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Steve Morrell, Saudi Cliff Strike 1988

 


wallet55

Sep 23, 2012, 4:50 PM
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For one of the original "Blue Skies" jumpers. I have been converting Steve Morrell's old VHS tapes to youtube.
Here is his famous cliff strike that kept him off pan am 103 (mislabled in the video, sorry)

http://www.youtube.com/...OUatKLenoPws_f5xzzVQ

more videos can be found on the channel, i am updating his memorial page with the video links slowly.

https://sites.google.com/...ellmemorialpage/home

Bob Morrell


billeisele  (A 5643)

Sep 23, 2012, 5:35 PM
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thanks for posting, Steve's name came up a few weeks ago at the DZ, we were doing old school 10-way speed stars

I was the team captain at College of Charleston when Steve was at The Citadel, we made alot of jumps together, another was Billy Ray, along with Burke Fitzpatrick and Jack Reed


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Sep 23, 2012, 11:31 PM
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I remember one Steve Morrell story as told to me from a friend who was there.

At a western TN DZ, he went up in the C182 intending to do a low (way low) jump. The DZO realized what was happening and got on the PA system yelling "I FORBID YOU TO JUMP" or something like that. Steve had already opened the door, I don't remember the altitude, but it was low. The pilot was screaming at him "NO! NO!" and Steve was nodding with a devilish grin and then disappeared, right over the peas. He had just enough time to flare as soon as he'd opened, causing several spectators around the pea pit to jump/dive out of the way.

I never really met him, but I've been told he was at the DZ when I was there (at the time a low jump number guy)...


Taylor610  (D 11263)

Oct 28, 2012, 7:39 PM
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That jump was from 240 feet...

One of a kind...


stratostar  (Student)

Nov 2, 2012, 8:12 PM
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causing several spectators around the pea pit to jump/dive out of the way.

Waving off is only to tell those in my landing area to clear out...


Ron

Nov 6, 2012, 6:41 PM
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I have video of the jump.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Nov 6, 2012, 7:26 PM
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I have video of the jump.

I would love to see it. Shocked


Ron

Nov 6, 2012, 7:40 PM
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Ill see if I can download it... It is on an old VHS tape.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Nov 7, 2012, 2:25 PM
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Ill see if I can download it... It is on an old VHS tape.

I'm not surprised. Most of my old skydiving videos are on VHS too. Well, all of the ones before 2000 anyway. Tongue



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