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 [Updated: March 13, 2000]


  • Skydiver of the Year - BJ Worth
  • Golden Knights at Z-Hills  [new]
  • Skydiving in Chile
  • News from OmniSkore
  • Win a Skydiving Safari with Airspeed
  • News from the "Sky Knights"
  • Pro-Track improved
  • News Bytes
  • Commendation for "Jump for Venezuela"  [new]
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  • "Millennium Skydiving" Opening
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  • BJ Worth is "Skydiver of the Year" 1999

    skyXtreme extends its congratulations to BJ Worth who was recently voted Skydiving Magazine's Skydiver of the Year 1999. BJ has had a long and illustrious career in the sport of skydiving as captain of "Mirror Image", three-time world 8-way champions; a stuntman for a long list of television programs and feature films including many James Bond movies; organizer of the skydiving display that opened the 1988 Seoul Olympics; and president of both the USPA and the International Parachuting Commission. He made news last year when, in Thailand, he organized and directed the successful record-breaking 282-way formation with skydivers from all over the world. Shortly after arriving home, he then headed out to join the Millennium Expedition assembling in Chile to go to the South Pole. Although he and his group were not able to jump at the Pole, BJ and 34 others did make Millennium jumps in Antarctica. Thirty years of skydiving and still going strong! Congrats, BJ!

    BJ Worth
    Photo © Simon Ward

    Golden Knights at Z-Hills

    The Golden Knights will be at Skydive City in Z-Hills, Florida for training from March 21 - 31 and will be there during the FSL Meet on the 26th. Night jumps will be this weekend (18th) as well, and they are trying to schedule more high altitude loads for the future.

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    Skydiving in Chile

    The Parachute Association of Chile (La Federación Chilena de Paracaidismo - PARAFECH) is on the Internet. All information about skydiving in Chile, such as clubs, events, addresses, maps and photos can be found on their web site. For all who want to take a trip to our southern skydiving friends, this well designed web site is the place to go first! Check it out at

    The site is in Spanish but don't worry, there's Altavista's Babelfish that will help you with the translation.

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    News from Omniskore

    Tim Wagner put a discussion forum for competition formation skydiving up at OmniSkore. This forum will be moderated by Tim himself and can be found at This is NOT a chat room. Have a question or advice about a block move? Stop on by and put in your two cents!

    Also posted is March's tidbits at, an off-topic foray into e-mail and web stuff.

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    Win a Skydiving Safari with Arizona Airspeed

    Have you heard about the Skydiving Safari with Airspeed? That's right, YOU could win a trip for two to Africa, valued at $8000.00! Would you like to win round trip airfare for two from Miami to Cape Town, South Africa, luxury accommodations, gourmet meals, 10 complimentary skydives per person, with load organizing by Arizona Airspeed? Raffle tickets are available for $25.00 each. The winning drawing will be held during the Arizona Challenge at Skydive Arizona. You need not be present to win. For more information and pictures of what you'll be doing when you win, see the Skydive Safari Africa link on

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    News from the "Sky Knights"

    Midwest jumpers - for the 2000 season Sky Knights at East Troy, Wisconsin, has a King Air seven days a week! They're jumping their Cessna 182 through the winter, and they'll bring the King Air into service mid-April. They're about half an hour from Milwaukee or one hour from Chicago, right on I-43. There are camping, showers, covered packing, A/C & heated clubhouse, and hotels and restaurants minutes away.

    Check their web site at for driving directions, contact info, and scheduled events including 4-way Scrambles, night jumps, POPS events, 10-way speed stars, training & seminars, etc. Also - Tandem & AFF jumpmasters, packers: They have some positions available this season.

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    Pro-Track improved

    Larsen & Brusgaard has improved its Pro-Track audible altimeter. The new version allows users to change alarm thresholds and other parameters to accommodate BASE jumps and winged suits. Shipping starts in mid-March, the Danish company reports. The older versions can't be upgraded with the new features.

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    News Bytes

    NEW ! >>> Richland Skysports will be hosting either Kapowsin's Super Otter or Grand Caravan on Arpil 1 -2. Tim Weible, the NW captain for the upcoming world record attempt will be organizing flat fliers. Registration is $15, jump tickets are $17. As usual, Larry's buying the beer Saturday night. USPA/CPA membership required, along with your in-date reserve. For further information, contact Larry at (509)946-3483, or e-mail

    Jumpers in Brazil set a new CRW record with a 16-way diamond built in early February over Rio de Janeiro. "This was done on the first attempt," reported U.S. jumper and organizer Chris Gay. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]

    Max Cohn of "Generation Freefly" earned Atmospheric Dolphin licenses B and C last January at Skydive America in Pahokee, FL. AD tests are Olav Zipser's human flight performance tests involving the space ball (a weighted tennis ball). The B test involves one space ball and six transitions, while the C test involves two space balls. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]

    Its official! There is a B/90 King Air sitting on the ramp at the Missouri River Valley Skydivers DZ in Lexington, Missouri. It will fly every weekend and the first lift flown before 10:00 a.m. is $10.00. So all of you midwest gypsies searching for the smell of turbine fuel look no more!

    Skydive America in Immokalee, Florida, has recently signed on a King Air. Skydive America is the nearest DZ to the Naples / Ft. Myers area. Load organizers and coaches are available. Huge landing area. No politics. Less than a mile from the Seminole Indian Casino. Legal drag racing on the airport every weekend. Call 1-888-447-JUMP (5867) for more information.

    Chicago jumper Josh Glasov would like to start a discussion group with other diabetic skydivers. He is interested in learning how other jumpers manage the disease while skydiving. Email him at [Source: Skydiving Magazine]

    An SOS (Skydivers Over Sixty) record attempt is scheduled for September 22-24 at Skydive Elsinore in California. Jumpers old enough to play should contact Joe Wasser at (760) 788-8664, days. [Source: Skydiving Magazine]

    Don't let it die! Eaglescott Parachute Centre in the UK needs to stay alive. If you are interested in re-opening this DZ, then get in touch with the owner at 01769 520404 (after 2.00 p.m.). Eaglescott has been going for 15 years, and has unrestricted airspace, camping facilities, dedicated buildings, and above all, experienced and willing skydivers.

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