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Dan Poynter's 50-year career in parachutes and skydiving.

Dan Poynter's 50-year career in parachutes and skydiving.



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  • He’s Done it All© 2012 NSM HoF
  • Dan Poynter, D-454.Recognizing a lifetime of✈Educating✈Publicizing✈Loving our sport and industry NSM HoF
  • Dan is Known Best for His Books 13 Books on Aviation NSM HoF
  • And 114 Books on Other Subjects NSM HoF
  • Many ofyou did NSM HoF
  • U.S. Parachute Association✈Conference Director, North East. 1965-1974.✈National Director. 1974-1978.✈USPA Secretary. 1966, 1974-1976.✈Chairman of the Board.1976-1978.✈Executive Committee✈Lifetime member✈Served on every committee.✈Chaired Safety & Training Committee several terms✈USPA delegate to the National Sport Aviation Council.✈Chair of the FAA-SAE-USPA Parachute TechnicalStandard Order (TSO) Committee.✈Member for 50 years✈USPA Lifetime Achievement Award NSM HoF
  • Parachute Industry Association✈President✈Sustaining Member✈Secretary✈Established the committee system✈Served on every committee✈Spoke at PIA dinners for ten+ years✈Founder and past editor of Para-NewsBriefs, the officialpublication of the Parachute Industry Association.✈PIA lifetime Achievement Award NSM HoF
  • International Parachute Symposium ✈Director of the Symposium, 1997, 1999. ✈Director of ceremonies, ten years ✈Attended and worked every PIA Symposium ✈Established the Press Room and PR systems.George H.W. Bush NSM HoF
  • U.S. Hang Gliding Association✈ Director✈ Delegate to CIVL/FAI✈ Lifetime member✈ U.S. Hang Gliding Association Bronze Otto LilienthalMedal✈ Hang Gliding Flight Examiner✈ Set up committee system✈ Chief of competition delegation NSM HoF
  • Fédération Aéronautique Internationale✈CIP (parachuting)✈Alternate Delegate representing the USA✈CIVL (hang gliding)✈Secretary✈President (2 terms)✈Delegate representing the USA NSM HoF
  • Parachute Rigging ✈Senior Parachute Rigger, Back, Seat & Chest ratings. ✈Master parachute rigger, Back, Seat & Chest ratings. ✈Established Strong Parachute Rigging School. ✈Wrote Parachute Rigging Course. NSM HoF
  • Parachute Inventor/Designer ✈StyleMaster ✈Fastbak ✈POP Top (patented) ✈Revolving cones ✈Tri-vent modification to 24’ canopy ✈Velcro in containers, 1963. Langley Wind Tunnel NSM HoF
  • Parachute TesterBarish SailWing Jump Test Foot Launch Tow Test NSM HoF
  • Jumping✈1962. First jump in Calistoga,California.✈1,208 jumps so far✈Nearly 12 hours in freefall, so far.✈B-1454, C-1301, D-454.✈USPA Instructor/Examiner✈Star Crest 271, Star Crest Solo 63✈High altitude training at WAFB &PAFB.✈North Pole expedition, 1994. NSM HoF
  • Skydiving Instruction ✈Jumpmaster ✈Instructor ✈USPA Instructor/Examiner ✈Set up Instructor program for USPA and ran the first two courses. NSM HoF
  • Demo Jumping NSM HoF
  • Parachute Industry Employment✈Corporate Manager✈Paladin Sport Parachutes, Oakland, California. 1963.✈Tri-State Parachute Company, Flemington, NJ 1964.✈Parachute Design Specialist & Sales✈Parachutes Incorporated, Orange, MA. 1965.✈Barish Associates (SailWing), New York. 1965.✈Pioneer Parachute Company, Manchester, CT. 1966.✈Strong Enterprises, North Quincy Massachusetts 1967.✈Book Writing and Publishing✈Para Publishing, North Quincy (1969) andSanta Barbara (1974). NSM HoF
  • Flying✈Private ✈FAA. Pilot, private: Single Engine Land and Gliders ✈USHGA: Hang Gliding Flight Examiner.✈Commercial ✈6,000+ miles/week ✈Out of US 35% of the Year ✈United Global Services member ✈Stockholder, United Airlines. NSM HoF
  • Aviation Awards✈Paul Tiisandier Diploma (FAI).1984.✈Diplome dHonneur from the Federation Aeronautique Interna-tionale forcontributions to the sport of hang gliding, 1979.✈USPA Achievement Award✈PIA Achievement Award✈Benjamin Franklin Award for Lifetime Achievement by the PublishersMarketing Association.✈Stefan Banic Gold Medal for contributions to the parachute industry.✈Gold Parachutists Wings from USPA✈Meritorious Achievement Award from the Central Atlantic Sport ParachuteAsso--cia-tion for equipment advances.✈Award of Excellence by the Aviation/Space Writer’s Association forParachuting; The Skydiver’s Handbook.✈National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame, 2012. NSM HoF
  • Periodicals✈Parachutist Magazine. ✈Parachuting Poynters column✈Spotter Newsmagazine. ✈Founded it and edited for ten years.✈Global Speakers NewsBrief. ✈On Speaking and air travel.✈Author of more than 800 technical andpopular articles and numerous photographs NSM HoF
  • Speaking on Aviation✈Author/presenter of 17 multimediaprograms on aviation andparachutes.✈Delivers 200 to 250 speeches peryear on parachutes, skydiving,aviation and other topics.✈Awarded Certified SpeakingProfessional (CSP) status by theNational Speakers Association.✈Global Speaking FederationInternational Ambassador, 2008-2010 NSM HoF
  • Skydiving Competition✈Competed locally✈Competed inconference meets.✈Competed inNationalChampionships✈Meet Director,Lake Placid,7 years. NSM HoF
  • Competition Judging ✈Training Judge ✈Nationals Judge ✈Member of the competition jury ✈President of the competition jury NSM HoF
  • U.S. National Championships✈EquipmentInspector,10 years. NSM HoF
  • U.S. Parachute Team✈Chief of Delegation, Germany 1976. ✈Member of the jury.✈Chief of Delegation, Australia, 1977. ✈Member of the jury. NSM HoF
  • TheTop Three Awards ✈USPA Lifetime Achievement Award ✈PIA Lifetime Achievement Award ✈National Skydiving Museum, Hall of Fame Inductee NSM HoF
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