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  1. patworks

    Parachuting Preceded Flight

    Parachuting Preceded Flight The history of aviation has extended over more than two thousand years from the earliest attempts in BASE Parasol jumps, kites, or gliders to powered heavier-than-air, supersonic, and hypersonic flight. The first form of man-made flying objects were either BASE type jumps or kites from around 200 BC in China. Then a general flew a kite over enemy territory to calculate the length of tunnel required to enter the region (Using trigonometry?). Early flier, Yuan Huangtou, a Chinese prince, survived by tying himself to the kite. According to Joseph Needham, hot-air balloons in China were known from the 3rd century BC. A couple of thousands of years later, the French too flew. Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
  2. Fertilizing " a Darwin family tree with no leaves." [aka piss into the wind] Obstinate stubbornness serves the world alike by terminating such livestock that bounce before they breed. Tidy. Premature funerals happen aplenty. We are. Darwinism selection Is. Suggestion: a recipe to deselect your self soon from propagating that sad cycle. Rx: eschew (avoid) hanging stuff to your swoop attire that can/could/will snag a 'shroud line' when Murphy attends your frolic. Why do you think they are called Shroud Lines Suspension Lines He Do? You gone. Since forever, having snag-points on your deploying trash that can double-total kill your ass is very cool, albeit deadly. Santa Costumes, birthday cakes, and double-totals suck. Say" Is a Go-Pro a likely snag? Yep. Fuckin'A' . Verify. .... Me? Today, I'd ask Bryan Burke. Yesterday, I'd ask Jim Wallace. Every day, I'd ask an aerial photographer that's made the cut. Ask. VISION: a snag-unlikely Go-Pro mount to save you momma's baby. Huh? Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
  3. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours. Like blue sky? Learn to LOVE flight. Read Richard Bach. Enact your sky dreams. Fly them. Become them. Now. Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    remembering the seldom 1950's

    Fossil relics smile remembering the seldom 1950's morphing into our wealth of body flight arts, our manifest skill, the overarching joy that keeps us Real. Flight. Flight for the joy of Flying. Body flight. Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Very excellent event: Tunnel Backfly lesson

    Very excellent event: Tunnel Backfly lesson Been backflying since 1976. got vertical in 1993. ...an .early Freefly coach, used my backfly a lot. (I fall FAST). .... whatever. ... Today's flight: I dream. Today in 5 minutes Kurt showed me kewl back-fly skill-moves; lit my fire like it was gasoline waiting. Whoboy. Lordy, I love flying xo Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    How To Tube: Managing Sessions and Understanding Rotation

    Well said. Cogent reality. Nice separation of two discrete realities. Post jumping (Polio) i fly fine, mostly. TODAY 10 minutes.... tunnel rat, ; Kurt 'learned' me back fly in ways superior to my airplane-windbourne FF which carries the mandate of backfly to catch new fish. Just now; I want MORE ! OTBTW i'm a flyer and fossil coach
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    Well Shit Howdy. Folks here went and pulled my head out of my ass for me. Smiles, giggles, reflection in mirrors illuminates depths i'd avoid. Reality check. THANK all y'all fr the images. Revealing + welcome here & now anyhow. XO, OX all. Share living. Save life. Fertile soil. Plant seeds. Expect astounding results. :-) Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    YES! Hail! Toast! Celebrate knowledge of the Art of Survival Versus the Religion of Safety. ..... Ain't nothing 'correct' about a bounce. Live Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    Right ON! Welcome to my world. Sometimes just strobe images of reality flashing back at being Dissed previous. I can't paint images with words. I flounder and flail. Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    ... I am a fellow fool trying to laugh .... ep. the post was gibberish babble rap. Me letting excess mind gas escape Brain fart Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    Golly. You held up a mirror foreign to me. Translated in words i speak, i relish such dumbfounded. Air bird, I sing. Your words reflect what I write to accrue: the History of the Fine Traditions of me and you. Sky people we are the everything that will be when we learn to see. Admire your foresight XO Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    WOW! Very. Having a fellow traveler treck with and lead makes my heart big. You point out that knowledge of anything makes everything real soon. You help explode our mind. 4th of July air show. Your kind words help fill a hole in me. I thank thee Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
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    Life experiences are what then IS

    Golly, First i was impressed by the bredth and depth of the new Skydiving-Encyclopedia i was impressed that ISIS hacked us, then . . . Lately im awed by my Skydiving Research and only drafted. Neat stuff. Severral are heretofore unrefealed or were incorrectl. Kewl. Hey, Dumbfounded that i am CeNSORED. (Already been outcast.) Hoping to be able to tunnel fly. Astounded by the Million-hits in 2016. Enchanted about tomorrows. Ours. Pat Works nee Madden Travis Works, Jr .B1575, C1798, D1813, Star Crest Solo#1, USPA#189,
  14. Addendum to my (July) post to reflect the revised committee structure exactly as per the below which is the latest (Sept) list of committee members and advisors. Collection & Curatorial Committee Sept, 2016 Chair: Sandy Reid Mike Horan Pat Works – Interim Curator Advisors: Michael Kearns Kim Knor Mary Todd Cheryl Whitford Jan Works
  15. 1996 Dallas Freefly Competition, 2ND American Championships Written by: Dead Magic John H Schuman, DALLAS FREEFLY COMPETITION, AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF FREEFLIGHT OCT. 19, 1996 SKYDIVE DALLAS Whitewright , TX JHS (dead Magic John Schuman) < http://www.koyn.com/JohnSchuman/pages/nac96.htm >