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  2. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    Made a post about the upcoming Cooper Campout in Oregon over at City Data. They closed replies to it (frankly, replies would have been a big headache anyway) but left it in place because I was straightforward, honest, gave appropriate details, and I'm not selling anything. It isn't really the type of post that needs responses. It's more of an informational post, not a discussion. A few emails have already come in. Four weeks to go and I'm beginning to think we can max out again for this one, after all. Except for the crazy March trip where the weather interfered with our plans, we always have. It's just that I haven't tried sponsoring one of these trips in Oregon before. The others were all in Washington state. I have a sneaking suspicion we're going to get a lot more apps over the next two weeks. Not because of the City Data Forum post so much, but because word just gets around sometimes.
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  4. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    I have read all these witness descriptions you posted. Sometimes it is hard for people to remember that witness descriptions are notoriously unreliable, are often plain wrong. Like most witness descriptions, they probably hit the mark on some things and miss it on others. I am not here to judge them too harshly, but those are facts. In the Cooper case, I have offered up something most people don't realize. A fair number of people who weren't sitting in the confines of an aircraft cabin got a pretty good look at Gary Ridgway as well...the infamous Green River Killer. The King County Green River Task Force drew up a composite based upon those descriptions. They posted them everywhere, even at local 7-11's. No one matched a sighting to the composite. No one came forward, although it is known now that Ridgway had a job, a wife (sometimes), friends, and did much of his shopping openly in the Des Moines, WA area. When Ridgway came into the offices of the Task Force and was asked to give a saliva swab (pre-DNA), he sat there and gave the sample. His composite and description were plastered all over the walls at the Task Force's own offices. No one working with him at the Task Force even suspected he was the same guy, the guy in the sketches, the very person they were looking for. Just saying. This is a case I know quite a bit about. I was about 28 when Ridgway started his little spree and I was IN THE SHIT as the guys in Vietnam used to say. In 1982 I was living in Federal Way, right up the road from Des Moines, and traveled Star Lake Road on a daily basis, the spot where they found at least one of the bodies. We (everyone in the area) looked at each other all the time. You looked at strangers. You wondered if someone you knew was the killer. Everyone was looking for a clue. This was not a one-off crime, nor was it anything like the Cooper case. This guy was actively KILLING WOMEN time and again, and time and again the news was full of the warnings, finding of the bodies, and stories about the futility of the cops. In fact, when Gayla and I first moved in together in 2000, we lived in apartments two blocks away from where Ridgway lived before he was finally caught in November 2001. We lived in Silverwood Park in Des Moines. Ridgway lived right up the street. After he was caught, I thought back to how many times Gayla had gone off in that neighborhood alone. I have watched about half of the Cooper Bites. I did not downvote or negatively comment ANY of them at YouTube. The one where Eric speculates that he believes Cooper actually flew into the Portland Airport was the first time I considered a downvote and a negative comment. Out of respect for the guy, I decided not to do that. But the idea still seems not only far-fetched, but foolish.
  5. thetreehugger

    Like new woman's cute jumpsuit

    Time Left: 29 days and 21 hours

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    I bought this jumpsuit on FB and it didn't fit me. I ended up ordering another one so I just want to get back the $ I spent. This suit is gorgeous and well made. Fully lined, zip pocket inside, snap collar, stirrups... the whole deal. It is so gorgeous I'm sad it won't work for me. Like new. (Less than a dozen jumps) Girl I got it from is 5'7 1/2 and 130 lbs. Photos show it on her. Buyer to pay shipping.


    Youbou, British Columbia - CA

  6. baronn

    BOD Meeting July 2018

    Soooo, here we are knocking on the 1 yr anniversary of a few members of the BOD voting to fund the continuing failed fiasco known as the ISMHOF. This scam continues to induct members into a fake museum that doesn't exist, doesn't have a location, building plan, time schedule or anything that cude be called, in the most generous way, a plan to actually get this project finished. To all the Geniuses that decided to divert members funds into this mess, please give us an update. Half a century and counting...…..
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    These gear legs came off a 1959 182B. Thy were NDT tested and then shotpeened by Curtis Wright. They do all of the gear legs for Cessna aircraft. Comes with all paperwork and just need paint and installation. Very easy to do with wing jacks. Took less than an hr.Cheap insurance against a gear failure. Contact me here or at 309-453-8259 For some reason pics of the legs won't load. Nice friendly whale. Contact for pics


