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stratostar  (Student)

Aug 9, 2012, 9:40 PM
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http://www.nbcbayarea.com/...iving-165647186.html

Pretty sure I posted in one of the airport access threads, not long ago, that people would be a fool to think Contra Costa Supervisor Mary Piepho had gone away.


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Aug 10, 2012, 5:19 AM
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not surprised by this "news report"


people who do such "investigative reporting" AS outsiders... can put any sorta spin on a story that they want....

seems like that is what happens here....

blah blah blah ........"eyewitness Trouble makers"....imho

jmy


Zenister  (A 42)

Aug 10, 2012, 7:51 AM
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OMG...

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According to the FAA, since 2000, 77 drop zones were cited for safety violations and at least 247 people have died during skydiving operations. FAA records also show that six people have died at the Lodi Parachute Center. Two were ruled suicides.

The Lodi Parachute Center is the same drop zone where Laverne Everett jumped when she almost fell out of her harness.

We were surprised when owner Bill Dause told us he doesnt keep track of the number of people who have died at his facility. According to reports since the early 1980s, there were at least twelve deaths at the drop zone in Lodi.

77 safety violations in 12 years. 12 deaths in 32 years.

whatever will we do...

perhaps she should look into the number of violations of stop signs and stop lights and the number of fatalities caused thereby? Oh wait... that isnt anywere as news (aka attention-seeking-media-whore) worthy.


jinlee  (D License)

Aug 10, 2012, 7:54 AM
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Is Robert Whitsitt related to Fred Whitsitt, the guy who was the stunt double for Maxwell Smart in the movie Get Smart?


DougH  (D License)

Aug 10, 2012, 10:11 AM
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This story comment on Mrs. Fall out of the Harness is mind boggling:

Tom Christianson
Best Drop Zone. Great Instructors, sorry she had a bad experience. Looks like she didn't follow instructions.


chemfx  (B License)

Aug 10, 2012, 11:41 AM
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at least she didn't loose her wig...Laugh
if she did the show would of been a lot better


Bertt  (D 99999)

Aug 10, 2012, 7:15 PM
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I like the slogan above the headline: "holding the powerful accountable"

Now that crime and deficit problems in California have been solved, those powerful skydivers will have to answer to the hard-hitting investigative reporters who look out for the welfare of those threatened by skydiving.
( well, really, Lindsey Lohan wasn't in court this week, and nobody got bitten by a shark, so what are they going to do a story about?}


nigel99  (D 1)

Aug 12, 2012, 3:03 AM
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I do expect a level of safety, I make sure their parachutes are correct, their parachutes are up to date, they are wearing the right equipment, and that is all you can do, said Dause

Quite an interesting attitude.


jtiflyer  (D 27430)

Aug 12, 2012, 6:49 AM
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Is Robert Whitsitt related to Fred Whitsitt, the guy who was the stunt double for Maxwell Smart in the movie Get Smart?

Quite probable, Bob had also done some stunt work.



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