Parachuting's 216th Birthday!

October 23rd, 2013 by Georgann Hall

General Jim Hall and his parachute – a bit
more advanced than Andre-Jacques Garnerin’s!

Yesterday a Google Doodle commemorated the first parachute jump 216 years ago by Andre-Jacques Garnerin.

This is a great opportunity to give a nod to pioneers in parachuting and also to expand the general public’s knowledge of this historic event in 1797.

As you probably know, Google Doodles are created to celebrate some important event or for the celebration of an achievement. The doodles which are often interactive add an element of fun and thrill to the otherwise colorfully static Google logo.

In an article in the India Times technology column, Andre-Jacques Garnerin is given credit for inventing the frameless parachute. He deployed his umbrella-shaped prototype, which was 7 meters across, at Parc Monceau, in Paris, France on October 22, 1797. Read more about it HERE; hope you enjoy the interesting details in this write-up. Don’t let the visuals of a parachute with an attached basket fool you! This is all about parachuting.

If you happened to miss the Google Doodle yesterday, you can see it in full motion, color and sound HERE on YouTube.

March 19th, 2013 by Maryjo Faith Morgan
A Tribute to General Jim Hall, USAF (Ret.) with Special Guest, Congressman Mike Coffman and many others….. during the Irish Season
WHAT: Join us in a tribute to General Jim Hall, USAF (Ret.) featuring special guests, U.S. Congressman Mike Coffman, former Governor Bill Owens, Steve Schuck, and many others.  Includes a special performance byIreland’s Finest Tenor Anthony Kearns, renowned tenor & founding member of The Irish Tenors, currently on a March 2013 tour across the United States.  Mr. Kearns to be accompanied by famed Irish accompanist, Patrick Healy. Learn more about Mr. Kearns at
WHEN: Sunday, March 24, 2013 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.   The evening will include Irish signature cocktails (cash bar) and delicious Irish-inspired hors d’oeuvres.
The program and performance will begin at 5:45 pm
WHERE: Glenmoor Country Club, 110 Glenmoor Dr., Cherry Hills Village, CO Tel: 303.781.3000
RSVP to: or (720) 675-7056.
(Please respond with name(s) of guests, contact info, and ticket level). 
ATTIRE:  Attire: Business Casual / Business / Military Dress
Option #1 = $35 per person   Includes hors d’oeuvres and program
Option #2 = $50 per person   Includes hors d’oeuvres, program, and signed copy of Gen. Hall’s book, “Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico.”
PAYMENT: Reservations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.  (Checks to be received in advance, no ticket sales at door.) Please make checks payable to “Glenmoor Country Club” and mail with completed form NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, MARCH 15 to: Andi Allott, 2945 S. Moline Place, Aurora, CO 80014-3033.
Click HERE to see Invitation.

Jim's Next Adventure, Part II

February 8th, 2012 by Georgann Hall

When Colorado’s Indiana Jones was recovering from recent back surgery … his creative juices were flowing.  Surrounding himself with hundreds of photos, a tad of history, his California jump team surfaced. He’s deep into creating a timeline, loaded with remarkable stories and adventure–some of it outrageous–that will be compiled in a new book. Watch for details to come as it progresses …

Indiana Jones and His Latest Adventure

February 1st, 2012 by Georgann Hall

Many of Jim’s fans knows that he’s jumped thousands of times. One of the rewards is a back that gets pinned and sewn together — sometimes multiple times. His latest adventure was not jumping from his favorite plane to his favorite spot…but to the OR for long over-due M&R. With a new back, a lot of therapy, Jim is up and running–not necessarily looking for his next jump … but certainly for his next big adventure!

Parachuting Pioneers Excitement Growing

August 7th, 2011 by Georgann Hall

Excitement continues to grow for the Pioneers of Parachuting SkyDivers Reunion in Orange, Ms in Sept.  Only recently did I learn that Orange has a section called Jumptown.  That should be interesting!

Had lunch recently with Vern Williams and Bud Kiesow, pioneers from early Calif. days.  Lots of memories and laughs.  Bud still lives in Calif.; Vern lives in Colorado.  We went to SkyVenture Colorado and met up with Kim Emmons Knor, enjoyed watching jumpers practice in the tunnel!  Jim and Kim will see you in Jumptown!

Skydivers Reunion in Orange, Massachusetts

July 30th, 2011 by Georgann Hall

Pioneers of Sport Parachuting Reunion
September 8, 9, 10, 11, 2011
Orange, Massachusetts
$50.00 Per Person

Register for this event HERE!

Living the Parachuting DreamGeneral Jim Hall is happy to see this gathering of pioneers in parachuting. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet some of the first jumpers in the nation.

See you there!




July 30th, 2011 by Georgann Hall

Ace was a Wonder Dog late in her life.  She had been abused by the local kids as well as adults in fights.  She needed someone who would care for her in a tough kind of way. Jim Hall’s way.  Ace had been a victim of bullying though we didn’t call it that back then.

Season's Greetings from the Halls!

December 21st, 2010 by Jim Hall

Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad from the Halls!

We hope prosperity and health for you in the New Year.

We are excited about our new website, and hope you take advantage of these last few days before Christmas – it is a great time to buy a book for a gift.

Remember Ripcord?

October 11th, 2010 by Jim Hall

I was thrilled to read the feature article in The Parachutist Magazine about the “old days” with Ripcord.  It was really a time of its own and has its place in history! Read the article for a trip back in time.

Welcome to Parachuting Associates

October 5th, 2010 by Jim Hall
Ace the Parachuting Canine

Ace the Parachuting Canine

Follow the exploits of parachuting adventurer Jim Hall. That’s me.  I’ve written an action-packed account of what it was like to parachute into Mexico in novel, “Parachuting for Gold in Old Mexico.”

Ever hear of a canine paratrooper?  I had one!  Read the first hand accounts of my amazing parachuting dog, Ace.  He was something else.