P.C. then in Sparta, Ill.
Moving to warmer climes...I put my "I" to good use at San Diego A.S.C., and small DZ in Ramona, Ca. as well as Elsinore...getting my tandem rating from Bill Morissey in 1985, I kept bust taking the large economy sized students that no one else would. (I'm 6'4" & 240lbs.)
I helped start The Liberty Parachute Team back in 1984, a professional exhibition team that is known through out the airshow industry for large flags, lots of smoke and night pyro. We've been the opening act at EAA's AirRendevous in Oshkosh, WI. for the past 20 years, considered to be one of the largest airshows in the world.
Skydiving in general and Airshows in particular have afforded me some of the greatest experiences imagined. I've met amazing people, made life long friends, gotten to jump from all sorts of exotic ships. My log books are a treasure of signatures featuring greats from both the world of skydiving and aviation. Can you tell I love this sport!? I'm currently living in Texas with my honey, a 777 driver for a major airline and an accomplished air-racer & aerobatic pilot, our 3 rug-rats that are without question the bravest people I've had the honor to know...adopted from Russia three years ago they've made our already full lives complete, and four dogs...3 over 120lbs.!
Okay Okay...I know, enough already...
With a "hats off" and a hearty thank you to sangiro for putting this thing together and making it work. It is truly a resource that can only serve to advance our sport in a MOST positive manner.
Blue Skies
Jim


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 17, 2003, 11:43 AM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile
Gosh, you have all that experience, but you'll still be considered a newbie around here for a few more posts. Heehee! Tongue


(This post was edited by skymama on Jan 17, 2003, 11:45 AM)


ladyskydiver

Jan 17, 2003, 1:40 PM
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Hi and welcome.


Premier sangiro
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Jan 17, 2003, 4:39 PM
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Jim,

Welcome to Dropzone.com. Good to see you on here. Smile


jtval  (D 26340)

Jan 17, 2003, 5:41 PM
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I am a man of wealth and taste!

PLEASEd to meet you! hope you guessed my name!TongueWink


iowa  (D 16855)

Jan 18, 2003, 7:51 AM
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Welcome to the zoo. I love those night pyro jumps, nice picture. I'm going send you a PM.


TheBile

Jan 20, 2003, 5:23 AM
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Remember : It's dangerous to light a fart under canopy. Pirate

Welcome to the forums. Cool


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 21, 2003, 11:56 AM
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Gosh, you have all that experience, but you'll still be considered a newbie around here for a few more posts. Heehee!
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I'M NOT A NEWBIE ANYMORE!!!!


(This post was edited by airtwardo on Jan 21, 2003, 11:56 AM)


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Jan 21, 2003, 12:14 PM
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Welcome Jim! And if the hokey pokey is what its all about....I'll put my right arm in and shake it all about!!!
Bwahhh
Cheers!
B~Squared


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 21, 2003, 12:19 PM
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...I'll put my right arm in and shake it all about!!!
Bwahhh
Cheers!
B~Squared----------------------------------------------------------

Is this gonna hurt??!!


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 21, 2003, 12:21 PM
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Quote:
I'M NOT A NEWBIE ANYMORE!!!!

Yeah, but it took you 20 days, you slacker! Wink


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Jan 21, 2003, 12:27 PM
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Is this gonna hurt

bwahhhh only iffin ya want it toWink
LOL


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 21, 2003, 12:33 PM
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In reply to:
Is this gonna hurt

bwahhhh only iffin ya want it toWink
LOL

Don't threaten me with a good time....I was only asking so I'd know how to dress!!!


bbarnhouse  (D License)
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Jan 21, 2003, 2:37 PM
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Don't threaten me with a good time....I was only asking so I'd know how to dress!!!
Rofl To wear or not to wear that IS the question.
Again welcome!!


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 12, 2004, 12:00 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Smile
Gosh, you have all that experience, but you'll still be considered a newbie around here for a few more posts. Heehee! Tongue

Quote:
POOH~BAH!!!!
Tongue





Sorry Andrea...couldn't help myself! Crazy


txw0082  (C 27436)

Mar 12, 2004, 6:05 PM
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"I see a red door and I want to paint it black!" or maybe it should be "I see a lexan door and I know I can't come back!"
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Hope our paths cross and I can hear the stories!


flyinblind

Mar 13, 2004, 5:51 PM
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Well I'm a newbie to both forums and skydiving, but I say welcome all the same!!


cheers,


timmah


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 16, 2004, 6:02 PM
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Well I'm a newbie to both forums and skydiving, but I say welcome all the same!!


cheers,


timmah

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Thanks!

