Captain Jim “Phantom” Kime of Zephyrhills, FL passed away May 24th, 2009 due to a short illness. How do you describe the indescribable? Phantom was a Master Mariner and held the highest qualification of Sea Captain. Phantom was a skydiver for over 35 years and absolutely loved the sport and camaraderie. He was the embodiment of Skydive City and would rarely be seen without a toothpick in his mouth or beverage in hand. He was a Muff Brother, an asshole, Mayor of Skydive City’s City Hall, and one of the last true gentlemen. He was generous and did so much for the community, both local and skydiving. Phantom’s departure left an incredible void which will never be filled. He was respected, loved, crude, honest, a mentor, and a legend. But most importantly, Phantom was our beloved friend and the coolest motherfucker you would ever have the privilege to know.
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