Michael and Charmian Larson

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> They are from way back in the Casa Grande era

Way back?

Whaddya mean *way back*?!

It seems like just day before yesterday.

I ran into Bob Schaeffer in Oklahoma in 1980
when I was helping Hillsy at Skydance, but I
haven't seen Mike in a long time.

Those guys really knew how to run a drop zone.

Thanks, Gary. It's good to know Mike is still
active and flying.


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Yep. Mike and Schafer ran a Gulch outfit with the logo, "We Fly; you die" .... After interesting times, Capt. Larson retired from NW Air and got hisself a cherry C-195, polished out bright with red cowl and accents. They camp under its wing sometimes. Epoch making jumps over Cassa Gulch included Monty & Link's 2-way crater (only 4' apart at impact) and the early sequential formation jumps that were born as 'WINGS' ... later the USFET and 8-way. SKR was a flyer there and everywhere a sky dance might lurk. SKR is the most significant figure in the history of skydiving. Was & Is. The Gulch's 'LodeStall' was more exciting than most aircraft care to be. Gulch parties still hurt my head. Now daze, the Larsons live out a life Richard Bach would fly for. Me too (195 is a tail-dragger)
Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,

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