Sep 15, 2003, 11:40 AM
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The man looked like a freaking comet..
A long time ago, im guessing 1972-1973..i was spending a weekend or two at a DZ called Pope Valley,Calif. Here is the story as i remember it. It may contain a few errors as it was a long time ago. One day, I believe it was Curt Curtis, but could easily be wrong. Decided to do a smoke jump. I was present so i know something like this did occur. So this person attaches 9 smoke grenades to each arm...9 smoke grenades to each leg..36 total. Goes up in the cessna and climbs out on the step...another jumper inside the plane starts pulling the pin on all the grenades on the inboard side, while the jumper himself pulls the pins on the outboard side. While this guy was in freefall, there were no arms or legs visible outside the smoke trail...the man looked like a freakin comet! Does anyone remember this...and more importantly correct my story for errors.