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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!
  • News Bytes 

    The annual General Membership Meeting of the US Parachute Association [USPA] will be conducted Friday, July 20 from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at the Radisson Hotel Old Town, 901 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA. All members in good standing are invited to attend and participate. For more information email


    Precision Aerodynamics' "Ground Zero Project" will introduce five new canopies this season: the Xaos-21 and Xaos-27, the Fusion, the Synergy and the Ravenmax. Information can be found on Aerodynamics' website at


    The Ladies POPS Record in Perris is rescheduled for August 18th. FFI:


    The Para-Performance Pro Blade "Pro Cup" was a huge success! After the cut of 16 canopy pilots, the meet had 50 competitors! The entire competition results for the speed, accuracy and distance events with some pictures may be viewed at


    The results of the Speed Skydiving Competition May 24-27 at the European Skydiving Center in Lapalisse, France, can be found at


    One of Viking Express Grand Caravans will be based in South Padre Island at the Cameron County Airport after July 20 indefinitely. The aircraft will be available for jumping on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and bring 18 jumpers to 13,500 feet over scenic South Padre or other locations as needed. The plane has a large door, rail, jump lights and huge camera porch. For further details email


    West Australian skydivers accomplished a new formation record. To get a sneak look at the new 38-way record visit and click on the 'late news' button. Clicking on the thumbnail will bring up an enlarged pic. Way to go Aussies!


    Connecticut Parachutists at Ellington Airport are host of the Big Air Sportz Demo Tour 2001 July 28-29. See for details.


    The skydive world's longest continuously running competition, the US National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, has ben awarded this year to Skydive Lake Wales in Florida. Bill Wenger will be meet director. He plans to include some novel events and activities and indicates that freeflying will be among them. The dates are December 28 - January 1. For more information contact USPA at


    Skydive Long Island moved recently to Calverton Airport outside of Riverhead and they now have Fayard's "Great Barrier" Twin Otter. This place is one of the best kept secrets in skydiving, and it's been kept a secret too long. Check it out at


    SOS record attempt and big-way camp takes place at Skydive Elsinore, California on October 5- 7. Contact for more info.

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