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If you are looking for staff, team members, stolen and missing gear and such stuff, this is the right place. What do you want? Mail us!!
 [Updated: October 5, 2000]

[Staff & Jobs]     [Team Members]     [Stolen Equipment]     [Miscellaneous]

Staff & Jobs

NEW ! >>> Tandemmaster/Videographer
A Dropzone in the Dominican Republic is looking for German-speaking tandem masters and freefall photographers to work full time at the DZ this winter. Contact Eugen Matos of Skydive Portillo by email at

NEW ! >>> Tandemmaster
Skydive First is looking for a weekend Strong Tandem I to complete this year or start working in the Spring. Requirements: Responsible, good student skills and must play well with others. We offer great pay, a King Air, all Set400 mains and a very cool atmosphere. Call for more information. Video skills a plus. Call or email Brian at Skydive First 1-877-877-JUMP.

NEW ! >>> Staff Needed
AFF, Vector or Eclipse tandem, camera flier needed. Jump five days a week or more. Jump along the beautiful California Coast. Contact Mike or Jess at Skydive Monterey Bay (831) 384-3483. Email is good also

NEW ! >>> Staff needed
SkyDance SkyDiving in Davis California is looking for Tandem, AFF, BIC, and video people asap! Please call Maryanne at (530) 753-2651 or send an e-mail at

NEW ! >>> Manifest Person
Skydive Spaceland is on the move. We are looking for an experienced manifest person. We need a leader for the front office. If your THAT person please respond. Ask for Steve at 281.369.3337.

Skydive Hutchinson is desperately in need of staff! One of our tandemmasters was seriously injured at Quincy on Aug. 9th - and, we're in trouble! Have tons of tandems on the books! Pay is $45 if you pack - $35 if you don't. Please, contact Tim or Rose at 1-877-587-5875.

AFF Jumpmasters/Instructors
Are there any AFF Jumpmasters or Instructors out there interested in working with a small DZ near Nashville? If so drop a line at

Packer for weekends
Small DZ near Sarasota, Florida needs a packer for weekends. We average about 6-10 tandems a day and about 15 regular pack jobs, so we aren't big volume, but can keep you busy. Email or call 941-350-9157Small DZ near Sarasota, Florida needs a packer for weekends. We average about 6-10 tandems a day and about 15 regular pack jobs, so we aren't big volume, but can keep you busy. Email or call 941-350-9157.

AFF Instructor/Strong rated Tandem Master
Adventures In Skydiving at Skydive Arizona has a full time position available for experienced AFF Instructor and Strong rated Tandem master. Must be available from October 1 until May 31, 2001, possibly year round. Please call 800-858-5867 for details and resume and ask for Birgitte or Vicky.

Reporters wanted for THE SLAMMER
Reporters wanted for THE SLAMMER []. They need one reporter from each dropzone in the world to write and submit stories and photos about the sleazy dirt going on around you. If you don't want to write, send the the gossip or photos and they will 'enhance' it to make it more interesting.
What's in it for you? Immunity from being slammed and we'll pay for all your jumps once a year on their Anniversary (30th of February) and you might even get an official SLAMMER reporter T-shirt too! Contact

Volunteers for World Cup
Skydive Arizona is looking for a few good volunteers to work at the World Cup November 2nd through November 12th. Volunteers will receive a World Cup T-shirt, lunch on the days they are working and other amenities depending on what you are doing and how many days. All inquiries should be sent to

Winter Job Wanted
I own and operate a DZ in Boise, Idaho, and the weather gets very un-jumpable here in the winter. I am seeking a winter job in a warmer climate performing tandems, shooting video, or flying jumpers. I have over 2800+ total jumps to date, of which 1400+ are "Strong" Tandems. I have over 500 video dives, and have shot approximately 375 tandem videos. I hold USPA Tandem, JM, I, and PRO ratings, as well as FAA Single and Multi Engine Land, Commercial, Instrument ratings, and an A&P license. I have over 1200 hours of flight time, with 300+ hours of flying jumpers in my C-182. I do not drink or smoke, and would come to your DZ ready to work, with a trailer, and unaccompanied. I am available from October 15th to March 1st. If you have any interst in a Skydiving Professional to enhance your DZ over the winter, please contact me at 208-377-8111. Larry Shumard, Snake River Skydiving

Dropzone Manager
Skydive Dallas is seeking a manager to work with Skydive University's Rob Laidlaw in the daily operations at Skydive Dallas. We are looking for a team player who has a positive attitude and good people skills. Marketing and sales experience preferred and any ratings would be an asset to the application but not absolutely necessary. Email:

King Air Pilot
Parachutes Are Fun of Salisbury Maryland is in need of a King Air pilot for the rest of this summer and beyond. For more information email

Tandem Master with AFF rating
Skydive Santa Rosa is looking for a Tandem Master with an AFF Instructor/ Jumpmaster rating, who would be interested in helping them manage/run the DZ on both the weekends, and in the future, during the week. They operate out of "Charles M. Schultz" Airport located in Santa Rosa, CA, approximately 60 miles north of San Francisco. If you are interested send an email to

Senior Rigger
Must be current & familiar with sport equipment. High Quality packing skills and an eagerness to learn essential. Sewing skills preferred but, we will provide training. Contact Parachute Rigging Inc. by email at or phone at 561-719-3004.

