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Staff wanted

NEW ! >>> Employment Opportunities at Aerodyne Research

AR is experiencing very rapid growth. We are now accepting applications for the following positions:

1) Customer Service Representative: Successful applicant should be an active skydiver with excellent communication skills. Duties will primarily be assisting customers via telephone and e-mail. Some travel opportunities will be available to attend major skydiving functions as a company representative.

2) Rigger: Senior or Master Riggers are needed to perform a wide variety of duties, to include some commercial sewing, assembly, and inspection.

Applicants currently residing in Tampa Bay area will be given first priority. No prior work experience in the parachute industry is required. We look for honesty, integrity, and a willingness to learn. Anyone with that combination of attributes will do fine in our training system.

Salary and benefits will be considered on an individual basis. Please send resume by email to company president, Bill Hazlett at

Aerodyne Research Corporation, PO Box 13424, Tampa, Florida 33681-3424 USA; Telephone: 813-837-1673; Fax: 813-835-0972

NEW ! >>> Phone Sales Position at Square One
Skydiver wanted for Phone Sales position at Square One. Work near the Perris Valley DZ in Southern California (jump year around!) Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm (weekends off!)Paid sick days - Paid vacation - Paid Health insurance.
Email a resume to Tony Domenico at or snail mail to: Square One, 425 West Rider St. Suite B-7, Perris, CA 92571.

NEW ! >>> 2 AFF Jumpmasters/Instructors
2 full time AFF JM/I's needed on New England Twin Otter dropzone. $30 per jump base pay + $5 per AFF jump bonus. Bonus is paid at end of season - must work full-time from May 1 - October 31 to qualify for bonus. For info call Fran at 978-433-9222.

NEW ! >>> Skydive University Coach
Full Time Skydive University Coach, $40 per jump. Contact at Air Adventures Skydiving, Inc.

NEW ! >>> Vector Tandem Instructor
Third season, 7-day per week (May-September) Cessna DZ in tourist area of the NC coast is looking for the right Vector tandem instructor, preferably also AFF. You will be sole instructor, and earn $50 per jump for an expected 300 this season. Must be professional, experienced, mature, and have excellent references. To apply email your no. of jumps, no. of tandems, years in sport, last three places worked, and current phone/address to

NEW ! >>> Strong Rated Tandem Examiner
Jim Crouch from Skydive the Point is looking for a Strong rated tandem examiner who would be willing to hold a course at Skydive the Point or Skydive Virginia in the very near future. They have 9 persons and possibly more who want to get their Strong tandem rating as their first rating or are already Vector rated and need to transition. Examiners who are willing to travel to do the course let them know! And if you are an examiner and are not willing to travel let them know about that too! Contact Jim Crouch at

NEW ! >>> Staff for DZ in Belgium
Skydive Spa needs staff for the 2000 season:
- Freeflyer for independent work and coaching
- Rigger (rooms available) and Packer
- AFF and Tandem Instructor

Contact Peter Scheffer
Phone +32 (0)87-774489
Fax +32 (0)87-774727

NEW ! >>> King Air Pilot
Parachutes Are Fun in Salisbury, Maryland, is in need of a full time King Air Pilot for the 2000 summer season. Great pay! For more information Please call Gordon Riner 1-800-232-9501. Send Fax resumes to: (302) 934-5060 or email

NEW ! >>> Tandem Masters and Packers
The Parachute Center in Lodi is looking for Tandem Masters and Packers for their long and busy summer season. They can guarantee lots of jumps and work! The Parachute Center is located in the Central Valley of Northern California about 30 miles south of Sacramento, about 2 hours East of San Fransisco. Please contact: Bill or Kathy Dause at (209)369-1128

NEW ! >>> Strong rated Tandem Instructors
Immediate openings available for Strong rated Tandem Instructors. Busy Washington, DC/Virginia area DZ, in business for 30+ years. Full service facilities, friendly staff. send resume to: Bill Hultgren at

Strong Rated Tandem Masters
Michigan DZ Looking for Strong Rated Tandem Masters for Y2K season. Must want to do at least 10 jumps per day. Currently weekends only. TOP $$$$. Call 1-877-TO SKYDIVE.

