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  1. Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26, Byron. ( Bay Area Skydiving) Inviting all current Muff Brothers/Sisters and Newbies to come and play. All-Muff Loads, Muff Stars, fun. No Registration, just show up No Sky too High, ...
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    Ernie Butler

    Damn!! madjohn
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    US DZ operating Skyvan or Sherpa

    BAS has a caravan, not a sky van.
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    Tall Paul Gilbert

    From NorCal, a frequent sight at Rich Grimm's boogies. Life of the party and really nice guy overall. A solo car accident last Friday morning. RIP Tall Paul madjohn
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    SOSFest 2018

    Skydive Elsinore on April 23rd and 24th. A fun gathering of SOSers before the record begins and it's in honor of Bud LaPointe so any friends/admirers of Bud are welcome to join us. Monday: 4 way scrambles and PC untangling contest Tuesday: Speed scrambles and Hit-and-Crutch accuracy. FFI : Mad John. here or jdobleman@sbcglobal.net
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    West Coast Muff Brother Gather

    Along with the Re-Opening of Byron, we're inviting all Muff Brothers in the area and those who'd like to join us to come out on Memorial Day Weekend. We'll have Muffs and decals and maybe appearances by MB 1 & 2. Muff,muff,muff madjohn MB#166
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    The passing of Peter Kaltof

    Knew it was coming, still so sorry to lose him. blue skies Peter. madjohn
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    Yeah, so much for "free stowing" your lines after that. The Altitude Shop had a highspeed video/movie of free stowed lines coming out of the container that was one of the scariest things I'd ever seen. madjohn
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    No one does it better. Thanks Pat, refreshers like this help maintain the energy that keeps me jumping. madjohn
  10. Blue skies, Geno. Didn't know you were gone. Is this young mr ballard posting? madjohn
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    The 'Elevator' has stopped

    Had heard mention of this, before my time at LP. Great story. RIP Gary, wish I had met you. madjohn
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    Bob "RW" Richardson

    Blue skies forever, Bob. madjohn
  13. As expected, a very insightful article. And very timely as 2 weeks ago we had a tracing dive turn up jump run, resulting in the following RW jumpers falling between canopies. Fortunately there were no collisions, only due to the fact, as Bryan has stated in the past "it's a pretty big sky" but we can't keep pushing its limits. Hopefully DZ's will address this with their "leaders" as well as staff to try and keep future problems to a minimum. Equally hopeful as that the "leaders" will address this with their fellow jumpers on their own.
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    Santiago "Sandy" Rosell

    Damn, met Sandy at this year's SOS record. Great guy, he was docking across from me. Inspirational story on how he got started when Deland said he was too old. Looked forward to jumping with him in the future. Blue skies Sandy. madjohn
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    The late Late Jake Schwan

    BSBD Jake. Met him at Lost Prairie several years ago and jumped with him. He accidently dumped Chris Q out of a 4way reaching for his leg grip. madjohn
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    Byron Boogie 2011

    OK, I'm bumping this up. Gonna be fun times. Saturday is White Out night, wear white or something that will stand out. NorCal at its finest. madjohn
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    Godfrog trophy site updated

    Glad you're staying on top of this, Bad John. Hope to see you in April. madjohn
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    Pops World Record underway DeLand

    Yep, go get it "old" guys. Like 40's old anymore. madjohn
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    lodi info anyone

    No easy public transit. Rent a car, or wait for someone from this site to offer you a ride. have fun, madjohn
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    Blue skys Ken

    Also known as Party Ken, Ken Knigge has been a fixture at Lost Prairie for the past several years. A great guy, his Byron Family will miss him as well as all the LP folk who have met him. blue skies Ken, Say "HI" to Shannon and JP. madjohn
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    Lost Prairie Boogie 2009

    We have a winner. Eat your hearts out all you other DZ.commies. well done, Grimmster. madjohn
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    Byron Boogie Lite

    DOH!!!! This weekend, September 26-28. mj
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    Cheryl Bob and Jimmy Jack Creson

    I remember Cheryl Bob and Jimmy Jack from old Antioch Days. Don't have any stories, I was a yung-un then. But tell her MadJohn says "Hi". madjohn
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    Another T-Shirt...History??

    I've got the same one, in beige. Can't remember where I bought it. madjohn
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    Byron Surviving the BBQ BBQ

    Roy, great job in listing it here. Can't believe you got no replies but this one..== Looking forward to it. Mad John Hope you've got it on Nor Cal. madjohn