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  2. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Not enough data. There are many scenarios. I never said we had a good chance of finding anything. But there is no other known starting point that makes sense. Can't just toss a dart into a map and try there. At least the placard location is a known quantity. Besides...let's face facts. We're not just going up there to do a search. There are other things involved here. Darren wants to do a podcast. We're going to do a video on the whole thing in high def widescreen, Dolby surround sound. There will probably be a table discussion. Movies and video games at night. Cooper camaraderie etc. People wouldn't be coming if I just asked them to boonie-crash without having some fun along the way.
  3. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    common sense? the chute weighs how many times more than the placard. so how could it end up in the same location. if it tumbled as R99 believes. it floated miles from where the chute or briefcase would land. I doubt he threw them out together. just 5 seconds would be a large distance between the objects.
  4. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Okay, I will accept that. Eric can do what he wants. Long damn walk though. Not that bad, maybe five miles each way once you reach the gate. I don't want to encourage him, though. If he changes his mind about hiking in for pictures and wants to help out with the search weekend, the podcast, the video, the actual search itself, the apps will be online later tonight. There is no way for you (or I) to tell if there is any additional evidence in the area. Cooper could have tossed out the briefcase and phony chute before, after, or at the same time the placard ended up out the back of the jetliner. No one can be sure. Without anything else to go on, searching in the area the placard was found makes the best sense to me. I figure with at least three teams we might be able to cover one-half of a square mile around, and no more. In other words, maybe a quarter mile in all directions. It ain't much...but it's all we got.
  5. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    Robert, you just said two comments ago that we were done. I'm playing no games. I read your post of cancellation. then I posted that pics would be good to have from the ground. Eric pops on and says he's going there. he "encouraged" himself.
  6. TheChosenOne

    DB Cooper

    If it ain’t Boeing, I ain’t going
  7. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Come on...encouraging him to break the law, and going on an assumption the placard location was just on the other side of the gate? It's miles down the road to the placard site from that gate. Look...I'll consider Eric if he truly wants to go on the search campout. But no more games please. This is a serious project with some expenses, and so far...being attended by serious people. I canceled because I thought Weyerhauser was rejecting my permission request. Okay, so they didn't, and in fact were very encouraging. So I am running with that. The Oregon trip is out. The placard area search is ON. That's the bottom line.
  8. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    I wasted nobodies time. Eric brought this up, not me. you cancelled the thing. that's what made me post. don't blame it on me pal. "This trip has been CANCELLED, mostly due to lack of interest from Cooper fans"
  9. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    You wasted a lot of my time today. This is the result: I've decided that even if Eric applies to go on the search campout, I will most likely say no. I already see bad signs here. Confidence in him is NOT high. He would have to convince me why he deserves to go after the two of you jacked me around today. Right now, my feeling is everyone would be better off if he stays home. Since we started this discussion, two more inquiries have come in about possibly going along. It won't take long to fill our maximum 14 slots, which is all we are allowed. EDIT: I will do an updated WordPress article on the search and how to attend, tonight sometime. I will also make adjustments to the Meetup page at the main AB site. The WordPress will be cross-posted to Quora at the same time. We will probably fill the remaining slots within a week. Just saying. Anyone wanting to go along from Cooperland better get serious. I am also favoring anyone who owns a metal detector. We only have two right now, but I plan to get the third one fixed.
  10. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    Good, so we are done... Thanks again for all your concern
  11. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Look...see my previous post. No, you don't just jump out and walk a couple of hundred feet. The access gate to the area where the placard is located is miles away. You would have to park there and walk in a few miles. I already said I didn't care since you now told me he plans to do this BEFORE our search event. That is no concern of mine. I gave my best advice, but he's a grown man.
  12. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    ???????????you drive to the location. I see plenty of spots to park. it's an open road, correct. park nearby. jump out walk a couple hundred feet into the woods. take some photo's and leave? It's your scheduled search. not Eric's? you are trying to find evidence. it's different. even though, the placard weighs an ounce and the chute and briefcase would be miles away if they were even tossed at the same time, or the placard came off from lying on the stairs. nothing would be found around the placard if that's it's original location....
  13. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Well, if wants to go out there BEFORE the scheduled search, that's up to him. You pays your money, you takes your chances. That doesn't affect our effort at all. Personally, I wouldn't try doing trespass up that 1600 Road for all the tea in China. But Eric's a big boy and if he wants to try it, that is up to him. Long damn walk though. On a personal level, I think both of you are just upset that I was the one who organized this search, and are just stirring the pot for laughs. If Mark ('377') were the one organizing the search, Eric would be emailing him wanting to go. Your reactions are personal, and make little sense. I've been up that 1600 Road before. Sure, you can drive to the gate and walk in five or six miles if you want. You probably wouldn't even get into trouble, although leaving your car unattended up there for very long is risky. Here you are saying this and that, and I'm the only one with sense and sensibility here. The only reason I began posting about this is because I thought Eric was talking about coming up during the time of the search. Like I said, that could affect our permissions with Weyerhauser if he does that. He wants to go prior to the search? Not my problem.
  14. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    No need for hundreds of pics and miles of video...short and simple..I'll send my drone to your location as a lookout..
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  16. EJU

