Message Posted 8-21-19
from: Donna Wardean
So, when I was in floridas ISM/HOF last year , I met Mr Laurie Sam's. He is known as TRUCK. He has ridden across Thailand, Vietnam, Australia all to raise $ to find a cure for PTSD. His group is called The Long Ride Home or TLRH. He and others will be riding from L.A. TO San Diego, to Yuma. And across the U.S. to D.C. and maybe New York( not certain about N.Y.) did I say Bicycles?
Would it be possible to make a posting about this on the AirTrash web in order to reach as many people for support as possible?
I have offered to go south to hand out H2O somewhere between S.D. and Yuma. They are of course going from military base to base, or their cities, when possible and in runs of about 50 miles. They are looking for an RV (or RV's)to accompany when possible ...
I sent notice to Curt and Nancy in case it struck interest... haven't heard any replys.
Any Ideas... Oh Great One?
I feel this is a BIG DEAL and Honest.
Douglas Hildreth: Event Director
Message Posted 7-30-19
from: Bob Butt
Our baby is getting married 10 Aug to Kyle Glennon. She will be living in Brooklyn, NY after a Fiji Honeymoon.
Thought some good news is in order. A picture of her and us is in the Air Trash Archives.
from: Fred B.
CONGRATULATIONS JESSICA !
Message Posted 7-3-19
from: Donna Wardean
Remember "Truck" from our hotel in Florida at ISM_HOF? Well, this is from his friend and fundraiser/organizer For The Long Ride Home.
Truck will be riding from L.A. to SanDiego via military installations then on to Yuma base then on across the U.S. etc about 50 miles per day. Local riders will ride also. All to raise funds to fight PTSD. Truck has ridden across Australia, Thailand and I think Vietnam.
I'm sending this to You , FredAirTrash, and to Curt Curtis because I think you may be interested and/or able to help out.
Love you all..
from: Douglas Hildreth
Touching base to see if you know of anyone who may be willing to loan (or rent at a reasonable rate) an RV to support Truck during his ride. In terms of amenities, it would
need to sleep at least two, have a bathroom (ideally with a shower), and a kitchenette (sink, fridge, microwave, etc.). This vehicle will accompany Truck throughout his ride,
offering both occasional lodging and a place to eat and take rest breaks, but more importantly, a safe place to get in out of unforeseen weather, should things become dangerous.
Thank you in advance for any help you may offer!
Message Posted 6-27-19
from: Larry Walsh
To all of my Air Trash Brothers and Sisters.
We lost one of my favorite people on the planet recently. Tom Frederiksen AKA Animal. His wife, Cheryl has sent me his ashes and I will handle the memorial and ash dive for her. I will be assigning a load organizer for the ash dive which will take place sometime in the late summer or early fall of 2019. The dive and memorial will be held at Perris as per Animal's wishes.
When we get closer to the memorial date I will post all the info here including contact info to get on the dive. All people wishing to be on the dive MUST BE CURRENT USPA and have a current reserve pack job. The Organizer of the dive will have sole judgement on who will be accepted on the dive. So pretty much you need to be Air Trash and you must be current enough so that we know you won't take out the dive all by yourself.
Animal was one of my best friends and I want his memorial to be special. Hope to see you all there.
Larry D 18859
Message Posted 6-16-19
from: Randy Green
Long time Air Trash sister Sandy Harper Calliham needs a little help, like I did a few months back.
I've set up a "Go Fund Me" page for Sandy and anyone that would like to help can go to-
or you can go to my page,
once there click on "UPDATES" below my picture, and you'll see the link.
Message Posted 6-6-19
from: Jim Papke
It's our way to say THANK YOU
Message Posted 1-9-19
from: Carolyn Roemer
I've been so independent my whole life, but with the sudden loss of everything I've worked for...and I've been living on disability for many years
(hard to walk from a back injury)...I'm sort of on the mercy of the universe right now.
