12.06.2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Speaking Eagle Poynter Inducted into NSM Hall of Fame

National Skydiving Museum honors new inductees

Six more sport parachutists, including Speaking Eagle Dan Poynter were  inducted into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Eloy, Arizona.

Those inducted were Carl Boenish, CA (posthumous,; Bob Buquor, CA (posthumous), Claude Gillard, Australia, Craig Girard, AZ & Dubai, Dan Poynter, CA, and Muriel Simbro, CA/Hank Simbro, CA (posthumous).

“More than 400 people turned out for the benefit dinner for the National Skydiving Museum’s Hall of Fame awards”, said Poynter, who is an author and  Certified Speaking Professional with the National Speakers Association. “The venue was Skydive Arizona, a destination skydiving resort in Eloy, and it was an incredible honor to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.”
A parachute designer, pilot, and master parachute rigger, Poynter has written several books on aviation.He also served as president of the Parachute Industry Association, chairman of the U.S. Parachute Association, and president of the International Hang Gliding Commission.

2012 Hall of Fame Inductees: (from left) Jennie Cooney (Muriel & Hank Simbro’s daughter), Muriel Simbro (inducted along with her husband Hank – posthumous), Victoria Hinojosa and Toni Evans (daughters of Bob Buquor – posthumous), Dan Poynter, Craig Girard, Claude Gillard – not represented in the photos – Carl Boenish – (posthumous)

The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors those, who through leadership, innovation, and/or outstanding achievements have defined, promoted, inspired, and advanced skydiving at the highest and sustained levels in the past, present and for future generations of skydivers.

For more information, visit http://skydivingmuseum.org/ and http://www.parapublishing.com/sites/para/about/danpoynter.cfm.

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