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  2. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    I addressed this Sheridan Peterson thing a long time ago. No, I don't believe he was Cooper. I gave Seven Good Reasons Why. That's my main statement on the whole subject of Peterson. But Eric has a right to his opinions as well. I will give him that. However, when he posts up these videos at DZ it is definitely a one-way street because he does not usually address any questions that appear here AFTER he posts these videos. Makes you think DZ is just a dumping ground for the videos. I see traffic on them is pretty sparse, considering. I have suggested ways to increase those views. Tell you this much. When questions appear, I answer them. When people email me about the case, I don't ignore them because of possible issues with the person doing the sending. All get answered. "Peter-san! Peter-san!" As Kurt Vonnegut Jr used to say, "So it goes..."
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    DB Cooper

    Brilliant… Cooper aka Sheridan had a skier’s tan in late November,, flew in from Tibet,, had a beard just before the hijacking,, changed the thickness/wave and colour of his hair,, wore brown contacts, faked chain smoking, ate fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches on the way to Portland.. while imagining daisy chaining the dummy chute before flying back to Switzerland to deposit loot in his numbered account. NO witness said a tan, they overwhelmingly described Latin/Mexican/Native American features/characteristics/descent,, that is not just skin tone.
  5. Wondering who I should jump with? I'll be in Hawaii and able to jump on July 14th 15th & 16th. I'd like to jump on Sunday the 14th and possibly get a helicopter in that day and jump the rest of the day. any advice who is better?
  6. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Not a bad idea. People have been doing that over at YouTube for years. But instead of just submitting these videos to you directly, I suggest that they join the Quora Space on DB Cooper, become a Contributor, and submit them on their own THERE. There are good reasons for this. And not because I get any particular benefit out of it. It's because when they do that, their video will start out being sent to nearly 750 followers of the Space right away. The moment it is posted, that is what happens to that video, (or article, or link to a news story or picture, whatever is posted by that Space contributor) And the number of followers to the Space keeps increasing all the time. Second, because Quora staff sometimes select a posted item and send it out via email to an additional 1,000-10,000 Quora users who are NOT signed up at the Quora Space on Cooper. Quora is the famous Question and Answer website out of Mountain View, CA. (Link leads to their entry at Wikipedia.) If you are looking to reach people with 'your stuff' on Cooper, it is the best way to do so without a doubt. I have pointed out Darren Schafer's Cooper Vortex series as a good example of how the Cooper Space works. Within a short time after he uploads a new episode through the Cooper Space, he gets hundreds of downloads. This does not count the people who just listen to the episode without actually saving it to their computer. That probably runs into the thousands, although I have no way to tell the exact numbers for sure on simple views. But it has to be a lot more than the actual downloads. How to access this opportunity? Go to Quora, sign up, fill out your profile honestly, and then visit the DB Cooper Space there. Look down the right side of the page for easy instructions on how to become a Contributor to the Space. Do THAT. And then upload your articles, videos, whatever you wish. Although I am the admin for the Cooper Space, I don't screen new content from Contributors. You are responsible for that as a Contributor. Anything violating copyright or that is abusive gets deleted, probably by Jonathan B at Quora, the writer relations guy at Quora. We haven't had any problems with that, though. As soon as you upload a new item for Folllowers...pop....your new content goes out to over 700 people who are signed up to receive these things. And the item is posted right to the top of the page. Your content automatically goes out to a willing audience who signed up to receive it in the first place. Often...they start linking it out elsewhere. Then as your content is linked out elsewhere from your original post at the Cooper Space...well, you can see where this is going. Yes. You will reach a ton of folks PDF. (pretty damn fast) When you go directly to the Cooper Space at Quora and see the views to individual articles or videos or linked items...THOSE views reflect only the people who actually read or viewed the content posted at the Quora Space on Cooper directly. Most people don't do this. They read it in their email and sometimes pass it on to others. For my personal views to contributions I have made to Quora, and this includes my uploads to the Cooper Space as well as 'regular' posts to the main Quora site, those views add up to about 1.5 MILLION over about the last year, with about 70,000 just this month. Sometimes I will take a contribution to the Cooper Space and link that out as a separate answer to a question at Quora, and when I do, THAT item goes out to another 360 people or so automatically. If Quora staff like that item, sometimes they select it and do the mass email for it, as they would for postings to the DB Cooper Space. It's a no-lose thing all the way. If you are going to bother making a video on Cooper or a suspect, you may as well place that video in a spot where it will get real traffic. Otherwise what is the point? There is only one caveat on this whole scenario. I don't move someone from Follower to Contributor at the Cooper Space unless they establish a legitimate profile with a true identity at Quora first. No anonymous contributors are allowed. This is one thing that makes Quora different from other websites. It is generally accepted that people will create a profile there with a real identity, so that other Quora users can see where the answers are coming from, and why you are qualified to answer those questions. It is universal for the site itself, not just the Cooper Space. It is what makes Quora famous, by the way. Some fairly well known people in real life are signed up at Quora. (From Wikipedia: 'The Quora community includes some well-known people such as Jimmy Wales, Richard A. Muller, Justin Trudeau, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the late Adrián Lamo, as well as many current and former professional athletic personalities...') If you have questions on how to become a Contributor for content to the DB Cooper Space at Quora, you can also email me directly at adventurebooksofseattle AT Gmail dot frickin' com.
  7. Hey All, So I just began my AFF journey and I had a question on proper etiquette? I know its a nice thing to do but is it customary to tip your AFF instructors? Or is it cooler to just buy them a beer and a burger at the end of the day? Thanks guys John
  8. Does the course include attention to detail? Asking for a friend.
  9. Hooknswoop

