Sep 23, 2012, 4:50 PM
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Steve Morrell, Saudi Cliff Strike 1988
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)
Sep 23, 2012, 11:31 PM
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Re: [wallet55] Steve Morrell, Saudi Cliff Strike 1988
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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)...