Female Jumper Inducted Into Skydiving Hall of Fame

Tuesday July 30, 2013

By Susan Finch

Stop me if you've heard this one. A woman walks into a drugstore, overhears a conversation about skydiving and gets hooked. Only to take a hiatus for three decades before rediscovering her passion for skydiving all over again.

No? Don't worry, I hadn't heard it either.

Kim Emmons-Knor, now 74 years young, will be inducted into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame on September 7. She was one of the first female jumpers. At one point she even sold her contact lens business, sold everything she owned, and went skiing and skydiving in Europe.

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