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by Jao Tambor

Pat Works Bio in 1999

Function: the legendary Pat Works is a teacher and author who helped the birth and growth of skydiving. His mission is to communicate the art of body flight and sky fun. Pat seeks and shares knowledge on flight for the joy of flying.Pat Works by Jao Tambor, 1999 1

Pat Works' Teaching/ Training  ·

  • Training Officer, Texas A&M University Parachute Club, 1962-'63·
  •   President & Chief Instructor, University of Houston Parachute Club, 1964-67·
  •   Chief Instructor, Relative Training, Belgian Ministry of Sports, Maubeuge,·
  • France, Summer 1976. ·
  • RW Training Camps, Schriudde Fallschirmsport, Meissendorf, Germany, Summers·
  •   1977-1978-1979. ·
  • Pat Works' Progressive Relative Work Training Camps, California, 1978-1979·
  • (first RW camps in the USA, Training camp for USN Special Warfare Group 1 (Navy· Seal Team One).
  •  Free fall Training Camp, British Parachute Association, Plymouth, England, 1979. ·
  • Pat Works' RW Training Course, Party in Paradise II, Hawaii, 1981 ·
  • Pat Works' Free RW Seminars, Perris 1977-1980; -to present·
  • Free vRW Seminars, Perris, 1994-present ·
  • Elsinore Free fly Seminars, 96, 97, 98 - to present·
  • Apple Valley Free fly Seminars, 95, 96 ·
  • Kansas City 4-way Free fly Skills Camp, 1997 ·
  •  Skydive Oregon Free fly Camp, Mowalla Oregon, , 1997, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04

Skydiving History Stuff.

  •  USPA # 189, 50 year member of USPA ·
  • About 8 + jumps, 24-hour clock-118, GW-845, DW-358, 3DW 351, 60 Hr. FF# 187, Jump master ('72), competitor since 1962 in relative work, accuracy,  style and free flying. ·
  • National Champion, Team Event, National Collegiate Parachuting League, 1966(Univ. of Houston Team) ·         Three time Conference Champion in 4-way RW (Once in 10-way in '72?) ·
  • My 10-way teams won the California Rumble seat Meet three times. ·
  •  Two time Conference Champion in 8-way RW ·
  • Competed in 4-way, 10-way and 8-way RW at the USPA Nationals in 72, 73, 76, 78 ·
  • Competed in the SSI Pro-Tour, Free fly X-Trials in 95, 96, 97 (came in 1st once/ Shaylan & Jaron) ·
  • Team Captain of many skydiving teams including multiple wins of the Chute out at the Gulch: free from sequential meet maneuvers of your choice; ·
  • North American Sequential Sweepstakes, Original 8-way meet. Ft. Lewis Ws,1976.Team member of zillions of RW teams. ·
  • Founder of the National Champion of Combined RW Award ·
  • Founder of the CG God Frog Good Vibes Award ·
  • Founder of the RW Council ·
  • Founder of the RW Council's Certificates of Merit ·
  • Introduced the idea of feet thrusters in jumpsuits in '77 (became booties?) ·
  • Introduced 10-way RW at the Nationals, 1972 ·
  • 1994 1st Exhibition Event of Sit Flying, Team World Sky dance, Eloy AZ, 5th ·
  • 1995 1st American Championships of Free Flight, Skydive Dallas, ESPN X-Games test event. (entered on 2-teams: Perris vRW & World Sky dance) ·
  • 1996 Perris Free Fly Championships, Solitary Birds, 3rd place, Perris ·
  • 1996 Pro Free Flying, X-Trials event, Solitary Birds, 1st Place, Perris Ca. ·
  • 1997 Pro Tour Free flying, Monterey Ca. ·
  • 1997 X-Games Judge Assistant, ESPN ·
  • 1998 USPA Free fly Natls Trial Competition, 1st Place, Intermediate Division

 

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