Smoke jumpers boarding United

Skydivers boarding UnitedSmoke jumpers boarding a United flight in Medford, OR.


Bill Warren on the right.


Photo by Ken Knechstad

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  1. I used to refuel those United Convairs in 1967 on their brief MFR stop overs when I was a gasboy for RV Skyways. I remember being up on the wing with the gas hose flowing away and looking in through the passenger windows to smile at the through-passengers remaining on the aircraft if I caught them staring at me — and just about ALWAYS, those passengers would immediately look away, as if I were invisible, or something, ha hah! It was an interesting study in human behavior (or the lack, thereof, LOL).

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