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Dick Fortenberry D-38 & Author - Book Signing

 


gsflyaway  (D 6999)

Oct 20, 2011, 10:16 AM
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World Champion Skydiver and author Richard (Dick) Fortenberry will speak at a book signing appearance Saturday Oct. 22nd at 12: noon at Skydive East Tennessee in Dandridge, TN.
His book NO ETA is an autobiography that details his rise from poverty to achieve “World Champion” in the early years of sport parachuting.

From his first exposure to skydiving in 1955 to his assignment to the fist US Army Special Forces unit and his selection to be one of the original members of the Army’s “Golden Knights” parachute team to his domination of national and world parachuting competitive events, his book details the adventurous and sometimes tumultuous pioneer days of skydiving. Through his book the reader will meet some of the famous and some of the infamous leaders and characters that crossed his path in his skydiving career.

The public is invited to attend Saturday’s event at the skydiving center. The facility is located near the Interstate 40 Exit 412 at 1542 W. Dumplin Valley Road. For information please call 865-246-0212

Fortenberry now resides in Pigeon Forge, TN after retiring from his most recent career as a corporate pilot.

A clue to Dick's early development of our sport is his low license number, D-38. Get one today and it will have 5 digits and be in the 30,000+ series. This is a rare chance to add his signature to your logbook and perhaps buy his new book.


SansSuit  (D 21554)

Oct 20, 2011, 7:05 PM
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Won't be able to make it to the signing. So, I just bought his book via Kindle. Looking forward to reading it as soon as I finish "Come Up and Get Me" by Joe Kittenger.


gsflyaway  (D 6999)

Oct 21, 2011, 8:07 PM
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You can still get an autographed book from Dick Fortenberry even if you can't attend his book signing. Telephone Skydive East Tennessee on Saturday 865-246-0212 with your credit card. The book is $29.00.
Add $5 as a donation to the Paralyzed Veterans foundation and he will add a message to you.


JerryBaumchen  (D 1543)

Oct 24, 2011, 3:34 PM
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Hi gs,

Here he is on the cover of SI,

JerryBaumchen
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