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jimjumper  (D 11137)

Nov 25, 2012, 3:51 PM
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Today the Jim Wallace Skydiving School taught it's last student and closed it's doors. After 20+ years of existence in 3 different locations it was finally time. Jim Wallace is far from retiring however, he continues to teach and jump at Tactical Air Operations in San Diego. Gail, (his wife), is currently involved in the movie industry supplying props and equipment.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Nov 25, 2012, 4:48 PM
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Shocked

Holy end of an era BatMan!

What will the skydiver formerly known as Paco do? I thought he was the heir-apparent? (Serious)


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Nov 25, 2012, 4:51 PM
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He's been working at the Perris school for some time now.


ZigZagMarquis  (D License)

Nov 25, 2012, 4:53 PM
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Blush

Oopps, my bad. I thought he was with Wallace.


randyjumps  (D 19133)

Dec 12, 2012, 5:33 AM
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Having made my 1st sport jump via this school while it was at Elsinore, I am slightly saddened by this news. But, if anyone has earned the retirement of his choice it is Jim. He was the videographer on that 1st jump and has been a good friend in the years since.


PROGRESSIVE  (D 8150)

Dec 13, 2012, 3:54 PM
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He's taught at Perris, Elsinore, and at the old Temecula airport when Elsinore was flooded out. I thought there was another location that he had also taught at?

Pete


tonybrogdon  (D 12855)

Dec 14, 2012, 3:22 PM
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Jim without question is the BEST of the BEST!!!

I am proud to be Jim and Gail's friemd. Wish you both the best.

Tony Brogdon


jimjumper  (D 11137)

Dec 15, 2012, 6:17 AM
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The old Temecula airport your thinking about is probably Bear Creek. They were there for a couple of years.


PROGRESSIVE  (D 8150)

Dec 16, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Yep, that's the place!



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