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Bluerider  (D License)

Dec 14, 2011, 11:04 AM
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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.


3331  (D 3331)

Dec 14, 2011, 3:31 PM
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I jumped at Woodbine many times during the 70's. Great place, nice grass field.
First time I was there was with Dave Bellak. Cool


CometMan  (D 5712)

Dec 14, 2011, 4:55 PM
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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
giordanobill1@gmail.com

or

Bill Giordano on Facebook, if you are there..

-Bill


RogerRamjet  (D License)

Dec 15, 2011, 7:10 AM
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In reply to:
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 Smile

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)


beets  (D 30615)

Dec 16, 2011, 11:01 AM
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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...


Tink1717  (D 12524)

Dec 31, 2011, 8:23 AM
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Could you post the link?


Ffly4phun

Feb 10, 2012, 6:35 PM
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I used to jump at Woodbine alot during the 70's. Ralph Smith from Dundalk Md took me out there the first time. I got my SCR there out of a Skyvan and I remember that Bill Ottley was on the jump.



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