    Required pull force for main d-bag extraction

    Did you check the kill line length with the bridle under tension? Derek V
  10. Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

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    Mirage Systems G4.1 M5 DOM - April 2005 Colors - All Blue with Yellow stripe Built for 6'0" & 190lb (MLW=15 — 15-19 +0.5) Stainless articulating harness. Hook knife. Great condition. Good/firm BOC. -------------------------------------------------------- PD Sabre2 170 - low jumps DOM - April 2005 Colors - All Red Approx 200 jumps. Excellent condition. -------------------------------------------------------- PD 176R Reserve DOM - July 2004 Colors - All Yellow Low Repacks. NO Reserve Rides. Excellent condition. -------------------------------------------------------- Adv Aero Designs Vigil II DOM - October 2007 Bat & all sys functions all OK


    Seattle, WA

  11. SpacemanSpiff

    Mirage G4 M5 Container

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    Mirage Systems G4.1 M5 DOM - April 2005 All Blue with Yellow stripe Built for 6'0" & 190lb (MLW=15) Stainless fully articulating harness. Hook knife. Great condition. Good/firm BOC. Have used a 150, 170 and 190 main in it. Fits a 176 reserve best. But have had a 160 in it. Can include PD 176 reserve with a fresh repack.


    Seattle, WA

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  13. SpacemanSpiff

    Vigil II AAD

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
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    Advanced Aero Designs Vigil II DOM - October 2007 Excellent condition. Always turned off after jumping Bat & all sys functions = OK


    Seattle, WA

  14. SpacemanSpiff

    PD 176R Reserve

    Time Left: 29 days and 19 hours

    • FOR SALE
    • USED

    Performance Designs PR176 Colors - All Yellow DOM - July 2004 Excellent condition. Low Repacks. NO Reserve Rides.


    Seattle, WA

  15. SpacemanSpiff

    Sabre2 170 - low jumps

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

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    Sabre2 170 Colors - All Red DOM - April 2005 Excellent condition. Approx 200 jumps. Always packed on grass or indoors. (you will swear the fabric feels new)