Millennium Skydiving needs a rigger that is willing to start and run his/her own business. Beautiful new riggers loft with table. Former rigger returning to Boston area. Contact Bob at 630/561-0800 or 815/929-9000.


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Team Members Wanted

NEW ! >>> Richy Koscher from the Austrian Team "Die Schurken" moved to the Bay Area in California and he is looking for two freeflyers to build a team. Check out his web site at and send him an email at if interested.

NEW !>>> 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 .

NEW ! >>> A Northwest CRW team is looking for people to try out for open slots on their team. Competiton 8-way speed experience would be very helpful. Must be willing to travel to the North West for practice, and willing to travel to Perris for Nationals 2000. Must also have some Lightning experience. If you are interested, please contact B8sepin

Anyone interested in participating in a regional 4-way skydiving league, contact Phil Haase, Jumper Airlines at He is wanting to organize teams in Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, and Nebraska. Jumper Airlines currently owns one Caravan that will be flying on a rotating basis in those states.

Jumper Airlines will be very active in promoting the formation of teams by offering discounted team rates in the Caravan and sponsorship support for qualifying teams to go to Nationals.

Chicago area 4-way team DefCon 4 is looking for a new member. They had a teammate leave to participate in the raising of his child (the nerve!). They train one day per weekend out of Hinckley and plan on completing in the NSL and US Nationals in Intermediate class. Average number of jumps per team member is 1,100. Your jump count is not as important as a positive attitude. They may have a video slot open also for someone that wants to jump all season for free (plus pack jobs if your good). If interested contact Brian Darnell at

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Stolen & Missing Equipment!!!

NEW ! >>> Stolen Gear

The gear below was stolen August 26 at the DZ Gryttjom, Sweden.

Javelin, 12-96, 10686
Stilletto 120, 12-96, 05613
PD126, 12-96, 13151
AT Cypres, 05-96, 10F0E56059C402 50

For image and more info check Do not hesitate to contact the owner Monica at if you have any information.

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NEW ! >>> Stolen Canopy

Safire 149 neon pink and black, ser no. 94512389, stolen from Skydive DeLand 8/13/2000. Call 1-813-783-3366 with any info you may have. Recovery reward!

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Stolen Gear

The following gear was stolen from a truck at the Sheraton Inn in Springfield, MO.:

Racer Elite, black w/blue trim
Stiletto 135, shades of blue
PD143 reserve Ser#16100
Cypres, Altimaster3, Bonehead Mindwarp helmet, Pro-Track Audible altimeter

Please keep an eye out for this equipment, and call Brian Hunter at (417)235-3100 with any information.

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Stolen Camera and Helmet

I would really appreciate anyone out there to keep a look out for stolen camera and helmet which went missing from Skydive Lake Wales on Monday April 10, 2000.

Sony DV700 Mini DV, serial number 28785
Protec Helmet/Paramount

I am a camera man and have now lost my only source of income, and would be pleased to offer a reward to the person who can locate my stolen equipment.

Mark Hatchette
(863) 679 7536
(863) 638 2400

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Stolen Equipment

Skydive Temple in Texas was broken into on the weekend of January 22-23 week and had some equipment stolen. As they stated, they're 99.99% sure it was stolen by a guy named Charles Wood, goes by CW, also uses the name of Louis Johnson.

Missing is 1 Student Dolphin container, black with a blue Dolphin, made 4-96, batch #9641. A Tempo 250, serial #157630, Skymaster 292 (SN not available yet.) The main is multi-colored neon, pink, orange, yellow, green, purple, gr, yel, or, pink with purple stabilizers. Its got an FXC 12000 with the J mod on it. The thief also stole several Altimaster II's, Newman gloves, TimeOut and goggles. He also took a couple of student jumpsuits and a couple of student Altimaster II's with Skydive Temple written on the pillow, and at least 1 video camera. The culprit drives a red 92 Lincoln Town car.

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Stolen Gear!!!

The following gear was stolen Sunday night, November 28, 1999 from a parked vehicle in "The Golden Coral" parking lot in Norman, Oklahoma.

