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Little Bob Norman

 


jdobleman  (D 7790)

Feb 3, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Another DZ pilot has moved on to other skies.
If you ever jumped at Antioch or Byron in the 70's and 80's you probably flew with a little guy wearing a bomber jacket and yellow Taxi driver hat. That was our buddy, Little Bob.
Bob has been battling cancer and other illness for the past 2 years and moved on this morning. The family is collecting stories and pictures if anyone has one they'd like to add.
Bob Norman on Facebook is one way to pass it on, or Blueeyedangelz70@aol.com for his daugher Leslie.

madjohn


Premier skybytch  (D License)

Feb 4, 2011, 6:50 AM
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Nooooo!! Little Bob flew the Cessna at Paso for awhile. Absolutely my favorite jump pilot ever.

He was awesome. I swear he saw more of what my s/l students did than my freshly rated ass ever could. He'd tell me about them as we climbed another 1000 feet after I tossed the last one out.

I feel lucky to have gotten to fly with him.

BSBD and fly free now, Bob. Say hi to Al for me.


BobHall723

Feb 10, 2011, 3:13 PM
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I found a picture of Little Bob he was flying the 182 at Hollister. It was in the 1993 USPA Calendar for the month of May. Its a great photo. Bob flew at the California Parachute Club in Livermore for years. He was great guy and I'll really miss him.

Bob Hall


levy  (D 21936)

Feb 13, 2011, 2:12 PM
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I remember BoB. Great pilot and great guy


leewilcox  (D 3168)

Feb 14, 2011, 12:06 PM
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Dear Bob,

Thanks for all those great rides to altitude. You will be remembered and missed. Good luck on your new assignment.
Now, just for old times sake, if you could make one more run from the peas to the trees, how about 5 left ..., gimme a cut..... DOOR !

Lee


leewilcox  (D 3168)

Feb 17, 2011, 11:52 PM
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Little Bob - USPA Calendar - 1993 May - enroute to altitude at Hollister DZ in California.
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mrmike333  (D 10650)

Feb 18, 2011, 6:50 PM
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Little Bob was our favorite pilot in Paso and Hollister in the late 1980s-90s. We looked forward to seeing him show up in the mornings and flying us up to altitude.
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The best.
Mike McCarthy


NiceSpot  (D 9432)

Feb 25, 2011, 4:08 PM
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The Bob Norman Memorial will be held on Sunday, March 20 from Noon unitil 3:00p.m. at Bay Area Skydiving on the Byron Airport. Fittingly enough, this is half way between the old Antioch and Livermore drop zones, where Little Bob flew many a load.
Bring your "Elevator One" stories. The event has a facebook page titled "Memorial for Bob Norman"


leewilcox  (D 3168)

Feb 26, 2011, 4:10 PM
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Following is a Facebook link to the Memorial for Bob Norman event. Facebook id required to view it.

http://www.facebook.com/...21192339&index=1


captain1976  (D 7183)

Feb 26, 2011, 5:46 PM
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Love that hat. RIP fellow sky driver


UGLY1  (D 7851)

Mar 5, 2012, 2:28 AM
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I remember putting out static liners at Antioch and the fog came in! Bob said he couldn't see a thing. Had to lookout the 206 door to give him directions to land. Obviously it worked.

See you on the other side, Bob



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