Pour first RAAF jump flight
Easy on our budget as we got four (4) free flights to magic 12,000 ft stand/sit comfort
Hold it there Stainless !
Brian (Stainless) Clark jumped with us at NSSP Archerfield. Shown over Redbank Plains.
Lofty Harris and Alby. Both sky diving mates. Both spent some time living in the Pad at Albion. Interesting! His surname is Albion ?
Keith: Alby: Brian
Keith Harris in Buffalo shirt with skydive & flat mate Brian Albion. Alby & Lofty Harris
Yet another fun jump with a great crew at the Northern Star School of Parachuting base Archerfield
Jumping mates. Ready to board Cessna VH-SNV for 10,000 ft over Redbank Plains. George R is flat mate. Lofty has N S S P reserve
Ian Davis driving his VW Beetle at Redbank Plains D Z (Drop Zone) Peter Cole in the rear.
Three single skydivers loving the action & company. Redbank Plains DZ area.
Frodsham St Albion flat (Pad) LoftyHarris live 4 magic years
35mm film and slide scans plus some digitals
Our drop zone D Z
Goodna, Brisbane River, Redbank, Map.
Will he make it ?
Skydiving in the '60's Note three planes parked just past jumper
Qld Parachute Club shoulder patch on static line jumper
One of three static line jumps to qualify for freefall. On 3rd jump a dummy ripcord must be pulled & observed
Brian (Lofty) Harris with his Qld Parachute Club shoulder patches and wings (free fall) at club house Archerfield Brisbane. Archerfield RQAC base is 57 feet above sea level. So we can see how low Rocklea and other areas are.
At Qld Parachute Club with smoke pockets (powder) on my jump suit to show off
QPC Archerfield 1962
Cars maybe: Holden FJ: Hillman Minx: Humber Super Snipe. Glen Ramsey lady
QPC Archerfield 1962. Sully is jump master on the Cessna 182 to Redbank Plains. A DZ party would have already driven out there to put out the cross and arrow for wind.
Jump master Sully with free fall jumper. Note QPC patch & wings. Cessna 182
Soldier in new two storey brick barracks Puckapunyal in Victoria. Royal Australian Armoured Corps (Tanks etc). Lofty Harris scored by devious means two lockers instead of one like all others. Photos helped stop locker inspections.
Lofty Harris at Puckapunyal
All we neeed is a pilot. Anyone know how to fly a Dakota C-47 ?
Any minute we board for 12,000 feet. Free !
Boarding for 12,000 ft at Laverton in Victoria. Free.
Glen Ramsey on left with Brian Clark over Radbank Plains.
Glen Ramsey on right with Brian Clark over Radbank Plains.
Lofty Harris with 35mm 'Robot' helmet mounted camera shoots Brian Clark & Glen Ramsey over Redbank Plains.
Lofty Harris motel unit in Adelaide. Jump next day at Mallalla.
T U (modified full canopy of rip-stop nylon) landing at Redbank Plains D Z.
These to girls got their free fall (ripcord) wings with instructors Billy Angus and Lofty Harris. Always a good feeling to have people trust you with their life and then justify their trust.