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Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico General Jim /Hall

Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico

General Jim /Hall

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Meet the Greatest Generations Parachuting Pioneer and Visionary! Jim Halls incredible parachuting career started, and almost ended, in 1949 in the skies above northern Sonora, Mexico. Now, 60 plus years and 1800 successful parachute jumps later,MoreMeet the Greatest Generations Parachuting Pioneer and Visionary! Jim Halls incredible parachuting career started, and almost ended, in 1949 in the skies above northern Sonora, Mexico. Now, 60 plus years and 1800 successful parachute jumps later, you will revel in Jims adventures in Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico when he takes you on a remarkable journey.REVIEWJim Hall is the Best of the best in parachuting history. Hes a pioneer in the escape field, whose name and picture I had seen on many, many parachuting safety articles. Over a career that spanned 36 years, Jim was at the forefront of the experts who wrote about and demonstrated how to survive an emergency bailout. From his invention and perfection of the Buddy System- of free fall parachute training that teaches aircrews and astronauts to successfully freefall from high altitudes to his assistance in designing, jumping and live testing of Americas first zero-zero ejection seat, Jim Hall has helped the United States lead the way in emergency parachuting. I am certain you will enjoy this exciting book about Jims early adventures before he devoted his energies to helping save the lives of our aircrews. --Brigadier General R. Steven Ritchie (USAF, Retired)Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico is the amazing account of a life well-lived- of how a poor boy born in the hardscrabble hills of rural Pennsylvania went on to accomplish so much--a story that would seem to be fictional, except it is all true. Its a wonderful account about expert and visionary Jim Halls early years--his family, flying in the war and his life in Mexico. The United States is fortunate to have sons like General Jim Hall to defend and protect it--and Im fortunate to have Jim as my friend. --From the Foreword by Governor Bill Owens (Colorado, 1999-2007)