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  1. thousandthings

    ***"..... I mean even McCoy types were carrying real weapons.....

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    Actually, Mac's 45 was empty and the grenade was a dummy paperweight. Yah, real, but non-functional. Mac said the guy sitting across the isle was a big football type that could have taken him out in a second and he was scared to death that he might! A lot of little facts are hidden in the FBI training film of his hijacking, like wing tip shoes on the FBI Agent delivering the money... Mac helped make the film, if that gives you any clues.

    Bob Knoss




    Gosh..this Cooper case is a labyrinth and I aint a Cooper royalty ...I seriously have no clue what are you taking about...help me understand where can I read more about what u saying...the film etc.

    It's make believe, pure fantasy.
    Delusions of grandeur and all.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  2. No, this signature is to Instructors of this community, the Skydiving community this page is intended for.

    It is meant to remind them that money is secondary in their job, student safety is first.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  3. thousandthings

    Hey guys... I dropped onto this zone as I was researching for Dan Cooper for making a comic strip.
    Thanks for all inputs, I greatly enjoyed reading it and will keep dropping in every once in a while.

    Here's a summarized version of the comic strip if you wanna have a look:


    https://thousandthingsinmyhead.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/d-b-cooper-part-2/


    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  4. 57, 000~ posts, and this thread still talks about none suspects, and debunked theory and conspiracy.

    It is good training material for any one going into the mental health area though.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  5. Robert99

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    Again, this Cooper thread should be shut down and locked in perpetuity.

    Robert99



    I disagree. Let it survive. It is pretty useless right now but it might get better someday. Meanwhile just ignore folks who annoy you. Its easy to do.

    If Snow were allowed to return and we got Orange, Sluggo, Farflung and others like them back in the forum it could bloom again.

    377



    Agreed. But the Cooper candidate pushers are using it currently just to spread dis-information. And that is a drag on the whole Cooper investigation.

    Robert99

    This thread might only be 4 or 5 pages long, when the lies, attacks, disinformation, off topic rants, mindless drivel, and general childishness posts, are deleted.

    Sadly, that won't stop, as proven by the posts and PM's right after each call to lock this thread prove.

    It would also be too time consuming to edit this thread of all the crap.

    Experts in fields get attacked by "never beens" and "know nots" when their theory is scientifically and factually proven wrong.

    History gets used and rewritten by those who desperately try to fit themselves into this crime. Why one would want to be a part of this crime is unfathomable to me, but I do not want to be a criminal, I guess I'm different that way.

    This thread as it stands now, no longer serves a purpose. The original that Jo started and then this one, had a purpose, long ago left behind. Yet, even the original idea, was agenda driven, not to find the actual hijacker, but to make a suspect, how ever it need to be done.

    Any actual evidence (what little real evidence there is) in this thread, wouldn't be lost by locking it.

    Having worked along a few FBI Agents recently, if they have eliminated a suspect, and publicly said so, I would be hard pressed to see a reason to go against that. They do have more experience than any here, and far more means as well.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  6. Well, after reading the FBI web page, and the numerous pages of dribble here, and a short visit to the other pages out there about this, we still have no viable, or even new none-viable, suspect/s.

    Maybe one or two possibles, but they aren't discussed here, good for them and their supporters, as it would be a nightmare for them!

    Time for this thread to be locked, go in the garbage bin, and let those who need to, go find closer some where in there lives.

    Matt
    An actual qualified Jumper, and Instructor, in Military and Civilian parachuting.
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  7. Maybe because there isn't any way to do it?
    Maybe it is just three pictures, two of a life long criminal, and one of the criminal you wish he was.

    There is a very high probability Duane was not the Hijacker, and that a lot of the stories he told you are just, stories.

    Since thus far there have been zero confirmed suspicions as to his "qualifications", just like the KC suspect. If my Patrol, or CID, LT handed me this case, I would have moved on from those two long ago, they aren't viable suspects.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  8. Nope, not really.[:/]

    Only one viable suspect, cause he can't be eliminated, unlike the few discussed here, already have been.

    But, dead horse beating is the forte here!:S

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  9. Q- Did any of the money make it out of the plane?
    A- Yes. Confirmed by the "Tina Bar" find.

    But, it does lead to many more questions, already asked of course.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  10. gkc1436

    Quick....Somebody call CNN!!!!!

    Cause this thread just went into the VOID!
    The VOID of paranoia .........

