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Everything posted by jerry9461

  1. Steve Stewart passed Oct 19, ALS. Steve was well known in the Midwest in the 70s and 80s, operating Waynesville Skysports. He designed the Stewart Systems Sweethog H/C, and along with his late wife Janie ran the Richmond Boogie. He was one of the good ones.
  2. Mirage also has it. I use one, with the attachment placed on the appex of the pilot chute, so no immediate inflation for me. been using this set up for 16 years...
  3. Carl Hilker passed away this week at age 81. Midwest jumpers might remember Carl best as Captain Koolaid, flying jumpers in DC3s. Another unique individual, pilot, mechanic, jumper.
  4. Bob Martin passed away on Feb 6 at age 93. He was the chief pilot for Frontier Skydivers in the Buffalo, NY area in the 60s and 70s. He taught a lot to a bunch of us kids - in the plane and around the bonfire.
  5. Sorry to hear that. Ken Wiechec, D-2628. I learned a lot from him when I started jumping at Grafton in 1970.
  6. It looked scary from the plane, too. I don't think I ever brought the 180 down faster than on that jump. Great feeling when I saw Ben walking out of the woods!
  7. This looks a bit more reasonable
  8. I agree - -just didn't know it at the time!
  9. Here is a picture of Howard taken in the late 70s at the Mansfield, MA DZ.
  10. The 180 was 2213C. Last I knew Kevin McCole owned it, but that was long ago.
  11. Sorry, no course this year - I will be traveling for my real job for the six of the next eight weeks, and after that it will be jumping season.
  12. Hello Howard: Java, NY was Gift of Wings Arcade was Wyoming County Frontier was at Akron, NY for a long time in the 70s In OH, there was Grafton, and a DZ called Telstar(?) near Mansfield for a few years in the 70s
  13. Does anyone know if this guy is a jumper or active in jumping in any way other than scamming? It seems strange that he would continue to operate in this manner for so long. I have his street address in Palmdale, so he doesn't appear to be concerned about being caught, prosecuted, punished. I am the jumper PhreeZone originally made this post for - I have bought and sold on DZ in the past with no problems. I would hate to start going to COD, send to the drop zone, etc. methods to buy gear.
  14. I would go with this spray nozzle...,2933,588369,00.html?test=latestnews
  15. Bad ground. Check the wire from the battery to the body/frame, particularly where the wire terminal contacts the body - disconnect and clean the terminal and the area around the bolt where contact is made. Also make sure the connection to the battery is clean and tight.
  16. Pioneer had a design called "Aztec" with these colors, but I am not sure if the pattern was the same.
  17. Mr. Cranky here - I would think that you would have more sense than to be jumping when there is snow on the ground, New Years Day or not. Maybe you can drag your wrinkled old butt down to GWNB in a few weeks. Hopefully a little warmer than Ellington!
  18. Don't forget Gananoque, less than one hour from Watertown, just across the bridge in Ontario. You will be able to see Ft. Drum from altitude! They advertise a Twin Otter for weekends in the summer.
  19. The right seat is back in the plane - each load will have a designated "altitude getter", selected by vote of the DZ males whie you girls are dirt diving. She will sit in the right seat, working hard while you in the back relax and get hypoxic
  20. Matt, you can carry my canula any time. I probably will need a right seat to keep the plane right side up while I am making the "altitude calculations". Weather is forecast to be thebest day so far this year- first jump at 8:00AM
  21. Start thinking now about how much extra altitude you need, ladies......and how to get it! Don't count on the tandem students to do it this week - Matt, you can help decide how much altitude they earn -never mind, I will concentrate hard and work it out myself! Good weather on Saturday -- start early!! (Sure wish I knew how to put those little faces in the post - or how to make an avatar)
  22. Don showed a lot of us "kids" how to party at Mansfield -MA, not TX
  23. Terry, you are the lucky winner of a NIB set of R3s. Hope you like blue. I will send them tomorrow. I also found 2 sets of U-XII releases, I don't remember much about them. I am still looking through boxes, I think I have some R2s and maybe more R3s. I thought all old riggers had boxes of this stuff...