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    Eloy
  • License
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  • License Number
    6343
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    6000
  • Years in Sport
    34
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freeflying
  1. Zing

    D B Cooper Unsolved Skyjacking

    I've been bitten on the ass by a couple of parachute harnesses. Zing Lurks
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    Cartoon shoes ...

    We called em' mucklucks when I grew up in the frozen North. They're strictly indoors wear. These are actually Acorn shoes. Same thing the astronauts wear on the Space Shuttle. All I know is that the floors are cold in my house during the winter and these things keep my toes toasty warm. Zing Lurks
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    Cartoon shoes ...

    Mucklucks work good, too. I like my feet warm and cozy in the winter. Zing Lurks
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    Oil Change Womfish

    Eleven years ago I bought a new pickup truck. Driving back home after having a campershell mounted on it, I had a few dollars left over and saw a sign at a major oil change shop that said, Lifetime oil and filter change $59.00. The vehicle now has almost 200,000, and has had its oil and filter change religiously every 3000 to 3500 miles. When they chnage the oil, they also air up the tires, fill up the windshield wiper fluid, wash all the windows and check out all the belts, hoses and fluid levels, etc. while its up on the rack. A few years ago they added a $1 fee for oil recycling. I figure I've spent less than $100 on oil and filters for this truck since I've owned it. I just giggle every time I stop in the shop. Zing Lurks
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    What is this plane? #27

    That's good to hear. Hope he's doing well. Zing Lurks
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    What is this plane? #27

    Ahhh ... the good ole days! Zing Lurks
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    Five years ago

    I was getting a Porter out of the hanger at Elroy that morning and stopped to watch for the shuttle pass over Arizona. I saw the fireball and the breakup and wondered what that was all about. It didn't look the way previous shuttles had, but I didn't know what I'd just seen until hours later when I shut down the airplane. Walking toward the hangar, I heard one of the Airspeed team tell another one that no one had survived ... then I knew. Zing Lurks
  8. Then you just holler out a generic, "Hey everybody, watch this!" Zing Lurks
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    weed worse than ciggys

    Why, its almost, well kinda, sorta ... well, you know ... almost just like it is in the real world. Zing Lurks
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    Do you have blue eyes? We're family then!

    And folks wonder why some people refuse to believe in the theory of evolution! Zing Lurks
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    Salvia Divinorum

    They don't call it loco weed for no reason. Zing Lurks
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    Morning SKY planets!!!! WAY COOL peeps

    It missed Mars by about 3.5 planetary widths. Close, but close only counts in horseshoes and nuclear weapons explosions. Zing Lurks
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    Does flying scare you?

    My first flight instructor told me that a good landing is one that the airplane can be flown again afterwords, but any landing you can RUN away from is good enough. He was real big on staying alive. Some of the stuff he taught me served me well on a few white knuckle flights. I'm still alive, anyway. Zing Lurks
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    Do you have blue eyes? We're family then!

    For an interesting take on blue-eyed people, look for the legend of the blue-eyed gunfighters. It claims that the majority of the successful gunfighters (those that survived longest) from the Old West tended to have blue eyes. It puts forth the premise that blue-eyed folk, in a high tension situation tended to decide to act and followed through immediately, whereas dark-eyed folk tended to hesitate and consider other options ... just long enough for the blue-eyed gunfighter to shoot first. I believe there is a page or two devoted to this legend in the old Time/Life series of books on the Old West. It was in the volume titled "The Gunfighters." Zing Lurks
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    What is this plane? #27

    Hi Jerry, I never heard the whole story of Lowe's involvement with Elevator's Caribou, but if memory serves, the one that came to Coolidge was the second Caribou Elevator worked on. I do believe it came to Arizona not long after Jim Lowe died. I agree with you. Elevator is, indeed a damn good pilot. I haven't seen him for many years, but I heard a rumor a couple years ago he was in poor health. Zing Lurks