Originally Posted by syntaxerrorsix
I did a tandem jump at Zephyrhills Airport
My dad moved us to Florida around '74, and he jumped many times at Zhills and Riverview. I enjoyed the atmosphere and cameraderie he had with his buddies- they were most definitely a tribe (anyone know what the Cardinal Puff ritual is?). I thought I might join them when I was old enough... wasn't meant to be.
My dad passed away at Riverview in May of '79: just one of those days when a simple malfunction changes lives forever... I miss him dearly- and I would probably be a jumper if not for the respect I have for my mother.