    Seattle, WA

  16. A few years ago my wife suffered a stroke, and since then I’ve spent a lot of time around others who have suffered strokes and other brain injuries, including TBIs. The main thing I’d say is that every brain injury is different, and what works and is right for others won’t necessarily be right for you. Just because you find someone who suffered a similar injury and stated jumping again doesn’t mean you can draw any comparisons from their experiences. You should do a bit of tunnel time and see how that feels, and find out if you have any issues with coordination and bodily awareness. You should also think about the type of canopy that you jump, as you’ll want soft openings so that there’s no risk of exacerbating your brain trauma. Good luck, and I hope it works out for you. Pete.
  17. I'm interested in an article by Musika Farnsworth about DB Cooper that was published in the November 2003 edition of Parachutist. Specifically, she quotes Earl Cossey who packed Cooper's rigs. I'm trying to verify whether or not Cossey mentions in the article that Cooper jumped with a military emergency rig. Also, that the other rig Cooper could have selected was a sport rig. If you have the November 2003 copy of Parachutist, please review the article and let me know what Cossey stated with respect to Cooper's rig options and choice. Thanks.
  18. garvarg

    Comp Velocity 84

    Time Left: 29 days and 17 hours

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    Comp Velocity 84 DOM 2010. About 800 jumps, about 130 on current lineset (orange vectran 500). A small patch on the tail. Full RDS. Located in Russia. I can provide any photos upon request. Price is $700.


    Velikiy Novgorod - RU

  19. Time Left: 29 days and 17 hours

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    Starting next week to mid June at the latest. Need one full time TI and another part time TI. Ideally for someone who wants to come live in the tropics for a few months, surf, do outdoor activities in the nature and do some jumping.


    Quepos & Guanacaste, Select a State... - CR

  20. EJU

    DB Cooper

    Daily DB Cooper Bite. I discuss the witnesses descriptions of DB Cooper. Also, I invite people to submit short videos advocating for their suspects. Facebook:
  21. What size person would fit best?
  22. Oliver1981


    Time Left: 29 days and 16 hours

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    Hat nur 5 Sprünge drauf


    Renningen , BW - DE

  23. skybytch


    I agree, it can definitely make it harder, especially at lower jump numbers. But there are always exceptions. A friend of ours is quite large, at least 250, always has been. He has many thousands of jumps, 30 plus years in sport and he holds multiple RW and CRW world records. He dresses for success; suits with lots of drag help a lot. I'm a feather butt and we have done some jumps together, including him officiating my wedding jump. The only fall rate issues were me if I wasn't wearing a snug suit (ie I didn't dress for success). But yeah, most of the larger jumpers I've known haven't stayed in the sport very long, at least partly because their learning curve is so steep due to their size and the fact that not every jumper, especially ones at about the same jump numbers, can keep up with them in freefall. But even if they don't do a lot of jumps, they got to experience skydiving as a skydiver not as a tandem passenger. That's not a bad thing :-)
  24. nickstoner

    Full UPT Micro Sigma w/ Student Harness

    Time Left: 29 days and 14 hours

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    UPT Micro Sigma w/ Student Harness DOM 17-JUN-2013 UPT replaced the harness, recoil bungee, drogue pouch, and reserve pilot chute in May 2016. Drogue and drogue bridle replaced in June 2018. UPT 2R VR360 DOM 05-13 No rides. 8 repacks. UPT PD Sigma Main A few patches. I can send pictures I just don't have them now. Vigil 2+ DOM Week 41/16 I believe the system has about 1,100 jumps on it. I've put about 100 on it. Still in gr


    Pekin, Illinois - US

  25. russellman3

    Pilot job in Hawaii, starting next week!

    Is the housing suitable for a married couple?


    i know a rig with 298 main that may be for sale. pm me if you might be interested and i can hook you up with the owner no problem.
  27. JeffBarlow

    Cookie Atomic open face helmet

    Time Left: 29 days and 11 hours

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    Cookie composites manufactured open face Atomic helmet. Brand new, zero jumps & no tunnel time. Sizes L. This great helmet features: Carbon fiber outer shell with increased forehead protection • d3o incorporated shock protection liner • Padlock quick release with a 90mm x 90mm (3.5" x 3.5") mounting surface • Dual internal audible altimeter pockets • Force chincup and chinstrap • The ability to add a Hypeye D Pro & a flatlock for a top camera mounting solution. This is a basic no options version of the helmet. Comes in gloss carbon fiber finish.


    - US

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