CAROL & BILL JONES
Carol Jones, D17918, has been skydiving for over 20 years. Carol holds several world, state and national skydiving records. Since 1998, Carol has actively organized and coached SOS, JOS and JOES world record events. Carol, having turned 60 in Sept. is looking forward to being on the SOS record team. Carol will also be one of the plane captains for the SOS world record. Carol enjoys fishing and hunting in Wyoming with Bill and their families. Carol is also a frequent contributor to Parachutist magazine.
Bill Jones, D924, who retired from a lengthy military career, has started, nurtured and sold more drop zones than almost anyone else. Bill is a 2012 SOS and JOES and a 2017 JOS world record holder. Bill is celebrating over 60 years of continuous jumping. Bill is remembered for the fabulous Summer Solstice Boogies he and Carol organized when they owned their DZ in Alaska. Bill is currently loving retired life in Alpine, Wyoming.
SOS AND JOS WORLD RECORD ORGANIZER
LT has been jumping for 20 years and has 4000 skydives. As a member of World Team, LT has extensive experience in big ways including being on 50 100 ways that completed; the Florida State 222 way record; the World Team 2 point 222 way; K2 World team 3 point 64 way; and the 2 point 108 way world record. LT has also been on numerous SOS World records starting with the 39 way and including the current 65 way, 2 point 60 way and 4 point 57 way. POPS records include the 113 way, 120 way, 2 point 95 way and 2 point 110 way. LT also competed for 7 years at the Skydiving Nationals.
Marshall began skydiving in 1994. Starting later in life, Marshall didn't waste any time. He has been on 10 POPS World records since 2000 and has earned his 48 hour freefall badge. He has been on 4 Texas state records since 2003, 5 Texas state POPS records since 2000; 3 Texas SOS records; the POPS record of 130 set in 2016 and has participated in the SOS World records since 2012, including the 60/60 world record in 2012 and the current 65 way and 2 point 60 way. Madden was also a participant in the 4 point 57 way SOS world record.
Marshall's home DZ is Skydive San Marcos but also lists his 2nd DZ home as Lost Prairie MT. Marshall credits Harry Hopkins and Mad John Dobleman as his mentors. We are excited to have Marshall back again as base captain for the 2018 team.
Marty is the life partner of Selena Jones, and the oldest son of the famous Jones clan. He is currently employed as a professional skydiver with 13,000 skydives to date. Marty is semi-retired, working at Velocity Sports Equipment building the best skydiving equipment available in the industry. Marty has been skydiving for over 48 years. He is a five-time member of the United States Parachute Team, two-time national champion and a two-time Silver medalist in world competition. He also holds four world records for largest formation skydive. Marty is a Master Parachute Rigger, AFF Instructor, Tandem Instructor, Air Frame and Power Plant Mechanic and Pilot. His spare time was spent employed for over 20 years working with the Air Force Academy Parachute Team as a training instructor, coach, and program manager.
At the young age of 62 he still loves to skydive and has been seen around the dropzone wearing a wingsuit. A current member of the 2017 Sharkets ten-way speed star team, the proud recipient of the God Frog Award at the USPA National Championships….
Dan B.C. will again join the SOS world record team as lead organizer. Dan will also be organizing the JOS world record. Dan made his first jump in 1980 and has 26,000+ total jumps. He is an AFF, Static Line and Tandem Instructor, a pilot, a Rigger, and a DZO. Dan was part of the organizing team for the 300 way World Record and has also organized numerous successful POPS and Women's world records. He was part of the organizing team for the current SOS 65 way world record and the 2 point 60 way.
George Nisson is a retired pilot with 20,000 hours helicopter time and 2,000 hours Twin Otter time. Nisson has flown jumpers in both types of aircraft. Nisson made his first jump on Aug 15, 1968 and has 4100 jumps and counting. Since retiring, George has been averaging 300 jumps per year. Nisson holds 5 FAI records (large formation, large formation sequential and night large formation) and numerous POPS and SOS state, national and world records.
We look forward to George Nisson serving as a plane captain for the 2018 SOS world record event.