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OWB last won the day on April 7 2019

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    Cypres 2

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  • Home DZ
    SNE
  • License
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  • License Number
    14741
  • Licensing Organization
    uspa
  • 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. It may (or not) be helpful to reach out to former Bills O.T. Justin Cross and pick his brain. I know he earned a license back in the early '90's. Man, the dude FILLED the door of a 182.
  2. From what I understand, Nate was in it from the start, with Sanborn and Istel, before there was even an OSPC. He quite possibly could have had a single digit D, but he wanted D-69.
  3. Nate Pond, D-69, passed away at the age of 87 on November 3rd after a period of declining health. Imagine the changes to the sport this man was able to witness. There will be a service for him today, November 23 at the community church in Andover Vermont. There is talk of putting together a memorial event for him at OSPC in the spring of 2020.
  4. The hardest working man on the drop zone. I don't think he ever slept.
  5. 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.
  6. OWB

    LSD

    So, anybody holding? Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. OWB

    BEER RULES!!!!

    Don't over think it. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. So was Switzerland, yet they still shot at allied aircraft when they were blown of course. Don't worry about nuthin' cause nothin's gonna be okay.