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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 20, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Cal City Refugees at Taft 19 Sept 2009 [In reply to] Can't Post

Here's a photo taken at Skydive Taft on Saturday, 19 Sept 2009, of some of the last of the Cal City grey haired bunch that still get in the air once in awhile... more Rogaine, less beer and more time on the tread mill for these guys... Crazy




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bozo  (D 10154)

Sep 20, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Cal City Refugees at Taft 19 Sept 2009 [In reply to] Can't Post

In reply to:
Here's a photo taken at Skydive Taft on Saturday, 19 Sept 2009, of some of the last of the Cal City grey haired bunch that still get in the air once in awhile... more Rogaine, less beer and more time on the tread mill for these guys... Crazy


Goodamn , i'm glad i'm not as old as that bunch of old farts. Wink

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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 20, 2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: [bozo] Cal City Refugees at Taft 19 Sept 2009 [In reply to] Can't Post

Yeah... you're OLDER!

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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 21, 2009, 8:25 PM
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Its true! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hell did freeze over at one point!

Crazy

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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 22, 2009, 6:52 AM
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Global Warming? NOT! [In reply to] Can't Post

Gregger says these pictures were cira 95 or 96.
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Oct 3, 2009, 10:27 AM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7cZBgBYNDY


BoyFallDown,
Hope you don't have issue with me using this video you shot to have some fun editing. Let me know if you do.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Oct 23, 2009, 3:52 PM
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Vote for #10! [In reply to] Can't Post

Vote for #10!!



http://www.nofear.com/halloween/

Shocked
... yep, that's our little girl, Antoinette, all grow'd up! Wink


boyfalldown  (D License)

Oct 25, 2009, 8:44 AM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

No issues at all, in fact I'm glad someone is watching all that old crap. Here's some stills from those jumps. Amazing how much better stills make you look than video... By the way you'vegot waaaay too much time on your hands.
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Dec 23, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Re: [boyfalldown] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Ran across this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LZcXAVEOHg

... on YouTube. Looks like Jack & Heidi put it together. I haven't heard how Jack is doing... and am afraid to ask. Frown


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jan 1, 2010, 8:10 AM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Found this photo on the web. I'm guessing it is from the early / mid-90s since the taxiway extension isn't there yet.

I can't remember exactly when the airport did that, but I think it was around that time.

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Notice too how many cars were in the parking lot and across the way too. Too bad the place didn't stay that busy. Frown


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jan 1, 2010, 5:38 PM
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Cal City New Years Day 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

On my way out to near-point to go shooting with Bob, YoBo & Yong today, I stopped by the ol' Hangar at Cal City... the place still sits empty... Frown

Although, that really is Jerry's truck in the parking lot in the 1st photo. Guess he was waiting for early-bird!??! Laugh Just kidding. He was in the area too riding dirt bikes with his son and friends and happened by the same time we did.
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jul 18, 2010, 9:45 AM
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Baltic divers find what they claim is world's oldest champagne [In reply to] Can't Post

Baltic divers find what they claim is world's oldest champagne in wreck near Aland islands

Published July 17, 2010

STOCKHOLM (AP) Divers have discovered what is thought to be the world's oldest drinkable champagne, fishing a bottle of the centuries-old bubbly from a shipwreck in the Baltic Sea.

Dive instructor Christian Ekstrom says the champagne, believed to be from the 1780's, "tasted fantastic." Ekstrom said Saturday he's "98 percent sure" of the champagne's age, having conferred with experts.

About 30 bottles are believed to remain in the wreckage. Swedish wine expert Carl-Jan Granqvist says each bottle could bring as much as euro50,000 if the corks are intact and the age and authenticity can be proven. Samples have been sent to champagne laboratories in France for testing.

The bottles were discovered Tuesday near the Aland islands, in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden.

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This reminds me of the time Robert was cleaning out under the stage at Cal City and found an old case of Budweiser... steel cans... pull tabs... many with surface rust... LaughLaughLaugh


jumpwally  (D License)

Jul 22, 2010, 7:39 AM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Cal City New Years Day 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

How owns the airport now ? any plans ?


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jul 22, 2010, 6:19 PM
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Re: [jumpwally] Cal City New Years Day 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

Well, the airport is a Municipal Airport.

As far as I know, the city still owns the 4 hangars at the west end of the airport and the acerage to the southwest of the airport that used to make up Cal City Skydive. I don't know if anyone is renting or has purchased the hangar or land. The hangars were still sitting empty the last time I went by there a few months ago and, althougth I haven't looked in awhile, I can find no commercial listing for the property being for sale.

Sure wish someone would re-open a dropzone there. Even if it was a Cessna operation and build it back from there.


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Jul 30, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Found this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b95t2y-oxGU

... on YouTube. I remember when they did this gag out at Cal City back in 96. The camera fliers almost went in, if I remember correctly. Crazy


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Aug 29, 2010, 8:24 AM
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Re: [boyfalldown] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't wait until Jr gets his turbine conversion 206 done!

http://www.backcountrypilot.org/...c.php?f=3&t=4670

Wink


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 5, 2010, 5:16 PM
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Re: [LloydDobbler] California City Stories [In reply to] Can't Post

Rumor out of control is there is now a renter in the old Skydive Cal City hangar and he has an AN-2!



Yeah, anyway... see attached....
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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 11, 2010, 7:51 AM
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Re: [rapter] The LAST Cal City Skydive Sunset BFR [In reply to] Can't Post

Check this out...

http://www.youtube.com/...&feature=channel

Wink
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rapter  (D 11825)

Sep 12, 2010, 2:27 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] The LAST Cal City Skydive Sunset BFR [In reply to] Can't Post

A little history on that Beech
http://www.dropzone.com/...n's%20ranch;#2208015


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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Sep 12, 2010, 2:47 PM
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Uh Huh [In reply to] Can't Post

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ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Oct 1, 2010, 3:17 PM
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Cal City Hangar 1 Oct 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

Drove past the hangar today after shooting. Looks like someone cleaned up the over-growth in the parking lot and fixed up the fence a bit.


fossg  (C 16560)

Oct 8, 2010, 9:25 AM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Cal City Hangar 1 Oct 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

Anybody know what happened to one of Bob Celayas nephews, a kid by the name of Rudy? When I was working at Camp Mendenhall (a probation youth camp) I ran into this kid. I asked him what his name was and he says "Rudy Celaya" I asked him if he knew of any skydivers in his family (just a shot in the dark) He tells me "Yeah , my uncle Bob and aunt Judy" He was a pretty good kid, just had a rough family situation..


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Oct 8, 2010, 5:33 PM
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Re: [fossg] Cal City Hangar 1 Oct 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

You don't mean Ruban (sp?) do you? Anyway, Ruban hasn't been a kid in many years, so that's probably not who you mean. Sorry, don't know about a nephew of Bob's named Rudy.


fossg  (C 16560)

Oct 8, 2010, 5:44 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Cal City Hangar 1 Oct 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

This was in 95,96. His family lived in Palmdale..


fossg  (C 16560)

Oct 8, 2010, 5:48 PM
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Re: [ZigZagMarquis] Cal City Hangar 1 Oct 2010 [In reply to] Can't Post

You know it may have been Ruben. He broke his arm kinda badly in a basketball game while he was there. (required pins etc..)


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