Tandem, Video, and Aff Persons
Jump at the tandem and student operation in the San Francisco North Bay. Full and part time Instructors needed. Do 1000,s of skydives this year. Last year our full time instructors earned between $2500 and $5000 per month. Wage structure negotiable.

Examples for a qualified instructor:
$ 1000 per month and get paid per jump OR negotiable salary OR $ 5000 sign on bonus OR just be paid by the skydive (Make up to $50 per skydive with tips and bonuses)
All English-speaking instructors welcome to apply. Pilot opportunities also available. Call Colin (707) 894 9241

Full Time Experienced Parachute Packers
1- 4 packers - preferably independent of each other - required to handle $60,000 to $100,000 plus worth of packing business at a very busy Eastern Area/Mid Atlantic Region Dropzone. These positions are available to full time hard working and dedicated professionals. Duties include packing for AFF & Camera Staff, Strong Tandem & Javelin/Racer Student Rigs. Additional packing business is available from Teams and others using our facility.

We offer a great opportunity for a fun filled and very rewarding summer season to hard working, dedicated, team orientated packers. Recruitment for these positions is being handled by:

Martin Evans/Tracey Eckersley
Sky-Eye Skydiving Services
13529 US Highway 1 #139, Sebastian, FL 32958
Tel: (mobile) 561 379 3223

AFF and Tandem Jumpmaster(s) and Packers
Skydive Maryland/Parachutes Are Fun, Inc seeks AFF and Tandem Jumpmaster(s) and packers for the 2000 summer season. Great Pay! Full Time King Air and 2-Cessna 182's. Camping on Airport with hookups (RV's welcome), wide open landing area, indoor packing, and more. Located on a private airport. In business with the same owner/ operator since 1974. For more information please contact Gordon Riner at (800) 232-9501 or by emailt at

Instructor wanted
Skydive Hawaii would like to hear from you if you're available to start jumping. They provide free housing for the first month to assist your relocation. Most staff average is 1200-1500 work jumps each year. The DZ is an established company with year around customer base. You must be US citizen, and have a work permit or a college degree (and they'll sponsor you for a work permit). Contact Clarence Lopez at

Packer for Boogie wanted
Sunpath is coming to the Ranch in NY for the 4th of July Boogie 1-4 July. They need a few packers to keep the 20 plus demo rigs moving. Interested packers can contact Doris at

Tandem Instructor (Strong rated)
The Christchurch Parachute School in New Zealand has a vacancy for a Tandem Instructor (Strong rated) preferably with an AFF instructor or JM rating. Their DZ is at Wigram Airfield in Christchurch, only 15 minutes from the city center. This is a secure long term position with good working conditions and a friendly team. This position is available immediately. Applications should be made to the attention of Steve Smith. For more information on the dropzone check out their web site at or send an email to

Manifest / Office Manager Wanted
Finger Lakes Skydivers is looking for a manifest / office manager for the 2000 season, April through October. Free housing on the DZ plus pay and some free jumps. Duties include answering phone, booking students, signing up students and checking waivers, mailing brochures, maintaining mailing lists, manifesting students, shagging tandem canopies, keeping club house picked up and other related duties. Some packing may also be available for extra pay. DZ is located in up state New York in the Finger Lakes Region at the Ovid Airport. Airport is owned by the DZ. Must be familiar with skydiving operations and some computer experience. If you are interested reply by e-mail. If you are seriously interested, call the DZ at 607-869-5601, or write Finger Lakes Skydivers, 9752 Kingtown Road, Trumansburg, N.Y. 14886

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Team Members Wanted

Anyone interested in participating in a regional 4-way skydiving league, contact Phil Haase, Jumper Airlines at He is wanting to organize teams in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. Jumper Airlines currently owns one Caravan that will be flying on a rotating basis in those states.

