Skydiving Legends Take Center Stage at the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame Celebration
Industry News | Dec 16, 2022
Skydiving Legends Take Center Stage at the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame Celebration

USPA Staff

October 6-8, 2022

Skydive DeLand, Florida



From left: William Grut, Jackie Smith and Hall of Fame President Curt Curtis pose with David Waterman’s posthumous award. Photo by Katie Boyd McVey.


Event host Bob Hallett (left) presents Solly Williams his award of induction into the Hall of Fame. Photo by Randy Forbes.


Pete Allum (left) accepts his framed award from fellow Hall of Fame member Ian Bobo. Photo by Randy Forbes.


Amy Chmelecki proudly displays her award with her family by her side. Photo by Randy Forbes.


Norman Kent accepts the award and blazer from USPA Vice President Sherry Butcher on behalf of his late wife Deanna “Skydancer” Kent. Photo by Randy Forbes.


Laurie “Truck” Sams is recovering from a medical procedure at his home in Australia and was unable to accept his award in person.


Unable to attend the ceremony for her class, 2021 inductee Lesley Gale is excited to accept her award and blazer from Craig Girard. Photo by Randy Forbes.


2020 inductee Bruno Brokken (left) is finally able to accept his award from Derek Thomas after not being able to attend the ceremony for his class due to travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Katie Boyd McVey.

 

 


Jumpers Over Eighty Set World Record

During the International Skydiving Museum’s Hall of Fame Weekend, members of the Jumpers Over Eighty Society gathered at Skydive DeLand to set the JOES World Record for Largest Formation Skydive. On their fourth jump of the day, eight skydivers—Jim Culhane, Cliff Davis, Scotty Gallan, Walt Green, Paul Hinan, Sky Huminsky, Woody McKay and Ted Williams—set the record, exceeding the previous 6-way record set at Skydive Arizona in Eloy in 2012. USPA President Chuck Akers engineered the dive and Dean Nordstedt flew camera for the group. Orlando TV station WFTV aired the story locally, and Yahoonews.com aired it nationally.

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