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Dick Gays

Dick Gays was a skydiver and instructor at Peterborough Parachute centre, Sibson in the late 1970s and early 1980s. He developed and made some of his own novel parachute designs. Here are a few articles written by Dick as well as some photographs and other data regarding his parachutes.

Dick passed away in July 2013.  I am grateful to his widow Margaret for permission to reproduce the information on this page.


BPA Video Archive  which is linked from here.

Slots 3 Flight and Packing Manual 
Slots 3 Design and technical drawings
"Some Unusual Parachutes"
Landing Simulator
"Parachuting in the 1980s"
Obituary, from April 2014 BPA Magazine

Photographs

Photograph courtesy of Dick Gays
Photograph courtesy of Dick Gays

Photograph courtesy of Henny Wiggers

Photograph courtesy of Henny Wiggers

Photograph courtesy of Leo Dickinson

Photograph courtesy of Leo Dickinson

Photograph courtesy of Leo Dickinson

Photograph courtesy of Leo Dickinson

Photograph courtesy of Dick Gays

Dick in freefall on a normal parachute system for once.
Photograph courtesy of Robin Lings.

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