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Here we want to present some of the most interesting, provocative, colorful sites as our "Pearls on the Net". If you have created a unique, funny, informative page, or if you know of such a web page, please send us the URL so we can feature it here!
|The Dead Mike Homepage
On August 3, 1997 at the World Freefall Convention in Quincy, IL, after a successful skydive, Michael B. Vederman got into a parachute collision about 30 seconds before landing. Mike fell about 80 feet and struck the concrete runway almost horizontal and face down. Miraculously, Mike survived (brain intact) and this is his web page. If you're looking for a different sort of skydiving page you owe yourself a visit to Dead Mike's Internet home.
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We loved his original content and think you will too! Don't miss his "Humor" and "Skydiving Ate My Balls" sections. "Musings" features some profound Mike thoughts. And if you're into gaming, check out creative, original games of the Dead Mike kind. However, be forewarned about one section titled "Surgery" which is definitely not for the faint of heart-Mike bares all as he shares graphic medical pictures from his surgeries. As Mike says, "Life is skydiving and skydiving is life", and his web site shows a profound love for both!
|AvStop Magazine Online
AvStop Magazine Online is one of the leading providers of aviation news, history, general aviation information, stories of interest, legal research tools and much more. Its online site provides some of the most valuable text and photographic information on the web. With over 200 MB of aviation related information, AvStop is the premier aviation news and reference site.
Here you will find aviation news from 1900 to the present, world aviation history, valuable legal research tools, medical information, mechanic's references, aviation databases, books on-line, aviation stories of interest and much more!
|Skydive Swoop - Australia
S.W.O.O.P. is an acronym for the South Western Ontario Organization of Parachutists. Incorporated in 1979, Swoop's excellent reputation has traveled across Canada and down the Eastern Coast of the United States. They have now begun their 22nd Season in their new home at the Dundas Air Plaza near Hamilton at the apex of the Golden Horseshoe! They are proud to train several hundred first-jump students per year to become skydivers.
Swoop is affiliated with and a member in good standing of both the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA), and the United States Parachute Association (USPA).
On the Skydive Swoop web site you'll find lots of information about the their dropzone and events, FAQs, first jump options and much more. One very neat feature is their category, "Last Weekend", where you get an inside view of the dropzone, it's jumpers and what happened at the weekend. There's even an archive which lets you take a look back on the happenings of the the last years. Check out Swoop's site! As they state, "We love new jumpers, and we even love the ground-dwellers too!".