brokenwing

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  1. January 23, 2016 Davenport, FL [http://www.legacy.com/guestbooks/pennlive/kenneth-d-miesemer-condolences/177555433?cid=full&__hstc=37954748.841a47906f3935ea2162b38872972a58.1454423650383.1454423650383.1454423650383.1&__hssc=37954748.4.1454423650383&__hsfp=3843712819]
  2. never did a strato star but i did love my flyer but then i was 145lb at the time
  3. don't really recall clearly but i think it was done by the Herd back in the 70's - out the back of a skyvan
  4. http://www.wired.com/2014/05/absurd-creature-of-the-week-this-marsupial-has-marathon-sex-until-it-goes-blind-and-drops-dead/ saw this at wired.com and first thought was - how is this news? sounds like a typical weekend jumping.
  5. i had to look at a calendar after reading this - was sure someone was doing a 01 April in here
  6. just speculation but ..... i would expect that exposure to any lead from avgas is somewhat limited for each individual - unless one is really into the aroma of engine exhaust. the pollutants that i have not heard much about concern auto brakes and tires: brakes: Asbestos Semi-Metallic Non-Asbestos Organics Low Steel Carbon Exact composition of each manufacturer’s pads is a closely guarded secret although asbestos has been greatly reduced since the passing of drum brakes. then there are tires: natural and synthetic rubber, reinforcing chemicals, anti-degradants, adhesion promoters (which includes cobalt salts) and curatives (including sulfur) these when multiplied by the millions of cars on the roads seems more to be concerned about breathing - the dust does go somewhere and not simply washed away by rain. the ride to the airport has always been the most dangeruous part of jumping! o yeah and one of my favorites - a DOE report from back in the early 90s on PVCs - seems when they are burned (like incinerators for garbage) at an insufficiently high temperature (non stoichiometric) there is a formation of dioxin - always a pleasant breathing experience.
  7. re the part: 2500 was pull altitude in the old days. I didn't go below that on purpose. I won't say it never happened but it wasn't my thing to go low. i tried to avoid people who did not have altitude awareness - seemed like an unhealthy thing to hear someone say i didnt know what altitude i was at.
  8. student pilot -- 25 hours (completed written and a couple cross countries) few hundred jumps discovery of having a brain aneurysm kind of stopped all of it though fun times (6+ hours) in the A6-E night carrier landing trainer and one cat shot/carrier landing in a F/A-18 sim