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    Skydive San Francisco - Cloverdale
  • License
    C
  • License Number
    24395
  • Licensing Organization
    USPA
  • Number of Jumps
    1122
  • Years in Sport
    28
  • First Choice Discipline
    Formation Skydiving
  • First Choice Discipline Jump Total
    386
  • Second Choice Discipline
    Freefall Photography
  • Second Choice Discipline Jump Total
    597
  • Freefall Photographer
    Yes

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  1. It's been done a few times already. Here's one of them:
  2. I used to fly jumpers at Crazy Creek in Jim's 182 N3568Y. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  3. Here's a link to her story at a Stanford web site. http://sm.stanford.edu/archive/stanmed/2011summer/article2.html Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  4. It was also in Readers Digest in the mid 80's. Drama in Real Life. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  5. I was a junior in high school when this happened. My father and I went to Antioch that day for an ultralight gathering. I didn't learn to skydive until 1994. Ok, what I saw. Both my dad and I saw the whole thing from exit to impact. She was not wrapped in her parachute. It was a streamer static line. Now this seemed like it took a long time but I imagine was just a minute or so. We watched her pulling her lines. She was able to get above her canopy and literally was trying to open it by hand. When she hit the ground, I'd say 200-300 yards from us, she we spread eagle on top of the parachute. I still remember the thud she made and how she bounced like 10 feet high. I will post more in a few. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  6. I was there and saw the whole thing happen. I will be glad to tell you what I remember if you're interested. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  7. The instructor didn't, in a way, force her out the door. Search for the Today Show video and you can hear from her the story. You are all judging the instructor without knowing the full story. Video does not always reveal everything that was going on at the time. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  8. The only problem I have with paypal is paypal itstself. They can and have locked my funds in the account, for no reason, and I never got them back. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  9. The reason we pay twice what other countries pay is lawyers, lawsuits, threats of lawsuits, and the courts. Think about it. There are more students in law school right now in the USA than there are lawyers. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  10. I was a pilot for Dan. Hard to believe its going to be 10 years in June. Miss you buddy. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  11. About 1982, when I was a kid, I witnessed a streamer at Antioch, CA. I still remember as though it were yesterday. The woman survived. Does anyone else remember this incident? Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  12. I used to fly the jump planes at Cloverdale and I'll never give a statement to any lawyer for any amount of reward! Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  13. The difference being that you're not the captain when a regional hires you with those hours. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  14. The FAA frowns on intentional jumps, from aircraft, without proper equipment. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-
  15. Yes, that sounds like the canopy. Another jumper owned it and talked me into trying it. Another lousy canopy was my first, and so far only, reserve ride a Hobbit. Opened nice but I didn't like the landing characteristics. But only used it once so maybe it was just me. Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin-