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patworks  (D 1813)

Oct 11, 2012, 7:12 PM
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When patches certified status and proclaimed skill

The attached picture will ignite memories.....
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jonstark  (D 8298)

Oct 11, 2012, 7:31 PM
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Imagine my confusion when asked to jump with a girl wearing a "World Team" jumpsuit replete with the requisite patches. She told me it would be her "First hooked up 6-way exit." Hmmm... I think to myself. Now how'd she get so good and never do a six way exit? Tunnel rat? Turns out she had bought the suit and filled it out very nicely but sure didn't have the skills or experience the patches suggested she might possess. Rubbed me wrong in a way I guess but it probably shouldn't have. Lighten up Francis.

jon


oldwomanc6

Oct 11, 2012, 8:13 PM
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I've got only seven of the patches that Pat showed (plus a few not on camera, but I'm sure he has), and holy crap, I would never consider wearing a patch that I did NOT earn.


bozo  (D 10154)

Oct 12, 2012, 6:22 PM
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I see an Outlaw patch....are you an outlaw ?


Bozo Outlaw #81


jimmytavino  (A 3914)

Oct 12, 2012, 6:38 PM
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Nice!!! i remember the PCA patch and i like how you teamed it up with the uspa patch which matched it,,,(triangles)..
the nscr is a favorite too.. i have always loved the colors and the design... I was lucky enough to earn my SCR in 1976 and so received a red white and blue "bicentennial" SCR patch..SmileCool. great memories. Thanks for sharing..
jmy


andrewhilton  (D 32371)

Oct 12, 2012, 8:49 PM
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Nice!

We've been collecting pictures of skydiving patches for the BPA Archive which will be a long time coming, so here's some more to add to Pat's -

http://www.flickr.com/...s/72157622910628577/


D22369  (D 22369)

Oct 12, 2012, 9:34 PM
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Hey Pat what is the skydiver under the rainbow canopy on the far left of the pic for? our old dzo had that one and I never even thought to ask... Unsure

Roy


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Oct 13, 2012, 7:00 AM
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Pat

Thank you for sharing.

Additional Trivia... When I built Bill Newell's first website circa 2001; you were in one of only two teams at the time to have accomplished the USA award. To date, only four teams have qualified for the same.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 13, 2012, 2:11 PM
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In reply to:
I've got only seven of the patches that Pat showed (plus a few not on camera, but I'm sure he has), and holy crap, I would never consider wearing a patch that I did NOT earn.

Have you got one of these?

Sparky

http://i397.photobucket.com/...diving/Patches42.jpg


patworks  (D 1813)

Oct 13, 2012, 2:55 PM
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Bigun Anvil Bro 2
Yes the USA STARCREST Award is way tough unless you know both freefly and 4-way belly RW. Damn few skydivers can pull it off on a 60' delay.

It is called the "Universal Skydiver Award" Founded in '82, it didn't get accomplished 'til 20 + years later.

Pat USA2

Thank you for your good work on the Starcrest site!!!


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Oct 13, 2012, 4:30 PM
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Thank you.

It was an honor and a privilege.

And kudos goes to Roger Ramjet for picking up the project and taking it to the next level.


oldwomanc6

Oct 13, 2012, 8:17 PM
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In reply to:
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I've got only seven of the patches that Pat showed (plus a few not on camera, but I'm sure he has), and holy crap, I would never consider wearing a patch that I did NOT earn.

Have you got one of these?

Sparky

http://i397.photobucket.com/...diving/Patches42.jpg

Nope Frown I'd already gone to Japan and Hawaii by that time. I have seen it before, but never understood the horse.

Can you clue me in? Smile


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 14, 2012, 3:34 PM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
In reply to:
I've got only seven of the patches that Pat showed (plus a few not on camera, but I'm sure he has), and holy crap, I would never consider wearing a patch that I did NOT earn.

Have you got one of these?

Sparky

http://i397.photobucket.com/...diving/Patches42.jpg

Nope Frown I'd already gone to Japan and Hawaii by that time. I have seen it before, but never understood the horse.

