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 [Updated: February 17, 2001]


  • 2001 PIA Symposium the Largest Ever  [New!]
  • BASE jumping fun in Kualar Lumpur
  • USPA Executive Committee elected
  • Civil penalties after Hawaiian plane crash
  • News from Arizona Airspeed
  • Skyventure's manager becomes a skydiver
  • Skydive Daytona Beach will close
  • Eight US world champs compete in Spain
  • "Evolution" Canopy Control School
  • Last Jumps at Brown Field
  • News Bytes  [updated: 02/12/01]
  • John Matthews Auction was a success
  • Skydive Spaceland builds swoop ditch
  • New Wind Tunnel Project in Belgium
  • BPA's Council Election
  • Spacediving - New Extreme Sport
  • New Zealand's New Jump Plane
  • New DZ in Victoria, Australia
  • New Videos
  • News from the Shop Zone
  • Wanted!  [updated: 02/17/01]
  • News Bytes 

    Arizona Skydiving Coolidge now has a grass landing area. The grass is green, plush, and very well established so all the jumpers that disliked the desert on their canopies now have a very clean place to land. Coolidge is open every day, all jumps every day $10 to 13,500' from the fastest jumpship in the country, Mike Mullins Super King Air. For more information check out their website.


    A group of skydivers located at Chicagoland Skydiving are preparing training camps for the 2001 season for Illinois skydivers and neighbouring areas. Goal is to improve skills and join the Midwest Skydiving League. More details and contact information at


    The competition schedule of the new Golden Knights 4-way team has been published. It is posted and commented at the NSL website at The Knights will be competing in three different NSL leagues this year.


    The Formation Skydiving Committee of the International Parachuting Commission has completed its homework for the 2000 season. The report for 2000 has been posted, together with the rules proposals for 2001 at


    Suncoast Skydiving at Wauchula, Florida, (east of Sarasota/Bradenton) is organizing Twin Otter loads onto the beach in Sarasota, Florida on Saturday, February 24. Suncoast Skydiving is a small, laid-back DZ with lots of friendly folks, warm sunshine, and no long waits for a load. If interested, please call the dropzone weekends toll free at 1-866-SKY-RUSH or weekdays toll free at 1-800-886-5064.


    Parchute de France has a new canopy on the market, the Electra. The canopy is available in the sizes 130, 150, 170, 190 and 210 sqf.


    The new issue of SWANChat, the newsletter of the South Wales skydivers in Australia, is now online with a new URL at SWANChat's old URL will be redirected for a while, but why not update your bookmark now?


    After a long lay off Wales in the UK has a dropzone again. Carl Williams has full airways avionics equipped Cessna 182 with an in-flight door operating at Pembrey at weekends. For more information contact Carl by phone at 07779-019655.

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