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     Index   [Updated: April 27, 2001]

  • Jennings Repeats Gayardon's Stunt
  • PAC Course with Worldchampions
  • News from The Ranch
  • WFFC in Quincy Continues
  • "Space Race" gets exciting
  • Blade Running 2001 Cancelled
  • ParaMag Online is evolving
  • News from Monkey Claw
  • Airspeed Camps & Shirts
  • Swoop Video Contest in Perris
  • POPS Record in Florida
  • Beach Jumps in Florida
  • News Bytes  [updated: 04/27/01]
  • News from the USPA
  • Skydivers Face Discrimination
  • POPS Founder passed away
  • "Five Dollar" Frank died
  • Episode #12 of "The Mad Track" available
  • New Dropzone in New York
  • New Owner at Ventures Skydiving
  • Skydive Headland's Grand Opening
  • Asiania Parachuting Federation Notice
  • CSPA Committee News
  • New Videos
  • News from the Shop Zone
  • Wanted!  [updated: 04/27/01]
  • Episode 12 of Chris Bjork's Video "The Mad Track"

    Episode 12 of Chris Bjork's Video "The Mad Track" is available now. Episode 12 has two great stories, the SSI Pro Tour & Northeast Double Header from Skydive New England in Lebanon, ME. & the PK Customer Appreciation Weekend from PK Airpark in Raleigh, North Carolina.
    Also in Episode 12, it's the debut of The Cross Keys Team Tip brought to you by Skydive Cross Keys in Williamstown, NJ. Each installment of The Cross Keys Team Tip features coach, competitor and former Golden Knight, Joe Trinko providing helpful tips on improving your RW skills.
    Finally in Episode 12, Cameraman Martijn van Dam from Holland provides us with a montage of hi speed swoops for our Feature Dive. Hot on the heels of Episode 12 will be Episode 13! In this episode you'll get coverage of not one but TWO Halloween Boogies, one from Skydive City in Z-hills, FL, and the other is The Howlin' Halloween Boogie from Westpoint Skydiving Center in VA. Also in Episode 13, another installment of The Cross Keys Team Tip featuring Joe Trinko and an interview from Flying Eyes Productions.
    Check out for information how to get your copies. There's also a great screensaver of the 2000 Para-Performance Games to download for free. For more information contact Chris Bjork at or call him toll free at 888/533-9379.

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    New Dropzone in New York

    A new dropzone opened in New York state. Mohawk Valley Skydiving is located along the Mohawk River in Scotia, NY -- just 20 minutes from downtown Albany. It's easy to get to from The New York State Thruway (I-90, exit 26). New Jumpers will have access to their new state-of the-art equipment. They offer Tandem and AFF instruction by Certified instructors. One of the sport's premiere videographers is on staff to record that special first jump. The dropzone has a camping ground, hot showers, a full service snack bar, and a desire to see that you are treated right. For more information check out their website at

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    New Owner at Ventures Skydiving

    Air Ventures Skydiving in Rome, Georgia, is now Atlanta Air Sportz. Sandor Vali and Ron Green are the new owners. Over the next couple of months many changes will be made at Atlanta Air Sportz including the additional covered packing area as well as a huge observation deck and a new big building. Other additions include the completion of the swoop pond, a full service rigging loft as well as other additions specifically for the "up-jumper". They will also be providing packing classes as well as license prep classes on a regular basis. USPA certification courses will be announced soon. Check out their new website at It is still under construction so be patient, however, if you have comments or suggestions please let them know.

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    Skydive Headland's Grand Opening

    The new dropzone Skydive Headland at the Headland Municipal Airport in Alabama will had it's Grand Opening April 28. Headland is located nine miles north of Dothan. The dropzone has restrooms, a shower, training & video room and a nice outside packing area. They have a primary and secondary landing zone. For more information check out their website at

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    Asiania Parachuting Federation Notice
    by Faye Cox -

    5TH Asiania Parachuting Championships and 6th Asiania Annual General Meeting - 2001
    Please be advised that Korea is not able to host this year's event. China will now be conducting the 5th Asiania Championships and 6th Annual General Meeting at Zhongshan during the October period. If you are interested in attending these championships, please advise me and I will arrange for China to forward exact dates, official invitations, entry forms and details, etc., to you as soon as possible. Separate notification has been forwarded to all Asiania member organizations and we hope for a full attendance. Sincere apologies for the delay with this advice due to several factors beyond our control. Your participation will be most welcome.
    Sincerely, Faye Cox (Asiania Sec/Gen)

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    News from the Canadian Sport Parachute Association

    National Teams Selection - 2002 S"A World Cup Of Champions. Slovakia has been selected as the organizers of the 2002 S"A World Cup of Champions to be held in Lucenec on July 25 to August 3, 2002. In the event that there is no CSPA Nationals held in 2001, the performances of our S"A team at the WAG 2001 in Spain, shall be used for selection of those S"A competitors (male champion and female champion) wishing to represent us in 2002.
    National Teams Selection - Mondial 2003 France will be the organizers of World Championships in all disciplines (except Para-Ski) in 2003. These WPCs will take place at Gap-Tallard Airport on September 7 to 14, 2003. As CSPA selects our National Teams one year in advance, performances at the 2002 CSPA National Championships will be used for team selection.
    National Team Selection - 2003 Para-Ski World Championships The Slovenian Parachute Association have been chosen to organize the 2003 Para- Ski WPC in Bohinjska Bistrica, Kobla in February 11 to 16, 2003. As CSPA selects our National Teams one year in advance, performances at the 2002 CSPA National Para-Ski Championships will be used for team selection.
    2002 Para-Ski And Summer Nationals Those parties interested in hosting either the CSPA 2002 Para-Ski or Summer Nationals should be aware that the first deadline for bids is April 30, 2001 for Para-Ski and August 31, 2001 for the Summer Nationals. Interested parties can obtain further information and a "hosting manual" from the CSPA Web site, the CSPA office or the committee chair Joe Ablitt.
    National Teams To Spain Now would be a great time to make that donation in support of our S"A, CF and FS teams representing Canada in Spain in June. With 38 competitors in training and readying themselves to go off and compete, they can use all the support they can get. Please send your generous donations to CSPA and specifically state that you want your donation to go to your favorite team.
    Check out their website at

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