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     Index   [Updated: September 14, 2001]

  • Who killed the Magic of Quincy?
  • New 2-Way Team Event at the PPPB
  • BASE Jumps in Paris
  • BASE Jumps from German TV Tower
  • Skyflics.com Video Service
  • Orange Sport Parachuting Center Reunion
  • 2002 US Nationals in Chicago
  • USPA BOD Meeting Highlights
  • New POPS State Record
  • News Bytes
  • Freefly World Record
  • New Big Way Records in New Jersey
  • Apple technology helps make 'Courage'
  • Two-Year-Old Girl Makes Tandem Skydive
  • FAI/IPC Judges Seminar in Germany
  • New CSPA Canadian Record
  • Video Award from Omniskore
  • New Videos
  • News from the Shop Zone
  • Wanted!
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    Skydive City in Zephyrhills, Florida, plans to do tandems with passengers as young as 14 years old. There is no official start date available yet. Lawyers are working on liability releases.

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    There will be another "Jump for the Cause" along with the next women's world record attempt in September 2002. Jump for the Cause organized the current women's world record of 118 set in September 1999. More information will soon be available at www.jumpforthecause.com.

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    Skydiver Mike Treman was badly hurt during a BASE jump from the Tombstone cliff near Moab, Utah, July 6. During opening his canopy turned into the wall which he struck twice. He then fell to the bottom of the cliff. He suffered several broken bones but is expected to recover completely after surgery.

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    Alan Metni has posted the photos from the Airspeed Tunnel Camp 7 & 8 at their website at www.tunnelcamp.com. Camps 9 & 10 and the advanced camp are sold out. However, Camps 11 & 12 (November) have plenty of openings. If you are interested, you can check dates and reserve your slot online.

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    A 6-year-old child jumped with an umbrella from a five-meter high [15 feet] balcony in Sonthofen, Germany, after watching skydiving on television. The kid landed on a soft lawn without suffering any injuries.

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    For those interested in the activities of the International Parachuting Commission, the jury minutes for the IPC events of the World Air Games can be found on the FAI/IPC website at www.fai.org/parachuting/competitions/jury and the IPC Presidentís mid-year update can be found at www.fai.org/parachuting/IPC_reports.

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    Skydive USA has ceased operations at Wharton Regional Airport in Texas as of July 19, 2001. They recommend their customers to continue their skydiving activities at Skydive Houston in Waller, Texas, where the bulk of their staff and jumpers will be relocating.

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