Don Kuehn's parachute

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Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by don kuehn » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:58 pm

I stopped by the field a few days ago to pick up my parachute from the office (thought it would be better at home in a warm, dry utility room than in a cold and damp clubhouse over the winter), but it wasn't there. Does anyone knows where it is? If it went with the winter folks to Florida that's o.k. I'd just like to find out.

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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by Charles Petersen » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:00 am

We haven't rugged the 500 yet. How would I recognize yours?
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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by Biggles » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:13 pm

Mark Lightfoot asked to borrow one of the parachutes from office for use in his glider for the rest of the season, he probably picked the best looking: i.e. yours!)

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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by Charles Petersen » Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:34 pm

I pulled the chutes out of the DG trailer, and they both got damp stowed on the floor under the glider. So I will see if I can get Kelly, the rigger from Strong, to come to the field to repack them.

Still need to know how to identify yours, Don
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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by Rainer Zimm » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:09 pm

NOTE to self!... Going back to my life in 1978.... "NEVER LEND YOUR PARACHUTE" to anyone... EVER!

Next~ Carry-on!

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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by don kuehn » Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:22 pm

Hi Charles,
1) the parachute bag has a badge sewn on it which I believe means it was actually used to exit an aircraft.
2) My name should be on the chute's log, and it was last packed by Joe Stubbs.
3) It has an extended chest strap sewn on by Jim Olds, a rigger that Joe knows and who is qualified to do that sort of modification.
Hope that helps. BTW, I'm glad that it's getting some use - better than just sitting around.

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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by Charles Petersen » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:44 am

Is it a Strong, a Softie, or what brand? Is it just a backpack style or does it have a seat cushion?
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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by don kuehn » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:26 pm

It's a Strong, backpack style - no seat cushion. Black color. Have you checked the chute logs to see who they are registered to?

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Re: Don Kuehn's parachute

Post by Charles Petersen » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:41 pm

Well, one of the chute bags looks like the one you described, but the chutes don't often get into the right bags. Both of the ones here are Strong, backpack, and with, IIRC, cross harness straps rather than the chest strap and leg straps. They're the kind you have to step into.

Both were, I think, packed here in Florida last March by the Strong rigger. She was at the airfield today, and set up in Shawn's hangar, and packed about 10, including the two 'York; chutes and of course my own. But I didn't check as thoroughly as I might because I didn't have the above info when I left for the field. So it will have to wait a few days.

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