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    Bob "Hubie" Huber

    Sad to post that Hubie passed in his sleep. "Bob was a proud member of the United States Parachute Association for over 40 years. One of Bob's greatest passions was his love of skydiving. He completed 3276 parachute jumps since he became involved in the sport in 1976. He was most proud of being known as "Quincy's Skydiving Santa". For nearly 40 years, Bob would parachute into Quincy dressed as Santa Claus, along with his skydiving elves." A memorial visitation service will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019, from 1-3 p.m. at Hamel-Lydon Chapel, 650 Hancock St., Quincy, MA. For more information and online condolences, please visit www.HamelLydon.com. See obit at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/WickedLocal-Weymouth/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=191613106 Blueskys Hubie, fly free An Elf
  2. Dear New England skydivers, It is with great sorrow that I post this. PT, a great skydiver, friend, and teamate has passed. He was a skydiving instructor at Jumptown in Orange,MA from 1997 until 2013. Calling hours will be Sunday, May 6, 2018 from 1-3 p.m. at Witty’s Funeral Home, 158 South Main Street, Orange, Massachusetts. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 6th at 3:30 p.m. at the King Phillip Restaurant, 35 State Road (Route 2A) in Phillipston. More info: https://www.wittyfuneralhome.com/notices/PeterT-HebertJr Fly Free Brother! RIP P. Smurf
  3. Skydive Plum Island Update: Yahooo! This Saturday (7/25) is looking GREAT! Reminders: Please bring cash to pay for your jumps, NO registration fee, BBQ and more. Details; Plum Island Airport (2B2) 24 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, Massachusetts 01951 Confirmed for Saturday!, July 25, 2015 (July 26th rain date) Helicopter (R-66 turbine) – 10:00 a.m. to 2 pm Cessna 206 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. C-license minimum & USPA card Food & Merriment. Please....RSVP if u haven't yet, so we have enough food Thanx! P. Smurf & Butch
  4. Plum Island Airport (2B2) 24 Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury, Massachusetts 01951 Confirmed for Saturday!, July 25, 2015 (July 26th rain date) Helicopter (R-66 turbine) – 10:00 a.m. to 2 pm Cessna 206 – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. C-license minimum & USPA card Food & Merriment RSVP…..please.
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    Wayne L. Thomas

    Skydiver, rigger, pilot, friend, and much more passed away yesterday at the age of 60. We'll miss ya buddy! Fly Free.... P. Smurf
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    3 month road trip best dzs to visit

    Skydive New England, Lebanon, Maine - TIKI Bar - Labor Day weekend, beginning of Sept. (Aug 30,31, Sept. 1 this year). Check them out on Facebook or their web page. Blueskys! P. Smurf
  7. GREAT video of last years TIKI Bar boogie at http://vimeo.com/103737510 and the best parts are never on video Peace
  8. Yiha! We will be doing 40-ways (belly) at Skydive New England's amazing TIKI Bar Boogie, during the afternoon's of August 30th and 31st (Saturday and Sunday). Message me (recommended) or find me at TIKI, if interested. Don't snooze. Love & Hugs!!! P. Smurf
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    Paradactyl

    Thanx! for the tip. The manual I have is similar to the scan titled "DactylManual", but mine is complete. The file "Dactlyl Manual" is missing pages including "Brief History And Development of Parawing (Paradactyl)" and "Interesting Facts about the Paradactyl "- page 2; and "Easy Steps to closing your Razzor-Back" (pages 19 & 20). Also it's missing the back inside cover whch lists all the dactyl dealers in 1976 and the back cover picture of Jim Handbury and his 4-man team over Tahlequah
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    Paradactyl

    Howdy, Thanx! to David Hersey, I have a PI custom paradactyl by Jim Handbury & owners manual.
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    "Captain Eddie" Yazbek

    Blueskys!!! Eddie. The best. Obit. in today's Boston Globe. or http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=edward-j-yazbek-captain-eddie&pid=157146913&fhid=7356
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    Skydive New England's Tiki Boogie