Can you clue me in? Smile

Its the brand EFS on a horses ass. My ex-wife made them up back when we were still married.

Sparky


stratostar  (Student)

Oct 14, 2012, 5:03 PM
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Speaking of patches, some asshole ripped off my AFF instructor patch and AFF instructor bar that goes over the top, the old as ones... anyone got an extra they would like to part with for $$$?


CazmoDee  (A 51915)

Oct 14, 2012, 5:52 PM
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Like these....Wink
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stratostar  (Student)

Oct 14, 2012, 6:15 PM
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No, got that I patch and the bar above for I, my AFF like this, but the old one in blue with the instructor bar for on top also in blue.

http://www.dropzone.com/...tail_page.cgi?ID=710


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 14, 2012, 6:52 PM
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I see an Outlaw patch....are you an outlaw ?


Bozo Outlaw #81


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqomZQMZQCQ Sly


oldwomanc6

Oct 14, 2012, 9:04 PM
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Just curious, Pat, but do you recall what your WSCR# is?


patworks  (D 1813)

Oct 14, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Yep, I'm both Outlaw and WSCR... Through a Glass Darkly my WSCR jump is crystal clear. Janner, Sally, Wendy, Betty won the WSCR 4-way at Pope Valley in 1977. Afterwards the ladies made an 8-way and allowed me to follow them out. ...a beautiful crystal-clear day in a spotless sky etched the sun's bright images on my brain. As my body descended and entered the star, that brilliance reflected in the faces of happy ladies. Pretty people; lovely jump.


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Oct 15, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Yep, I'm both Outlaw and WSCR... Through a Glass Darkly my WSCR jump is crystal clear. Janner, Sally, Wendy, Betty won the WSCR 4-way at Pope Valley in 1977. Afterwards the ladies made an 8-way and allowed me to follow them out. ...a beautiful crystal-clear day in a spotless sky etched the sun's bright images on my brain. As my body descended and entered the star, that brilliance reflected in the faces of happy ladies. Pretty people; lovely jump.

You are still the master of works.Cool

Sparky


oldwomanc6

Oct 16, 2012, 6:17 AM
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What a great memory Smile


airtwardo  (D License)

Oct 16, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Yep, I'm both Outlaw and WSCR... Through a Glass Darkly my WSCR jump is crystal clear. Janner, Sally, Wendy, Betty won the WSCR 4-way at Pope Valley in 1977. Afterwards the ladies made an 8-way and allowed me to follow them out. ...a beautiful crystal-clear day in a spotless sky etched the sun's bright images on my brain. As my body descended and entered the star, that brilliance reflected in the faces of happy ladies. Pretty people; lovely jump.


Cool ~ Thanks for taking us along! ~ Cool


kkeenan  (D 22164)

Oct 18, 2012, 6:43 AM
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Glad to see Doc's Galveston Skydivers patch prominently displayed.


Amazon  (D License)

Oct 18, 2012, 12:16 PM
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Yep, I'm both Outlaw and WSCR... Through a Glass Darkly my WSCR jump is crystal clear. Janner, Sally, Wendy, Betty won the WSCR 4-way at Pope Valley in 1977. Afterwards the ladies made an 8-way and allowed me to follow them out. ...a beautiful crystal-clear day in a spotless sky etched the sun's bright images on my brain. As my body descended and entered the star, that brilliance reflected in the faces of happy ladies. Pretty people; lovely jump.


Cool ~ Thanks for taking us along! ~ Cool

I alwas thought of patches on a jumpsuit.. as a display of someones inability to land a parachute properly...

Oh you meant EMBROIDERED patches....Angelic


CarpeDiem3  (D License)

Oct 18, 2012, 3:06 PM
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I alwas thought of patches on a jumpsuit.. as a display of someones inability to land a parachute properly...

Oh you meant EMBROIDERED patches....Angelic

Well, even the embroidered patches were often used to cover up holes in the jumpsuits where someone had been dragged too much.


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