Fred!! Bill Giordano, D-5712 here- I used to assist in your First Jump Courses at Woodbine. Migrated to Pelicanland and got my Jumpmaster and Instructor ratings in "76. Great to find you. Bernie Sayers (N69BS / 182 jump pilot) notified me of your post. You've missed a couple of reunions- your name came up more than once! I'll send you a private message later when i have some more time..Send me your contact info firstname.lastname@example.org
Just discovered this site. Wonder if there's anyone out there who jumped at Woodbine, MD in the '70's. I was the instructor there from '74-'77. Drop me a line.
I was on vacation (up from Z-Hills) in 1974 jumping at Downsville MD. I went down to Woodbine on 6/9/1974 and participated in the first 8 man ever made there. Great people and great party that night. Maybe you checked me out when I arrived? I had a black pop-top reserve with a XX (twenty man) patch on the pilot-chute cap. When whoever it was turned the reserve over after checking the packing card, they saw the patch and after some conversation asked me if I'd organize the 8 man attempt. I looked at the plan and said, looks well organized already, but I'd love to go on the jump and went 8th which I believe was last out of a 206 (a 182 had the base 4). Anyway, I used that jump to apply for my SCS and considered the day the highlight of my trip
Edited to add: Here are some other names on the jump:
Award Last_Name First_Name MI City State Date Time 3572 Rogers Roger K Woodbine Maryland 6-9-1974 NA 3573 Reed Paul E Woodbine Maryland 6-9-1974 NA 3574 Miller Michael P Woodbine Maryland 6-9-1974 NA 3575 Thewitt Larry Woodbine Maryland 6-9-1974 NA
(This post was edited by RogerRamjet on Dec 15, 2011, 7:13 AM)
My friends and I jumped with York Skydivers, but would come by whenever we had a chance. I was there when you brought in a skyvan for Wanda Cooper's 1,000. Also, a Piper Cherokee 6. In a post, I saw Paul Reed's name, and that brings back memories of him at boogies saying 'Selway, get your best 6 and come back for a 24 way with the other guys'. Great memories...my brother Tom, Ted Barnes, Skip Eckert, Bill Martin, Georgie and Carn Whittington. Way fun...