With deepest, humble gratitude to be here.
( go fund me link )
Message Posted 1-2-19
from: Bill Deli
It’s 02JAN2019…. In “3” more daze it will be 05JAN2019…. “34 YEARS!!!!” ago we gathered at the Carlton Ritz at “Salt Creek” for Chester “BAD MAN” Bennett’s hitchin’!! I
posted the whole “shebang” on the A/T Hist. page now a couple of years ago!! Those of us that jumped in… It had to be themost Baddassbitchinjump of all time!!
I will never forget swoopin’ the beach to the target….. and seein’ this surf punk in his shorty john wet suit and “Varnaze” sunglasses and his girlfriend a cutie surf chick
babe in her bikini and “Varnaze” sunglasses and both had their jaws dropped down to the sand!!!!!…. Cuz’”WE TOOK ALL THEIR ‘KOOL” AWAY FROM THEM!!!!!!”
Audentes, Fortuna, Ivat!!!!,
Message Posted 9-23-18
from: Jan Works
Dear Friends and Family,
It was one year ago today that Pat Works was inducted into the International Skydiving Museum's Hall of Fame. I thought that those of you who were not present at the ceremony at Skydive Chicago might enjoy the video footage recorded and edited by Skydive TV, the Museum's media partner.
You will find the episodes of the 2017 celebration at:
At the bottom of the screen, to the right of where it says "Select Episodes" click the drop-down (red box) and select the third one down, titled "2017 International Skydiving Hall
of Fame Celebration Event".
Message Posted 9-3-18
from: Randy Green
--BSBD Fred and keep safe.
Randy also writes,
Members can also get on my Facebook page and click on my gofundme photo with a link to my campaign.
Here's a direct link to Randy's gofundme page
Message Posted 8-13-18
from: Bill Deli
'Was visiting my friends Kevin and Terry just down the road Friday night!! We were out on the Patio/Bar / "The place to be!!" 'Was just cruzin' along into the AM's.... listening to good tunes, sippin' the Bud Light's and tastin' some cut up fresh, hot "Sour Dough Bread" I just popped out of the oven before I came over!! Terry whipped up some melted hot butter and olive oil dip with fresh herbs!!! OMG was it GOOD!!
'Was sayin' something to Kevin and felt this "THUMP!!!" on my "AIR TRASH HAT brim!!" Everyone started laughing and Terry said,"Bill, There's a 'Tree Frog' just jumped on your hat!!!" Kevin grabbed his phone and took the picture!! Sure enough it was "Carlos Gene!!!!" I took my hat off to get a look at him then he jumped off into the bushes with his compadres!!!
Kevin posted it to my page on "Faceplant",,, "Bill Deli" you can find it!!
I'd have ta' say this has to be an "AIR TRASH FIRST!!!!!!!" So, now in the bushes at Kevin and Terry's lives the "Mascot" of "Dixie Trash!!!!!!!" "HOORAY FOR CARLOS, HOORAY AT LAST,,,,, 'you know the drill!!'"
"Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!!!!!!!,"
PS.... Yer' all probably wonderin',.... "So, who's 'Carlos Gene???" Well, remembern' our old AT Buddy the late "PAT WORKS" who needs no intro.!!! "Carlos Gene" is "Carlos Gene GODFROG!!!!" .. Anyone remember the "GODFROGS??" There' a "LOT!!!" more to the story but it's already 03:00 Monday here and I got things to do in a while and gotta hit the sack..... I will write up the story and post it to the "History of Air Trash" Page later..... It won't be long and I'll let you know when I do!!
Message Posted 7-26-18
from: Bill Davis
Came across a skydiving photo from 1973. Photo by Ray Cottingham.
This is the first all Navy "ten man star" with most jumpers from SEAL Team One. Some to go on, with me, to the US Navy Parachute Team (the Leap Frogs). I am in the red-white-blue jumpsuit on the right... yes, I'm looking at the camera.