    Seminole, Texas - US

  8. RandyPacheco

    Two complete Wings systems

    Time Left: 29 days and 18 hours

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    Two all black Wings containers Both rigs have Cypress AAD's- 1 has 6 years left, the other has 9 months left Both have PD 126R reserves, no rides Both have Safire2 119's, about 600 jumps each. Line sets about 50 jumps each Contact for DOM's, more pics and more details $2,200 and $2,800 each (dependent on the AAD life)


    , Hawaii - US


    DB Cooper

    Eric believes Cooper was Sheridan Peterson, he doesn't match. The ONLY known suspect that matches the description of Cooper is Hahneman. Honduran mother, German father. Cooper was olive, swarthy and latin in appearance, characteristics and descent, also described as possible Mexican or American-Indian. and don't give me the suntan in late November nonsense. FBI PART 11 P 1922 FOLLOWING COMPOSITE TAKEN FROM INTERVIEWS OF WITNESSES WHO WERE IN A POSITION TO SEE UNSUB. RACE, WHITE; SEX, MALE; AGE, MID FORTY'S; FIVE FT TEN TO SIX FT . , ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY POUNDS, AVERAGE TO WELL BUILT, OLIVE COMPLEXION, LATIN APPEARANCE, MEDIUM SMOOTH COMPLEXION, DARK BROWN OR BLACK HAIR, NORMAL STYLE, PARTED ON LEFT, COMBED BACK; SIDEBURNS, LOW EAR LEVEL; EYES, POSSIBLY BROWN, FBI PART 11 P 1982 DESCRIBED AS WHITE, MALE, MID FORTIES, SEVENTY TO ONE EIGHTY, OLIVE COMPLEXION, OR BLACK HAIR, NORMAL STYLE, PARTED ON SMOKED RALEIGH CIGARETTES. FBI PART 11 P 2036 Mr. MILNES said the hijacker was described as white, male, American, olive complexion, Latin appearance, black hair, normal hair style parted on left, age middle forties, six feet tall, 170 to 175 pounds, average build, brown eyes. He was wearing a black suit, white shirt, narrow black tie, black rain-type overcoat, black dress suit, and was carrying a dark briefcase. FBI PART 11 P 2047 UNSUB described as white male, mid-forties, five ten to six feet, one seventy to one eighty, olive complexion, latin appearance, dark brown or black hair combed straight back in normal style, parted on left, smoked Raleigh cigarettes. FBI PART 11 P 2056 that he has average eyes, of Latin appearance, with a sort of disinterested look FBI PART 11 P 2224 WHITE, MALE, MID 40's, 5'1011 TO 611 , 170 Tel 180 lbs., AVERAGE TO WELL BUILT, OLIVE COMPLEXION, LATIN APPEARANCE, MEDIUM SMOOTH, DARK BROWN OR BLACK HAIR, NORMAL STYLE, PARTED ON LEFT, COMBED BACK, SIDEBURNS, LOW EAR LEVEL, POSSIBLY BROWN EYES, DURING LATTER PART OF FLIGHT PUTr DARK, WRAP-AROUND SUNGLASSES WITH DARK RIMS. LOW VOICE, SPOKE INTELLIGENTLY; NO PARTICULAR ACCENT, POSSIBLY FROM MIDWEST SECTION OF THE U.S., HEAVY SMOKER OF RALEIGH FILTER TIP CIGARETTES, WEARING BLACK OR BROWN SUIT; WHITE SHIRT; NARROW BLACK TIE; BLACK DRESS SUIT; FBI PART 11 P 1987 COMPLEXION: OLIVE, SWARTHY, THE LATIN TYPE FBI PART 11 P 1841 COMPLEXION: OLIVE, LATIN APPERANCE, MEDIUM SMOOTH FBI PART 18 P5497 RACE WHITE, SEX MALE, AGE MID FORTIES, HEIGHT FIVE FEET TEN INCHES TO SIX FEET, WEIGHT ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY TO ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY POUNDS, BUILD AVERAGE TO WELL BUILT, COMPLEXION OLIVE, LATIN APPEARANCE, MEDIUM SMOOTH; HAIR DARK BROWN OR BLACK, NORMAL STYLE, PARTED ON LEFT, COMBED BACK, SIDEBURNS, LOW EAR LEVEL; EYES POSSIBLY BROWN. FBI PART 26 P 8545 He was unable to determine from the photograph the complexion of ______ but again emphasized the hijacker had a swarthy or Latin type complexion and it appeared to him might have such a complexion. FBI PART 26 P 8574 OLIVE OR LATIN COMPLEXION· Key witnesses generally agree that unsub had an "olive or Latin" complexion.- One witness indicated a Mexican-American or possibly Indian complexion and characteristics. In addition, unsub expressed a desire to go "anywhere in Mexico”. FBI PART 26 P 8881 She thereafter remained in the cockpit where she prepared thirteen pages of notes concerning the hijacking and in which she described unsub as in his fifties. She later said he appeared to be of Latin descent. FBI PART 19 P 5934 "Enclosed is an artist's conception of the hijacker who extorted two hundred thousand dollars from Northwest Airlines on November 24, 1971. This man is described as follows: "Race-white; sex-male; age mid-forties; height-five feet ten inches to six feet; weight-170 to 180 pounds; build-average to well built; complexion olive, latin appearance, mediurn smooth; hair-dark brown or black; normal style, parted on left, combed back; sideburns, low ear level; eyes-possibly brown. FBI PART 10 P 1683 said that the man appeared to be Latin descent FBI PART 27 P 9104 To date 475 suspects have been developed based on appearance, as well as other features. Many of the suspects were developed because of their resemblance to the artist's composite of UNSUB. A great number of these suspects have turned out to be in their 20s or early 30s, with light or fair complexion. According to witnesses, UNSUB's age is in the mid-40s and his complexion is olive or Latin in appearance. The artist's composite clearly looks like a man in his late 20s or 30s and his complexion is difficult to determine from the black and white sketch. FBI PART 27 P 9390 In NORJAK case, witnesses describe subject's complexion as olive, Latin appearance, medium smooth. FBI PART 9 P 919 ALL OFFICES ARE TO BEAR IN MIND WHEN CAPTIONED CRIME WAS ON NOVEMBER 11, 1971, UNSUB AKA. B. COOPER WAS DESCRIBED AS BEING A WHITE MALE, 5 ' 10 " TO 6 ' 0 “ , 170 POUNDS, OLIVE AND LATIN APPEARANCE. FBI PART 27 P 9327 In view of the fact that unsub in this matter had a swarthy complexion and was tentatively identified by several witnesses as possibly having Mexican ancestry, the following lead is being set out: FBI PART 13 P 3159 which he feels more closely depicts the nose and cheeks of the unknown subject, whom he feels was of Mexican-American descent with possibly lndian blood. FBI PART 33 P 12115 indicated that the unsub's complexion was somewhat swarthy indicating that he might have possibly been an American Indian or Mexican American. FBI PART 26 P 8882 believed unsub was a Mexican-American. She had a short encounter with the unsub prior to her deplaning at Seattle FBI PART 29 P 10072 similar Mexican-type facial features FBI PART 11 P 2135 CHEEKS TOO FLAT, SHOULD BE MORE ROUNDED TO GIVE MEXICAN-AMERICAN APPEARANCE. FBI PART 28 P 9541 lacks the Mexican or Indian characteristics that ____ noted in the hijacker. FBI PART 28 P 9559 further advised that the hijacker definitely had some Indian or Mexican blood in him. He would guess about one quarter Indian or Mexican blood. FBI PART 28 P 10037 FACIAL FEATURES: Should reflect a Mexican or Indian ancestry FBI PART 11 P 2039 Race: Caucasian, believed to be of Mexican-American descent wih possibly some American Indian blood FBI PART 34 P 13102 In view of the fact that UNSUB in this matter is possibly of American Indian descent, the following leads are being set forth pursuant to referenced communication:
  10. 4lcy0ne

