murrays

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    1285
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    CSPA
  • Number of Jumps
    2259
  • Years in Sport
    30
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    Formation Skydiving
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    Wing Suit Flying

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  1. murrays

    Lost Drop Zones Project

    Here is a Google Maps link to the three Prairie Skymasters Parachute Club locations from 1978 to 2006. PSM Locations The club was in existence from 1976 to 2006. I will have to double check on the years of operation at Colonsay. I think it was 1978 but may have been earlier than that. -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  2. I did a total of 9 SL jumps before being allowed to terrorize the skies with unstable clear and pulls This was in 1980 in Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada. -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  3. murrays

    Watermellon Pass

    We don't do Pumpkin Drops at my DZ anymore A couple years before I started somebody misjudged the spot and put one through the roof of a neighboring hangar. Missed the plane inside by about 5 feet, so I was told. I recall reading about an incident (back in the 80's) about a dropped pumpkin going through the roof of a farmhouse and hitting the kitchen table, leaving the inside of the kitchen covered with pumpkin. Luckily, nobody was home at the time...but pumpkin passes were no longer done at that DZ. I did one pumpkin pass jump....lots of fun, especially holding on to it at pull time. I dropped mine under canopy at about 500' and was very impressed by the loud crack it made on impact. -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  4. murrays

    Z'hills in the eighties

    Skyjack, Jerry Bird, Shoobi Knutson, Peter Gannaw, Eric Bradley, Sox (John Rostoks) are the ones that I remember from my small number of visits. Oh yeah, and some crazy guy named Scotty Carbone -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  5. murrays

    Handbrake 9.4 released

    Fixed the clicky -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
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    Blue skies Perry Mumm

    Four years now since Perry left us. Still think about him and what a great friend he was to everybody. Blue skies, Murray -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  7. murrays

    prescription sunglasses?

    Any optometrist can fix you up. I have a pair of bifocal prescription sunglasses...I'm old I know...but I couldn't do anything in the plane without them as seeing stuff closeup just doesn't work anymore. -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  8. murrays

    PC 109 to Macbook

    It has FW800 doesn't it? Is there a way to use FW 400 in the 800 port? Cable adapter or something? -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  9. murrays

    Baldwin's Beaver

    Is changing the number an optional thing or is it required only in certain circumstances? -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  10. I've never heard this before. Do you have any source to point us to? -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  11. murrays

    rod packs chuteless jump(1965?)

    Thanks for posting that...one of the scariest things I've ever read! -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  12. murrays

    Jerry Irwin Photos

    No kidding! Thanks for those links. -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  13. murrays

    Jerry Irwin Photos

    Great photography! I love the God's Work shot. I have a question though...was Jerry Irwin the skydiving photographer that published an article on the Amish in National Geographic many years ago? I love the shot of Tom and Corky...there is another shot of them from maybe the same skydive in one of the Skies Call books and I've always liked it...just looks like a loose fun skydive. Who are they? -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey
  14. murrays

    Lost Drop Zones Project

    Damn man, don't you know, Never volunteer for anything.
  15. murrays

    Lost Drop Zones Project

    I don't know what NELSAP is...I suppose I could google it...but it would be real easy to set up a blog and use that to document all the lost DZs. A blog like this perhaps. I use wordpress for several other blogs...one work related and 2 personal. It is easy to add photos, video and also to add other authors/contributors. I don't really have a lot of spare time but if anybody else would be willing to spend some time helping out maybe we could get this off the ground. Cheers, -- Murray "No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets." - Edward Abbey