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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2018, 12:06:57 AM »
I am very much looking forward to TK
and his team presenting the latest on the tie analysis. Tom and Al combine Maker Fair Macgyver resourcefulness with a keen interest in solving the case through tangible physical evidence. The thought of those guys nursing aging obsolete but still very useful scanning electron microscopes and spectrometers bought at scrap prices warms my engineer heart. I hope Carol comes too. Her scholarly and very entertaining Dan Cooper comic presentation would be a hard act to follow but maybe she has something new.

Bruce knows more about parachute ownership and delivery than anyone. He would be my choice for speaker on this topic.

I like the idea of a forum at the event. Multiple persons kicking it around.

Too bad Bradley is so sensitive. His careless fact checking could divert attention from a viable Cooper candidate. So Jack’s brother, the NWA pilot, committed suicide? Tragic. Does anyone know what led him to take his own life?

As far as resemblance to the FBI sketches Don Burnworth wins the prize. He was a UA 727 Captain and knew far more detail than most crew did about the 727 systems.

Maybe Bruce could do a quick summary of all the serious suspects with photos too. Some just get forgotten like Ted Braden, Don Burnworth and Jack Collins.

WreckaReca is a puzzler. Hope his proponents come and are willing to answer Qs.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2018, 05:51:04 PM »
An update on the 2018 DB Cooper Conference:

I'm still working to nail down the Portland Yacht Club. We're just ironing out a few logistics but I'm hoping this will be inked within the next day or two--I'm really waiting on them.

I've made a lot of progress on the schedule. As it stands right now the conference will be from 10AM - 5:30PM on November 24th. The following have committed to speaking:

Tom Kaye (Tie particles)
Vern Jones (Walter Reca)
377 (Parachutes)
Bruce Smith (Investigation/FBI closing the case)
Georger (Tena Bar/Money Find)
EU (Sheridan Peterson)

I also had a great phone conversation with Jim Forbes last night about him speaking regarding Rackstraw. Jim will get back to me about whether he can attend given that he'll be out of the country immediately preceding the forum.

I've also reached out to a few others which I should know about in the next couple of days.

Once everything is finalized I'll release a schedule and get the info posted on the You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login website.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2018, 05:55:35 PM »
Good to see that things are firming up a bit. I trust that the Portland YC will be onboard shortly.

I've never met Georger in person. This could be quite an encounter, especially given the current circumstances here at the Forum. But G. knows more than most about the T-Bar doings. His knowledge of the money is near-encyclopedic, as he has talked extensively with the Ingrams, Dorwin and others that were on the beach.

Will the Fazios be in attendance?

How about Galen?
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #33 on: September 06, 2018, 06:42:53 PM »
I have reached out to the Fazios, Galen and Bill Mitchell and am still waiting to hear something one way or the other.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #34 on: September 08, 2018, 06:08:08 PM »
I also want to let everyone know that I left Tina a phone message today inviting her to the conference. Obviously she is not likely to attend. Nonetheless, she was made aware of the conference and invited so perhaps we'll be surprised.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2018, 09:02:34 PM »
What about Geoff Gray?
 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2018, 09:25:45 PM »
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What about Geoff Gray?

I have not reached out to GG. Not opposed to it though. Anyone have his contact info?
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2018, 11:26:03 PM »
GG is easy to reach out to - the trick is getting a reply. I'll email his contact info to you.
 
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2018, 05:44:09 PM »
I received the approval today from the Portland Yacht Club Board of Trustees to host the conference at the club so it's set!

The 2018 DB Cooper Conference will be Saturday, November 24th from 10AM-5:30PM at the Portland Yacht Club--just down the river from PDX. The event will be FREE. Parking will be FREE. We will be able to accommodate a little over 200 people.

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« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2018, 05:51:43 PM »
Thank you for generously funding this event EU. I am really looking forward to the event, and the evening prior when we will hoist a few beers and hopefully demonstrate what I witnessed at the first symposium: that online rancor disappears in person to person encounters.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #40 on: September 12, 2018, 05:55:09 PM »
Might Bruce get parachuting skyjacker Rob Heady to speak?

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Rob's jet jump story would be a lot more relevant than mine.

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2018, 06:31:39 PM »
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Might Bruce get parachuting skyjacker Rob Heady to speak?

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Rob's jet jump story would be a lot more relevant than mine.

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Why not. Sounds like a helluva story.
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2018, 09:29:41 PM »
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I received the approval today from the Portland Yacht Club Board of Trustees to host the conference at the club so it's set!

The 2018 DB Cooper Conference will be Saturday, November 24th from 10AM-5:30PM at the Portland Yacht Club--just down the river from PDX. The event will be FREE. Parking will be FREE. We will be able to accommodate a little over 200 people.

I'll get a tentative schedule posted online tonight on the website You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.

E-man, I already reserved a hotel room. Is there a way to reserve a seat, or is it first-come, first-serve?
 

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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2018, 09:45:56 PM »
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I received the approval today from the Portland Yacht Club Board of Trustees to host the conference at the club so it's set!

The 2018 DB Cooper Conference will be Saturday, November 24th from 10AM-5:30PM at the Portland Yacht Club--just down the river from PDX. The event will be FREE. Parking will be FREE. We will be able to accommodate a little over 200 people.

I'll get a tentative schedule posted online tonight on the website You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login.

E-man, I already reserved a hotel room. Is there a way to reserve a seat, or is it first-come, first-serve?

Right now the plan is first-come first-serve. That said, I think I will start a list of VIPs...those that are coming from out of town, presenting, etc. to guarantee a spot.

That said, let's make Unsurelock VIP #1 on the list. Anyone else from the forum that's planning on attending please let me know and I'll be certain to add you to the list as well. Others such as Bruce and 377 that are presenting I'll add to the list automatically.

Cheers!
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Re: 2018 DB Cooper Conference
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2018, 09:55:55 PM »
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Might Bruce get parachuting skyjacker Rob Heady to speak?

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Rob's jet jump story would be a lot more relevant than mine.

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Why not. Sounds like a helluva story.

I agree.  I met Rob last time and he was very open and candid about the whole thing.  He returned from Viet Nam feeling treated badly by his superiors and was just angry.   The years have given him a lot of perspective, and was very open to any questions.  A good guy who really turned his life around.