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These ads are from the January 2009 issue of Skydiving,
mailed on December 22nd.

Gear For Sale is your experienced source for new gear and rigging info! Visit our online store and read weekly rigging articles. (678) 231-2752. 

CYPRES AADs IN STOCK: Expert, Tandem and Student models. Airtec factory trained, Cutter replacement, and servicing including the '4-year check/maintenance.' Cypres Batteries, Rigger's Installation and Packing Kits, and Rigging Supplies; technical assistance, and installation. DEAL WITH THE U.S. EXPERTS! SSK Industries, Inc., 1008 Monroe Road, Lebanon, OH 45036. (513) 934-3201, fax: (513) 934-3208. Email:, or visit us on the web at:  

Skydive Store - "New Gear Specialists" Great Skydiving Equipment, Prices, Service & More...Give us a call Toll Free, 866-Y-SKYDIVE (866-975-9348), or visit  

NEW GEAR - 18 years of experience. #1 in customer service. Great discounts on gear and accessories with gear purchase. USED GEAR - Great selection: Canopies, Complete Rigs, Altimeters, Dytters, Cypres, Jumpsuits, Helmets, Gear Bags - Great Selection! All Master Rigger inspected, all with a 100% return policy., (800) 266-1883,  

CONSOLIDATED RIGGING. The direct source for ACE and BLACK JACK canopies. Phone (541) 382-6361; Fax (541) 382-6359; email,

Pay less...Skydive More!!! Great service. Great products. Great prices. Rigs & Things Paraservice. (239) 282-8834 or (877) TOP-RIGS.  

Pro Shop at SkyDance SkyDiving in Davis, CA. For all of your skydiving needs. Great selections of new and used equipment. Hassle free consignment sales. For over 20 years, the Largest Equipment Store, Full Service Loft and Rigger Training School in the West. (530) 753-2650, Fax: (530) 753-8572 e-mail:    

THE WIDEST SELECTION OF NEW GEAR IN THE WORLD! 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Most orders shipped the same day! Design custom canopies and containers online with our new coloring programs. See our current list of stock parachutes in full color online. Online contest every month! See our Internet catalog at Call us today at (800) 877-7191; (951) 657-8260; fax: 657-8179;  

USED GEAR IN ALL PRICE RANGES. All used gear is 100% rigger inspected before it is sold. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Most orders shipped the same day! Online contest every month! See our list of used gear on the Internet at Call us today at (800) 877-7191; (951) 657-8260; fax: (951) 657-8179; Email:  

CALL RALPH!!!!!! BEST DEALS ON NEW OR PRE-OWNED GEAR FROM ALL MANUFACTURERS! Tandem Rigs, Sport Rigs and Pilot Emergency Rigs. We have it all. D-bags, ripcords, pilotchutes, risers, gearbags, helmet bags, logbooks, goggles, rigger supplies. SAVE $ on all parts! 1000 canopies IN STOCK! Performance Designs, Aerodyne, Precision Aerodynamics, Flight Concepts, Icarus Canopies and more! 100's of Sport FXC's. Altimeters: ProDytter, Pro Track, Skytronic FX, Digitude, Galaxy, Neptune, FT-50. EVERYTHING FOR YOUR SKYDIVING NEEDS! Helmets, leather hats, jumpsuits. Cheap F-111 BASE jump canopies, $150 and up! Pre-Owned complete rigs $900 and up! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED! SAVE MONEY! PAY NO TAX! ALWAYS SPECIAL DEALS! CALL RALPH! Western Parachute Sales, Inc. 29388 SE Heiple Rd., Eagle Creek, OR 97022. (503) 630-JUMP (5867), Fax (503) 630-5868, (800) 200-JUMP.

Misc. For Sale

Two PT6A-20 engines FOR SALE. Fresh HSI, test, 3350TSO matched pair, hi cycles remaining. Reasonably priced. Three other -20s. Metroair;, (845) 878-4321. 

COMMERCIAL HANGAR SITES - Perfect for aviation/parachute businesses. Own the land with access to 4,170 feet runway. Permanent NOTAM for skydiving over private airport. Now accepting inquiries for reservation to buy. At intersection of Florida Turnpike and I-75. Coleman, Florida. Contact Frank, (352) 748-6629 or email


WANTED - USED GEAR. Let us sell your gear. Put us to work for you using our extensive network of customers, our Web site and auction. Contact SUNSHINE FACTORY at (800) 266-1883 or email:  



JOIN THE PARACHUTE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION! The international trade association of suppliers, manufacturers, riggers, drop zone owners, government agencies and other parachute related businesses. Information and applications available from or 3833 W. Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60076. Phone: (847) 674-9742, fax: (847) 674-9743. 

SENIOR and MASTER RIGGER COURSES. Scheduled to meet your needs. Tests available on site. Best prices. FMI: Simon Wade, (702) 277-5273 or  

POPS. Join the Parachutists Over Phorty Society. Open to anyone over 40 years old who has made at least one parachute jump. Lifetime membership: $20. Includes membership packet. Send USPA and license number, birth date, number of jumps and other important information. Tom Zukowski, Top POP, P.O. Box 175, Gibsonia, PA 15044-0175. Phone: (724) 443-5506. 

FRIENDS OF BILL W. SKYDIVERS - Open to 12 steppers who jump. $15 membership includes patch, card, newsletter and roster. Write 4293 West 800 N, Leesburg, IN 46538 or leave message (574) 658-3066. 

