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Wright  (D 7958)

Apr 17, 2010, 8:59 AM
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I have been asked to let the skydiving community know that yesterday, April 16th, Burt Edwards was killed in a parachute landing accident at Eloy, AZ while attending a 100 way event.

The details of the accident will be released later after all the correct information is gathered.

The family will let us know when and where funeral services will take place.

Burt was a very good friend and team mate and a lot of you out there had the pleasure of jumping with him through-out the years. He will be missed. Take a moment and remember.

More information will be posted later.

Blue Skies
Guy Wright


jdpml  (D 18680)

Apr 17, 2010, 10:56 AM
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A very sad day.
Burt was one great person to be around and we looked forward to his visits to the big ways a couple of times a year in zhills.
Always had a smile on his face and a great story to tell at the bar in the evening, not a bad bone in him.
Truly a very sad day for anyone who new him,and a great loss for those who now never will get that pleasure.
Thoughts go out to his family from ours.
Paul &Tracey


natkingkool  (C 2341)

Apr 17, 2010, 1:20 PM
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I am so sad... Burt was such an amazing guy. I will miss him a lot. My heart goes out to his family and close friends... Nathalie Gaudreault


danornan  (D 11308)

Apr 17, 2010, 1:32 PM
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Burt will be missed by a lot of friends. A really sad day.


gemini  (D 24349)

Apr 17, 2010, 2:43 PM
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Burt was always a pleasure to be around and always seemed genuinely glad to see everyone at a big way event; always a kind word and big smile from him. I enjoyed his company very much and will miss him.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Blue skies Burt.


usskydiver  (D 12780)

Apr 17, 2010, 2:49 PM
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I'm saddened beyond belief. Burt was an amazing team mate.

Tim Tennant
Raeford, NC


JanineMarie

Apr 17, 2010, 4:06 PM
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Burt, your smiles and hugs will be greatly missed here at Z hills.


kkeenan  (D 22164)

Apr 17, 2010, 5:18 PM
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What a shock. Burt was a great guy and a great team player. He will be missed by many.
Blue Skies, Buddy.

Kevin K.


tetra316  (D 26945)

Apr 17, 2010, 5:48 PM
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Does anyone have a picture of him?



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mirage62  (C 15580)

Apr 17, 2010, 6:20 PM
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The "other" Burt...............damn


happythoughts  (D License)

Apr 17, 2010, 6:44 PM
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Burt was a big-way regular at Zhills.
Frown


Skyu4ia  (D 18163)

Apr 17, 2010, 6:46 PM
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I'll never forget walking in from the landing area with Burt and JP after completing a 100 way. We were all full of ourselves about it. Burt said to JP "Not bad for 98 white guys.'

Blue skies Burt.... keep smiling.


mirage62  (C 15580)

Apr 17, 2010, 7:21 PM
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Burt was forever giving me hell for getting him and JP mixed up....but I always told him "you know they all look the same..."

I've had a drink and a cry, thats what getting old will do for you.


cchandler  (D 12392)

Apr 17, 2010, 8:14 PM
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Burt will always be my "brotha' from anotha' motha".

Skydiving lost some cool yesterday.


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barnesrf  (D 10633)

Apr 18, 2010, 1:46 AM
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Burt,

You left us way too soon. I am schocked and extremely saddened. Your skydiving family will miss you my friend. I know all your family is in shock as well, and my thoughts and prayers are with them

We will soar again together my friend

Bob


jcunniff  (D 17518)

Apr 18, 2010, 4:56 AM
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I'll miss you, Burt. You did it well, and with style and grace.

BSBD.

-Jack


david3  (D 21297)

Apr 18, 2010, 4:58 AM
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Damn
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PharmerPhil  (D 23899)

Apr 18, 2010, 6:00 AM
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Blue Skies Burt...
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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Apr 18, 2010, 10:52 AM
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I had the chance to first meet Burt @ the convention in Quincy in 1994,,, when we were on a 10 way team together...out of the Boeing 727...
Really Nice Guy...Never knew his last name...
he was reading a BOOK,, while we climbed to altitude...!!!SmileWink ( see pics...)

then..... 15 years flew by.. saw Him only in my photo album
..... and then i was at Gardiner NY last fall,,,,AND there he was.... !!!LaughCool
We didn't get a jump together that day...Unsure
but we did re-connect and shared some laughs...

So sad.. to hear this news...FrownFrown

Blue Ones Burt.

jmy


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Gr8Scott  (D 22773)

Apr 18, 2010, 2:18 PM
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Blue skies my friend. You will be missed.


Usetawuz  (D 2747)

Apr 18, 2010, 2:47 PM
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Really sad news. Burt will be greatly missed. My
condolences to his family and many friends.


Booster_MPS  (C 36331)

Apr 18, 2010, 6:01 PM
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In a sport where the community is so small and close, the community of African American sky divers is even smaller and I thank you for welcoming me.

It was always great to see Burt when he would come in town for big ways and it's through meeting great people like him that I learned that so much of the good stuff in the sport does not always happen in the air. It's all about the people, great people like Burt.

This just should not have happened my friend. I will miss you so much bro, it is just too soon. Way too soon.


Zilla  (D 17340)

Apr 18, 2010, 7:02 PM
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It's been years - hadn't seen you since the Hartwood days. . . . but you were always one of best ones Burt. My heart breaks tonight knowing that you're no longer with us. I'll miss that grenadian rum you used to bring around. FUBAR had one of it's best rounds on that stuff :) Fly free bud.....fly free.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Apr 19, 2010, 8:09 AM
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Is this the same guy who was on the New Jersey 100 ways in the late 90's? If yes, he was my wingman in the '97 100 way state record, docking next to me on a loop. He does look familiar.

Unsure


jdfreefly  (D 24037)

Apr 19, 2010, 11:57 AM
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I remember seeing Burt at many of the bigway events at crosskeys around that time, so it's quite possible he was your wingman.


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