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President of FXC Corporation and Guardian Parachute Passes Away - 2012-09-25 by admin

President of FXC Corporation and Guardian Parachute Passes Away For over 60 years, Frank had been very active in the military life support equipment industry. Frank, from Montreal, Canada, joined the Canadian Air Force in his teens. He came to the U.S.A. in 1962 ...
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Skydiving and goose grinning - 2007-10-17 by Tom Miles

Skydiving and goose grinning So, Saturday was my day to celebrate 68 years on the planet by checking off a very much delayed personal experience on my list: a tandem free-fall skydive!
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Adam Mattacola of Avalore Freefly - 2007-07-22 by David Geffin

Adam Mattacola of Avalore Freefly According to his bio on the Avalore team page Adam Mattacola, apparently began jumping in 2004 at my local drop zone, Sibson, near Peterborough in the UK when he was still in his teens.
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Arthur's Gift - 2005-05-17 by Michele Lesser

Arthur's Gift Arthur Stapler, known as "Rebel," was a vibrant, intense man who never took no for an answer. Rebel died Saturday, May 14, 2005 at age 47, of Multiple Sclerosis. But it isn't his death I want to talk ...
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Jeb Corliss Gets Set For World Record Landing Attempt - 2004-12-04 by Tiffany Storrs

Jeb Corliss Gets Set For World Record Landing Attempt Perris, CA (November 23,2004)- Pioneer B.A.S.E. jumper Jeb Corliss and Go Fast! - sponsored test pilot Luigi Cani, have paved the way for a world record landing attempt of a wing-suit—minus a...
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ERAU Skydiving Club - 2004-11-15 by Jerry Reitano

ERAU Skydiving Club Embry Riddle Aeronautical University is not only one of the top ranked aerospace engineering schools in the country, but it also produces a large number of our airline pilots. The university sits...
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Skydiving after total shoulder replacement? You bet! - 2004-10-04 by Betsy Barnhouse

Skydiving after total shoulder replacement? You bet! Larry Hill DZO of Skydive Arizona and sponsor of Arizona Airspeed returned to the sky at the World Free Fall Convention 2004 in Rantoul Illinois. Remarkably this was just eighteen months after total...
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Bush parachutes for 80th birthday - 2004-06-13 by CNN

Bush parachutes for 80th birthday Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 80th birthday Sunday by parachuting twice onto the grounds of his presidential library. Both great leaps were made in tandem with more experienced...
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Michiko Kawaragi - Sweet Dreams Come True - 2004-05-17 by Betsy Barnhouse

Michiko Kawaragi - Sweet Dreams Come True Twenty- three year old Michiko Kawaragi has made the trek from Japan to Skydive Arizona twice in the past six months. Her goal, to make as many skydives as she can afford.
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Edward Anderson joins Aerodyne International - 2003-08-19 by Arnold Collenteur

Edward Anderson joins Aerodyne International We are extremely happy to announce that Mr. Edward Anderson, better known as Bushman, is to join the Aerodyne group to become Chief of Operations (COO) of Aerodyne Research Inc, our subsidiary in...
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Rebel with a Dream - 2003-07-28 by Michele Lesser

Rebel with a Dream "Tuesday. I'm going to jump on Tuesday. If the weather holds, that is." Like a teenager, Arthur Stapler's voice cracks with excitement. "It's been a bad spring and early summer here," he chats on,...
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Instructor honored posthumously for saving student - 2003-04-24 by Associated Press

Instructor honored posthumously for saving student PITTSBURGH -- Robert Bonadies was falling at a rate of about 176 feet per second when he grasped the rip cord of a student who had tumbled out of control, saving her life and sacrificing his own....
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SkymonkeyOne Retires - 2003-01-28 by Andrea Miller

SkymonkeyOne Retires On Friday, January 24th 2003, Sergeant First Class Charles W. Blue II stood at attention in front of his Commanding Officer for the last time. After 20 years of service to his country, SFC Chuck...
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Michel Fournier's Big Jump Delayed to May 2003 - 2002-09-21 by admin

Michel Fournier's Big Jump Delayed to May 2003 Due to unfavorable weather conditions Michel Fournier had no choice but to postpone his attempt to jump from the stratosphere till May 2003. This is the next possible meteorological window for the...
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Profession in Adrenaline - 2002-09-14 by admin

Profession in Adrenaline Leigh Ainsworth's recipe for success is a volatile cocktail of nylon, titanium and huge air. At just 18 years of age she has become New Zealand's youngest commercial freefall photographer, and...
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Michel Fournier aims for the Stratosphere - 2002-09-09 by Anne Marie Owens

Michel Fournier aims for the Stratosphere Somewhere high in the skies above Saskatchewan, Canada this week, a retired French army parachutist will jump from a height of 40,000 metres in a freefall he hopes will propel him faster than the...
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Carbone Zone has touched down - 2002-04-07 by Andre Stepsky

Carbone Zone has touched down That's right! You heard it here first. Skydive America Palm Beach is now the proud landlord of some new guests. Yep, that's right. Scotty Carbone (a self-proclaimed skydiving gypsy), his lovely...
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Skydivers Realize Bobo's Big Dream - 2002-03-29 by Christine Dempsey

Skydivers Realize Bobo's Big Dream ELLINGTON -- Marylou Laughlin wiped tears from her eyes as she walked off the field next to Ellington Airport, her parachute in tow. Moments earlier, she was one of 39 skydivers to form a flower-like ...
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Chasing a World Record - 2002-02-09 by Lisa Briggs

Chasing a World Record I've always considered myself to be an average recreational skydiver. Although I've been throwing myself out of airplanes for twelve years now for various reasons I've never been able to afford to...
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Sylvester Armand St. Cyr - 2002-01-21 by Ron Schott

Sylvester Armand St. Cyr Sylvester Armand St. Cyr passed away in his sleep earlier this month. It was a peaceful transition for a very productive, prolific member of the cast of the human stage and arena. Sylvester St. Cyr...
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Taya Weiss - Following her heart - 2001-12-10 by Steve Sanderson

Taya Weiss - Following her heart As skydivers, we like to tend to think that we know a little more about life than the average Joe Blow Whuffo. We like to think that we see something that others don’t, and never will, without ...
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Chuck Parsons - A Life Lived in Flight - 2001-07-14 by Melissa Evans

Chuck Parsons - A Life Lived in Flight PEPPERELL -- Shortly after Ann Parsons saw her husband hit the ground while practicing a new skydiving move, she saw him do exactly what they learn in training: roll. "I thought, 'Oh my...
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Omri Galili - Israel's Fly Baby - 2001-06-10 by admin

Omri Galili - Israel's Fly Baby "Skydive Eilat" is one of only two skydiving clubs in Israel. Roy Ritter, the Chief Instructor is very proud of his 800 members but especially of the 16 year old Omri Galili who at the age of 10...
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John Matthews Faces Fight With Insurance Company - 2001-03-25 by admin

John Matthews Faces Fight With Insurance Company The director of rehabilitation at Saint Mary's hospital said that the Aetna insurance company is refusing to pay to send a critically injured skydiver to the proper rehabilitation facility. Last...
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The Passing of TOP POP, Lenny Barad - 2001-03-16 by Kim Tucker

The Passing of TOP POP, Lenny Barad Lenny Barad passed away March 11, 2001. Lenny was a jumper with the Greater St. Louis Parachute Club in the 60s, at Lobmaster Field, Gumbo, Chesterfield (St. Louis) MO. One day, after Lenny turned...
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