    DB Cooper

    They closed the case less than a month after I sent them the tips on Edwards.
  11. raultaino

    Like New 2014 Mirage G4/Spectre 170/ Optimum 160

    Check your email, thanks
  12. raultaino

    Like New 2014 Mirage G4/Spectre 170/ Optimum 160

    What's your contact info on #?
  13. wolfriverjoe


    SOS handles are still around. Not super common, but they're out there. Any idea what the S/L itself looks like? The ones I've seen (and packed) for sport student rigs have the metal 'locking' clip on one end and velcro on the other. I actually have both of the above (sport SOS handle & S/L) in my 'parts bin'.
  14. jeepin503

    Optimum 143

    sent a PM
  15. Just4fun

    Sabre2 135 & Pilot 124 for sale

    Time Left: 29 days and 15 hours

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    Hello all, Time to part with a couple of canopies. My home DZ is Crosskeys in NJ. 1- First canopy is a Pilot 124. DOM mid 2014. I am the original owner. About 850 Jumps. Colors are silver(gray) and navy blue (first set of pictures below). No patches or defects. Asking $1,300 2- Second canopy is a Sabre 2, 135. DOM 10/2015. It is basically new with only 29 jumps on it. Colors are Dark Teal and Purple with gray ribs and slider (second set of pictures below). Just note that the colors look off in the video still pics of canopy in flight so see the fabric shot for truer representation. Asking $1,950.


