Nicholas Broughton

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  1. I was considering but it’s gonna be hot AF in July. I’d rather be comfortable and enjoy the jump!
  2. I did and was over the moon when I heard they will be doing tandems from the DC 9-21 the weekend of July 6th and 7th. I’m going to get the chance to jump a jet!
  3. Hi DM! Indeed I did. They are sending multiple loads up tomorrow so I’m planning on swinging by. I will see if I can find out if it’s going to be a regular thing or not. If it is then it’s definitely AFF classes for me this summer at Elsinore!
  4. This is a link to a Go Fund Me account being set up for a re-scan of tie particles. Through Tom's goodwill and McCrone Labs' interest in the case, McCrone has agreed to do a re-scan of one of the tie stubs for only $500, which is essentially at cost for microscope time. We are setting up the account for up to $1,500 for the possibility (no guarantees) that McCrone might agree to re-scan an 2 additional stubs in the future at the same cost. A re-scan would provide x-y coordinates with a true "north south" orientation that would allow Tom to look at specific particles of interest more easily and definitively. Thank you for your consideration. update: McCrone has agreed to run a total of four stubs for us at $500 each. https://gofund.me/7a65d011
  5. This is a link to a Go Fund Me account being set up for a re-scan of tie particles. Through Tom's goodwill and McCrone Labs' interest in the case, McCrone has agreed to do a re-scan of one of the tie stubs for only $500, which is essentially at cost for microscope time. We are setting up the account for up to $1,500 for the possibility (no guarantees) that McCrone might agree to re-scan an 2 additional stubs in the future at the same cost. A re-scan would provide x-y coordinates with a true "north south" orientation that would allow Tom to look at specific particles of interest more easily and definitively. Thank you for your consideration. http://This is a link to a Go Fund Me account being set up for a re-scan of tie particles. Through Tom's goodwill and McCrone Labs' interest in the case, McCrone has agreed to do a re-scan of one of the tie stubs for only $500, which is essentially at cost for microscope time. We are setting up the account for up to $1,500 for the possibility (no guarantees) that McCrone might agree to re-scan an 2 additional stubs in the future at the same cost. A re-scan would provide x-y coordinates with a true "north south" orientation that would allow Tom to look at specific particles of interest more easily and definitively. Thank you for your consideration. https://gofund.me/7a65d011
  6. I came across him he was one of the pioneers of the sport along with LC but nothing to connect and a marking on his chin.
  7. She was born in Poland and it’s irrelevant… If WJS was cooper he would of died upon landing.
  8. A contemporary analysis of Max Gunther’s D.B. Cooper: What Really Happened by author Jude Morrow.
  9. Merry Christmas to all my cooperites!
  10. You are entitled to that opinion. We will just have to agree to disagree here fly. At any rate a Merry Christmas to you sir. Keep Digging! Nicky
  11. His reply “lol that is exactly what we’re doing. Consider it a gift if you can pin a particle down to a specific time and place. I would argue that’s probably less likely with a “registered, alloy”, because those have greater adoption and are used in more places.”
  12. My metallurgist says: “What. Of course you can!”
  13. From my metallurgist: “Registered alloys” is still a red herring. Don’t focus on that. Readings with elemental concentration of greater than 1% are perfectly fine even in the automated EDS. With the possible exception of Ni in this specific test.
  14. From my metallurgist: “All automated EDS is a bit sketchy. Especially so if it can’t be checked against a calibrated standard, like here. I would definitely assume that any Al-5Mg particle is a 5000-series Al alloy whether the database is showing me more elements or not. It might also be helpful to reel back a little bit and think about what is meant by “alloy”: a metallic mixture of two or more elements. It needn’t be homogeneous (eg nickel superalloys), and it can include nonmetallic elements (eg carbon in steel)”
  15. Actually only 39% of particles that are Al#1 and Mg#2 are only those 2 elements (187 out of 482), while 61% have a 3rd or 4th element (295 out of 482). Table courtesy of Chris Broer.
  16. Happy Thanksgiving to all my Cooperites!
  17. I’ll have it up on my YouTube soon along with most of the other presentations from the conference. I’ll post the links In here.
  18. Red and white canopy would match this one.
  19. Whoever gave him a ride would of had to have held on to the money until June to work with the diatom evidence. You’d think if the guy got spooked he would of disposed of it immediately like in TK’s scenario of the fisherman who gave cooper a ride and got some money, was fishing on tbar the next morning and heard the news on the radio, disposed of it then and there. But sitting on it for that long then going and burying it on tbar doesn’t make sense. Granted dunking it in the Columbia would be good to remove your prints off the money. Let’s say he disposed of it somewhere else the next day in the CR flood plane and it got picked up, well the rubber bands would of been long gone by June.
  20. Possible yes, likely no. We we have Jeffries and Hooper in Vancouver ten days after the skyjacking calling in a tip about a white canopy hung up on the I-5 railroad bridge. So I don’t know how deterred folks were about submitting leads that were outside of the fbi search area. The media and news coverage was still big in the surrounding area and the money find ten years later also presented an opportunity for somebody more south of the FBI DZ to make the connection.
  21. I wouldn’t say McCoy played it cool, he was making comments regarding the search that was going on to the dude that gave him a ride home. He said it was that commentary that got him suspicious and made him call in the tip. Cooper got out of the area someway, you’d think if anyone picked up a guy in the area that night wearing a suit, we would of heard a story by now and same with the walking into a woodland gas station.