Name: William Estes
Branch of Military: U.S Air Force
Years in Service: 20
Deployments: I served in a relative time of peace
Skydives: 2000+ --- I started at Seneca Falls, NY 5 static lines and about 50 free-falls, joined the Air Force stationed at MacDill AFB, Tampa Florida. Jumped at Z-Hills, Bradenton, Deland and Pilot country Estates, jumped for the Arch Deal/ Budweiser Demo team. PCS’d to Kunsan, ROK, jumping with the US Forces parachuting team based ay Pyongtec PCS’d to Edwards AFB, California, jumping mostly at California City, some jumps at Perris, Elsinore and Lodi. I got into tandem jumping and AFF there. Back to Korea. Then Finishing at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, jumping with the Snake River club. Retired from jumping there. My last jump was made at “The Ranch” in 2013 when I jumped with both of my kids, Bryon had around 50 and I made 2 jumps with him and my daughter made a tandem that I docked on her arm.
Docking with my daughter
BASE: 40 ---/ I have about 40 BASE jumps. 2 at North Fork of the American River bridge, 2 650’ antenna, 4 at Bridge day 1988, 1 from the 19th floor of a building and 30 from the Burro Creek bridge in Arizona.
Home DZ: Due to my military moves, I have no “Home” DZ.Fun Fact: I’m naked beneath my clothes...
Thank You Bill for your service and dedication to this country! Hope to go gliding with you again soon. Until then keep up the epic work and stay safe.
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