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Throwback Thursday: balloon suits

The Throwback Thursday edition this time is brought to you by Canadian skydiver Ian Harrop.

Ian Harrop

You know it’s the real deal when you are staring a scanned in Polaroid in the face. Ian is the one in the white and red Brand X suit, sporting a brown Racer. This photo was snapped in 1981 or 1982.  The contraption you see on the back of Ian’s jump buddy makes that Racer seem very modern. We are also happy to announce that the sweet stache has survived the years and now spread to cover the cheeks as well. It is a tad lighter in color, but that happens to the best of us. Thanks for sharing Ian – and stay tuned for the next episode of Throwback Thursday, skydiving style!

Color us impressed, we are not sure we could fight our way out of a small Cessna with all that fabric flapping about!

If you have an old skydiving photo that you would like to share, we would love to see it! Please send the photo along with a short note describing who/when/where/what (as you can remember) to us via email.

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