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Gus Wing, D-7117, chases freefall photographer Norman Kent (with out camera this time) as he sizes up skysurfer Bob Hallett over Skydive DeLand, FL. See related story on page 23.
During filming of Norman Kent's new video, "Kinesthesia," Gus Wing, D-7117, photographed Deanna Kent against a sunset in the Florida Keys.
Gus Wing, D-7117, was over the SkyDance DZ in Davis, CA to film this "room dive" organized by Bungee Wallace during the Wilbury Invitational held there on August 18-20.
Long-time contributing photographer Gus Wing, D-7117, submitted this photo of Mike Vordo, D-9792, under canopy over the Orange, VA drop zone. Wing was also a contributor to the "Tunnel Boogie" event featured in this issue, beginning on page 36.
Frequent PARACHUTIST contributor Gus Wing, like several other freefall photographers, traveled a lot last year, keeping his camera pointed at several world record large RW formation attempts. He brought back this photo from British Columbia where some 12 tries at the first 100-way formation fell just short of success. The 100-way barrier was broken in Muskogee the following month, but that record stood for less than 30 days before the 120-way in Quincy, IL established the current mark.
Gus Wing, D-7117, a frequent contributor to PARACHUTIST, supplied this photo of former Skydive DeLand co-owner/operator Tom Piras over the Florida DZ during this year's Easter boogie. Piras' former partner Bob Hallett has since assumed full control of the drop zone.
Gus Wing, D-7117, strapped his 35mm on the tail of the trail Cessna for this shot of a formation load exit over the Buckingham Parachute Center in Orange, VA. Pilot Bob Churchill, D-7253, snapped the photo as his airplane emptied.
Gus Wing brought back this shot of his wife Kemper on a demo the couple performed into the University of Virginia football stadium in Charlottesville, VA. The occasion was the Virginia Cavaliers/Maryland Terrapins football game.
Gus Wing, D-7117, was one of four jumpers to make a demo into Virginia Polytechnical Institute in Blacksburg, VA as part of a pre-game show for the football game against Virginia Military Institute. Pictured are Phil Matthews, Buzz Connor and Tinker Hillman over VPI's Lane Stadium.
Gus Wing, D-7117, caught this exit shot of Linda Walczak, Martha Scott and Kathy Embrey and photograher Rick Snow leaving the Firestone DC-3 during a women's world record attempt at Palatka, FL last May. Although this 32-way attempt was unsuccessful, another one attempted at Freeport, IL in August was, and has been submitted to world parachuting authorities for official recognition (see Paragrams, page 6).
Gus Wing, D-7117, caught this shot of the Tubesteak Boogie group forming a 24-way donut flake over Brooksville, FL at sunset. Wing jumps regularly at the Orange drop zone in Charlottesville, VA.
Commerical artist Chuck Prodey, D-4444, provided the illustration used as the officIal emblem for the 1982 National Skydiving Championships. the emblem, combined with Gus Wing's color shot from last year's World Meet, provides the cover for this montH's issue of PARACHUTIST.
Gus Wing, D-7117, a frequent contributor to PARACHUTIST, supplied this cover shot of Karen Milliken, D-5984, exiting the DC-3 Mr. Douglas over Palatka, FL. Gus also supplied the color photos for the feature story on funnels on page 22.
Gus Wing, D-7117, took this sunset photo of the Perris Valley CReW team at the World Meet Boogie. Gus, a regular jumper in Orange, VA, is currently residing in Zephyrhills, FL.