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    DeLand
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    1200
  • Years in Sport
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  1. Young billeisele, has left a lot of skydive pioneering information OUT of the "Mr. Douglas DC-3 Story" hereon. In the early 1970s before there was tandem parachuting, tandem parachuting began jumping from "Mr. Douglas" based in DeLand Florida. Before there were the 3 ring release system they were jumped out of Mr. Douglas by Bill Booth in DeLand. Before there were hand-deployed pilot chutes, they were jumped out of Mr. Douglas over DeLand Florida. Before there was Accelerated Freefall they began jumping AFF out of Mr. Douglas in Deland Florida. Before there were "Skydive Boogies" Mr. Douglas begat the term jumping over Deland, Florida. One of the reasons that DeLand is the skydiving training capitol of the world began with the famous Mr. Douglas blue-tint windows, and 8 track stereo music on climb out. Every "old-school pioneering parachutists" know and love Mr. Douglas. There are almost 2,200 Facebook followers of the restoration process. No other DC-3 has those bragging rights.
  2. America's most famous skydiving boogie DC-3 Mr. Douglas front page story article on the non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt restoration project.
  3. "SAVE-A-DC-3" THE MR. DOUGLAS SOCIETY INC. most famous skydive boogie airplane ever is using all volunteers to do the very tedious work at their own expenses, so far. A labor of love. All but the rudder control surfaces have been redone like new (see attached) with all new control cables. Two newly reconditioned 1,300 horse powered like new radial engines have been found with new carburetors and all ready for installation. (see attached). Only thing missing are the oldschool Dropzone supporters' donations. So far only one donation from this page. Do you people here even remember Mr. Douglas because it appears you all have forgotten where you all came from. Begat by MR. DOUGLAS. Please, let's get behind this tax deductible effort to bring our beloved Mr. Douglas back into the skydiving circles for the new generation of parachutists. http://www.mrdouglas.org/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/640902279285591/
  4. THE MR. DOUGLAS SOCIETY INCORPORATED has been formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non profit organization, recently, and has acquired Americas most famous skydiving DC-3 a.k.a. Mr. Douglas N-129H and volunteers have begun restoration efforts on the very large fabric control surfaces already. Old School Skydivers and long time aviators from coast to coast are being asked to support this historical aircraft's effort to SAVE-A-DC-3 from rusting on the tarmac ramp in Tennessee. Visit http://www.mrdouglas.org/ Or https://www.facebook.com/groups/640902279285591/?ref=group_header It is time to get off your wallets and support what all you have been wishing for, dreaming about, writing about. DONATE TODAY..
  5. THE MR. DOUGLAS SOCIETY INCORPORATED has been formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non profit organization, recently, and has acquired Americas most famous skydiving DC-3 a.k.a. Mr. Douglas N-129H and volunteers have begun restoration efforts on the very large fabric control surfaces already. Old School Skydivers and long time aviators from coast to coast are being asked to support this historical aircraft's effort to SAVE-A-DC-3 from rusting on the tarmac ramp in Tennessee. Visit http://www.mrdouglas.org/ Or https://www.facebook.com/groups/640902279285591/?ref=group_header It is time to get off your wallets and support what all you have been wishing for, dreaming about, writing about. DONATE TODAY..
  6. THE MR. DOUGLAS SOCIETY INCORPORATED has been formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non profit organization, recently, and has acquired Americas most famous skydiving DC-3 a.k.a. Mr. Douglas N-129H and volunteers have begun restoration efforts on the very large fabric control surfaces already. Old School Skydivers and long time aviators from coast to coast are being asked to support this historical aircraft's effort to SAVE-A-DC-3 from rusting on the tarmac ramp in Tennessee. Visit http://www.mrdouglas.org/ Or https://www.facebook.com/groups/640902279285591/?ref=group_header It is time to get off your wallets and support what all you have been wishing for, dreaming about, writing about. DONATE TODAY..
  7. THE MR. DOUGLAS SOCIETY INCORPORATED has been formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non profit organization, recently, and has acquired Americas most famous skydiving DC-3 a.k.a. Mr. Douglas N-129H and volunteers have begun restoration efforts on the very large fabric control surfaces already. Old School Skydivers and long time aviators from coast to coast are being asked to support this historical aircraft's effort to SAVE-A-DC-3 from rusting on the tarmac ramp in Tennessee. Visit http://www.mrdouglas.org/ Or https://www.facebook.com/groups/640902279285591/?ref=group_header It is time to get off your wallets and support what all you have been wishing for, dreaming about, writing about. DONATE TODAY.. THIS AIRPLANE MATTERS
  8. THE MR. DOUGLAS SOCIETY INCORPORATED has been formed as a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible non profit organization, recently, and has acquired Americas most famous skydiving DC-3 a.k.a. Mr. Douglas N-129H and volunteers have begun restoration efforts on the very large fabric control surfaces already. Old School Skydivers and long time aviators from coast to coast are being asked to support this historical aircraft's effort to SAVE-A-DC-3 from rusting on the tarmac ramp in Tennessee. Visit http://www.mrdouglas.org/ Or https://www.facebook.com/groups/640902279285591/?ref=group_header It is time to get off your wallets and support what all you have been wishing for, dreaming about, writing about. DONATE TODAY.. THIS AIRPLANE MATTERS
  9. NO...! They were based out of Texas. The whole damn Pizza Inn Franchise company went "Belly Up" after I got sponsored... that's Thunder Chicken's luck.. Then somebody stole my brand new Pizza Inn Ramair Parachute system at the Niles Apple Festival. Got my Holiday Inn parachute too. I called the Michigan Police.... to report the theft from my equipment truck... and they found my brand new 9 mm S&W pistol behind my seat there and confiscated it... too. Not a good day for the worlds only skydiving professional clown. No fun entertaining the populus, at all.
  10. Airborne....! Howard White.....! This... is ...LRP41.... over.....! (that is my Vietnam Airborne Ranger combat callsign) I am a twice combat wounded Vietnam Veteran, who has never stopped parachuting. These days I am skydiving as the Purple Heart Parachutist on the renouned Liberty Jump Team and supporting the Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Wounded Warrior Project. I just finished the opening of the Thunder Birds Airshow in San Angelo Texas. I have performed with the Thunderbirds 3 times before... as "Thunder Chicken." :-) Today, I fly Americas largest FLAG PARACHUTE... My next jump is onto the Merville Battery in Normandy ,France on the 64th Anniversary of the D-Day Airborne Invasion. Attached is a few of my old pictures as Thunder Chicken... The Demo-Money maker... I have a recent Dayton Beach Newspaper article about me and speaks of my days as Thunder Chicken, reverently. Enjoy...! This is ... LoNg RaNgE PaTrOL 41... over... and.... OuT...!
  11. Airborne...! Amazon...! I seen your Post about your OD Mark II Paracommander... for a water jump.? HHmmmm..? I might be interested in jumping or buying it... I am a combat wounded Vietnam Veteran, Airborne Ranger, who is still parachuting. Is it in good shape for some fun jumps on land. ? Get back to me.... LRP41@cfl.rr.com