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On October 28 is the Ranch Halloween Party at the Swiss Country Inn in Gardiner. "Sci-Fi" is this years theme. They will also be doing big way formation loads and if they have 60 people, they will try to complete the "Speed 60-way Competition" that was weathered out in September. See www.ranchskydive.com or call manifest at 914 255 9538 for details. ***
Dale H. Groven from the Boeing Club created "The Skydiving Club" and a new web site at www.theskydivingclub.com.
The Boeing Club has also started 2 Funds. One for Gary Dutton, to help with his medical costs. The club has donated $100 to Gary and his wife Kari: www.theskydivingclub.com/garyduttonfund.htm, and one for Kapowsin to help with thier legal battle: www.theskydivingclub.com/kapowsinfund.htm. ***
Skydive University is running an "introduction to 4-way" camp November 23-27 at Sebastian, FL. The course is a series of 20 jumps in a three-on-one format, with a coach jumping with three skydivers and video on every jump. Cost is $49 per jump. Telephone (561) 581-0100. ***
Pilatus has suspended the production of the Turbo Porter and isn't accepting orders for the single-engine aircraft. The factory says it's having trouble meeting surging demand for the larger PC-12 aircraft, and doesn't know when it will resume production of the Porter. Restarting production will take at least two years. The company has built 441 Porters of various types during a production run that goes back to 1959, 10 were built in the U.S. ***
A "Black & Gold Military Sport Parachute Competition" is scheduled for November 17-19 at Raeford, NC. The competition (4-way RW, 8-way speed formation and accuracy) is open to all military jumpers. For more information, contact Scott Rhodes at (910) 396-2036 or 396-1539. ***
Tanya Hannington is looking for the participants of the women's night record attempts held earlier this year at Skydive City in Zephyrhills, FL. Tanya wants to try it again November 11. Write her at P. O. Box 244, Zephyrhills, FL 33539 or send an email to email@example.com . ***
The gear store "Sunshine Factory" in Zephyrhills in Florida has set up an auction site at www.sunshine-factory.com.
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