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Vol. 8 - May 2000 - English Edition The Magazine from Skydive World


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Skydive Top Sites

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 Millennium Expedition Review

Bob Christ, organizer of skydiving expeditions to the South Pole states on his web site: "To me, the Antarctic is not a place but an experience. This has truly been the hardest trial of my life to bring this expedition about. But for the places that I have seen and the people I have come to know along the way, I have been left a changed person for the life experiences gained during the course of this project. And I thank you all for sharing this with me".


Millennium Expedition
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Now he's sharing his impressions from the Millennium Expedition which took place over the course of several weeks in late-December 1999 through early-January 2000 culminating in a mass parachute jump at midnight [EDT] on January 1, 2000 at Patriot Hills as well as several hot-air balloon flights on the continent of Antarctica (including a flight at the Geographic South Pole).
The trip involved a large group of scientists, aviation enthusiasts and sportsmen from around the world brought together to bring positive public awareness to the plight of the Antarctic environment.
Read the review at


The Skydive Web of Paul Quade

Paul Quade is a certified flight instructor at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California. He is also a passionate skydiver, who calls Skydive Perris his home dropzone. On his skydiving site you'll find stories and great photos about quite a few of his jumps. Starting with a description of his AFF and mentor jumps, he continues with stories about his first formation and cameraflyer experiences, and his night jumps.


Skydive Web of Paul Quade

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These and the reports on other milestones of his skydiving career are fun to read and contain good information for anybody who wants to know what this sport is about. Besides his stories you'll find a cool photo gallery and some videos too.
So if you are one of those who like to read about the fun and experiences of other skydivers, if you are planning to learn skydiving and looking for some useful information before your first jump, or if you're still a Whuffo, check out Paul's web site and enjoy!



Adventure Living
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Adventure Living

Do you prefer to live life or watch it slide by? If you prefer the first one, visit "Adventure Living" for some suggestions. The webmaster of this informative site is Carl P. E. dos Santos, a software engineer from Massachusetts. He has been skydiving, and he has been on open- water scuba dives. He also loves skiing and white water rafting. As he states on his web site, he has created this site in the hope of inspiring people to get out and be adventurous.

Adventure Living contains the following sections:
Skydiving -- By far, this is the largest section at Adventure Living. It contains much information on how to start skydiving. It has many stories about the training process and it also contains articles about other types of skydives including solo dives, night dives, jet jumps, etc., and, of course, lots of skydiving photos.
Scuba Diving -- This section includes stories about Carl's certification dives, some other open water dives, and stories about Evette Murray's certification dives.
Whitewater Rafting -- This section has stories by Ann Pellagrini about rafting through the Grand Canyon and by Lucy Monahan about rafting in West Virginia.
Expeditions -- In this section for example there's a story from Lucy Monahan who took a trip from Katmandu to Bombay and one from Carl himself about his trip to Germany.
Sailing -- This is a collection of photographs and a short story by Jon Nash. He is a professional maritime photographer and this story is about his ride in the 1996/97 BT Race around the world.
Bicycling -- This is a collection of stories and photographs about W. Kendall's bicycle tour of the Texas Gulf Coast. This section also contains his story about hiking into Unionville, NY.
This site is in an attempt to inspire people to get out and enjoy life. It is full of information, stories, photos, and videos of all sorts of adventures. Browse around, have fun and get inspired!

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