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howardwhite  (C 3896)

Oct 16, 2010, 6:47 AM
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One of a series of postcards produced by Parachutes Inc.
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Colorful Parachutes Fill the Sky Daily at PI Centers
Orange, Lakewood, Crawfordsville.
(Doesn't note that this particular colorful parachute is a reserve.)

HW
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Guru312  (C 6814)

Oct 16, 2010, 10:24 AM
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Orange, Lakewood, Crawfordsville.
(Doesn't note that this particular colorful parachute is a reserve.)
HW

Yes, but the jumper has an obvious belly wart and the main container is open. Is this some sort of test jump? What was the purpose of the pictures for PI?


howardwhite  (C 3896)

Oct 16, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Presumably a test jump. There were maybe a dozen postcards; I have most of them. They were on sale at the DZs.

HW


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Oct 22, 2010, 8:20 AM
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In reply to:
Orange, Lakewood, Crawfordsville.
(Doesn't note that this particular colorful parachute is a reserve.)
HW

Yes, but the jumper has an obvious belly wart and the main container is open. Is this some sort of test jump? What was the purpose of the pictures for PI?

lots of "light - weights" used reserves as mains,,,so as to reduce bulk and gear weight.

jt


drjump  (D 2785)

Oct 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Re: [jimmytavino] "Colorful Parachutes" [In reply to] Can't Post

I don't see a deployment sleeve/bag or for that matter a pilot chute. The pilot chute might be hidden from view. I doubt that this was used for a 'main' canopy on this jump. More like a test jump.



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