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      Index   [Updated: June 22, 2001]

  • "Jump for Kids" Record
  • Orly King opened dropzone
  • News from The Ranch
  • FAA Issues Part 105 Final Rule
  • Big Air Sportz releases the LOTUS
  • Sky Knights help kids
  • News from BLiNC Magazine
  • News Bytes
  • Skydivers Against Cancer
  • New Dropzone in the UK
  • Record-breaking pilot returns home
  • News from the CSPA
  • Alti-2 Lists Stolen Altimeters
  • New Videos
  • News from the Shop Zone
  • Wanted!
  • Skydivers Against Cancer
    by Jason "Ditch" Hitchcock -

    Everyone is effected by cancer whether you are diagnosed with it, or it is a friend or family member. Now you can volunteer your PC to help process molecular research being conducted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford to help cure cancer and participate in other research and development projects. You can actually watch as your machine's unused processing power works on the projects.
    Check out: or go to and click on the SAC link at the bottom.
    The URLs above will take you to the SAC (Skydivers Against Cancer) page. All you have to do to help is to download the client, install it, and join the team. The client will then run in the background using extra CPU cycles, and should not effect machine performance.
    Thanks for taking the time to read this, and let me know if you have any questions. Together we can make a difference.

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    New Dropzone in the UK

    Carl Williams (Skydive Wales) and Pete Marsden (The Boogie Club) have teamed up to offer skydiving at Goodwood airfield near Chichester in the near future. The DZ will be open for Tandem skydiving as well being cleared for 'A' Licence and above skydivers. The intention is to open one week a month Monday - Friday during 2001 and expanding to two times a month during Summer of 2002. The aircraft to be used is a TurboLet 410. Dates are TBC but will be posted soon.

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    Record-breaking pilot returns home

    "I'm off": A wave before leaving Birmingham The first woman pilot to fly the smallest aircraft, single-handedly round the world via Australia and the Pacific has arrived back in Britain. Polly Vacher touched down at Birmingham International Airport just after following a four-month journey around the globe. Polly, a retired skydiver, flew a single-engine Piper Dakota 22,000 miles, visiting 21 countries on the way. En route to Australia she crossed Europe, the Middle East, India and Indonesia. She flew back across Fiji, the United States and Iceland. The flight raised thousands of pounds in sponsorship to go towards the cost of a disabled person learning to fly. Read more at

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    News from the CSPA - Para-Ski Nationals 2002

    The first closing date for the 2002 Para-Ski Nationals has passed without any bids. Potential hosts of the 2002 Para-Ski Nationals are reminded that the second closing date for bids to host these Nationals is July 31, 2001. Bids should be sent to the CSPA headquarter or the Chair of the Competition and National Teams Committee on or before this deadline. 2002 is a selection year for the National para-ski Team which will compete at the World Para-Ski Championships in 2003.

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    Alti-2 lists stolen altimeters

    Alti-2 is now listing the number and description of any stolen Altimaster altimeter on their website at They are offering a $50.00 reward for information leading to the recovery of stolen Altimaster altimeters.
    Altimeters listed so far are: Altimaster III - Black S/n: B0042 / B0698 / B0060 / B0046 / B0295 Altimaster III - Silver S/n: 122911
    Let them know if your Altimaster was stolen or "lost" - they will register the number in our database and let you know if it's located.

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