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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.

Bridge Day - October 16, 1999

During the third Saturday in October each year, it's legal to parachute from The New River Gorge Bridge for a period of 6 hours. The NRGB spans U.S. Rt. 19 in Fayetteville, W. Virginia 876ft above the New River. It's a mere eightish seconds from the rail until impact in the river below. After time expires, all legal jumping ceases until next year's Bridge Day.

Check out another cool site about The Bridge Day and CNN's Video about the event 1999


Bridge Day


100-way 1999 Virginia State Record - October 8th-10th, 1999
   Join Skydive Suffolk in the fun and excitement of breaking the Virginia State record, which will be organized by big way organizer, world champion and former Golden Knight, Joe Trinko.

   There will be over 20,000 spectators observing this event with the Suffolk Peanut Festival in full swing co-located at the same airport. Bring the family and loved ones for some
of the hottest skydiving, as well as some good wholesome family entertainment at the Peanut Fest with over 25 food vendors, carnival rides, crafts and lots more.

Skydive Suffolk

High Altitude Jumps at Skydive CrossKeys - October 23-24, 1999

The high-altitude jumps in preparation for the South Pole trip will be held on the weekend of October 23-24 at Skydive Crosskeys in Williamstown, NJ. However, others not on the trip are invited to attend. The purpose of this exercise is to familiarize everyone with O2 systems and the effects of high-altitude on the human body.

They plan a series of 3 jumps. The day on Saturday should look like this:

0900 - Briefing on High Altitude Physiology and O2 systems
1100 - First load to 19,000 ft. above Mean Sea Level (ASML)
1300 - Second high-altitude to 21,000 ft. ASML
1600 - Third high-altitude to 23,000 ft. ASML

This will take place on Saturday October 23. On Friday October 22, Graham Hoal from South Africa, Paul Borrill from CA and our Malaysian brothers will be at Skydive CrossKeys for organized skydives. They're going to start the work on the freefall formation above the South Pole at this time. If you can make this try-out camp, please attend.

We reserve Sunday October 23 as our "Rain Date". If we get everything done on Saturday, we will concentrate on organized skydives and the "South Pole Airspeed" [apologies to Jack Jeffries and the boys] formation.

The individual costs broken out are follows: $45/lift plus approximately $15/person for the O2 systems.

Please drop Bob Christ an email - to let him know that you will attend then schedule with Jen at manifest at Skydive CrossKeys. A firm commitment is needed as soon as possible since they have to buy the O2 beforehand.

For more information and directions to the DZ, please see the web site at:

For more information on the South Pole Expedition see also the russian web site and the french web site.

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 editon of "skyXtreme"

Events in America - October 1999
Date Event Club/Drop Zone Homepage
16.10. - 16.10. 4-Way Skills Camp Bay Area Skydiving
Byron, California, USA
30.10. - 07.11. AFF Certification Course Skydive Monterey Bay
Marina, California, USA

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

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