Just an old picture to relive my past... but cool.
blueskys & fairwinds,
* * UPDATE * *
Found on FACEBOOK:
Except my name is Bill Davis not Davies
This is were I found it -- all credit to Ray Cottingham, not me.
more from: Bill Deli
Hi Fred, took this and several others at "Raeford" during my St. Pat's visit... This should be the one!! 'Enclosed also some "Side shots" to show more of the DZ...
The next one is to the left and fwd of the first shot. You see "the Bar" the hanger and office...
3rd is just to the left of the hanger ... that's the "Knights' out there just landed...
last one shows the "school, bathrooms and further down is the "Knights" area..
more from: Bill Deli
BTW, I needed a "CUTE GIRL" to pull open the sack !!! I couldn't have an "UGLY GUY" do it!!!!... Harold would haunt
me to my dying day if I did!! "SO!!" Yvette got the job!!!!!!!... on her left shoulder is Joanie... Harold's GF and our good Friend!! behind her is Mike
Lee.....then!!! ...Standing there with the "BIG HARRY'S" Shirt and "Johnny K's (former 82nd AIRBORNE Troop who hung out with us at Paul's place) "Spit Shined Corcoran Jump
BOOTS!!!!!!!... Is "DAVE PASCHAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Yup!! That's him... His Tandem Master (forget his name at the moment??) and Mike Lee's Brother.... This Photo was taken on
05NOV2005 as you will note this was some time ago.... this was Dave's Tandem intro jump, they followed us .."RIGHT OUT!!" and he was there to watch us pull Harold's Ash
Bag!!! BTW... turned out my timing was perfect, it was 05NOV2005 when we finally got everybody organized to get to the DZ and "It was the last Saturday with NICE WARM
WEATHER" before "Old Man Winter" started throwing "Noreasters" at us!!
But to put all this into context, Harold was an "Old Friend" .. now and then he would show up at RAEFORD and watch us jump, .. he would say ," I wanna' do that!!" .. but the cancer got in the way..... Harold passed in September...not long after we had a "Full, Tilt, Boogie" Memorial for Harold at "Big Harry's Tavern" ... Several Bands Played, ..lots of Good friends, good times and Harold's Ashes on the "Band Stand!!"...during the event ...'just happened.. I was telling Joanie and Pau about how in SKYDIVING we took the ashes of our departed friends and released them in freefall!! A week or two later, I stopped in at Big Harry's for a Beer after work.... Paul comes up to me on one side and Joanie on the other, .. Theysay,"Bill, remember how you told us about releasing ashes of friends in freefall??" .. I said,"Yes..?" .. They said,"We think Harold would like that!!!!" .. That's!!!!!!!!!!!how I got the job!!!!!!!!!
Dave Paschal was part of that event!! But he was an event of his own!! We Carry On!! 'Have to "PLAN" a trip to NC just to "JUMP THERE AGAIN!!" Last few trips, the weather was bad, had lots of "FAMILY" to do, you know the drill.. 'Have to do a "ME" trip!!!
I'll keep you posted.......
Message Posted 8-29-17
from: Frank Venegas
Hoping someone can get me the name and number of the photographer(s) who filmed the 2 jumps we made with Steve Fieldings group for Al Frisby’s 24 hour Badge, It’s been
quite a few years, but I would like to get a copy of those jumps.
Message Posted 11-20-16
from: The Webmaster
Donna launches a new website called GREATGEARX.org, with a focus on Novice and new "A" license skydivers.
This and other great links can be found on the Air Trash "LINKS" page.
Message Posted 6-2-15
from: Tim Long
These memorable images, by artist Rob Thundercloud and donated by Tom Sanders are the book cover.
Well, Doug and I have gotten so many requests to do another NSTIWTIWGD book of stories
that we are going to give it a try.
So if you got any you would like to submit to us then email me the story at tim_j_long@MSN.com