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     Index   [Updated: January 27, 2002]

  • Changes at Skydive Delmarva
  • Proposal for the FS Dive Pools
  • Toy Balloonist Breaks Record
  • News from The Ranch
  • AAD Mandatory Overseas
  • Become a Gear-Store Dealer
  • The Phyxius Project
  • New Software for Dropzones
  • Wireless Internet at Skydive Chicago
  • News Bytes
  • WFFC Filed a Lawsuit
  • News from the CSPA
  • News from ParaMag France
  • International Pink Parachute Club
  • News from Arizona Airspeed
  • Super Arava at Hinckley
  • Skydivers Awarded $600,000 for Collision
  • Two Deaf World Records
  • New Videos
  • News from the Shop Zone
  • Wanted!
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    Did you ever wanted to make a Glacier Jump? You can do so with a Pilatus Porter in the Swiss Alps. Scenic Air AG from Switzerland offers those cool opportunities. FFI contact pbalmer@quicknet.ch and check out their website at www.scenicair.ch.

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    On January 9 the Los Angeles police arrested a BASE jumper after he leaped from a skyscraper and landed on their squad car. The 29-year-old has been charged with trespass after the jump from a building on Wilshire Boulevard. The jumper landed safely but a headlight on the police car was broken during the incident.

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    A BASE Fatality List current to December 2001 can be found at www.the-list.50megs.com.

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    The folks at Millennium Skydiving in Illinois have decided to keep the dropzone open all year. For the remainder of the winter season, they will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting. They have a heated packing hangar, ahard surface runways, and all the coffee and hot cider you can drink. Also for the more adventurous, tandems are $149.00 for the remainder of the winter season. If you jump in the Chicago area and wish to be on the notification list for weekends open, drop them an email. Check out their website at www.millenniumskydiving.com.

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    A new dropzone opened in Spain. Right now it's open on the weekends and every days from the second week of February. For more information visit www.skydivelillo.com.

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    Sky Yugoslavia, a firm for Skydiving equipment in Yugoslavia, now has a website at ww.sky1.20m.com.

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    The "USPA Basic Safety Requirements", specially formatted for online viewing, can now be found at www.ParachuteHistory.com/skydive/uspa/doctrine/bsr.pdf.

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    Pier Media has completed a new book: "The Skydiver's Survival Guide". The book will retail for $14.95. It is a perfect bound black and white 130page guide, 5"x8" book designed for skydivers. For more information check out www.pierltd.com

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    Martini Shot Films has a brand new message boards about gear, general skydiving stuff, the Goodtime Boogie in Ohio, Quincy2001, and this years WFFC. Check it out www.martinishotfilms.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi

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    Chuting Star Rigging Loft has recently lauched its Web site at www.Chutingstar.com. The site includes a weekly Rigger "Rant and Rave" with information, commentary, tips, rants and raves on the skydiving industry. A new "Rant and Rave" is posted every Monday. Comments, questions or ideas for the section can be sent to Rigger@Chutingstar.com

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    There's a new chat room and message board for skydivers from the North East region. This site will add to the usual club specific banter boards that many clubs already have. It allows posting of pictures, additions to a colander of events, discussion forum, polls, sharing of files etc. All North East region's DZ's are invited to join in. This will provide a useful link between DZ's and will increase the flow of information and participation.Check it out at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SkydiveNorthEast Subscribe by sending an e-mail to: SkydiveNorthEast-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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    The "USPA Basic Safety Requirements", specially formatted for online viewing, can now be found at www.ParachuteHistory.com/skydive/uspa/doctrine/bsr.pdf

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    Dutch camera flyer Rudi Nieuwenhuis has updated his wonderful designed website. There is a new short video available with some images from the First European FreeFly Convention in Lapalisse as well as some images from the Dutch Nationals. Check it out at www.thing.nl

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    The new website adress of the Hercules Boogie 2002 is www.herculesboogie.com

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    The photos of the Perris 112-way can be viewed at Raoul Gravell's website at www.raoulgravell.com.

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    The Canadian St. Catharines Parachute Club is pleased to announce they will be hosting the 2002 AGM. The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association hereby calls all voting members to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Association. The meeting will take place in Etobicoke, Ontario on February 9th, 2002. The venue will be the Regal Constellation Hotel at 900 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J7. For reservations: 1-800-268-4838. For further information, see the CSPA website at: www.cspa.ca

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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 are available at www.jumpforthecause.com.

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

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    Tired of those bulky, uncomfortable weight vests. Check out www.shannonpilcher.com for information about the "Deja Blue", the weight belt that will change your life forever...or at least improve your balance. Functional, comfortable, and ridiculously affordable! Try one today!

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