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A nice site. I will certainly return.
Lenny Waugh B 131 C 211 D 128
Seeking information on Charles Broadwick and early parachuting
(WWII and prior)
If you are a veteran skydiver, parachute historian or just someone knowledgeable about Charles Broadwick and his contributions to parachuting, I would love to hear from you. Charles Broadwick invented the static-line-deployed backpack parachute in the early 20th century.
I have written an article about Charles Broadwick for Air & Space Smithsonian magazine (March 2010) and am currently completing a book about him.
In particular, I am looking for (1) stories about Charles Broadwick (second-hand is fine) or (2) stories about early parachuting equipment, pioneers and experiences (WWII and prior; again, second-hand is fine). But I am interested in any interesting stories you'd like to share about early parachuting.
I have conducted extensive research, but people tell better stories than books! You can e-mail me your story, or I will be happy to set up a phone interview at your convenience.
E-mail me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to hearing from folks!
Does anybody do style and accuracy anymore? What ever happened to susie joerns?
I was stationed at Ft. Hood about the same time late 1961 through mid 1963, along with about five other guys I was TDY at the club house, a group of lived there and trained students, I acted as operations officer for the club arranging time off for the teams to attend demonstrations and competition events where ever we were asked to come. If you have one of those post cards Ritchie had made up I'm the little skinny person on the far left of the HU1B. It would be nice to here from some of the club members, or wouldn't it be nice to have a reunion?