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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 11, 2009, 6:20 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1RzwV2WgIU

Okay all y'all out there at Skydive Pepperell... more video & pictures of 1PM in the stuff y'all post on YouTube... along with those mini-skirt & bikini top girls... Tongue Laugh Wink Angelic


JOKING! ... well, excpet for the last part. Laugh


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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 11, 2009, 7:46 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] N121PM [In reply to] Can't Post

What else can we possibly post?
(Well, there is a new windblade in the 121PM colors). (And a new set of door/exit lights which blink like Christmas tree ornaments.)
I've made several jumps out of it/her this week.

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 11, 2009, 8:03 PM
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And a new set of door/exit lights which blink like Christmas tree ornaments

Yeah, I've noticed that in some of the Skydive Pepperell videos on YouTube in which jumps were made from 1PM.

I suppose Junior and Emiko have embraced the late 20th century and installed a GPS in 1PM as opposed to letting jumpers spot the old fashioned way? Laugh I suppose the new lights are part of that??


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 11, 2009, 8:10 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] N121PM [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, yes, there is a GPS.
The lights are not, AFAIK, connected to it in any way.

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 11, 2009, 8:22 PM
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In reply to:
Well, yes, there is a GPS.
The lights are not, AFAIK, connected to it in any way.

HW

Guess the two green lights next to the L/R/Cut buttons weren't enough? Tongue Laugh


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 12, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] N121PM [In reply to] Can't Post

From today:
-windblades
-lights
-GPS

HW
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 12, 2009, 5:19 PM
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Re: [howardwhite] N121PM [In reply to] Can't Post

Ah yes! A GPS installed in a jump plane in true skydiver fashion... zip tied to the yoke! Laugh


So when is Junior going to install the Heads Up Dispaly (HUD)?? Tongue


Beerlight

Aug 13, 2009, 6:51 PM
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I think I recognized Bob Stahl in one of the shots....?


pilotdave  (D License)

Aug 18, 2009, 4:56 AM
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From last weekend...

Dave
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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Aug 18, 2009, 5:31 AM
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nice


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 18, 2009, 7:08 AM
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What's all that "green stuff" 1PM is flying over on final there, Dave?? Laugh

Joking!


Nice pics, thanks. And good to see Jr is still getting in the air.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 22, 2009, 12:21 PM
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N122PM [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Some folks have asked about N122PM... twin otter s/n 15... I found the attached photos of her on the web.

The first, from June 79, sporting a really old Pilgrim Airlines paint job that I didn't ever know of.

The second, from Aug 83, with the same paint job still seen on N121PM.

The third, from Oct 2005, with a new paint job. At least there's still a jump door on her. Supposedly, she's still hauling jumpers in Texas. Hope so. Wink


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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 22, 2009, 5:41 PM
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In reply to:
The third, from Oct 2005, with a new paint job. At least there's still a jump door on her. Supposedly, she's still hauling jumpers in Texas.
That would be Skydive San Marcos. (Scroll to the bottom of the page.)
125PM is at Mile Hi in Colorado. Picture is from a long time ago, when it was at Pepperell for a Halloween boogie. The plywood door with the pumpkin fell out on the way to altitude one load and was never seen again.Blush

HW


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 22, 2009, 5:55 PM
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Cool! Thanks Howard. I tried searching Texas DZs today, but didn't have any luck. Guess I just didn't know where to look.


pilotdave  (D License)

Aug 24, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Looks better now...

Dave
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 29, 2009, 7:13 AM
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*confused*

How is it N125PM went from being a short nosed Otter to a long nosed Otter?

Was DeHavilland doing that major an airframe overhaul on some?


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Aug 29, 2009, 7:47 AM
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In reply to:
How is it N125PM went from being a short nosed Otter to a long nosed Otter?
They took off the short one and bolted on the long one.Cool

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 29, 2009, 8:02 AM
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Crazy ... well, I hope it was more rivets than bolts... if it was a bunch of skydivers that did it, it was probably just duct tape and chewing gum... Laugh


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 11, 2009, 4:22 PM
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A Pilgrim-age of Otters [In reply to] Can't Post

I came across this listing of what used to be Pilgrim Air's Otters. As we know, 121PM, 122PM and 125PM all went on to and still are jump planes, not sure what became of the others. Too bad we can't get 121PM, 122PM and 125PM together for a formation load! Wink

Code:
deHAVILLAND CANADA DHC-6 TWIN OTTER

N121PM 100 14 10/66 03/86
N122PM 100 15 N346MA 01/70 03/86
N123PM 100 25 N7702 /74 06/75
N124PM 100 41 04/67 02/10/70 WO Long Island Sound, New London, CT
N125PM 100 89 01/68 03/86
N126PM 300 275 SE-GTU 11/83 03/86
N127PM 300 105 N244GW 09/70 02/21/82 cvtd DHC-6-100; WO near Providence, RI
N128PM 100 109 N7711 05/72 03/86
N129PM 100 114 04/79 03/86
N201E 200 126 N870SA / / ex Newair
N239Z 300 239 N80701 / / ex Newair
N67CA 100 114 SE-FTE 05/78 04/79 RR N129PM
N716NC 100 110 N925SM 02/85 03/86 ex Newair


pilotdave  (D License)

Sep 14, 2009, 12:26 PM
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129PM is a jump plane... Z-hills I believe. It's the green Freefall Express otter.

Edit: Some google searching shows a couple of them crashed with Pilgrim (124 and 127), and 128pm is also a jump plane now registered as N24HV (at Cross Keys I guess).

Dave


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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Sep 14, 2009, 1:47 PM
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In reply to:
Some google searching shows a couple of them crashed with Pilgrim (124 and 127)
Yes. That would be the references to Rhode Island (on the ice on the Scituate Reservoir, minor injuries, IIRC) and Long Island Sound (ran out fuel under IFR conditions and all died.)

HW


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 14, 2009, 8:57 PM
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... and Long Island Sound (ran out fuel under IFR conditions and all died.)

HW


Crazy

Man that sucks. That's like #3 of the most useless things in aviation... and its corollary, #4:

1) Runway behind you.
2) Altitude above you.
3) Air in the tanks.
4) Fuel on the ground.

OBTW... the only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire. ShockedLaugh


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 14, 2009, 9:01 PM
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In reply to:
129PM is a jump plane... Z-hills I believe. It's the green Freefall Express otter.

Edit: Some google searching shows a couple of them crashed with Pilgrim (124 and 127), and 128pm is also a jump plane now registered as N24HV (at Cross Keys I guess).

Dave

Wow! That means if you could get them all together at the same place / same time, one could do a 100+ way formation load using just ex-Pilgrim Air turned jump plane Otters.

LaughTongue

Come-on! That's gotta be worth an article in Parachutist! Angelic


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Sep 15, 2009, 2:57 PM
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Another reminder of the Pilgrim days -- the right-seat headsets in 121PM.
HW
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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Sep 15, 2009, 6:52 PM
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Here's a news story.

HW
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