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Parachutist magazine covers from 1957-Current

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USPA's website has a gallery with all the covers since 1957. Pretty interesting and awesome. I'm sure there is some stories from you guys to go along with some of those photo's.
http://www.uspa.org/Parachutist/ParachutistCoverGallery/tabid/501/Default.aspx
We're not fucking flying airplanes are we, no we're flying a glorified kite with no power and it should be flown like one! - Stratostar

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Wow - looking through that sure brings back memories.

The sport has come a long way, in terms of gear and techniques since my FJC in 1985, but one thing seems consistent: great, fun-loving people.
"Even in a world where perfection is unattainable, there's still a difference between excellence and mediocrity." Gary73

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I still have a lot of them in a box in my garage. I subscribed to Parachutist, Sky Diver, Spotter, and DZ USA back then and have issues from 1965 to 1976. I sold a few of the older ones a while back but probably have fifty left.
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B-4600, C-3615, D-1814, Gold Wings #326, Diamond Wings #152.

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I remember when this particular cover came out in 1980.

And I thought, gee, we should be able to do this very soon now.

I really can't believe it hasn't been done yet!

NickD :)



Looks like that would be a ball.
I don't care how many skydives you've got,
until you stepped into complete darkness at
800' wearing 95 lbs of equipment and 42 lbs
of parachute, son you are still a leg!

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I think Matt Farmer invented that.

In 1975 I was driving over to the Gulch
from Los Angeles every weekend, and he
had constructed some skydiver stick-men
out of pipe cleaners, and assembled them
into a sphere.

A year or two later at Pope Valley I watched
a group trying to dirt dive it (pretty funny),
and then go up and try to do it (not even close).

Maybe it's possible now with all the freeflying
skills that have developed.

Skr

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Is that Patrick Swayze on the November 1991 cover?



That's Jake Lombard and Jeff Habberstad in the photo. One of them is Patrick Swayze's stunt double. However Swayze did make enough skydives himself to get his A license. From Point Break in case it isn't obvious.
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