Jul 30, 2012, 4:45 AM
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Michael and Charmian Larson
Just in case any of you know them, I saw Michael and Charmian Larson at Summerfest this weekend, on their way back from Oshkosh. They are from way back in the Casa Grande era, but they stopped jumping a long ago, and are now flying their Cessna 195 all around the country.
Yep. Mike and Schafer ran a Gulch outfit with the logo, "We Fly; you die" .... After interesting times, Capt. Larson retired from NW Air and got hisself a cherry C-195, polished out bright with red cowl and accents. They camp under its wing sometimes. Epoch making jumps over Cassa Gulch included Monty & Link's 2-way crater (only 4' apart at impact) and the early sequential formation jumps that were born as 'WINGS' ... later the USFET and 8-way. SKR was a flyer there and everywhere a sky dance might lurk. SKR is the most significant figure in the history of skydiving. Was & Is. The Gulch's 'LodeStall' was more exciting than most aircraft care to be. Gulch parties still hurt my head. Now daze, the Larsons live out a life Richard Bach would fly for. Me too (195 is a tail-dragger)