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baronn  (D 22387)

Mar 3, 2012, 5:42 PM
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Does anyone know or heard of this guy? He died September 11th 1985


mark  (D 6108)

Mar 3, 2012, 5:51 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/Bluegrass-Conspiracy-Kentuckys-Preppie-Mafia/dp/0380714418


jonstark  (D 8298)

Mar 4, 2012, 1:13 PM
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He was a flash in the pan. Nothing more. Obviously the kinda guy a lot of us knew to stay away from.

jon


JohnRich  (D License)

Mar 4, 2012, 8:40 PM
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Search: http://www.dropzone.com/...p;sb=score&mh=20


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Mar 5, 2012, 6:13 PM
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Apparently not qualified for night jumps. But hey, he brought the party supplies. Even dropped some off for a few friends in the mountains.

Shocked


SkydiveJack  (D 6486)

Mar 7, 2012, 8:31 PM
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He was an early tandem test jumper.

He also worked as a delivery guy for Jimmy Johns Subs. He won employee of the month for always asking customers Do you want Coke with that?


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jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Mar 8, 2012, 6:40 AM
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... heard of him,
only after i saw the name , a long time ago, in the papers. The reports implied he had some aviation experience and some supposed 'business savvy'.Unimpressed
Apparently not enough.... of either...
Unsure

jt


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 8, 2012, 8:06 AM
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Does anyone know or heard of this guy? He died September 11th 1985

He was an early tandem test jumper.

He also worked as a delivery guy for Jimmy Johns Subs. He won employee of the month for always asking customers Do you want Coke with that?

"...we'll get it there is 20 minutes FLAT"


I think he maybe misunderstood that last part? Angelic


SkydiveJack  (D 6486)

Mar 8, 2012, 11:31 AM
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Does anyone know or heard of this guy? He died September 11th 1985

He was an early tandem test jumper.

He also worked as a delivery guy for Jimmy Johns Subs. He won employee of the month for always asking customers Do you want Coke with that?

"...we'll get it there is 20 minutes FLAT"


I think he maybe misunderstood that last part? Angelic

He always cratered to his customers desires. Sorry, I meant catered.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Mar 10, 2012, 7:26 AM
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Does anyone know or heard of this guy? He died September 11th 1985

He was an early tandem test jumper.

He also worked as a delivery guy for Jimmy Johns Subs. He won employee of the month for always asking customers Do you want Coke with that?

"...we'll get it there is 20 minutes FLAT"


I think he maybe misunderstood that last part? Angelic

He always cratered to his customers desires.

With a "Coke and a Smile."


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 10, 2012, 7:35 AM
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Does anyone know or heard of this guy? He died September 11th 1985

He was an early tandem test jumper.

He also worked as a delivery guy for Jimmy Johns Subs. He won employee of the month for always asking customers Do you want Coke with that?

"...we'll get it there is 20 minutes FLAT"


I think he maybe misunderstood that last part? Angelic

He always cratered to his customers desires.

With a "Coke and a Smile."

and Extra Sleeze...


pchapman  (D 1014)

Mar 10, 2012, 6:23 PM
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I think it was Nick dG who joked that if Thornton had bounced in front of Nick's own home... the next morning the cops would have been wondering why there was a naked dead guy on the driveway.


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 10, 2012, 6:28 PM
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I think it was Nick dG who joked that if Thornton had bounced in front of Nick's own home... the next morning the cops would have been wondering why there was a naked dead guy on the driveway.

That's the difference between me and my ole buddy Nick. Angelic


If Thornton had bounced in MY driveway...Blush








~the cops would be wondering what a naked dead guy was doing in NICK'S driveway! Sly


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Mar 10, 2012, 8:18 PM
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Does anyone know or heard of this guy? He died September 11th 1985

He was an early tandem test jumper.

He also worked as a delivery guy for Jimmy Johns Subs. He won employee of the month for always asking customers Do you want Coke with that?

Wow, that's rich. Shall I "super-size" that?


twiotter  (D 6960)

Mar 11, 2012, 8:41 AM
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I jumped & knew Drew in the old days @ Xenia. I was a young jumper who went there to do bigger ways. He gave me a chance & I proved myself, then I was on all the good loads. He was fun to jump with. I didn't know all he was into till after he went in. I was very sad that we lost another good jumper & Beech18 pilot. I hate to see you guys diss the dead. He was an adventurer & excellent skydiver. He was not the only one in that business & skydiving had progressed thru those years because of people that were..RIP Drew..it was good to know you.


chuckakers  (D 10855)

Mar 11, 2012, 9:35 AM
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I jumped & knew Drew in the old days @ Xenia. I was a young jumper who went there to do bigger ways. He gave me a chance & I proved myself, then I was on all the good loads. He was fun to jump with. I didn't know all he was into till after he went in. I was very sad that we lost another good jumper & Beech18 pilot. I hate to see you guys diss the dead. He was an adventurer & excellent skydiver. He was not the only one in that business & skydiving had progressed thru those years because of people that were..RIP Drew..it was good to know you.

We're not dissing your friend, Mark. We're making light of a big-time drug smuggler who died in the commission of his felony crime. In the context of this conversation, Andrew was a cocaine smuggler regardless of whatever else he was.

And honestly, brother. Skydiving would have progressed whether a gang of criminals smuggled tons of coke into the country or not. Excusing crimes that contributed to the sick, nasty underworld of drugs and violence because some drop zones got million dollar planes out of the deal isn't working for most of us. Those boys put a big, nasty scar on the sport.


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 11, 2012, 10:19 AM
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I jumped & knew Drew in the old days @ Xenia. I was a young jumper who went there to do bigger ways. He gave me a chance & I proved myself, then I was on all the good loads. He was fun to jump with. I didn't know all he was into till after he went in. I was very sad that we lost another good jumper & Beech18 pilot. I hate to see you guys diss the dead. He was an adventurer & excellent skydiver. He was not the only one in that business & skydiving had progressed thru those years because of people that were..RIP Drew..it was good to know you.


>>He was an adventurer & excellent skydiver.<<

Considering how he died...I think 'Excellent' could have a good agrument against it.


Read the excerpts from the book on Amazon...

He was a liar, a thief, he use to beat people up for no reason, he brought poison in that destroys lives.

...he died as he lived...as a piece of shit drug mule runnin' from the cops.

If there is a Hell ...I hope they're making this guy air-tight daily and there is busted glass in the anal lube.

I think any hero worship is a bit misplaced Mark, plenty of people pushed the sport forward without ruining other people's lives...or messing up their driveways! Sly

But hey, that's just my opnion. Wink


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