Commemorate any skydive by having your digital photo printed on a t-shirt with any text your wish. We will customize your design! Got jokes? Send them to us for printing. We can digitally print shirts with no limits on quantity or colors. Call FlexVision today! (772) 453-5019.


Staff for 2009 season: Positive, motivated individuals who are multi-lingual, multi-rated (tandem, AFF, video, rigger and/or pilot for twin turbine) and drug free. Contact us at

 Drop Zones

Skydive Cross Keys / Freefall Adventures: where the world comes to skydive! Home of National RW, Freefly, and CRW teams, CK1 Freefly School, NJ Canopy Piloting Circuit. Check out the most progressive coaching programs in the US, both beginner and advanced. Free organizing in all disciplines. Finest fleet in Northeast includes Super Otter, Twin Otter, Super Skyvan, Grand Caravan, BiPlane, Turbine Helicopter! Please check and join us for events every week! Contact: (888) 855-JUMP. 300 Dahlia Ave, Williamstown, NJ 08094. 

SKYDIVE ELSINORE! Southern California's friendliest and most scenic drop zone is located 80 miles between LA & San Diego, and only 45 minutes from the beach. Skydive Elsinore is a full-service DZ, open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For professional coaching contact John Hamilton or Melanie Curtis for FS, and Andy Malchiodi for freefly. Skydive Elsinore also offers Flight-1 Canopy Skills courses and coaching, and the FREE Excel Coaching Program for those younger jumpers looking to meet people, get better, and have fun - see the website for all the details! We have a bunkhouse, team rooms, rigging loft, Ground Zero gear store, snack shop, covered/padded packing area, shaded creeping area, full-time packers and tiki bar. If you are traveling and want to stop by we offer group and team rates! Contact with your questions! Skydive Elsinore, 20701 Cereal St., Lake Elsinore, CA 92530. Phone: (951) 245-9939,  

Florida's # 1 Dropzone, SKYDIVE CITY Flying Super Otters year round. AFF, Tandem, coaching and organizing of all disciplines. Beautiful swoop pond, Sunshine Factory, rigging loft, packing, free tent camping, hot showers, great food and festive bar nightlife. 4241 Skydive Lane, Zephyrhills, FL 33542. (813) 783-9399, (800) 404-9399,  

WEST TENNESSEE SKYDIVING: Home of Mike Mullins’ Super King Air, fastest jumpship in the country, and the original $99 Boogie Til-Ya-Puke. Tandem, AFF, indoor carpeted packing, swimming pool, RV hookups, camping, modern restrooms with showers, washer and dryer. Located 40 miles east of Memphis, Tenn. or call (901) 759-3483. 

Skydive Arizona, the world's finest skydiving resort. From first jump courses to technical military and special ops training, Skydive Arizona does it all. We have the weather, the staff and the tools to get the job done. 3 Super Otters, 3 Skyvans, 1 Porter and SkyVenture Arizona, the largest vertical wind tunnel in the world. Skydive Arizona, home of World Champions Arizona Airspeed, AZTC and some of the best coaches, organizers, facilities & weather in the sport of skydiving. Skydive you more reasons to come to the sun.  4900 N. Taylor Road, Eloy, AZ 85231. Tele: (520) 466-3753, fax (520) 466-4720. Email:, or visit us on the web,  

SKY’S THE LIMIT. Open all year. Turbine Aircraft 7 days a week. Closest DZ to New York City. All experience welcome. We offer both Tandem Progression Method and Accelerated Freefall to learn to skydive. Full-time gear store and rigging on site. Campers and RVs welcome. Email:, Tele: (570) 420-1011. 

Quality skydiving in Davis, CA. Home of 30,000 foot skydives. Complete facilities, Turbine Aircraft, Coaching, Tandem and AFF. Action Air Parachutes on site (530) 753-2650. Open every day for your skydiving and gear needs. Within 2 hours of San Francisco & Lake Tahoe. Email:, Call (530) 753-2651.  

BLUE SKY RANCH. Skydive the good vibes drop zone. 3 Super Otters and Porter. Private airport. Open all year.  Load organizers, packers, seniors (60 & over) receive $2/jump discount, IAF, tandem, master rigging and sales by The Ranch Pro Shop, wireless internet, camping, swimming, rock climbing near by. Full-service DZ. 65 miles north of New York City in Gardiner, NY. Manifest: (845) 255-9538, fax: (845) 255-1328, school: (845) 255-4033, email:, or see us on the web:

SKYDIVE TAFT: Year round skydiving. Super Otter & 2 C182s. Facilities: indoor carpeted, outdoor carpeted/ covered & grass packing. Bunkhouse, tenting, motor home parking, restrooms, showers & swimming pool. Great prices on Tandem & AFF instruction. Located at the Taft Airport, 30 miles SW of Bakersfield CA. Phone (661) 765-5867, fax (661) 763-1555, e-mail  

SKYDIVE DELAND & THE PERFECT SPOT RESTAURANT AND BAR. The most happening DZ in the world. Super Otter, Rocket Skyvan and PAC 750 XL. AFF, tandem, team training, freefly, RW, camping, gear sales. Open 365 days a year. We have it all. P.O. Box 3071, DeLand, FL 32723. (386) 738-3539. Email: Or visit us on the web:

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