These CRW jumps were part of a camp earlier this year at a Brazilian air force base in Rio de Janeiro.
The 11-day camp was led by US jumpers Chris Gay and David Richardson. The event finished on a high note when the jumpers completed a 16-way diamond on the first attempt, setting both a national and South American record.
"The event was a huge success with us meeting or surpassing all anticipated goals," said Gay. He and Richardson, who have been teaching CRW in Brazil since 1995, will lead an effort this December to top the record. "We will attempt something greater than 25 and less than 36," Gay added. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]
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NEW ! >>> As of April 4, 2000, the following landing rules are in effect at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona.
- No overflight of the main DZ area below five hundred feet.
- Landings are to be only east or west in the main landing area. Direction determined by the
first jumper to land on any given load.
NEW ! >>> Rose and Tim Eakins, owner/operators of Skydive Hutchinson, are proud to offer Minnesota's only full time, year round turbine aircraft. A beautiful King Air B90 will be flying jumpers starting April 22nd from Hutchinson's 4000' paved runway.
Skydive Hutchinson offers indoor packing, gear sales, rigging and rentals, AFF/Tandem/Video, immaculate indoor bathrooms and showers, and large student and experienced landing areas. Weekend RV electrical hook-ups are also available.
For further information: Call (320) 587-5875 or surf check out www.skydivehutch.com
NEW ! >>> At the weekend of April 29 - 30 "Sky'S The Limit" in Beeville, Texas, is having a Spring Boogie. This will include Balloon Jumps both days, space is still available. They will have their
winter Twin-Bo, which will be the last weekend here, as well as other aircraft.
Saturday evening will be very fun, with a BBQ and 70's Disco Party, including the appropriate dress (get out the polyester and flairs). All skydiving styles are welcome. For questions or to manifest for the ballon, call Gary or Donna at 361 358 9330.
Fellow DZO's & aircraft operators, your help please. I just got word from our aircraft supplier, Fayard Enerprises, that our Otter will be down for at least the next 3 weekends due to unforeseen maintenance necessities that require attention. Needless to say this is not a good thing.
We are looking for a temporary aircraft. Will consider all SAFE planes and offers. Your chance to be a hero begins here. Suggestions also appreciated.
Chuck Akers, DZO Houston, Texas, 281-561-5867
March 24, 2000 Indian River County Court, Sebastian Florida.
Skydive Sebastian was successful in having PD Source South evicted form Skydive Sebastian's property at 400 West Airport Drive, Sebastian FL. 32958. Skydive Sebastian would like to apologize to all of its customers for not having a gear store on the premises as advertised for the past year. They are looking forward to having a new tenant in the gear store within the next 30 days. Check out their web site for updates.
Dr. Jean Potvin and Gary Peek have gotten around to updating the "Parks College Parachute Research Group" web site. One of the major updates describes what they have been doing for the Army. Check out http://www.pcprg.com/new.htm
Flyboyz.com is back online! The site is far from complete but pay them a visit and sign up for their mailing list so they can let you know when they have completed the new and improved Flyboyz.com, as well as pass on any other exciting Flyboyz news and information about upcoming events. Check it out at
The skydiving newsletter of the West Australian State Parachute Council now has it's own web site with news from West Australian clubs and a chat room. Check it out at http://www.users.bigpond.com/ytsrik/
Kurt Gaebel is thinking of going global with his National Skydiving League by creating the World Skydiving League of 4-way RW. The preliminary format mirrors that of the NSL, with playoff and championship events. No timetable has been set.
[Source: Skydiving Magazine]
Chicagoland Skydiving in Hinckley, Illinois, recently purchased a Pilatus Porter to compliment its Twin Otter. "A new air-conditioned and heated hangar and washrooms complete with hot showers have been added to the DZs facilities this year, " says a spokesman for the DZ. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]
The National Aeronautic Association has named last year's 118-way women's world record as one of 1999's "most memorable records." Co-organizers Mallory Tarcher-Hood and Brad Hood will accept the award at a ceremony March 27 at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. The event, which helped raise money for cancer research, was also organized by Kate Cooper and Tony Domenico. The record was built last September over Perris, CA. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]
Larsen & Brusgaard, the Danish manufacturers of the Pro-Track audible altimeter and other high-tech parachute accessories, last month opened an office and test center at Carolina Sky Sports in Louisburg, NC. Operations will be managed by Morten and Ulla Berger, two active jumpers who worked for Larsen & Brusgaard for years. Morten said the facility puts the company closer to its US customers in the sport, commercial and military sectors of the parachute market. Being on a active DZ will allow faster product development, he added. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]
The Skydive Holland website has been updated. So if you are planning to jump in Holland, please surf by and take a look. You'll find irnformation on dropzones and prices, links and regular news updates. Check it out at http://www.surf-it.demon.nl/skydive.
Two Turbolets (L410) from the Ukraine will be flying in Holland this year. One at Texel and one at Skydive Zeeland. The planes will be checked by the RLD (FAA) for jumping.
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