    DB Cooper

    If SWAT shows up, I start to wonder what the hell is really going on with this DB Cooper case.
  17. EJU

    DB Cooper

    I do have the GPS coordinates. At the end of the day, I don't think anyone is going to give a $#!+ if some guy conducting research walks onto the property. After all, it's not a commercial endeavor. If I arrive and someone kicks me off of the property, I just leave. Simple as that. In the words of Joan of Arc, "I am not afraid...I was born to do this."
  18. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    Robert, this has nothing to do with you. he's going there before your event. it's out in the middle of nowhere. I doubt Swat will get involved. and, I doubt he will be there very long. sometimes, you just have to live on the edge.
  19. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    If you were 'talking' to Eric, you would private message him. You are posting to a public forum, and that is different. You think he will do just fine? You must not care about him very much on a personal level. If he shows up at the campsite after walking for miles on foot, after we warned him all he had to do is like everyone else does on these AB campouts...and register for their own safety...I will simply pick up my smartphone, dial the Weyerhauser security number...and have them come talk to him. He could jeopardize our entire permission slip with Weyerhauser, and I won't risk that. Stop giving him bad advice. I never said he couldn't go. Why would he want to try a trespass, walk for miles, etc when he can just join the legitimate group like everyone else? It's foolish. EDIT: And if he does that...he ain't gettin' no free BBQ either.
  20. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    I was talking with Eric. I don't see any problems with what he's doing. he's a grown up and can tend to himself. he may not be from there but I think he will do just fine... Thanks for the concern....
  21. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Shutter: You are not helping Eric by encouraging him to do that. First off, the 1600 road that leads to the OTHER road is Weyerhauser's main access between their Headquarters Road location and the placard road site. Logging trucks go back and forth all day. It's VERY dangerous. Second, if Weyerhauser Security catches you, you will go to jail or they will deliver you to the cops and file a complaint, since they cannot issue tickets. Third, leaving your car unattended at one of their gates for a long period of time is just ASKING for people to shoot holes in it. Happens all the time up here, unfortunately. You are not doing him any favors by irresponsibly suggesting he walk miles down a main logging road simply to get pictures he could obtain LEGITIMATELY anyway. In order to discourage both of you from this silly action, I have emailed the Land Use Manager and told her that no one has permission to enter that area and associate themselves with the search unless their name is on the official list we have to submit to them. So far, there are four names on it, and Eric's is not currently one of them. Besides? Why walk for miles when you can simply DRIVE there legally? Your suggestion is foolish at best, dangerous at worst.
  22. mrshutter45

    DB Cooper

    Great Eric, very simple and to the point. no long post or explanation. you don't have GPS capabilities?
  23. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    EU - If you want to go along, I don't have a problem. But you will have to register like everyone else. The access road is gated and you need permission from Weyerhauser to enter, as well as a key to the gate. You could trespass if you wish, but it's many miles between the gate and the actual site. Long walk. Better if you just come along with the official group. I will have all the registration information ready at WordPress, the AB main site, and Quora later tonight. There is an early-bird notice at Quora already that was sent out to our 700+ followers just minutes ago. You can see it HERE.
  24. bkrajniak

    Optimum Reserve 126

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    Only two repacks One ride Bought new Serial - 008480 03/2013

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    Detroit, Michigan - US

  25. Christopherg

    Level 4 (stoked)

    Im only on jump 9 so I guess I can't say much. I haven't had an issue spinning yet but sure it'll happen. I just relax an keep the arch position in mind at all times. Tunnel time is golden. I spent 1 hour so far in one an would like to go back but it's in KC an Im in NE so it's a bit of a drive so I wait till others go so I can hitch a ride. lol. Come to Redemption Boogie if you can make it. I'll jump with you anytime.
  26. EJU

    DB Cooper

    I'm going to be in that area within a few weeks. I will "trespass" and get some shots from the spot or very close to the spot. I am very curious myself.
  27. littlestranger

    BSBD Darrell Dunafon

    Shortly after Darrell's passing we held a silent auction during his ash dive to raise money for a memorial to hang at Skydive San Marcos, his mom and dad drove from Tucson to attend. It was a cathartic event for Darrell's family, Skydiver and BASE friends. The event brought some closure to the many who loved and respected him. Darrell's memorial, a stained glass piece has hung in the packing room at SSM for over 9 years. When Skydive Spaceland purchased SSM they had a different esthetic in mind for their DZ and removed all the photos and art from the walls and left them available for whomever wanted them. Unfortunately Darrell's glass was in the mix. I'd like to thank Thomas the DZM and all the staff at Skydive Spaceland San Marcos that I spoke to today for helping today in my search for this commemoration to a life well lived. I would very much like to recover this art for his parents who grieve for their son every day and will, until the end of days. Darrell's glass is my avatar, i was unable to upload the image. Note: Lucky, your post was unkind.
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