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Bill Newell

 

 

 The Creator

Bill Newell

1941 - 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Newell holding a hoop & his wife Cathy Bill Newell holding a hoop & his wife Cathy

Bill Newell with wife Cathy preparing for a hoop dive at Taft, California - 1975. This hoop was electrical conduit steel tubing - rigid and fairly heavy. Newell had a hard time finding anyone to try the dive; even his Arvin buddies didn't take it seriously. 

But some Elsinore skydivers did on July 26th, 1975, making the first official SCSA dive. The second dive was made two years later at the USPANationals at Tahlequah, Oklahoma on which Newell earned SCSA# 11 as a hoop holder.

 

Bill Newell's Ash dive June 6th 2013