Reprinted here, exactly as it was written, is a Facebook posting by Jim Vallender regarding his treasure of parachuting history files. This is one of the most valuable collections of our history that has ever been curated. The only way you can understand its worth is to explore it. Please read Jim's posting and be respectful enough to follow his instructions for use.
"Facebook Oldschool Skydiving Group Members: Via the following Dropbox Link you now have access to my Dropbox Skydiving Share Folder. I have removed all my posted files from Group Files.
I’ll be watching! Users of this Link should have made a Parachute jump or be connected in some way to the sport and be communicating in English. I don’t hesitate blocking those I’m uncomfortable with for some reason. I’m into friendly English speaking Skydiving/Parachuting history. Here is the Link:
This Link should give you view and print ability. If someone using the link access needs or wants to be able to download, let me know and I can have Dropbox grant you access that will allow downloading.
My Dropbox Skydiving Share Folder (as of 2/25/2021 AM; 66.1 MB, 231 Folders and 2036 Files and already updates and new files added!) contains:
a Publications folder containing at least 38 folders of different magazine publications with digitized issues, some publishing histories, covers, clips, merged multipage photos etc.
a LWRA (License, Wings, Ratings and Awards) folderwith PCA/USPA pages and LWRA lists and
an Other Stuff folder and includes just that; lots of history, articles, clips, lists, etc.
File updates (indicated by a _Rev#) and file additions to folders in these three Folders are being made frequently. I may periodically make notice of folder file updates, additions, etc to the Group membership.
You may see publication issues that are incomplete or missing. I am not interested in owning more magazines but will gladly accept loans of missing and/or incomplete magazines that I can digitize and return. You may also see list errors or missing information. My goal is to make Historical publications and information of and about our sport as complete and accessible as possible. Let me know of anything you see that might be improved and I’ll gladly make appropriate changes.
All I ask of you in return for this access is that if you want to share any of my files with any person or group, you let me know and give me credit for the work.
If you know any person or group that has an interest in my work, have them express that interest and provide their email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. "
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