    However......The whole Me Me Me thing is sort of skydiving related...




    :ph34r:

    BINGO!

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  11. georger

    NBA bans Clipper's owner Don Sterling - FOR LIFE!

    Sterling may not participate in any of the functions of his team
    or even be in team facilities! ... controlled by the NBA. He may
    not attend games, for example!

    He may not even sell his team under NBA auspices!

    Sterling has been fined $2,500,000.00 dollars.

    It's being called an unprecedented WOW! moment in NBA history.
    This after an NBA meeting and a polling of team owners and
    coaches.
    :)



    I hope the NBA treats the flip side of the coin in the same manner.
    After all, they want to live by a single standard, right?

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  12. georger

    ***************

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    What is your mission in life?

    Do you see yourself as superior to most people?

    Where did you get the need to dominate everyone and
    everything? Isn't that a typical pattern in criminal behavior?

    :S



    One could ask the same of you oh personal attacker ordinaire....



    Or of you! oh personal attacker .. except that it is me who
    asked the question!

    What's your interest in this if I may ask. :S

    But since you attacked, what's the Grey-thing icon all about?
    What nondescript subliminal message are you trying to convey
    with that? Do you represent UFO's? Endorse UFO research? Like
    UFO's? Rode on a UFO? Was abducted by a UFO? Jumped from a
    UFO? ..................................

    I mean I'll be glad to have an intelligent conversation with you
    if that's what you want ....... and will permit ........ if it's
    possible. Are you from HD-436L ?

    It was not an attack.. it was an observation of the continuous posts you make that are creepy and stalker of Blevins.. Obsessive behavior is soooo unbecoming when you have made hundreds of such creepy posts.. I think it is a form of cyber bullying... which is quickly becoming a crime in many places.

    Why do you even bother coming here.. you have your personal little playgrounds.... why fill our screens here with your daily childish gibberish???

    I have seen very little in the way of intelligence in most of those posts.

    And how do you see and evaluate the posts of RobertMBlevins
    and Jo Weber, if I may ask ?

    Anything 'creepy' and 'stalking' in their highly repetitive posts?

    I must confess I sometimes feel as if YOU are stalking ME!

    In fact, I am moved to say: "I'm glad we are having this
    conversation HAL. Do you enjoy your management work here at
    Dropzone? I find your management work here at Dropzone very
    creepy and downright thuggish and crude at times. Very
    one-sided and not intelligent at all. So, if that is your definition
    of "intelligence", then frankly .... well you know the rest".

    I'm glad we had this conversation, HAL. (Or GREY, or whatever
    you are).

    I think you and RobertMBlevins are a perfect team here at
    Dropzone. I think you should give a presentation on "Creeps and
    Stalkers on the Internet" at Mr. Blevins' symposium in August. Give some thought o inviting Sean Hannity also.

    :D:D

    Paranoid Jerry????

    And right there you VIOLATE a rule of Dropzone to intimidate.

    So much for your integrity! :D

    Actually, your name (occupation, education, residency, etc) is public knowledge already, that happened long ago.

    Amazon has hit the nail on the head. IMO, "Cyber Bully" is a title you have earned fully. You had a focus, but your beam is widening to include all, very BK style.

    Of course, this thread has degraded to a "love fest" of around five folks, none of which, are honest and open minded to facts, science, experts opinions, expert experience, or the truth.

    To date, most every suspect mentioned in this thread, has been eliminated, yet, we still hear the same old tired regurgitated story, of each. IIRC, There is only one not eliminated. Those who accuse others of being plants and cover ups crew, are doing more to side track the investigation (well the public web based version at least) than any they accuse of such deeds.

    But, this thread isn't about solving the Cooper Hijacking, never was.

    IMO, this thread should go to the dumpster, and those who post who are not Skydivers, and have no other reason to be on the web page, follow the thread out.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  13. skyjack71

    The simple and the obvious.
    Height, eye color, complexion and hair.

    No way in those yrs to make him look at all like Cooper. The only composite she toots is the least likely composite and one none of the witnesses agreed on at all.



    All that sounds familiar.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  14. skyjack71

    You tell your ridiculous stories anywhere about the witnesses or your projections about their mental health you are going to end up in JAIL....fair warning! Jail food is NOT good for you health & the process to cease and decease has already started.