    Reading, Pennsylvania - US

  16. JNP1267

    Volt 135 6/20/2017

    Still available?
  17. patairborne

    Javelin Odyssey complete

    Time Left: 6 days and 15 hours

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    I am selling a complete system. Javelin TJNK, DOM 06/04, serial number 26323, (well used), along with a PD Stiletto 120, DOM 03/04, serial number 01387. PD 126 reserve, DOM 03/04, serial number 31120, reserve was last repacked, 04/05/2019 and is within date. Cypres2, model CMODE, DOM 5/17, serial number E2382. Included is an Alti II Galaxy altimeter. I am 5’ 10”, weight 175. The container is well used and has a left hand deployment. In October 2011 the complete harness system was rebuilt and is like new. The line set on the Stiletto has approximately 200 jumps on it and the canopy itself has approximately 900 jumps. I am selling this as a complete system and at this point have no desire to piece it out. Buyer will pay shipping and insurance which will be determined at time of sale. I will not play the PayPal game and will only ship when I have the funds or am satisfied that payment is secure. I also will NOT ship overseas, US shipping only. I have more pics. Text or email only, no phone calls until serious.


    Stafford Springs, CT

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  19. JJG78

    DB Cooper

    I looked at your site and I am now seeing what others have said, that all you are doing is setting up Sheridan Peterson as DB Cooper, and it looks as if the reason is that you are writing a book. If this is the case, you have stated that you investigated this case for 10 years. If you do publish, people may want to see proof of your research, especially given that there have been others who discussed Peterson before you. Do you have proof of any research from ten years ago. I can find nothing online that shows you in any articles, any chat rooms, Facebook, anywhere. Am I wrong? Saying you've been investigation for 10 years could come across as an exaggeration and raise some questions about your credibility.
  20. twodogs


    Hi Skybytch the cutaway ripcord for this harness is not the same as the ones you find on civi jump rigs , this ripcord is combined , it has the cut away for the three rings but it allso has the steal ripcord that opens the reserve pack as well , when pulled it does the two actions all in one pull , cuts away the main and opens the reserve container , i can get the risers but i would like to keep as it was made , this rig was use and still is in use by the defence department
  21. HarCher

    Spector 170 with Vector 3 container

    How big is the harness?
  22. T-dive

    MT 1-X

    I have 53 jumps with MT-1X system in the early 1990s. Our systems were manufactured by Para Flite Inc. Both the harness, main and reserve canopies have the stealth grey color. Trust me, it is really hard to spot it in the air at dawn. I also had to open reserve chute and it’s reserve is a 5 cell RAM air wing chute. It is definitely not the same canopy as the main chute. The reserve is relatively smaller. However the reserve had much larger cells than the main canopy. Unlike its main canopy’s deployment bag (it had a white colored heavy duty cordura deployment bag) which is permanently attached to the canopy, the 5 cell reserve canopy separates from the olive drab colored (and it is made from the same parachute fabric) deployment bag during opening. The harness is an odd one. It has similar 3 point fasteners as well as a belt that you should utilize. The front side of the harness has 4x D shaped equipment attachment points made of steel. The very bottom of the harness had another 1x steel equipment attachment point which you can utilize to suspend your weapons/equipment sack during flight. This was the most painful part of the system and often times a huge nuisance when you wanted to sit. It was simply at the very very wrong spot, but oh well. You could see all MT-1X pilots have to fix that attachment point to a safe position before they could sit in the aircraft... Main canopy is a slow opening one if compared to the civilian chutes of early 90s. Sometimes it felt like it takes 5-6 seconds if you are slow. The slider always comes all the way down to your head flawlessly, so mostly it did not have much drama during opening. The main canopy is not very agile. You would give a command and the turn starts slowly, then the turn gets faster but cannot turn as fast as 90s civilian chutes like the 252 sqft North American Parafoil wing. It is quite hard to get the main canopy to a stall. Quite easy flying and quite safe but a boring chute for sure. However the glide ratio is not bad at all. I can somewhat recall it as 4/1 glide slope ratio. On 1/4 brakes the gliding is quite impressive. The final approach required relatively large landing area selection due to the relatively high glide ratio of the canopy. If it hits a thermal during final, it gets effected by it due to its sheer size. Prepare for a much longer glide before a touch down to be on the safe side. It can’t easily point land. Once you land, you can see it’s sheer size, it is a very large chute. But it is a very cool chute for sure. Quite different by civilian standards.
  23. JuanRamos

