S: Blue Skies by David R. Marsh Dec 2011
BC: Another Easy Day!
FC: When people ask me Why would I jump out of a perfectly good airplane. I say because the door was open! | Blue Skies | by David R. Marsh
1: This book dedicated to David Alan, Tammi Raye, and David Reigh Marsh
2: I'm real proud of the young man my son has become. I quit jumping when he was younger because all we were going through. I was a single parent with a very sick kid. Instead I spent 4 years coaching his little league team and floating around the state in our flat bottom boat. Out of everything these were the most rewarding times of all. About 6 years ago David called me out of the blue and said he wanted to go skydiving. He had been watching my old videos. We made 6 jumps together, And we loved it. I got re-certified and started chasing my dream! David is now perfectly healthy, married to his beautiful wife Tammi. Tammi is a wonderful wife to David and a great mother to their son David Reigh. I'm so proud of all of them!
3: Its amazing. When David was little I chose to quit jumping for his sake, then 10 years later I returned to the craziness because of him. Everything does indeed come full circle. He always was the responsible one of us. :-) | I hope you enjoy these pictures I have collected the past couple of years. I feel like I definitely get to soar with the eagles!
4: The higher we soar, the smaller we look to those who can not fly. | 1990
6: Tandem Instructor training
7: Zepherhills Florida
9: Plain and simple, skydiving is all about controlled terror, and I love it. ! Lewis B. Sanborn D-1 ( My Master license # is D-30822 )
11: At 13,000 feet nothing else matters.
12: 2011 - The year I got my Tandem Instructor rating! | opening sequence.....
13: On the ride up one of my passengers was looking out the window and said " Wow from up here it kind of looks like the game of life." I said " It pretty much is." | It always opens !
15: I bet the view from my office is better than yours!! | ... | I love the view from my office. This is why I do this. I get paid to live up here!
16: Blue skies and soft landings.
17: DAVE, WRITE SOMETHING HERE ABOUT .... | FUN TIMES
18: Getting the passenger harnessed up. I tell them that no matter what I'm going home safe tonight. And since your strapped to me you don't have a choice. You have to go home safe too!
19: What a season. 118 tandem jumps and 718 sky dives to date. I finally captured my dream of becoming a tandem instructor. It started in March 2011 in Zepherhills FLorida. Four days of intense training in one of the toughest schools in the world. I would like to thank my coworkers for all their help this year. Dave Parker, Jeff and Kim, my fellow jump Masters. They spent so much time debriefing me and studying video with me after my jumps, giving me helpful tips and advice...I love it when a customer gets video. Just because the video team is so valuable to me. Alan, Danny, Jordan and Andrew..They get the door open and check the spot and warn me of winds aloft. They also tell me what they are seeing on our jumps and work hard to get the best shots. ..Miss, who packs our tandem rigs, I love you! When I swing that rig over my shoulder. I know its good because you packed it! That is such a relief to me. I have to be 100% confident when that door opens for that jump to go right. And this team makes that possible for me. I am so proud to be a part of this group. The next few pages are dedicated to them. Pictures of us doing the job we love so much. To all my family and friends blue skies and soft landings!
21: The staff | Our staff.
22: The Franklin crew. Dave Parker Alan Trisler Jordan Stone Kim Mills Miss Terrel Andrew Huey Danny Williams Jeff Ashby and the big boss man Richard Money.
24: Our team jumping the sky van in Deland Florida.
25: SKYDIVER'S LIFE | <- Me
26: I refuse to tip toe through life to arrive safely at death | My 49th Birthday
27: SKYDIVING - LEARN IT, LIVE IT, LOVE IT.
28: It was the end of a beautiful autumn day. The sunset load.. even though the sun had set about 20 minutes ago. We were doing a hop and pop from 4,500 ft. | Pages from my log book...Jump # 229 Sunday, November 22, 2009
29: As I dove out of the plane I could see the crescent moon on my right and the lights of Indianapolis to my left. I was totally free for about 15 seconds, then it was time to pull. Another perfect opening. The view was beautiful as I turned toward home. . | Pictures on this page and many others by Greg Malanoski | <-Me
30: In memory David Joe Marsh 1942-1980 He gave me my first taste of "Rare air" The view from those towers were awesome! He told me I could do anything I wanted in life. But whatever it is, be the best at it. I am doing what I want... Still working on being the best. Thanks Dad. | <- Me