He’s Done it All© 2012                            NSM HoF
Dan Poynter, D-454.Recognizing a lifetime of✈Educating✈Publicizing✈Loving our sport and   industry                        ...
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....
Parachute Industry                           Association✈President✈Sustaining Member✈Secretary✈Established the committee s...
International       Parachute Symposium                   ✈Director of the                    Symposium, 1997, 1999.      ...
U.S. Hang Gliding                      Association✈ Director✈ Delegate to CIVL/FAI✈ Lifetime member✈ U.S. Hang Gliding Ass...
Fédération Aéronautique             Internationale✈CIP (parachuting)✈Alternate Delegate representing the USA✈CIVL (hang gl...
Parachute Rigging         ✈Senior Parachute Rigger,         Back, Seat & Chest ratings.         ✈Master parachute rigger, ...
Parachute Inventor/Designer                       ✈StyleMaster                       ✈Fastbak                       ✈POP T...
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, ...
Skydiving Instruction        ✈Jumpmaster        ✈Instructor        ✈USPA        Instructor/Examiner        ✈Set up Instruc...
Demo Jumping               NSM HoF
Parachute Industry                       Employment✈Corporate Manager✈Paladin Sport Parachutes, Oakland, California. 1963....
Flying✈Private ✈FAA. Pilot, private: Single Engine Land and Gliders ✈USHGA: Hang Gliding Flight Examiner.✈Commercial ✈6,00...
Aviation Awards✈Paul Tiisandier Diploma (FAI).1984.✈Diplome dHonneur from the Federation Aeronautique Interna-tionale forc...
Periodicals✈Parachutist Magazine. ✈Parachuting Poynters column✈Spotter Newsmagazine. ✈Founded it and edited for ten years....
Speaking on Aviation✈Author/presenter of 17 multimediaprograms on aviation andparachutes.✈Delivers 200 to 250 speeches per...
Skydiving Competition✈Competed locally✈Competed inconference meets.✈Competed inNationalChampionships✈Meet Director,Lake Pl...
Competition Judging            ✈Training Judge            ✈Nationals Judge            ✈Member of the            competitio...
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...
TheTop Three Awards   ✈USPA Lifetime   Achievement Award   ✈PIA Lifetime Achievement   Award   ✈National Skydiving Museum,...
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  1. 1. He’s Done it All© 2012 NSM HoF
  2. 2. Dan Poynter, D-454.Recognizing a lifetime of✈Educating✈Publicizing✈Loving our sport and industry NSM HoF
  3. 3. Dan is Known Best for His Books 13 Books on Aviation NSM HoF
  4. 4. And 114 Books on Other Subjects NSM HoF
  5. 5. Many ofyou did NSM HoF
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Fédération Aéronautique Internationale✈CIP (parachuting)✈Alternate Delegate representing the USA✈CIVL (hang gliding)✈Secretary✈President (2 terms)✈Delegate representing the USA NSM HoF
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Parachute TesterBarish SailWing Jump Test Foot Launch Tow Test NSM HoF
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. Skydiving Instruction ✈Jumpmaster ✈Instructor ✈USPA Instructor/Examiner ✈Set up Instructor program for USPA and ran the first two courses. NSM HoF
  16. 16. Demo Jumping NSM HoF
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Skydiving Competition✈Competed locally✈Competed inconference meets.✈Competed inNationalChampionships✈Meet Director,Lake Placid,7 years. NSM HoF
  23. 23. Competition Judging ✈Training Judge ✈Nationals Judge ✈Member of the competition jury ✈President of the competition jury NSM HoF
  24. 24. U.S. National Championships✈EquipmentInspector,10 years. NSM HoF
  25. 25. U.S. Parachute Team✈Chief of Delegation, Germany 1976. ✈Member of the jury.✈Chief of Delegation, Australia, 1977. ✈Member of the jury. NSM HoF
  26. 26. TheTop Three Awards ✈USPA Lifetime Achievement Award ✈PIA Lifetime Achievement Award ✈National Skydiving Museum, Hall of Fame Inductee NSM HoF
  27. 27. NSM HoF

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