Bobby Gray and Mike ”Beanpole” Barber jumped together and made the first planned canopy contact. They made it in summer 1975.

CRW got a lot of publicity. Some jumpers made demo CRW jumps in the US Nationals in 1976 (I’d like to know who did it?).

There was also a long story in Parachutist (Nov 76) written by Dan Poynter.

The first written rules in Parachutist concerned break off altitudes:
1. With four participants or less: 200 feet AGL
2. With five participants or more: 300 feet AGL


The biggest formation was a 4-way (I hope to get more info).

Do you know of an interesting piece of CF history that isn’t listed on these pages yet? Contact the author. Even small details would be appreciated.