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  #331  
Old 04-17-2012, 08:03 PM
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And here all this time I thought GTMULE was because you liked the rock band.
Went to GA Tech and am a govt mule fan, if that's what you're asking.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:42 PM
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I built this parachute harness/container system:


Everything we make is 100% custom, just usually not to the level required for a 120,000+ foot jump!
Kelly simply builds one of the best engineered skydiving rigs on the market today. It's great to have him as part of the RV community...
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:19 AM
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Reminds me of the book.."Come up here and get me" by the guy who almost went past Mach 1 from over 100,000 feet!
Best,
I will never forget one of my first Sun-n-Fun events. At that event, there was an older gentleman serving as a volunteer, helping folks get on/off one of the biplane rides. Most folks probably did not notice a little sign that explained who he was: Col. Joe Kittinger - the guy who almost broke mach 1 with no vehicle around him. Never mind the fact that wasn't even close to the hardest or scariest thing that guy did for us in his career.

Good reminder never to let the gray hair and handicap sticker fool you. Might just be a total bad-a$$ right there in front of you.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:19 AM
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.......Good reminder never to let the gray hair and handicap sticker fool you. Might just be a total bad-a$$ right there in front of you.
As I walked out of the restaurant yesterday, an acqaintance (sp?) walked in with a slightly hunched over gentleman and said, "We were watching you spraying the other day, because my Dad here, is a retired Naval carrier pilot!"

I thanked the older gent for his many years of service to our country and invited them for a ride in my -10.

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Old 07-19-2012, 10:44 PM
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Well..

I went from this:




to this:

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Old 07-19-2012, 10:58 PM
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Well..
I went from this:
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OK, what happened?
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:09 PM
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:37 PM
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OK, what happened?
Being an airline pilot was a miserable career choice, so now I'm running a nuclear reactor.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:58 PM
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Being an airline pilot was a miserable career choice, so now I'm running a nuclear reactor.
Homer Simpson! Doh!
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:25 AM
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