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  1. I have jumped 5,936 round canopies from 22' to 35' diameter with no broken bones........lots of reserve rides!!! 1,034 Ramair (square) of various sizes with no reserve rides.......I believe that I made the 1st live jump on a Ramair from Dominic Jalberts Beechcraft Bonanza in 1962.
  2. Chuteshack, Yes that howard did belong to Steve Snyder.I bought it from him 9/66 and it was totaled 11/68.It was a good flyer..........POPQuote
  3. South florida Parachute,[email protected] Airglades Airport,Clewiston,Fl.1962/3.Jerry used to stop by and make a few jumps when he was driving a Semi for TI showing of their stuff. POPPENHAGER D47Quote
  4. No that was not John ! He flew jumpers for me, Ripcord paracenter,Tommy Bartlets water show at Wisconsin Dells,Wis.in the 60s and 70s.Quote
  5. Long time jumper John Coppe D265 passed away this morning in Staurt,Fl.
  6. As far as I know Airglades does not have a paint shop but has an active DZ , but so did thier stop befor at 28j !!!Quote
  7. I saw G***ary Dupuis D242 last year and he was alive and well riding his bicycle around the Deland Airport ramp.POP D47
  8. Hi Dick,My log says 1600'.Wasn't there some one else on that jump ? Seems to me there was cause I don't think I was the only one standing in front of the grand stand! Didn't you land in the trees on the day jump ? Been a long time ago and at 78 my brain is getting a little slow !!!Quote
  9. L18 Loadstar w/wright 1820 1200hp engines(early models) had 1000hp.POPQuote
  10. We had been using KAP3's and PC's for 9 years when you made your 1st jump.Glad it made you PERFORM. POPQuote
  11. Steve, Army Jump School has always been at Ft.Benning from the beginng.I went through jump school at Benning in 1950.I think Bragg started a jump school there around 1955 and Campbell had one too(I think).............POP
  12. *** As of 1/1970 no static line jumps were used at my DZ (South Florida Parachute) Indiantown,Fl.All students started with 5 sec delays and were exempt from the USPA required S.L.'s.Retention of students doubled after we started the FF program.And our students progressed much faster than SL programs................POP
  13. The Tampa Skydivers (club) first occupied that building in 1962.They were the first Skydivers to jump at Zhills.Warren Coffman was President. POP
  14. Hi Pat,I made my 1st baton pass from 7000' in Ft.lauderdale,Fl.with Dick Shuford D-100 on my 62nd jump 8/16/1959.On 8/23/1959 I made a double baton pass from 7000' with Dick Shuford and Bill Elfers D-28.After that baton passes were routine ! 3,4,and 5 way stars were common in So.Florida from 1966 and the california guys made their 8 way which forced me to buy a bigger airplane !!! POP D-47