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Tonto

20 years ago today

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Sweet! Congrats on the milestone. I hope I'm still jumpin' in 20.

So do you owe beer? I mean, its not like its your FIRST decade.
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There is a fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'.
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Gear was state of the art, for 1945!

No, really... It was a round main, 28 ft C-9, with a front mount 26ft LoPo reserve. The Jump was from a C-206, reg ZS-ERI from 2500ft over Citrusdal, Western Cape, South Africa. The club was then called the "Western Province Sport Parachute Club" now known as Skydive Citrusdal www.skydive.co.za

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It's the year of the Pig.

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Congratulations Tonto,

In that 20 years I'm sure you had a huge positive
impact on skydiving in South Africa. You seem to
have an opinion about everything and are always ready to dish it out with the facts to back it up.
Thanks for your part in keeping me and the entire
body of junior skydivers at JSC safe.
There is a lot of stuff worth doing but then there is a lot of stuff worth doing instead.

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Thank you.:)
I'm finding it's best to leave my opinions on things I know less about - like freeflying - to those who know more about them.

I interact with relatively few students at JSC, with my AFF and Birdman students getting the bulk of my time, but I try and remain aproachable. Most very senior skydivers in the US are humble. I think we can all learn from that.

t
It's the year of the Pig.

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In that 20 years I'm sure you had a huge positive impact on skydiving in South Africa.



Not only on skydiving, on the people too.

Congratulations and thanks for everything dude. May we all one day be able to look back and see the same kind of legacy you've left behind.

Wanna race to boarding point? :P:)

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Congrat's Tonto

As I embark on my 1000 jump this weekend. I can still remember the solid trust and security I had in you as I left the aircraft on my 1st AFF.

In the past few years we have shared laughs, sadness and debate.

I look forward to the next 20yrs with you in our sport.

Blue Skies Forever Tonto

Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.

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