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DB Cooper / Re: Tena Bar Money Find
« Last post by Chaucer on January 20, 2023, 10:39:28 AM »
Going to post this here even thought there may be no one left to read it! This has been a heated discussion on the FB group, so I wanted to share it here.

I think we can be fairly confident that the money given to Cooper contained packets of 100 bills that were fastened with paper currency straps. We also know that they were found with extremely deteriorated rubber bands.

However, in looking through the FBI files, there appears to be no reference to the money being secured with rubber bands.Moreover, Al Lee's secretary has said that she doesn't recall rubber bands being on the money.  Now, I am not saying there WEREN'T fastened with rubber bands - only that there isn't anything official pointing to rubber bands being used on the money.

I find this peculiar. Is there documentation - prior to 1980 - that the money was rubber banded? Did the bank rubber band the money or Al Lee? Or was the money delivered to Cooper in only packets of $2000 with currency straps on them and Cooper put the rubber bands on at a later date?

I have not theories on this one. Truly don't know. Anyone have any insight?
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DB Cooper / Re: General Questions About The Case
« Last post by haggarknew on January 20, 2023, 06:17:26 AM »
                Cossey stated that there was a skydiver staying in the loft the night of the skyjacking. This was supposedly the person who handed the front reserve chutes (one of these being the training chute) to law enforcement ?  Does anyone have any idea who this might have been? Did Cossey or law enforcement ever mention a name?  Would this person have been a student?  Was it a common practice for people to stay overnight there?   Was this person ever interviewed by authorities? 
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by haggarknew on January 15, 2023, 06:10:06 AM »
             Thanks for the update Chaucer!  Glad the site is still open for business 🧑‍💼!  I am surprised by how quiet it has been here lately. Life gets busy, other priorities, ( usually family related) , such and such..... Also I was just wanting to make sure that I am still welcome here?  Thanks again!
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Chaucer on January 12, 2023, 11:22:46 AM »
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             Glad to see your site up and running again! Hope everything is ok? This site would be sorely missed, at least by some of us! Hope all is well Shutter?
Just a glitch in The Matrix. Shutter is perfectly fine as far as I know.

Post away!
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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by haggarknew on January 11, 2023, 12:12:57 PM »
             Glad to see your site up and running again! Hope everything is ok? This site would be sorely missed, at least by some of us! Hope all is well Shutter?
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DB Cooper / Re: Clues, Documents And Evidence About The Case
« Last post by Chaucer on December 29, 2022, 09:46:22 PM »
Recently, Shutter and myself had the opportunity to get on board an old 727. I was able to get on one myself back in October, but this one is a 727-100.

I have included a link to some photos I took.

Of note, I took some photos while seated in the Flight Engineer and co-pilot’s seats to provide visual reference of what they could see outside.

I also took photos of the cabin rate of climb indicator and the toggles used to change the radio frequencies. The pilot who gave us the tour told us that it was possible for the pilot to be on one frequency talking to someone and the co-pilot to be on another frequency talking to someone entirely different. In fact, the VHF NAV frequencies could be used to talk up to four people but that was highly unusual and didn’t work very well.

Here is think:

Recently, a long time contributor to the Vortex who is known online as Shutter and myself had the opportunity to get on board an old 727. I was able to get on one myself back in October, but this one is a 727-100 - the same model of Flight 305.

I have included a link to some photos I took.

Of note, I took some photos while seated in the Flight Engineer and co-pilot’s seats to provide visual reference of what they could see outside.

I also took photos of the cabin rate of climb indicator and the toggles used to change the radio frequencies. The pilot who gave us the tour told us that it was possible for the pilot to be on one frequency talking to someone and the co-pilot to be on another frequency talking to someone entirely different. In fact, the VHF NAV frequencies could be used to talk up to four people but that was highly unusual and didn’t work very well.

Here is think:

Recently, a long time contributor to the Vortex who is known online as Shutter and myself had the opportunity to get on board an old 727. I was able to get on one myself back in October, but this one is a 727-100 - the same model of Flight 305.

I have included a link to some photos I took.

Of note, I took some photos while seated in the Flight Engineer and co-pilot’s seats to provide visual reference of what they could see outside.

I also took photos of the cabin rate of climb indicator and the toggles used to change the radio frequencies. The pilot who gave us the tour told us that it was possible for the pilot to be on one frequency talking to someone and the co-pilot to be on another frequency talking to someone entirely different. In fact, the VHF NAV frequencies could be used to talk up to four people but that was highly unusual and didn’t work very well.

Here is think:

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Hopefully, Shutter will provide his insight.
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DB Cooper / Re: Suspects And Confessions
« Last post by Parrotheadvol on December 26, 2022, 03:14:39 PM »
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Petersen wasn't the only new suspect, Milton Vordahl was also connected to the particles. The big discussions are on the DZ and the Facebook group.

For those interested in some information on Vordahl:

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DB Cooper / Re: New Forum & News Updates
« Last post by Parrotheadvol on December 25, 2022, 11:24:36 AM »
Merry Christmas Everyone! May the good Lord bless you all!!
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DB Cooper / Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Last post by Parrotheadvol on December 22, 2022, 11:27:30 AM »
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New episode out now! DB Cooper was a Mad Scientist with Ryan Burns and Nicky Broughton.

Enjoy!

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Excellent episode. Ranks up there with the Tom Kaye and Bruce Smith episodes as the best to date.
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DB Cooper / Re: The Cooper Vortex Podcast
« Last post by Darren on December 14, 2022, 07:54:12 PM »
New episode out now! DB Cooper was a Mad Scientist with Ryan Burns and Nicky Broughton.

Enjoy!

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