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There are always special events on the drop zones world wide. We'll try to figure them out for you and post them here. We also like to publish your stories and impressions of events, you just have to write them down and send them to us. Check back often, we'll update this page whenever we get the news.

For more events see pages  [1]  [2]  [3]   

Skydive University Coach Certification Course

Skydive Houston in Waller, Texas, will be hosting a Skydive University Coach Certification Course May 3-6. Call 281 550-8070 to reserve a slot, or send an email to Visit the Skydive U website at to learn more about the course and the requirements/recommendations for attending.

Wind Tunnel Camp in Orlando

Michael Hoogsteden and Paul Fairbanks of Skydive City have teamed up with John Hoover, captain of the Golden Knights, and Brooks Weiner, current 4- Way competitor with the Golden Knights, for a two-day Wind Tunnel Camp at SkyVenture in Orlando, Florida. The Camp will take place June 16-17. Contact Mike or call 813-783-9399 for more information.

FreeFly Chicago "Fly Camps"

You are invited to attend the monthly FreeFly Chicago "Fly Camps" hosted by Skydive Chicago and Mike Ortiz, Flyboyz founder. These three-day camps focus on individual freefly skills on Friday, team flying on Saturday, and large freefly formations on Sunday. Regardless of skill level they offer everyone safe, fun, progressive flying and more. This will be a monthly event from April throughout October at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.

"Generation Freefly" Coaching Weekend

There will be a "Generation Freefly" Coaching Weekend May 12-13 at Connecticut Parachutists at the Ellington Airport in Connecticut. World class freeflying and track dive coaching by Generation Freefly. There will be a $20 weekend registration fee. Coached jumps from a SkyVan include videos and cost $45. Seminars will take place during the day if the jumps are weathered out. For further information contact Jed Morris or Max Cohn.

AFF Certification Course in Texas

There will be an AFF Certification Course held at Skydive Dallas in Whitewright, Texas on June 2-10. This is a guaranteed course, so you don't have to wonder if it's going to be canceled due to low attendance. They will have bunk rooms available to all course participants, to help you keep your costs down. For more information contact Skydive Dallas at 1-800-SKYDIVE or (903) 364-5103.

Events at Chambersburg

Steve Hetrick (Safety Steve), well known for his expertise as an AFF evaluator, will be giving an AFF pre-course May 1-4 at Chambersburg Skydiving Center in Pennsylvania. This will be followed by the AFF Certification Course May 5-13. Call USPA to register or call Chambersburg Skydiving Center for information at 717-264-1111 or 1-800-526-3497.
Liam Brennan (Lemon Head) will host a big-way camp at Chambersburg Skydiving Center on June 1-3. Formation aircraft and big-way skills will be taught. If you've never jumped or been organized by Lemon Head, you are in for a real treat. He is an intense, funny and great organizer from Canada who organizes at WFFC each year. For additional information please contact or call 800-526-3497.

First Annual International Fellowship
Christian Skydivers Association

Perris Valley Parachute Center, 2091 Goetz Road, Perris, California 92570.
Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, 2001
Registration Fee: $75 for five (5) jumps to be made on Saturday.
Membership Requirement: US $12 one-time joining fee. $15 USD if residence isoutside the USA. Applications will be available on the DZ. Organizer: Sylvester A. St. Cyr, Telephone 626-919-2482 home; 626-919-3342 fax; or Email

AFF Certification Course

West Tennessee Skydiving will be hosting an AFF Certification Course May 19-27, 2001. The course is limited to 25 candidates so register early with USPA. West Tennessee Skydiving is a modern dropzone where you can stay overnight. All AFF candidates are more than welcome to live at the DZ during the course.
Their aircraft will be the Dave Paschall "Super" Cessna 195 (aka "The Chuck Wagon") and The Mike Mullins "Super" KingAir. They have three air conditioned and heated classrooms, scale aircraft mock-ups located inside the hanger, 3600 sq.ft. indoor packing, lots of creeper space inside the hanger, and video equipment.
For more information on the DZ check out or e-mail Chris Welker.

For more events see pages  [1]  [2]  [3]  

For Events in Europe see the German edition of "skyXtreme"
or the worldwide calendar on Skydive World.

Events in America - May 2001
Date Event Club/Drop Zone Homepage
04.05. - 06.05. Strong Tandem Instr. Course Chicagoland Skydiving
Hinckley, Illinois, USA
05.05. - 05.05. Safety Awareness Day St. Catherines Parachute Club
Burnaby, Ontario, Canada
05.05. - 06.05. Basic Instructional Course Western Illinois Skydivers
Macomb, Illinois, USA
05.05. - 11.05. AFF-Pre Course Chicagoland Skydiving
Hinckley, Illinois, USA
05.05. - 13.05. AFF Certification Courses Skydiving Center
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
11.05. -13.05. Instructor A Course Skydive Toronto
New Lowell, Ontario, Canada
11.05. - 13.05. Jumpmaster & Instructor Certification Course Atmosphair Skydiving Center
Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin, USA
12.05. - 20.05. AFF Certification Course Chicagoland Skydiving
Hinckley, Illinois, USA
18.05. - 20.05. Airspeed Tunnel Camp SkyVenture Freefall Simulator
Orlando, Florida, USA
19.05. - 27.05. AFF Certification Course West Tennessee Skydiving
Wings Field, Tennessee, USA
21.05. - 23.05. Airspeed Tunnel Camp SkyVenture Freefall Simulator
Orlando, Florida, USA
22.05. - 24.05. Tandem Instructor Cert. Course Skydive in Paradise
Paradise, California, USA
26.05. - 28.05. Tracking Seminar Skydive Cross Keys
Williamstown, New Jersey, USA
28.05. - 28.05. Arizona Challenge Skydive Arizona
Eloy, Arizona, USA

Courses Worldwide - February / March 2001
Date Event Club/Drop Zone Homepage
03.05. - 10.05. Instructor "D" & "B"
Course, AFF, S/L and Tandem
Ripcord Skydivers
Gatton SQ, Australia

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