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    150
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    SNE
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    14741
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    uspa
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  • Years in Sport
    29
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving

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  • USPA Coach
    Yes
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    Senior Rigger
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    Senior Rigger
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    Senior Rigger

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  1. The hardest working man on the drop zone. I don't think he ever slept.
  2. OWB

    Blue Skies, Howard White

    I remember Howard owning a succession of Ford products. Trundling between Deland and Z-hills on I-4 the other day, creeping along in that perpetual parking lot that is Orlando, when a crimson Ford Explorer with Mass. plates went by me at ludicrous speed, all I could think to do was scream "Damn you Howard!... Blue skies old friend, you are missed, but never forgotten.
  3. OWB

    Apology for the internet

    I just skimmed the story, so I probably missed the part where Al Gore specifically takes responsibility... Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  4. OWB

    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Actual sign I saw in front of a general contractors office: SWIMMING POOLS FILLED. SEPTIC TANKS PUMPED. NOT THE SAME TRUCK. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  5. OWB

    BEER RULES!!!!

    Don't over think it. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  6. OWB

    Leslie Jo Maerki

    Leslie Jo Maerki, (A-27842). 9/27/56- 9/15/15. Skydiver, adventurer, dog lover, medical professional, friend, lover. Taken too soon. You will not be forgotten. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  7. OWB

    Seeking 'Walter Josef Streit'.

    There's a Facebook group called "Old School skydiving". Try posting this message there, and good luck. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  8. OWB

    Chet Poland

    Not quite. Chet was living in a camper during the summers at what was then Skydive Lebanon in Maine. We were on a weather hold when Bill Booth flew in from somewhere on his way home. Someone went to get Chet. Chet came down from his camper just as Bill walked over from his plane. They met right next to the manifest office. Bill greeted him and Chet replied, "oh Billy, I feel terrible", then he collapsed in his arms. Booth looked at me, started to say something, and I took off running to the phone. (pre-cell phone days). We got him to the hospital in Rochester NH, where they lost him. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  9. OWB

    Jumping All Fifty States

    So will a cross country in SNE in Maine if you miscalculate the uppers. (Ask me how I know). Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  10. OWB

    "Fly the Friendly Skies"

    I made my first flight on United in late 1959. I've flown United more than any other airline. It has been some time ago, but United was bought by the employees ( buy-out led by a jumper ). They have been going downhill ever since. Too bad, at one time I considered them the best of the domestics. Jerry Baumchen Yeah, once upon a time. Nothing new here though. Last summer I was booked on United to Omaha prior to the annual great bike ride across Iowa. I was in the check in line - not even my turn to check in - when the woman behind the counter blew off the Indian couple she was waiting on to begin screaming at me, demanding to know where the hell I thought I was going? Turns out my flight had been cancelled. (and this is how they notify me?) the woman was pretty much openly hostile, and I would not have been surprised to hear the phrase "in your face white man" at the end of her tirade. Never did make it to Iowa, but I did have the time to do some much needed repair work on my barn. Oh yeah, 54 hours after her canipshin , I got a text notifying me that my flight was cancelled but I should proceed to the airport anyway for further instructions. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  11. OWB

    Michelle Carrier

    Michelle Carrier 1963-2013. Just a wuffo, but my wuffo. Has it really been three years? It seems like we just said good night. Always, me. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  12. OWB

    Para Commander Redux

    Give Strong Enterprises a call, see if there are any geezers left lurking there whose brains you could pick. They used to make a "modern" rig for the PC. A friend of mine had one. The risers had L bar connectors and 3 ring releases. it might surprise you what's still in the warehouse. A few years ago I purchased a D-bag for mine from them. (it is not for sale) Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  13. OWB

    YOUR single most dangerous jump.

    A few years ago, I was at a boogie, we were doing a 36 way formation load, I was in the lead plane, a sky-van. My exit position was on the starboard corner of the ramp/tailgate. My position in the formation was just outside the base. On ready, set, go, the guy next to me launches sideways, instead of backwards, slamming me into the side of the plane. I brushed that off and flew to my slot. Little did I know the impact had popped the pin on my main. Fine fitting rig that it was, there was no indication anything was wrong. I flew the entire dive with an open main container. We broke at five grand, I tracked away and had a normal deployment, though the container felt a bit mushy when I pulled. There was a guy with a camera helmet docked on my leg. The L.O. asked him if he had seen who had the open container, since the dedicated video guys had all seen it, but didn't know who it was. The guy on my leg said no, but he would check his video. As Gomer Pyle would say, surprise, surprise, surprise. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  14. OWB

    Blue Skies, Howard White

    This is late, but we must remember. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  15. OWB

    Anybody doing RAGBRAI this year?

    Anybody? anybody? Bueller...?Bueller...? Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.