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Mount Olive

Submitted by Bill Robie

Home of the Mount Olive pickle company, the Mount Olive airport was for a time the site of a skydiving club whose main leadership came from Earl Imes. The club operated in the late '70s and into the '80s, with jumpers coming from the coast, Raleigh, Greenville, and nearby military bases. It was a relaxed atmosphere. The "spot" was often identified in terms of points over, or near, the pickle plant.

Shown below are 8mm movies by Jim Wisely shot of the Mount Olive and East Carolina Sport Parachute Clubs between 1974-77