In this seemingly unbelievable narrative, Jim Hall takes us back to 1956, recounting his adventures in the Mexican backcountry. This book is not just about parachuting. It's about a young man's journey that began with the simple goal of adventure. Along the way it becomes the story of a lifetime. Join Jim and his parachuting dog, Ace, as they travel from one adventure to another in their search for the Conquistadors' gold.
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||10 Years|
About the Author
World War II veteran Jim Hall made his first parachute jump in 1949. He went on to own a professional parachuting company and created a magnet for adventurers. He was co-creator of the TV series Ripcord that put skydiving before millions of viewers and was based on these adventures in Mexico. He was awarded the Leo Stevens Medal for safety in parachuting because of his development of the "Buddy System" of freefall training for high altitudes for test pilots and astronauts. In 1965 he helped develop and live-tested the ejection seat for the high-speed F102/F106 Fighter Interceptors, and in 1967 he created the Air Force's training film on surviving an ejection or bailout.