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Parachutist magazine covers from 1957-Current

 


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Sep 18, 2009, 11:54 AM
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USPA's website has a gallery with all the covers since 1957. Pretty interesting and awesome. I'm sure there is some stories from you guys to go along with some of those photo's.
http://www.uspa.org/...bid/501/Default.aspx


pchapman  (D 1014)

Sep 18, 2009, 12:28 PM
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Great but wish they had also scanned the descriptions of the photos that would be inside the cover...


NovaTTT  (D 17887)

Sep 18, 2009, 12:46 PM
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Wow - looking through that sure brings back memories.

The sport has come a long way, in terms of gear and techniques since my FJC in 1985, but one thing seems consistent: great, fun-loving people.


patmoore  (D 1814)

Sep 20, 2009, 4:31 AM
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I still have a lot of them in a box in my garage. I subscribed to Parachutist, Sky Diver, Spotter, and DZ USA back then and have issues from 1965 to 1976. I sold a few of the older ones a while back but probably have fifty left.


NickDG  (D 8904)

Sep 20, 2009, 10:56 AM
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I remember when this particular cover came out in 1980.

And I thought, gee, we should be able to do this very soon now.

I really can't believe it hasn't been done yet!

NickD Smile
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davidlayne  (D 3102)

Sep 20, 2009, 4:29 PM
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In reply to:
I remember when this particular cover came out in 1980.

And I thought, gee, we should be able to do this very soon now.

I really can't believe it hasn't been done yet!

NickD Smile

Looks like that would be a ball.


cosmobuddy  (D 3784)

Sep 21, 2009, 8:21 AM
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Also have a look at:

http://manifestmaster.com/parachutist/years.html

John has a great collection too.


skr  (D 981)

Sep 21, 2009, 8:57 PM
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I think Matt Farmer invented that.

In 1975 I was driving over to the Gulch
from Los Angeles every weekend, and he
had constructed some skydiver stick-men
out of pipe cleaners, and assembled them
into a sphere.

A year or two later at Pope Valley I watched
a group trying to dirt dive it (pretty funny),
and then go up and try to do it (not even close).

Maybe it's possible now with all the freeflying
skills that have developed.

Skr


MrDree  (Student)

Sep 23, 2009, 3:25 AM
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Is that Patrick Swayze on the November 1991 cover?


docjohn  (D 13182)

Oct 2, 2009, 6:34 AM
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In reply to:
Is that Patrick Swayze on the November 1991 cover?

That's Jake Lombard and Jeff Habberstad in the photo. One of them is Patrick Swayze's stunt double. However Swayze did make enough skydives himself to get his A license. From Point Break in case it isn't obvious.


andrewhilton  (D 32371)

Nov 5, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Is this site/link still active?- I would love to see the old covers.

Andrew


lasharp  (D 23561)

Nov 5, 2012, 11:57 AM
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They're available on USPA's Facebook page. There are four or five albums of covers in the photos section.



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