X-Large, black "Square One" gear bag with monogrammed "Percy"
Container: Javelin J-1, s/n 9196, black with royal blue trim, excellent condition.
Reserve: Tempo 170, s/n 58055, white.
Main: Sabre 135, s/n LS-135 0137512
Colors on the main are: royal blue, white, blackberry, blackberry, white, blackberry, blackberry, white, royal blue
Camera Helmet: "Para-Mount" System 3 with Norton ring sight
Camera: Sony 8mm, model TR67, s/n 107191
Miscellaneous: Altimaster 2, s/n Unknown (Attached to Camera Helmet), Altimaster 3, s/n 105916, Altimaster 5, s/n 3192, Standard "Dytter" s/n Unknown
Jump Suit: "Body Sport" red, white, blue with black
Spandex camera suit: generic, black
And all other assorted gear (goggles, packing mat, etc.)

The owner is offering a reward to the person or persons who can help recover his gear (no questions asked). If you have any information please contact:
Percy McGee at (405) 236-0271
Paradise Parachute (405) 288-6728
Email Kevin -
Thanks & Blue Skies!

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Stolen Rig !!!

The following rig has been stolen at The Ranch Parachute Club in Gardiner, NY, please be on the lookout! Here are the descriptions and the serial numbers:

  • Brand new solid black Javelin XRS with stainless steel everywhere, red piping on the pop top, a small scuff mark on the reserve flap and a noticably long harness for a tiny rig. - s# - 16472
  • Bright red 95 Jedei Sweptwing with yellow airlocks and a little yellow on both end cells. Toggles set high and tight. An "APB" has been forwarded to EMT's and emergency rooms. - s#- 1133
  • 113 PD Reserve -s# - 11317887
  • Expert Cypres - s# - 10f0616362d0

If anybody comes across this rig, please would you contact Bruce -

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NEW ! >>> Tandem Rigs for Sale
Five Strong Tandem rigs w/set400 for sale. All are in outstanding condition. All have set 400's. All mods are current. We own 17 rigs and are downsizing. You take your choice of rigs. $4,999.00 firm. Also, one Strong Tandem rigs w/425 for sale. System has less than 100 jumps. $4,600.00 firm. POC: Buzz Fink, Air Adventures Skydiving, Inc. 619.517.5951 or

NEW ! >>> Jump Plane Needed for Winter
Looking for 6 place or larger plane for the winter. DZ near Sarasota FL has a great winter place for your jump plane. USPA Drop Zone. City owned airport, 4000 ft paved, lighted, facilities. Small DZ, so no big promises, but good skydiver, tandem, and student base. Currently operating weekends only, possibly 3 or 4 days per week during winter season. Contact Steve at 1-800-886-5064 Weekdays 8-5 EDT or email Steve Stratmann at

NEW ! >>> Jump Plane Wanted
Brand new DZ in upstate NY is in need of aircraft next year. We are looking to lease (with guaranteed hours) Cessna 182s, 205, 206,210, Porter - something that can hold 4-8 jumpers.
We will be operating off a 2500' grass strip, so even a PC-6 would work for us. We will have a good core of experienced jumpers plus a great market for students. Keeping your plane in the air won't be a problem. If things work out well, we will be very interested in having an option to purchase a jump plane. You can email us at

Student Gears for Sale
We are one of the biggest dropzones in Germany and we`ve got 15 Student Telesis Container for sale. Date of Manufacturing is 89/90/91. Each US$ 350,00. We also sell 5 complete Rigs equipped with Student Telesis DoM 7/89, Laser Reserve, PD 260 (400-500 jumps), Cypres. US$ 950,00 each.
Shipping is not included in the price, but we will ship the rigs either from Eloy, Arizona, or from Ampfing, Germany. If you buy more we may talk about the price.
The rigs are in a very good shape. They always have been packed in the hangar with soft carpet floor. Please refer to Sascha Arndt of Rigging Innovations who has been at our dropzone some weeks ago. E-mail to
Please visit our website
For detailed information contact:
Judith Graile
Skydive colibri
Flugplatz, 84539 Ampfing
Tel. +49-8636-440

Jump Plane Wanted
Sumter Skydiving Center in South Carolina is looking for a jump plane for the winter season. If anyone has one that they would like to bring down and operate from Octobr until May, email Fred at DZO is an ATP rated pilot, with over 18,000 hours, and can fly almost any aircraft used for skydiving. No guarantee, no minimum flying, just a chance to place an aircraft in a mild winter weather area.

1960 Cessna 182C for sale
1960 Cessna 182C for sale. Total Time - 6,000; SMOH - 648, STOH/EOH - 24, SPOH - 52; annual due 1/01. Avionics include Narco MK-12, King Transponder KX76A w/mode C, Apollo Loran. Well maintained, good climber, logbooks complete and up-to-date. $40,000. Contact Bob Mehl at

Two Porters
Roy Fox is going to break Jay Stokes' record for most jumps in 24 hours. Roy had it once at 226. Jay used one Porter and some Cessnas, Roy wants two Porters. He needs to know what drop zones are operating turbine Porters this winter. Roy's email is

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