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Caterpillar Club

The PASA office recently had an email from the Slaley wine estate in Stellenbosch. The Hunting family that owns the estate also owned the Irvin Parachute Company until a few years ago. This company designed the first parachute that could be deployed using a ripcord.

The Irvin Parachute Company created the Caterpillar Club many years ago and anyone who had to jump from a disabled aircraft and whose life was saved by an Irvin parachute became a member.

The Slaley estate has bottled a special reserve Shiraz magnum for members of the Caterpillar Club. They would like to hear from anyone who is a member or knows anyone who is.

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