Scotty Carbone died Monday, November 1 2016, of complications from dental surgery.
If you ever met Scotty, you wouldn’t soon forget. Larger than life, crass, loud, outspoken, hilariously funny and definitely a man who lived life on his own terms. Under that rough exterior was a big heart that fiercely loved the sport of skydiving and everything around it. Scotty played by his own rules, and did not always exactly heed BSRs when it came to minimum deployment altitudes – but somehow always got away with it. He played hard, partied like a boss and always had a story to tell. (For some not-entirely-but-maybe-totally true stories, check out this dz.com thread that is probably three times older than your entire skydiving career.)
Now having joined the BFR in the sky, that thing will never be the same. Scotty, you and your antics will be missed Earth-side. Please feel free to add your Scotty Carbone stories in the comments below, we’d love to hear them!