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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2019, 08:17:15 PM »
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1.   Now owned by Delta Airlines, the plane DB Cooper stole was owned and operated by this airline: _________________


Delta airlines does not own the Cooper 727.  It was scrapped, disassembled, and melted down quite a few years back.

True. But Delta owns what airlines that flew that 727?

Perhaps the original question is a little confusing.
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2019, 10:50:32 PM »
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1.   Now owned by Delta Airlines, the plane DB Cooper stole was owned and operated by this airline: _________________


Delta airlines does not own the Cooper 727.  It was scrapped, disassembled, and melted down quite a few years back.

The aircraft was transferred to Piedmont Air Lines in 1978 and then to Key Airlines in 1984.  It was broken up and scrapped by 1996.

True. But Delta owns what airlines that flew that 727?

Perhaps the original question is a little confusing.
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2019, 04:10:38 AM »
In general, are the questions too tough? Galen says, Yes, but he wants a better educated Cooperite, too, so....
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2019, 02:25:11 PM »
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In general, are the questions too tough? Galen says, Yes, but he wants a better educated Cooperite, too, so....

I don't think so. I would think that anyone attending the event would at least have some basic knowledge of the case.
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2019, 03:55:20 PM »
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CooperCon 2019 Jeopardy Questions

Since I assume that most folks here will either not be at CooperCon or will disqualify themselves from this contest to allow REAL people to take a crack at Cooper Lore, I'm posting my list of suggested Jeopardy Questions for fun and feedback:

CooperCon 2019 Jeopardy Questions, 11. 13. 19

1.   Now owned by Delta Airlines, the plane DB Cooper stole was owned and operated by this airline: _________________

2.   After DB Cooper jumped, his 727 landed at what airport?

3.   At 24 years-old, the leader of the flight attendants was Alice Hancock. At 22, the youngest FA was Tina Mucklow. At 23, who was the third flight attendant?

4.   DB Cooper was an alias for.....

5.   How many parachutes were delivered to DB Cooper as part of his ransom?

6.   DB Cooper had one drink. What was it?

7.   1st Officer Bill Rataczak was flying DB Cooper’s plane on the getaway flight, but who was the Captain?

8.   DB Cooper’s ransom bills were all what denomination?

9.   DB Cooper was given $200,000 in a bank bag. How much did all that money weigh?

10.    Having passed away recently at 94 years-old, FBI Special Agent Ralph Himmelsbach was arguably the most famous federal investigator in the DB Cooper case. But who was the FBI Special Agent actually in charge?

11.    Officially, the FBI calls the DB Cooper case by what name?

12.    Murdered in 2013 by a still-unidentified assailant, this man was the de facto technical expert on parachutes for the FBI.

13.    DB Cooper specifically chose a 727 to hijack because it had a special feature that no other airplanes had. What was it?

14.    After DB Cooper stole his airplane, 12 domestic skyjackers copied Cooper. Can you name any of them?

15.    To thwart future DB Cooper Copy Cats, in 1972 the FAA required Boeing to retro-fit all 727s with this device.

16.    Although the FBI officially closed the DB Cooper case in 2016, what private investigative organization it founded in 2009 is still examining evidence in the case?

17.    Known to many as “Twisty Butt,” her uncle was the last suspect in the DB Cooper case that the FBI investigated. What was the name of the uncle and his niece?

18.    Although she refused to speak publicly for 30 years and spent 12 of those years in a cloistered convent, she remains the primary witness in the DB Cooper case. Who is she?

19.    Across the river from PDX where the DB Cooper skyjacking started, this city is also the closest urban area to where DB Cooper most likely landed when he jumped.

20.    Although no alcohol is served at this “bar,” it is the place where three bundles of ransom money were found in 1980. What is the name of the money discovery site?

21.    The FBI has investigated how many suspects, approximately?

22.    Although exact numbers are hard to determine, over 900 people are known to have confessed to the DB Cooper skyjacking. True or false.

23.    Using the moniker “Ckret,” this FBI special agent revitalized the investigation when he took over in 2007. What is his name?

24. Along with his boss, SAC Frank Montoya, Jr., this FBI agent closed the case in 2016 citing the lack of any new leads and the need to re-distribute Bureau resources.

Email me your answers and if you win, you will get a PRIZE.

My sister, who is a professional editor and has edited about one-half of the third edition of DB Cooper and the FBI, got about half of these questions correct, generally with some prompting. Hmmmmm.
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2019, 04:00:53 PM »
Unless you followed DZ or this site nobody would know who twisty butt is...
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2019, 08:45:57 PM »
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Unless you followed DZ or this site nobody would know who twisty butt is...

I was wondering about that. But I was unable to resistant my impulses.... But now, more will know!
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2019, 09:43:05 PM »
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Unless you followed DZ or this site nobody would know who twisty butt is...

I was wondering about that. But I was unable to resistant my impulses.... But now, more will know!

I think we need to exercise a little discretion here. Someone may be offended. We've got to keep it professional.
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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2019, 02:52:13 AM »
Okay. Ol' Marla gets a pass.
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #24 on: November 15, 2019, 07:10:07 PM »
Bruce put together a Monet-ish map depicting his DB Cooper Road Tour associated with CooperCon.

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2019, 09:57:45 PM »
Getting Ready for CooperCon 2019

I'm getting excited. I even wrote a song! If you'd like to read more about Cooper Con 2019, or hear "DB Cooper - An Author's Lament," head over the the Mountain News:

tps://themountainnewswa.net/2019/11/15/singing-db-cooper-an-authors-lament-recorded-as-cooper-world-gets-ready-for-the-48th-anniversary-with-coopercon-2019/

If you'd just like to hear my wailings about Norjak mysteries, go directly to YouTube:



 
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #26 on: November 16, 2019, 02:46:04 AM »
Hat tip, of course, to Georger for coining the term, "three bundolas" of money at T-Bar.
 

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #27 on: November 16, 2019, 08:34:14 AM »
I’m generally not the PC type but I’m glad to see CooperCon decline to promulgate Jo Weber’s moniker for Marla. It was spawned out of spite and jealousy.  We Vortex dwellers shouldn’t republish Jo’s personal insults.

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2019, 04:20:51 PM »
Everyone is converging upon Portland and Vancouver today to kick off CooperCon 2019.

I'll make sure we get the word out on all of the goings on. Hopefully we can break into some new territory for the 48th Anniversary.

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Re: 2019 Cooper
« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2019, 04:57:00 PM »
Off to CooperCon! Woo - Hoo!
 
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