    Actually, if the allegation is proven, it is a civil matter. Not usually a jail time kind of thing, a money thing at best.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  15. But, my understanding of iv and v, is that the manufacturer has the discretion and won't approve your completing the course with out the Physical.

    So is it spelled out and perfectly clear? Nope. But, I think Tom answered it, as well as who ever it was who quoted an FAA rep.

    Personally, they (USPA, FAA, and ALL Manufacturers) need to make this clear, either have a requirement and spell it out, or don't.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  16. stratostar

    That is, (as you know) because there is no FAR language that states, demands, mandates or requires that a TI hold a valid class 3 or higher medical... FAR 105.45 is clear as to what it says.

    http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=69e17bead06f8e759487ecd9be2b368a&node=14:2.0.1.3.17.2.9.3&rgn=div8

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    §105.45 Use of tandem parachute systems.

    (a) No person may conduct a parachute operation using a tandem parachute system, and no pilot in command of an aircraft may allow any person to conduct a parachute operation from that aircraft using a tandem parachute system, unless—

    (1) One of the parachutists using the tandem parachute system is the parachutist in command, and meets the following requirements:

    (i) Has a minimum of 3 years of experience in parachuting, and must provide documentation that the parachutist—

    (ii) Has completed a minimum of 500 freefall parachute jumps using a ram-air parachute, and

    (iii) Holds a master parachute license issued by an organization recognized by the FAA, and

    (iv) Has successfully completed a tandem instructor course given by the manufacturer of the tandem parachute system used in the parachute operation or a course acceptable to the Administrator.

    (v) Has been certified by the appropriate parachute manufacturer or tandem course provider as being properly trained on the use of the specific tandem parachute system to be used.

    (2) The person acting as parachutist in command:

    (i) Has briefed the passenger parachutist before boarding the aircraft. The briefing must include the procedures to be used in case of an emergency with the aircraft or after exiting the aircraft, while preparing to exit and exiting the aircraft, freefall, operating the parachute after freefall, landing approach, and landing.

    (ii) Uses the harness position prescribed by the manufacturer of the tandem parachute equipment.

    (b) No person may make a parachute jump with a tandem parachute system unless—

    (1) The main parachute has been packed by a certificated parachute rigger, the parachutist in command making the next jump with that parachute, or a person under the direct supervision of a certificated parachute rigger.

    (2) The reserve parachute has been packed by a certificated parachute rigger in accordance with §105.43(b) of this part.

    (3) The tandem parachute system contains an operational automatic activation device for the reserve parachute, approved by the manufacturer of that tandem parachute system. The device must—

    (i) Have been maintained in accordance with manufacturer instructions, and

    (ii) Be armed during each tandem parachute operation.

    (4) The passenger parachutist is provided with a manual main parachute activation device and instructed on the use of that device, if required by the owner/operator.

    (5) The main parachute is equipped with a single-point release system.

    (6) The reserve parachute meets Technical Standard Order C23 specifications.




    I can see the argument that 1-iv and 1-v does.
    But, yes, it is not really clear.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  17. Amazon

    ************No big deal, but I'm going into the gunshop tomorrow to pick up my Norinco

    Stay on topic, or at least try.
    Oh, and G and yourself each agreed to not engage each other, that didn't last ling did it?


    Matt
    Matt



    Sir Matthew: Why am I being mentioned?
    I am not here. Even though my name keeps being brought up
    or dropped by persona, here!

    PLEASE, stay on reality.

    Gone again.
    G.

    See post 52303, and 52334 etc, proves you are here, and engaging still, as well as this post. :S

    Matt

    Matt dear,

    You do not really expect Jerry to really disengage now do you??? There are too many childish posting possibilities for that to happen.

    True, true. I forgot and thought they were adults for second.
    What is that hip new saying that I dislike? Oh yeah, "My bad".

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  18. georger

    ******No big deal, but I'm going into the gunshop tomorrow to pick up my Norinco

    Stay on topic, or at least try.
    Oh, and G and yourself each agreed to not engage each other, that didn't last ling did it?


    Matt
    Matt



    Sir Matthew: Why am I being mentioned?
    I am not here. Even though my name keeps being brought up
    or dropped by persona, here!

    PLEASE, stay on reality.

    Gone again.
    G.

