AmbergrisCaye.com Home

Here's one for Reaper!!

Posted By: seashell

Here's one for Reaper!! - 02/05/09 04:32 AM

All you Belize skydive keeners, might find this interesting.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2009/02/03/8242096-sun.html
Posted By: reaper

Re: Here's one for Reaper!! - 02/05/09 05:02 AM

Chip Steele was a very highly respected East Coast jumper. He trained thousands of skydivers over the years.
Having a heart attack can happen to anyone. He had passed an FAA medical exam recently.
I'm glad he had a heads up passenger that landed safely.
Sad, a great guy that spent his life promoting our sport.
And again, like I always say. Skydiving isn't lawn bowling.
Posted By: reaper

Re: Here's one for Reaper!! - 02/05/09 05:15 AM

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6792844&page=1
Posted By: Peter Jones

Re: Here's one for Reaper!! - 02/05/09 04:46 PM

He had a peaceful death doing what he loved. Not so bad! Although rather too young.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Here's one for Reaper!! - 02/06/09 02:07 AM

Myself, I'd rather go too young doing something that I love, than linger in unhappiness or bad health.

I agree with reaper about the "heads up passenger" and probably should have said so. That guy had the adventure of a lifetime too.
© 2021 Ambergris Caye Belize Message Board