    TI HandCam Solutions

    Time Left: 29 days and 12 hours

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    • NEW

    3D Print solutions for Safe Gopro Mounts Especially for Tandems Using HandCam I have this mounts for Pivot Pad Hand Mount Black: Fits Hero 5, 6 and 7 - $45 It can easily be taken on and Off, so you can change you SD card in every Jump Camera on Bottom is not on the Point of View of Camera on Top Different Colors And Materials Photo: PETG Yellow: dual Session Both cameras are held by Friction You can open both Cameras lid without taking camera off the Mount to replace the SD Card in every Jump One camera will be at 90 off, it works great for Pictures. Pink: $45 Different Colors and Material Photo: PLA If You are looking for a different design, I can help You make something Different Be Safe, Blue Skies Includes: 3D Printed Mount ONLY Doesnt Include: Hand Glove Cameras Hero7 Housing


    Denver, CO

  24. The two things that you might check with your doctor about would be the lack of O2 at altitude and dizziness.
  25. RobertMBlevins

    DB Cooper

    EU: You think Cooper FLEW into the Portland Airport? Do you realize HOW many potential witnesses that entails? Let me list a few: Stewardesses on the flight, who notice everything and everybody. The ticket agent who sold him the ticket to GO to Portland. Other passengers. Not a single person in more than 45 years has EVER come forward to even venture a 'maybe I saw the guy in the sketch on this flight...or at THIS OTHER airport...or boarding...or waiting at the gate. I can tell you aren't from the Great Northwest. The TV news has posted his sketch and done Cooper stories with that sketch ever since...for more than 45 years. Cooper almost certainly went to the Portland Airport in the most common method. Someone just dropped him off out front. That's why he went 'unnoticed'. Your attempt to say Cooper flew in from somewhere else is done simply because you have a document out there alleging Sheridan Petersen as the hijacker, and you had to explain how he got from Nepal to Portland. If Cooper had actually been foolish enough to fly in from somewhere else, he probably would have been identified by now. In addition...he had no luggage except a briefcase with a (probably) phony bomb, and a lousy paper bag.
  26. jallison

    Flysight vs GoPro

    I'm realizing as I read you that I'm relying on my GPX data without questioning its origin. Here's how I proceeded: Extracted raw data from mp4 into a raw file, using ffmpeg : ffmpeg -y -i "/path/to/theFile.MP4" -codec copy -map 0:3 -f rawvideo outputFile.bin Used the "gopro2gpx" util from this repo to parse raw data into gpx : Here's where I was wrong - step 1 preserves all data. Step 2, not so much. I overlooked the fact that it might leave data behind while parsing the binary extract into gpx. So I'm currently trying out this other util (slower, in JS) : And... I seem to get a 3D velocity! I get a more thorough output in JSON, I still have to convert it to gpx though. Files attached, work in progress! Also included, GPS data in CSV. Fun stuff!! chablais.json chablais.raw flares.json flares.raw GH010928-gps chablais.csv GH018648-gps flares.csv
  27. Tried to find a camera helmet thread, but didn't see it. Anyway, I haven't posted here for many years, but I had to put together a new camera helmet for use on the 75th anniversary of D-day jumps in Normandy in a couple of weeks. You have no idea how hard it is to find a real, WWII-era GoPro.
  28. Hi guys, I'm developer of Skyduck - the new mobile app for skydivers. I'm trying to make the best app for skydivers, so I need your help. First of all I need your feedback. Now it is in open beta test and available for iOS devices (iPhone 6 and higher except iPhone SE) DOWNLOAD FROM APPSTORE What it is now? • Easy-to-use automated skydiving logbook • Jumps digital signatures • 3D visualization of jump • Detailed statistics on a graph • Vertical/horizontal speeds Blue skies, Igor
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