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There are always special events on the drop zones world wide. We'll try to figure them out for you and post them here. So check back often, we'll update this page whenever we get the news.
 [Updated: November 30, 1999]

Jan Davis Memorial Skydive - November 6, 1999

Jan died on October 22, 1999 while making a BASE jump from El Capitan at the Yosemite National Park in California.

Please join Tom and Jan's family at Skydive Elsinor in California to celebrate this beautiful lady's loving and everlasting spirit. There will be food and beverages served all day long in a special tent set up in Jan's honor. You will all have the opportunity to view her unique beauty through Tom's pictures and videos.

A day of skydiving will culminate in a memorial sunset jump where Jan's ashes will be dispersed. As night falls, more food and drinks will be served, music will play, and friends and family will share their special memories of Jan.

Check out the Aerial Focus website for a tribute to Jan Davis.

A review of the event can be found at


PD's "Free For All" - November 19 - 21, 1999

Go skydive with the best at Skydive City in Zephyr Hills, FL which will be the host of Performance Designs "Free For All" event. There is no registration fee and world class organizers like Colon, John, Joe Trinko, John Hoover, Stephania, (possible Airspeed member), Jerry Bird and more will be there to get you going. Video productions, seminars and gear demos are some of the highlights and $8000 in prizes are waiting to be given away.

Quickly becoming one of the hot tickets in town, the "Free For All" has proven itself to be a great way to meet folks, demo the finest parachutes and most of all, have a great time.


Free For All


Airspeed Skills Camp - November 20 - 28, 1999

Come to Skydive Arizona and learn from the World Champions 1999! Members of Arizona Airspeed will coach from basic skills to advanced techniques.

The Airspeed Skills Camp will run eight days of six jumps per day with a one-day break. The curriculum focuses on the skills necessary for all manner of formation skydiving. Basic body flight, randoms, block technique, exits, swooping, tracking, and team work. Skydivers will enter the program at their demonstrated level and train with others of their experience.

Arizona Airspeed
© 1999 Brent Finley
The camp will focus on learning in an atmosphere of fun. Much attention is paid to the skill of learning and working together as a team. There will be a maximum of eight skydivers per Airspeed coach, giving each person one on one attention on every jump. The coaches and skydivers will be rotated throughout the camp in an effort to bring out the best from each person. The cost is $525 plus cost of jumps.

For more information contact


PD's John LeBlanc canopy seminar in Colorado - December 4, 1999

PD's John LeBlanc will be in Colorado for a canopy flying seminar Saturday December 4, 1999, at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Open to the public. The program will begin at 9:30am with a presentation by Skratch Garrison on spotting and exit order as well as RW techniques. John LeBlanc will speak at 10:00am on all types of canopy control, from student to expert. The seminar will take place at the 98th Flying Training Squadron on Talon Drive. FFI: Bill Wenger 719 333 2064)

After the AFA seminar, John will be at The Front Range Skydivers in Calhan, CO for anyone who would like some one on one canopy coaching. FFI: Jay Smith 719 347 2035

21st Annual Chili Party - December 4-5, 1999

The Archway Skydiving Center in Vandalia, Illinois is hosting the "21st Annual Chili Party". There will be $13 jumps from our Caravan,a free Chili supper and no registration fee. As Always, you are welcome to partake in their good vibes and great skydives. This annual event has been bringing skydivers together for more than 20 years!

Formation Skydiving - CRW - Freeflying - Beer Drinking - Whatever you are into you are sure to find friends at Archway. See their web site for directions and lodging information.

Helicopter Jumps

Visit to the best weather DZ in Washington State for Helicopter jumps on November 20th and 21st. Richland Skysports will be hosting a Bell Jet Ranger for jumps from 8,500 feet for $35. For more info please call Larry at Richland Skysports - 509-946-3483.

Night Jumps in Daytona Beach

Saturday (11/20/99) evening "Skydive Daytona Beach will be doing night jumps. Everbody who needs a night jump for the C-License or wants to practice for the Millennium Jump can join them. And on November 25-28th there will be a Thanksgiving Boogie.

Video Seminar by Carl Carpenter - November 20 - 21, 1999

Skydive USA will host a video seminar by Carl Carpenter in November during the "Scrambled Ags" meet. This is a complete seminar intended to teach new vidiots and and improve the skills of those who already shoot. Carl is quite an accomplished photographer and his work speaks for itself. All topics covered from basics to advanced, safety, film work, composition, editing, etc.

Jump for the Claws - Perris Valley Skydiving, CA - November 27, 1999

On Saturday, November 27, 1999 there will be a special "Jump for the Paws" event at Perris Valley Skydiving to raise money for local animal shelters. The program will be:

  • On site pet adoptions
  • Bake Sale
  • Raffle
  • Face painting - get your whiskers
  • 20 way team competing in the annual Turkey Meet

Visit Jump for the Paws' website for more information on how you can participate.

Indiana Water Training - November 12, 1999

Skydive First in Crawfordsville, IN (1 hour west of Indianapolis) will be holding live water training at the local high school swimming pool. This training is required to progress beyond an A license.

Date: Friday November 12
Time: 6:00-8:00
Cost: $8.00 This covers all expenses. You will need to bring your own towel.

If your interested contact the DZ via email or on the toll-free line: 1-877-877-JUMP.

BIC Course at Skydive The Point, VA - November 20 - 21, 1999

A Basic Instructional Course will be held in the banquet room at "The Light House Buffet", which is the restaurant in front of the Washington Burgess just outside the town of West Point. Send me an email to Jim Crouch at if you would like to attend or if you have any other questions.

BIC Course at Skydive Oceanside, CA - November 18 - 19, 1999

A Basic Instructional Course will be held at Skydive Oceanside. For more information call (760) 721-6303 or send an email.

Skydive University Coach Course - December 2 - 5, 1999

There will be a Skydive University Coach Course at Skydive Perris, CA. The course is recognized as a USPA Basic Instructor Course equivalent. The Coach Course is a great way to assist you in preparing for an Accelerated Freefall Certification Course. For more info, visit Skydive University's website

Senior Rigging Course - November 12 -19, 1999

A Senior Rigging course coming up at Action Air Parachutes in Davis, CA. For more details and prices visit their website or call 530-753-2650 / 1-888-77ACTION

Certification Courses - November 6th - 7th, 1999

A Jumpmaster Certification Course and a Instructor Certification Course will take place at Oklahoma Skydiving Center, Cushing, Oklahoma. For further info or if you plan to attend contact Tommy Leopard by email - or by phone - (405)288-6728 or (405)880-0652

Certification Courses

The following courses will be held at Skydive Space Center, Titusville, Florida.

  • November 6 & 7 - BIC course
  • November 8th-11th - Pre-course
  • November 13th-21st - AFF certification course.


For Events in Europe see the German edition of "skyXtreme"

Events in America - November 1999
Date Event Club/Drop Zone Homepage
06.11. - 14.11. AFF Certification Course Skydive Walterboro
Walterboro, South Carolina, USA
13.11. - 21.11. AFF Certification Course Skydive Space Center
Titusville, Florida, USA
25.11. - 28.11. Jumpmaster/Instructor
Certification Course
Basic Instructional Course
Skydiving Center
Marana, Arizona, USA

Paragliding- and
Skydiving School
Ucman Ltd. - Ankara Uçman Ltd.
Ankara, Turkey

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