Jumper Airlines will be very active in promoting the formation of teams by offering discounted team rates in the Caravan and sponsorship support for qualifying teams to go to Nationals.

Chicago area 4-way team DefCon 4 is looking for a new member. They had a teammate leave to participate in the raising of his child (the nerve!). They train one day per weekend out of Hinckley and plan on completing in the NSL and US Nationals in Intermediate class. Average number of jumps per team member is 1,100. Your jump count is not as important as a positive attitude. They may have a video slot open also for someone that wants to jump all season for free (plus pack jobs if your good). If interested contact Brian Darnell at

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Stolen & Missing Equipment!!!

NEW ! >>> Stolen Camera and Helmet

I would really appreciate anyone out there to keep a look out for stolen camera and helmet which went missing from Skydive Lake Wales on Monday April 10, 2000.

Sony DV700 Mini DV, serial number 28785
Protec Helmet/Paramount

I am a camera man and have now lost my only source of income, and would be pleased to offer a reward to the person who can locate my stolen equipment.

Mark Hatchette
(863) 679 7536
(863) 638 2400

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Stolen Equipment

Skydive Temple in Texas was broken into on the weekend of January 22-23 week and had some equipment stolen. As they stated, they're 99.99% sure it was stolen by a guy named Charles Wood, goes by CW, also uses the name of Louis Johnson.

Missing is 1 Student Dolphin container, black with a blue Dolphin, made 4-96, batch #9641. A Tempo 250, serial #157630, Skymaster 292 (SN not available yet.) The main is multi-colored neon, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, gr, yel, or, pink with purple stabilizers. Its got an FXC 12000 with the J mod on it. The thief also stole several Altimaster II's, Newman gloves, TimeOut and goggles. He also took a couple of student jumpsuits and a couple of student Altimaster II's with Skydive Temple written on the pillow, and at least 1 video camera. The culprit drives a red 92 Lincoln Town car.

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Stolen Gear!!!

The following gear was stolen Sunday night, November 28, 1999 from a parked vehicle in "The Golden Coral" parking lot in Norman, Oklahoma.

X-Large, black "Square One" gear bag with monogrammed "Percy"
Container: Javelin J-1, s/n 9196, black with royal blue trim, excellent condition.
Reserve: Tempo 170, s/n 58055, white.
Main: Sabre 135, s/n LS-135 0137512 Colors on the main are: royal blue, white, blackberry, blackberry, white, blackberry, blackberry, white, royal blue
Camera Helmet: "Para-Mount" System 3 with Norton ring sight
Camera: Sony 8mm, model TR67, s/n 107191
Miscellaneous: Altimaster 2, s/n Unknown (Attached to Camera Helmet), Altimaster 3, s/n 105916, Altimaster 5, s/n 3192, Standard "Dytter" s/n Unknown
Jump Suit: "Body Sport" red, white, blue with black
Spandex camera suit: generic, black
And all other assorted gear (goggles, packing mat, etc.)

The owner is offering a reward to the person or persons who can help recover his gear (no questions asked). If you have any information please contact:
Percy McGee at (405) 236-0271
Paradise Parachute (405) 288-6728
Email Kevin -
Thanks & Blue Skies!

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Stolen Rig !!!

The following rig has been stolen at The Ranch Parachute Club in Gardiner, NY, please be on the lookout! Here are the descriptions and the serial numbers:

  • Brand new solid black Javelin XRS with stainless steel everywhere, red piping on the pop top, a small scuff mark on the reserve flap and a noticably long harness for a tiny rig. - s# - 16472
  • Bright red 95 Jedei Sweptwing with yellow airlocks and a little yellow on both end cells. Toggles set high and tight. An "APB" has been forwarded to EMT's and emergency rooms. - s#- 1133
  • 113 PD Reserve -s# - 11317887
  • Expert Cypres - s# - 10f0616362d0

If anybody comes across this rig, please would you contact Bruce -

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NEW ! >>> Turbine Aircraft
Dropzone in Colorado needs any Turbine for the season. Please contact Steve Woodford at

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