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 [Updated: October 19, 2000]


  • Movie Review "Cutaway"
  • "Le Grand Saut" Postponed
  • News from BLiNC Magazine
  • BIG AIR Client Referral Program
  • New SOS Record
  • Skydive City News
  • BASE Jumps in Chicago & Denver
  • Airfield Folly in Sweden
  • News Bytes  [updated: 10/05/00]
  • USPA Election Controversy NEW!
  • US Nationals covered by
  • Strong Enterprises Video Contest
  • Jean-Guy Meilleur T-Shirts
  • News from Aerosoftware
  • Vote for "Dropzone of the Year"
  • New Videos
  • News from the Shop Zone
  • Wanted!  [updated: 10/05/00]
  • US Nationals 2000 covered by

    Paige Macdonald is covering both weeks of the US Nationals for Paige is a regular contributor to Parachutist. She'll be writing daily updates and weekly re-caps of the action. Also expect some interviews with competitors and pictures to prove it.
    Check back daily at The schedule is posted there as well. They will post result summaries also. For full results also check out

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    Strong Enterprises Hosting Video Contest

    Strong Enterprises is currently conducting a video contest in search of quality video of Strong equipment in action. The company is inviting videographers to submit any footage they have, old or new, of Strong's equipment, including tandem, Quasar II sport rigs and student trainers, Para-Cushions or military equipment.
    Strong plans to use the video for an upcoming public event where the videos will play continuously. Videographers will receive credit for their footage, and Strong will give ten prices, including a custom-built Quasar II sport rig for first place and a $500 gift certificate from Wolf Camera for second.
    Videographers must submit the footage on or before November 1. Visit Strong's web site at for a complete list of prizes, details and rules. For more information, contact Bob Gilmour at

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    Jean-Guy Meilleur T-Shirts

    On September 9, 2000, the Calgary Parachute Club lost a great friend, artist & freefall photographer - Jean-Guy Meilleur. His contributions to the skydiving community over the years are too numerous to list and the Calgary Parachute Club is especially thankful for the artwork he did for them. This artwork was used to create their club's T-shirts.
    For the 2000 Alberta Provincials, JG created a new design. It shows a 4-way jumping over the Drumheller airport with a head-down cameraman (JG) filming them. JG signed his artwork this time and Jean-Guy '00 is written by the runway. The Calgary Parachute Club is going to print a special order for his family and would like to give friends an opportunity to purchase shirts as well.
    JG's other design for the club was a T-Rex snapping at a jumper under canopy - these shirts can also be ordered. The T-shirts will be $20 Cdn (XXL available for $22 Cdn) plus shipping with all proceeds (less costs) going to help with funeral expenses.
    If you would like to order any of JG's designs - please contact Tina Buckthorp by e-mail at or at (403)730-5422 or 292-2799 (work). This will be a special order - so please help to spread the word. Payment will be by check made payable to the Calgary Parachute Club.

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    News from Aerosoftware

    Jan Meyer [] of Aerosoftware is leading an effort to upgrade all written exams that are administered by USPA. The goal is to have a pool of questions on several topics for each exam type. Each exam takes questions from the pool and covers topics at an appropriate frequency. This is similar to the FAA exam process.
    Any interested skydiver may submit questions at The collection of questions will be tested (and modified) online at a later date.

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    Vote for "Dropzone of the Year"
    submitted by is updating its site to include new features and improvements on many older features. We have decided to let YOU pick the DZ of the year, as for the past two years we have picked the DZ of the year. Skydive Chicago was our first-year pick 1998-99 season and their first year at the new DZ. Zhills captured our hearts for the 1999-2000 season. Though most would agree with our choices, we want to be fair to those who want to partake.
    Here are the voting rules to try to make this as fair as possible.
    1. Cast your vote at
    2. Put your choice in the subject line.
    3. Confirm your choice in the body of the e-mail.
    4. Give your name and USPA number or latest license and the date you received it. If you have neither of these, write a detailed description of where and when your last jump was and a phone number that could confirm it.
    5. In the body of the e-mail you may write a description of why you feel your choice of DZ's should win. This is not required.
    6. A DZ can win only once every five years to maximize this exposure.
    Random voters will receive free stuff. The winner shall receive six Jumprun jackets, and a year of recognition on with it's own page, with voter comments and a review as well as a link to their official site.

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    New Videos

    It's ready to ship. The "Zabo Alternative Quincy 2000 Video" shows belly flyers, freestyle, head down and yes, the T/A of the parties, and even the storm footage. Zabo also included "The Ladies of Quincy", a bonus video of apx 10 minutes, with some of the party high lights over the past five convention years. Order info can be found in the September issue of Parachutist as well as on Zabo's web site at


    Dano from Danovision Production also put together a great video from the WFFC. For more information on his "Quincyvision2K Video" and how to order it check out Dano's web site at or email Dano at


    Raoul Gravell has put together a video of the 300-way record attempts at Skydive Chicago, IL. It includes all 22 dives, unedited, and ground footage. The price is $30 plus shipping. Check out for more information and an order form.


    The video and still photo package from the Lake Elsinore night world record jump is now available. Included in the package is one 8x10 photo of the world record formation and a video/music production of the record jump and the activities surrounding the attempts. The cost of this package including shipping is $50. To order contact Gary Roth at Or send a check to Gary Roth, 28 Ruth Street, Huntington, NY 11743.

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    News from the Shop Zone

    Action Man Sky Diver
    This one-foot-tall articulated "Action Man Sky Diver" which comes equipped with a REAL working orange parachute that's ready to be packed and deployed repeatedly for playtime adventures. The chute delivers "Action Man" safely to the ground from a four-story drop! It also works when tossed into the air at a 45-degree angle. "Action Man" (bearing more than a passing resemblance to G.I. Joe) is definitely living up to his name. Always up for high-flying adventure, the skydiving "Action Man" swoops into hot spots, and is outfitted with nylon coveralls, mission boots, high-altitude goggles, oxygen mask and harness backpack.
    Get yours today at skyXtreme's SHOPZone!

    Action Man Sky Diver

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