    Yahoooo !!! Make sure you stop by the top of the hill in la-la land. Garbage bags are optional.
  13. You forgot about this one too; Collisions between skydivers and airplanes don’t always favor the machine, however. On Nov. 21, 1993, a freefalling jumper collided with a Piper PA-28-161 Cherokee at 5,700 feet msl, crushing its vertical stabilizer. The parachutist survived the impact, only to witness the crippled airplane spiraling out of control. All four people on board died when the aircraft struck terrain. The Cherokee had departed Red Hook, N.Y., at 1 p.m., destined for Bedford, Mass. About an hour into the flight, the aircraft was passing over Northampton Airport in Northampton, Mass. Above and ahead of the Cherokee, the pilot of a Cessna 210 with five parachutists on board had just issued a “one minute to jump” advisory to Bradley Approach Control, which ATC relayed to all aircraft on the approach frequency. The Cessna pilot also transmitted the same announcement on the Northampton common traffic advisory frequency (CTAF). The Bradley Approach controller failed to warn the Cessna pilot of a VFR target in the vicinity of the jump airplane.
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    Denis Ducharme Sr.

    The funeral is 11 am, Friday, January 14, 2011 at St. Francis in Dracut, MA. No wake. An amazing individual, who will be missed by all who knew him. Huge heart, and one of the best storytellers ever. We will have more than a few around the fire for him. fly free brother Papa
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    David Hersey Stories - Woodstock, CT etc.

    One of the best memorial videos you will ever see. The tandem is David's sister. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi-dlcoXywA Blueskys!!! Dave Love & Hugs !!! to all
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    David Hersey

    One of the best memorial videos you will ever see. The tandem is David's sister. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi-dlcoXywA Blueskys!!! Dave Love & Hugs !!! to all
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    David Hersey Stories - Woodstock, CT etc.

    Howdy Fellow Skydivers, David's Ash & Glitter Dive. Dates are July 24th / Rain date July 25th, if both rained out - August 21/22. Skydive New England, Lebanon, ME. A few open slots will be raffled off on the day of the jump. If you bring a plane, we can do formation loads. 8*) We are going to "paint the sky" for David. Thanx! All, P. Smurf
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    David Hersey

    Howdy Fellow Skydivers, Dates are July 24th / Rain date July 25th, if both rained out - August 21/22. Skydive New England, Lebanon, ME. A few open slots will be raffled off on the day of the jump. If you bring a plane, we can do formation loads. 8*) We are going to "paint the sky" for David. Thanx! All, P. Smurf
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    How to fix a SuperMach 1: make it into an S-Bird!

    Howdy Justin, Why should a smurf convert his raptor to an r-bird ? How much difference will it make for a short cannonball ? Thanx! Me
  20. Yahoooo !!! Anybody know if the 120-way (1986) or 144-way (1988) RW videos are available online or in digital format ? The trail plane shot of the C-130 used in the 120-way was pretty neat. Thanx! Papa Smurf D-5824
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    Z'hills in the eighties

    Thanx! Wim, Great pictures & memories !!! I was just at the Hills, and saw Bird, Tony, Mike & Patty, and Bill Brandon. I'm usually jumping in Maine but get down to FL. about once or twice a year now. Great jumps those 40-45 ways where !!! I was usually the first rear floater on the DC-3 40-ways. If you can't guess who this is, Hanne will tell ya! We hung around a little while she was in Maine. I still jump the 1986 Vector in the pictures with a Raptor now. Hope all is well with you & yours !!! Blueskys!!! P. Smurf
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    The Tony Suit Tour 2009 Schedule

    Yahooo !!! Tiki Bar ................... Will Tony be able to handle it ? Will SNE survive Tony ? What will Justin do ? lalalalalalalalalalala Blueskys!!! Josh
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    Stupid questions about wide leg wings

    we need rudders Crap, I need another suit !!!