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  1. Sparky- Are you looking for repairs or a new one?! I have a white one, red & blue ribs... barely used, it's around somewhere...(San Diego storage?!) You're welcome to it if ya want it! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  2. *** That's what I said above... Though not as eloquently as Sparky ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  3. Having ONE isn't really NECESSARY! But each individual should go with what puts them at a reasonable 'comfort level'. I know jumpers that carry two altimeters and two audibles... I personally use one of each... ONLY as a back up to looking at the ground. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  4. Pull outs have straight pins Throw outs are curved because the straight back pull force would hang up and possible not deploy... and would most likely gouge up the material in the way. I had a 'pull out' rig with a flat little curved pin... But it was not 'factory' and though it worked, I had it replaced with a straight pin. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  5. Of the 100.. I have 14 signatures in my logs!!
  6. Honoring 100 Aviation Heroes Tuesday, December 16 The 100 Heroes honored, by decades, are: 1903-1913 Louis Blériot Glenn Curtiss Baroness Raymonde De Laroche Benjamin Foulois Samuel Langley Glenn Martin Ludwig Prandtl Harriet Quimby Charlie Taylor Theodore Von Kármán Orville Wright Wilbur Wright 1913-1923 Geoffrey De Havilland Donald Douglas Allan Lockheed William "Billy" Mitchell Edward "Eddie" Rickenbacker Sir Thomas Sopwith Elmer Sperry Lawrence Sperry Elmer Stone Baron Manfred von Richthofen 1923-1933 Walter Beech William Boeing Clyde Cessna Jimmy Doolittle Amelia Earhart Robert Goddard William Lear, Sr. Charles Lindbergh James McDonnell Willi Messerschmitt Wiley Post 1933-1943 Frank Andrews Harry Combs Benjamin Davis Ernst Heinkel Elrey Jeppesen Clarence "Kelly" Johnson Jack Northrop William Piper, Sr Eleanor Roosevelt Igor Sikorsky Cyrus "C.R." Smith Hans J.P. Von Ohain Sir Frank Whittle 1943-1953 Henry "Hap" Arnold Richard Bong Jacqueline Cochran Marcel Dassault Charles Draper Barry Goldwater Robert "Bob" Hoover Curtis LeMay Francis Rogallo Paul Tibbets, Jr. Hoyt Vandenberg Charles Yeager 1953-1963 A. Scott Crossfield Hugh Dryden Yuri Gagarin John Glenn Jeanne Holm Sergei Pavolovich Korolev Walter "Wally" Schirra Bernard Schriever Alan Shepard Wernher Von Braun 1963-1973 Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Neil Armstrong Frank Borman Michael Collins Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. James Lovell, Jr. Geraldine Mock Robin Olds Thomas Stafford Valentina Tereshkova 1973-1983 George Brown Daniel "Chappie" James Martha King Donald "Deke" Slayton Emily Howell Warner 1983-1993 George H. Bush Mae Jemison Joe Kittinger Bruce McCandless Tom Poberezny and Paul Poberezny Sally Ride Burt Rutan Dick Rutan Patty Wagstaff Jeana Yeager 1993-2003 Colleen Barrett Margaret Sidonie Sansom Bosin Eileen Collins Jane Garvey Marion Jayne Shannon Lucid Sheila Widnall ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  7. QuoteAnd here's your sign . . . *** ROFLMAO! Yup! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  8. QuoteYeah, the last paraski meet I went to we visited his place afterward, nice people. *** I saw them at a US Team reunion... He 'borrowed' my Jeep to get more refreshments... Couple days later he bought one!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  9. QuoteLast time I was at his house he did but that was a while ago. *** Same here.. Been 10 years at least! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  10. QuotePeterlee in the UK has one if that's any help? - http://members.aol.com/skydiveamy/ Cheers Adam. *** Thanks Adam... I'll direct q's that way! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  11. QuoteThe one I've always known about is: Hat Shoppe 12153 Nicklaus Rd, Sandy, UT 84092 (801) 572-3883 *** That's it... I wonder if Tony F. still owns it?! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  12. ............ in the states ??? If so let me know where & when you jumped it - got a friend that is interested - they would like to talk to the operator If you are not familiar with this Czech built 19 passenger turboprop check out a couple of address's that I attached to refresh your memory www.russians.bird.ch/Let410/L410P01.html www.east-air.com/tech/index.htm ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  13. QuoteLOL.......umm...Aggie could hand my non-existant ass to me fairly quickly. No fight here. He just reposted what someone else wrote. Oh yah....and F'N BS! *** Yeah! At least he didn't send it to ya via email like some OTHER Texas jerk!!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  14. QuoteThat's why you fly that way, now I understand. *** ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  15. Jim, That had to be one of the most emotional jumps ever. Thanks for sharing with us. Steve Snyder contributed a tremendous amount to skydiving. *** Steve was sharp guy! ...And observant too. I remember we went Omoro, Bill's DZ close to Oshkosh to do a practice jump. Steve handed me his rig and ask me to pack it. (A questionable move...you've seen me pack) He told a friend of his that rode up with him, "Twardo's bigger than me, and with that zipper in his back... I know he packs for soft openings!" I guess he had seen the surgery scar on my lower back the day before and figured I was his man for packing!! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  16. QuoteKeith, It was an honor to travel form Calif. to be part of something like this. As a host you guys in CSS are the best there is. *** I couldn't agree more! And hey Keith... Sparky and I are wanting to reserve our slots on the 200 year celebration too...
  17. www.outerbanks.org/ Few more pics in the "Outer Banks" website. Got to the Dec 16 page... and on page 2 of photos... ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  18. With photoshop you can scan it and reduce it to whatever size you need ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  19. Someone gave me "Livepix" last year, and it too is quick and simple.. everything from posters to double sided tri-folds. ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  20. "Live Long & Prosper!" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  21. I too thought that was the reason... But was waiting in hope that one of you guys on the dive would answer. I was under canopy watching the last few seconds it held, and then break-off... I didn't realize it was 'backwards' until the debrief at the DZ... And I know what I'm look at! So it was fine for the crowd as presented. And you're right! THAT is the picture you see EVERYWHERE in regard to 'our' little demo... A much more impressive shot from above...! Great Job! And it was both a pleasure and an honor meeting you guys! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  22. Quote I started jumping when my mother, then 45, convinced me to do a first jump course with her. She's now 60... *** Now THAT'S kewell!! Sounds like an amazing woman... Is she always so adventurous? ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  23. BEER! ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  24. QuoteWell, the two fingers represent being in the "pink". While the single finger is, umm, well, in the "stink". Hence, "Two in the pink, one in the stink." *** And... ole 'Tom Thumb' is only there "Rockin' Da Boat!" ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~
  25. *** Tony- You invited my room mate 'Mark' and I on one sometime around then... (another Elsinore reopening) We took the DC-3 down and jumped into some newly built hotel right on the beach. I remember the jump well, as it was the 2nd jump on my new... Red-White & Blue, * 21 cell * 'Excalibur' and it being just the 2nd time I'd ever 'PRO' packed... SURE! Why NOT do a demo over the Pacific Ocean!? The spot was well off shore... After our 8 way, I turned, tracked & dumped... only to watch my new 'investment' flutter away for 1500 feet before opening! Easily making the beach... I did get some flack about opening low... I just wanted to be sure that if I chopped it, I would be close enough to recover it and swim everything back in...( cough cough ) ~ If you choke a Smurf, what color does it turn? ~