The 2014 Scheyden Catalina Air Show is proud to have Rich Piccirilli of Just In Time Skydivers join us on October 4th!
Just In Time Skydivers started in 1967 on the East Coast. Based out of Lakewood, New Jersey, the team jumped the then-current low-performance round parachutes into air shows and other special events.
Moving to the West Coast in 1970 they now operate out of Lake Elsinore, California and jump state-of-the-art equipment and high-performance ram-air parachutes. Through the years they have jumped into places like Dodger Stadium, Santa Anita Racetrack, the Queen Mary, the Rose Bowl, and the bottom of the Grand Canyon!
The team’s latest trip abroad was in August of 2003 when they jumped into the closing ceremonies of the World Aerobatic Championships in Debrasen, Hungary, where they jumped from AN-2s, the old workhorse bi-planes from Russia.
More recently 20 of them jumped from a DC-3 into the Phoenix 500 Air races where freefall footage of their jumps was played back instantaneously on a 50×50 foot Jumbotron screen.
The team jumps with as many as thirty skydivers. The core group of four is headed by Rich Piccirilli and Lynn Fogleman. The team freefall photographer is Kent Gifford, whose father was one of the aerial photographers on the movie The Gypsy Moths (1969).