Mar 12, 2004, 10:08 AM
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Saigon civilian parachuting club 1971?
I was looking through some old Sport Parachutist magazines at my DZ in the UK and came across an article about an ad hoc parachute club based in Saigon. The guy writing the article was the British vice counsel at our Embassy at the time. I can't remember al the details but the jumps involved getting a platoon of soldiers to secure an appropriate LZ for a start and then borrowing a suitable plane. Jumps could cost an eye watering £20 each due to the cost of hiring the plane. The airport was the main military one for the city and reported up to 600,000 movements per year which was 3 times as many as any other airport in the world at the time.
Does anyone have any more info about the club or stories from the period?