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If you are looking for staff, team members, stolen and missing gear and such stuff, this is the right place. What do you want? Mail us!!
 [Updated: July 25, 2000]

[Staff & Jobs]     [Team Members]     [Stolen Equipment]     [Miscellaneous]

Staff & Jobs

NEW ! >>> King Air Pilot
Parachutes Are Fun of Salisbury Maryland is in need of a King Air pilot for the rest of this summer and beyond. For more information email

NEW ! >>> Packers
Packers needed at busy NY DZ. Must be competent and efficient at packing Strong Tandem, Javelin student and sport rigs. Employment begins on or before 08/04/00 through the summer. 220-250 Tandems on Saturdays and Sundays. Only serious applicants need apply. Contact Jono at 856-566-3157.

NEW ! >>> Tandem/Video and AFF Instructor
We (Maria & Steve Woodford) started our own DZ here in Brush Colorado one month ago, with a Caravan. We have flown 119 loads, even with the usual afternoon storms. Have the best facility DZ in Colorado, with 2 hangars, clubhouse/bunkhouse with two full showers & four toilets. Manage the airport, own the FBO, and sell fuel. 5000 ft paved runway with lights. Tandems are getting extremely busy, with videos as well. AFF is cranking too. So we need a tandem/video and AFF instructor. So far we are only operating Friday - Sunday, but will start during week as well soon. Anybody interested? Especially an experienced videoperson. E-mail us at or phone 970-842-5000.

NEW ! >>> Cessna 206 Pilot
Cessna 206 Pilot. Looking for a weekend pilot to fly skydivers. This is a contractor position. If you live within the Colorado Springs area and are looking to build time this may be for you. Commercial ticket is a must. Reply with resume only if you are looking for a weekend position. Resumes by email to

Tandem Master with AFF rating
Skydive Santa Rosa is looking for a Tandem Master with an AFF Instructor/Jumpmaster rating, who would be interested in helping them manage/run the DZ on both the weekends, and in the future, during the week. They operate out of "Charles M. Schultz" Airport located in Santa Rosa, CA, approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco. If you are interested send an email to

Full Time A&P
A dropzone on Hawaii has a full time position for A&P. 4 A/C - 182, 206, B90 King Air and Pitts S2B. Contact Clarence at

AFF/Tandem Instructors
Skydive Spaceland in Texas is looking for AFF and Tandem instructors. Full time 7 days a week employment. If you want to skydive every day and earn a good living doing so, contact me. I am also looking for an experienced office manager for the manifest. We offer new facilities on our own private airport, new equipment, 23 tons of A/C, and the best training curriculum in the world. Check us out for yourself. Contact Steve Boyd at 281.369.3337.

Senior Rigger
Must be current & familiar with sport equipment. High Quality packing skills and an eagerness to learn essential. Sewing skills preferred but, we will provide training. Contact Parachute Rigging Inc. by email at or phone at 561-719-3004.

I am looking for instructors of all caliber to work at my Dz, located in the Northern part of Ontario. I am also looking for the full time employment of a DZ Manager. For further details, if interested in these positions, please contact Dino at (705) 268-5543 or by email at

Millennium Skydiving needs a rigger that is willing to start and run his/her own business. Beautiful new riggers loft with table. Former rigger returning to Boston area. Contact Bob at 630/561-0800 or 815/929-9000.

Strong Rated Tandem Masters
Full-time and good pay. Our riggers even pack for you. Must commit to season (through October) and be available 7 days per week. Strong rating preferred, Strong and Vector ratings a big plus. Contact Des at 517-773-8858 or for more information.

AFF Instructors/Jumpmasters
We need AFF instructors/jumpmasters for a new DZ in Cullman, Alabama. Interested folks can contact us at or call 256.565.9567

Strong Rated Tandem Masters
New England drop zone looking for full time Strong rated tandem masters. AFF rating a plus but not mandatory. Must be able to work until mid November. Call 413-665-7577. Colleges with 150 restaurants within walking distance to DZ. No packing required. 120 students a week on average. Most scenic DZ in New England. Call TODAY!

Cessna Caravan Jump Pilot
Front Range Skydivers in Colorado needs an experienced Cessna Caravan jump pilot. Will also be flying a Turbo 206. High altitude and O2 experience a plus. Please send resume and times to

AFF Instructors & Jumpmasters
Gold Coast Skydivers in Moss Point, Mississippi is badly in need of AFF certified instructors and jumpmasters. We have more business than we can handle so if your interested in helping us out and making some money get in touch! Contact David Layne at

Vector Tandem Instructor
Tandem operation in a prime tourist area (Outer Banks of NC) needs a vector tandem instructor for a seven-day-a-week operation, May through September. You can be the only instructor, and anticipate 200 to 300 customers, at a rate of $50 to $60 or $70 each. We supply the nearly new rig, well-maintained Cessna 182 (we offer 11,000 and 13,000 feet), and ATP pilot, along with ongoing ad campaign. Ready to try your management skills while using your rating? Send email to or call 301-865-4675, 6-9 PM Eastern.

Dropzone Owner
A business opportunity exists at Skydive Acadiana in Jennerette, LA; operator Tom Tharp is looking for someone to whom he can hand the business over. The DZ has a very good relationship with the community, as jumping has been going on there for 20 years. The new owner would have to furnish aircraft; a Cessna 206 last operated there. Jennerette is about 10 miles south of Lafayette, near the Gulf coast. Call (337)276-3475.

Tandem- AFF- Video
Skydive Newport, Rhode Island, is currently looking for a Tandem- AFF- Video person. Any combination will do. We are gearing up for a busy season. Located in Middletown, Rhode Island. Pay scale will be higher than New England standards. We would consider taking you on with your own tandem rig. Call Marc Tripari at 401-845-0393 for more information.

Video Flyers - Rigging Helper - Packers
Bay Area Skydiving in Byron is looking for weekend and week day help. They need Video Flyers, some rigging help, packers, and helpers for misc. work around the air port. Please Call Mike or Clay at 925 634-7575 or 925 634-7566 or e-mail


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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 Gear

The following gear was stolen from a truck at the Sheraton Inn in Springfield, MO.:

Racer Elite, black w/blue trim
Stiletto 135, shades of blue
PD143 reserve Ser#16100
Cypres, Altimaster3, Bonehead Mindwarp helmet, Pro-Track Audible altimeter

Please keep an eye out for this equipment, and call Brian Hunter at (417)235-3100 with any information.

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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 ! >>> Skydive San Francisco for Sale
Skydive San Francisco, a busy tandem center close to the city, is on the market. This is a turn key operation, fully equiped and staffed. Ongoing marketing projects guarentee continued growth. An excellent opportunity for an individual to make an excellent living as well as a quality investment. Principles only. Send an email to if interested..

Cessna 182 or 206
America Skydiving in Hobart, Indiana, is looking for a Cessna 182 or a 206 for as much of the summer as possible. Please contact Laurie at the DZ; Phone 219-962-1136 or email at

Turbine Porter
We are in need of a Turbine Porter for the season in the Northeast ASAP. If anyone has one or knows of one available, please contact Mike at (732) 938-9002.

Two Porters
Roy Fox is going to break Jay Stokes' record for most jumps in 24 hours. Roy had it once at 226. Jay used one Porter and some Cessnas, Roy wants two Porters. He needs to know what drop zones are operating turbine Porters this winter. Roy's email is

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