And welcome to "The New World"

Be safe~Have fun!Cool


carmenmullenix  (D 13739)

Mar 16, 2004, 6:35 PM
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Twardo - My goodness, there's a name I haven't heard in a while! You're a DAD? Hoo-eee! Times have'a changed, eh? I'm a wife and stepmom to three myself. Still jumping hard, teaching AFF at Elsinore on the weekends, and keeping my skydiving friends straightened out here in the Forums (ha!).
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Are you still jumping? Is Liberty still in action? It's good to hear from you! Welcome to the Forums!!


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 16, 2004, 7:05 PM
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Twardo - My goodness, there's a name I haven't heard in a while! You're a DAD? Hoo-eee! Times have'a changed, eh? I'm a wife and stepmom to three myself. Still jumping hard, teaching AFF at Elsinore on the weekends, and keeping my skydiving friends straightened out here in the Forums (ha!).
In reply to:
Are you still jumping? Is Liberty still in action? It's good to hear from you! Welcome to the Forums!!

Quote:


DAMN GIRL!!!

How the hell have you been?!?!?!

Long Time!

Believe it or not, I was asking someone just TODAY
if he remembered you from 'those days'...

SMALL world!

Yep!

Still doing demos...
with Liberty as well as a couple other
PRO teams to remain 'nameless' LOL!

Thanks for the 'welcome' there...Newbie!

Take Care Old Friend!!!

Stay in Touch!!!!


ChileRelleno  (D 24868)

Mar 19, 2004, 11:13 AM
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"HI!"
We're always asking folks to introduce themselves more in depth.
You win the self intro award!Wink


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 19, 2004, 12:07 PM
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You win the self intro award!

Quote:
I know...Blush

I do tend to ramble on sometimes...Tongue

Check my "User Posts" for
even more dribble!Laugh


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 18, 2009, 7:26 PM
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Okay...been lurkin' for a while and made a couple minor posts...guess it's time to bite the bullet.
Hello everyone!
"Twardo" here...some background is in order-
I started jumping at age 18 in 1976 with a small club in Annawan Ill. where I made lots of style & accuracy jumps, and trained a lot of 1st timers. Went to Southern Illinois Univ. which was the only school in Illinois at that time with an active parachute team.
Paid for a big portion of my degree recruiting and training students in the fine art of the static line, at Archway S.P.C. then in Sparta, Ill.
Moving to warmer climes...I put my "I" to good use at San Diego A.S.C., and small DZ in Ramona, Ca. as well as Elsinore...getting my tandem rating from Bill Morissey in 1985, I kept bust taking the large economy sized students that no one else would. (I'm 6'4" & 240lbs.)
I helped start The Liberty Parachute Team back in 1984, a professional exhibition team that is known through out the airshow industry for large flags, lots of smoke and night pyro. We've been the opening act at EAA's AirRendevous in Oshkosh, WI. for the past 20 years, considered to be one of the largest airshows in the world.
Skydiving in general and Airshows in particular have afforded me some of the greatest experiences imagined. I've met amazing people, made life long friends, gotten to jump from all sorts of exotic ships. My log books are a treasure of signatures featuring greats from both the world of skydiving and aviation. Can you tell I love this sport!? I'm currently living in Texas with my honey, a 777 driver for a major airline and an accomplished air-racer & aerobatic pilot, our 3 rug-rats that are without question the bravest people I've had the honor to know...adopted from Russia three years ago they've made our already full lives complete, and four dogs...3 over 120lbs.!
Okay Okay...I know, enough already...
With a "hats off" and a hearty thank you to sangiro for putting this thing together and making it work. It is truly a resource that can only serve to advance our sport in a MOST positive manner.
Blue Skies
Jim

w0w...6 years ALREADY since I posted that?! Shocked


Time is fun when yer having flies... Sly


(This post was edited by airtwardo on Jan 18, 2009, 7:26 PM)


ryoder  (D 6663)

Jan 18, 2009, 8:06 PM
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... for large flags, lots of smoke and night pyro.

Yes, we've heard about your off-hours shenanigan's, but what do you do when you are jumping?Tongue


airtwardo  (D License)

Jan 18, 2009, 8:44 PM
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In reply to:
... for large flags, lots of smoke and night pyro.

Yes, we've heard about your off-hours shenanigan's, but what do you do when you are jumping?Tongue

Ouch! PirateSly


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