Left: Al with
For his 75th
birthday, Al and son Ken did some fancy skydiing. in Eloy, AZ,
about an hour south of Phoenix. They were trained, briefed and
then "boarded a Twin Otter aircraft, took off and climbed
to 13,000, where we took 'one big step out the aircraft' and
did a 10,000 ft. 'free fall,' pulling the rip cord at 2500 ft.
Absolutely awesome!! A photographer jumped with us and took a
bunch of photos; with me doing the 'thumbs up' while hurtling
down at 170 mph. I guess I never got over not flying in the Navy!"