    See post 52303, and 52334 etc, proves you are here, and engaging still, as well as this post. :S

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  19. RobertMBlevins

    No big deal, but I'm going into the gunshop tomorrow to pick up my Norinco SKS-D. The only difference between the one I have and the picture is that I don't have the bayonet installed on it, although I have a sling for it.

    Once in a while the 30-round magazine would fall out of the slot while firing. They replaced a spring steel clip that holds it in. Think I will try it out next weekend. This thing will pop off those AK-47 rounds (7.62mm) as quick as you can pull the trigger. ;) Hallelujah.

    *Always check your background, obey state and Federal laws, and practice good gun safety*



    "Magazine well", not slot.
    And as others posted, nice tough guy try.

    Stay on topic, or at least try.
    Oh, and G and yourself each agreed to not engage each other, that didn't last ling did it?

    On topic:

    This thread has eliminated all suspects it has discussed. It is time to widen the search and look for a viable suspect or two.

    I still like the SOG connection, but don't think the fellow was directly involved in the tests mentioned for jumping.
    I also do not think he purposely acted as if he couldn't lower the stairs, I believe he just didn't know how.

    Matt
    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  20. Your time line does not match the FBI's time line.
    Even wikipedia (where you have taken direct quotes) doesn't agree with you.

    I do see that Duane's profile was fixed there.

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  21. mrshutter45

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    I see a lot of frustration in Matts post. I can only hope he doesn't think I'm doing the wrong thing. I still believe it can be discussed on a mature level, and be productive for others to enjoy. although skydiving is involved with the case, I still don't believe it belongs here. lots of the jumpers confirm this. I remember when I first signed on I was wondering how they will react when they realize I'm not in the sport. I welcome just about anyone who wishes to join, this includes the jumpers. I hope in the future that if the site survives, the two sites can co-exist, and not do any harm to either.



    I too wish this thread would stay on topic. I wish the experts here would be given a fair listen. I also wish the ones who keep derailing this thread would be adult enough to excuse themselves, and if not for the Mod to let them view only.

    Most of this thread isn't even about the case, but if we could delete those posts, some wouldn't have any thing to do with there lives.

    You all stay safe and warm. I'm volunteering to help patrol the icy and snowy roads, it is fairly cold and we have 2+" of snow and sleet, and more snow falling, I may have to go get some of those famous "jack boots".

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  22. RobertMBlevins

    ******Since this thread is nothing but a few old boys and girls acting like kindergarteners, it is time to send this thread to the trash bin, and ban the leading suspects from the web page, for life.

    There has been no new evidence found, or introduced, for the case. There are no suspects for the case, and all the ones discussed here have been discounted by the FBI.

    Experts are dismissed if they don't "prove" some ones case and actually prove some ones case, or thoughts, to be incorrect.

    The thread has run its course and has used up all its life support options, time to exercise the DNR.

    Matt

    P.S. I'm still going to hang out though and correct things as I find them though. This is like watching NASCAR or a train wreck live.



    Gotta admire that Shutter d00d, make it a single topic hard core moderated site - and let whatever sticks to the wall be looked at.

    Look...I will agree with this concept. But let's be fair. Some of the people over THERE are also responsible for the trashing of the thread HERE. This was not done by one or two, or even just three people...no matter what some self-righteous folks would have you believe. It was generally a group effort all the way, with a few exceptions. Amazon and 377 come to mind.

    I could point to Georger's multi-bans, MeyerLouie's ban for severe name-calling, Galen Cook's perma-ban for whatever, Bruce Smith's recent ban for fighting, and a few other folks who now appear THERE. There are very few Snow Whites hanging around the DZ Cooper Thread Village. And yeah...I guess you could include me as well. But few are guiltless here.


    And you as well.

    You and your nemesis can't seem to even stay in the same zip code with the topic.[:/]

    Matt
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!

  23. Since this thread is nothing but a few old boys and girls acting like kindergarteners, it is time to send this thread to the trash bin, and ban the leading suspects from the web page, for life.

    There has been no new evidence found, or introduced, for the case. There are no suspects for the case, and all the ones discussed here have been discounted by the FBI.

    Experts are dismissed if they don't "prove" some ones case and actually prove some ones case, or thoughts, to be incorrect.

    The thread has run its course and has used up all its life support options, time to exercise the DNR.

    Matt

    P.S. I'm still going to hang out though and correct things as I find them though. This is like watching NASCAR or a train wreck live.
    An Instructors first concern is student safety.
    So, start being safe, first!!!