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Premier WickedWingsuits  (D 30916)

Jul 14, 2012, 8:01 AM
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Here is an entertaining trip down memory lane.

http://tailwheelersjournal.com/2012/flight-part-2/


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wmw999  (D 6296)

Jul 14, 2012, 8:40 AM
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It's awesome. And folks, you have to click on the left, for Jessie's Last Ride, a video of a wingwalk by a woman in her mid-80's. She's what I hope to be in my mid-80, still yelling for joy at going fast.

Wendy P.


oldwomanc6

Jul 15, 2012, 8:26 PM
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Thank you for that! Smile It gives a glimpse into what it took to make a jump way back then.

Very different than nowadays.

I'm not sure I could have done it if, on my first airplane ride, I had to climb out onto the strut. I was lucky mine was from a DC-3, so all I had to do was sit in the door and arch. Smile


airdvr  (D 10977)

Jul 16, 2012, 7:57 AM
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Made me chuckle a bit...at one point 'banana' was the battle cry...


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jul 17, 2012, 12:22 AM
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In reply to:
It's awesome. And folks, you have to click on the left, for Jessie's Last Ride, a video of a wingwalk by a woman in her mid-80's. She's what I hope to be in my mid-80, still yelling for joy at going fast.

Wendy P.

That was a beautiful story. What a super lady.

Sparky



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