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					  PARA
NEWSBRIEF
            FALL 1999
            Volume 99-1


                FYI
              PIA Store
          Symposium Forms
         Full Member Listing



Parachute Industry Association


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                                                 Parachute Industry Association
                                               Code of Professional Responsibility
                                                           SOP - 314

    The Parachute Industry Association is dedicated to the promotion of the highest principles of honesty, integrity, fair-
    ness and professional behavior in all of our dealings with our customers, the public at large and among ourselves. We
    are an organization based in the United States of America, with an international membership base. Our ethical solidar-
    ity is only as strong as the cumulative quality of our individual members. It is because our membership extends be-
    yond the bounds of most federal, state and local customs of acceptable behavior. There are many issues on which we,
    as individual members, will disagree. It is imperative that all of our disagreements, arguments, accusations and meth-
    ods of resolution be kept within the bounds of our organization. It is essential that we approach the outside world with
    a clear, common and unified voice. The Ethics Committee should consist of members representing the definitive disci-
    plines of our organization, which in combination comprise and constitute the interests of the Parachute Industry Asso-
    ciation. These disciplines include but are not necessarily limited to Materials Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers,
    Distributors, Riggers and Drop Zone Operators.

    General: We must strive to achieve excellence in the products and services we offer as individual members. It is im-
    perative that we take steps to understand and avoid any situations, which would project our industry in a less than posi-
    tive way to those with whom we deal.
             We must respect and protect the integrity of the property rights of others, whether intellectual property, trade-
    marks, patents or copyrights. It is difficult if not impossible to conduct our business without making public some of
    the things we have worked hard to protect. Disregard for the integrity of the properties of others should be avoided.
             We will know, understand, respect and obey existing laws having jurisdiction over our business activities.
    This pledge of compliance extends to include all of our Standard Operating Procedures.
             Commitment to service. Our professional responsibilities must be bound by our commitment to perform as we
    have agreed or contracted. The quality of our work is only as strong as our commitment to take personal responsibility
    for the work, which we perform.
    Specific areas of discipline
             Material Suppliers Quality of Goods. Suppliers of raw materials, purchased items and parts must state the
    quality of the goods or parts they supply, if the grade of the goods is other than first quality. Certification. Suppliers of
    raw materials, purchased items and parts should be able to make certification to specification on materials they supply,
    as applicable.
             Equipment Manufacturers must state the quality of the goods or parts they supply, if the grade of the goods is
    other than first quality. They must refrain from stating other that accurate claims in advertising and promotional ef-
    forts. They must operate with a quality assurance system, which has the capability to effectively handle recall of sys-
    tems or components as necessary.
             Equipment Distributors of parachute components should not represent a product in any way, which is not con-
    sistent with its intended use. They should not recommend use of a component beyond its manufacturer’s intended
    range of use.
             Parachute Riggers will keep complete and accurate records of activities performed under the authority of his/
    her certificate, as well as work done under his/her supervision. They will refrain from providing a service or an opin-
    ion on matters, which are outside the scope of their education, experience or expertise.
             Drop Zone Operators will follow a comprehensive course of instruction, which is consistent with accepted
    common good and safe practice in the skydiving community. When providing equipment for use in skydiving opera-
    tions, will provide proper, safe and airworthy equipment, which is appropriate to the jump being made. They will pro-
    vide appropriate airlift which is maintained in a safe and airworthy condition and which is operated by appropriately
    rated personnel. They will utilize only those modifications to aircraft intended to facilitate skydiving which have been
    done in accordance with accepted industry practice and which carry appropriate authorizations (i.e. in-flight door, in-
    stallation of steps, handles and appendages.) They will only introduce fuel into aircraft, which is intended and author-
    ized for use in that particular aircraft powerplant. Only properly filtered fuel, which is drawn from controlled and un-
    contaminated sources, should be used.


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          The Para NewsBrief
        Volume 99-1                        FALL 1999
     CALIFORNIA HERE WE COME! AGAIN - SYMPOSIUM ‘01

                              Parachute Industry
                                 Association
  ________________________

     1998-1999 Officers                        From The Desk of The Prez!
          President                    To our Members and Subscribers:
      Cliff Schmucker
     SSK Industries, Inc.              Para NewsBrief is back! It has certainly been too
                                       long since the last issue, and for a while it looked like
       Vice-President                  the easiest thing to do was to eliminate PNB entirely
      George Galloway                  (literally put it out of its misery). But thanks to the
   Precision Aerodynamics              efforts of the Communications Services Committee,
                                       especially Chairman Al Gramando, we have another
          Secretary
                                       issue, we have a new look, and we have plans to again
        Jean Beck
                                       have a new issue every 3 months.
     DJ Associates, Inc.
         Treasurer                     Thanks to Carol Bason (PIA's web-master), the PIA
       Dori Bachman                    documents have been updated, reviewed, and revised
Para-Gear Equipment Company            for final approval at the February 2000 meeting. A lot
                                       of effort has been put into PIA's web site during the
      Executive Advisor                past year, and it shows! Over the next months you
       Elek Puskas                     will see more updates and integration of PIA's docu-
      Para-Flite, Inc.                 ments, goods and services. (Look for the new web-
 ______________________                based PIA data base soon.)
           Editor
       Al Gramando                     There is a catch to all of this "good news". Like all of
                                       PIA's projects, we depend on volunteers to help make
          Publisher                    Para NewsBrief happen. Without content there will be
      Cliff Schmucker                  no future issues. Please help support this publication
                                       by submitting news, articles, information, etc. to the
         Webmaster
                                       Editor.
        Carol Bason
                                       As usual, my best wishes to all for the Holidays, and
                                       have a safe and
                                       prosperous New Year.

                                       See you in February,




                                       Cliff

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                        PIA EXECUTIVE BOARD AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS
                     PHONE NUMBERS, FAX NUMBERS, AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES

                                              EXECUTIVE BOARD

CLIFF SCHMUCKER              President         513-934-3201      513-934-3208      Cliff.Schmucker@pia.com
GEORGE GALLOWAY              V-President       423-949-4688      423-949-5174      Precision@pia.com
JEAN BECK                    Secretary         501-452-3987      501-452-7752      DJA@pia.com
DORI BACHMAN                 Treasurer         847-679-5905      847-679-8644      bachmancrt@aol.com
ELEK PUSKAS                  Exec. Advisor     609-663-1275      609-663-3028      epuskas@aol.com

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

BUILDING/MUSEUM COMMITTEE
LOWELL BACHMAN               Chair             847-679-5905      847-679-8644      bachmancrt@aol.com
DAN POYNTER                  Co-Chair 805-68-7277                805-968-1379      DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com

DZ/SPORT PROMOTION COMMITTEE
STEVE ALEXANDER              Chair             614-784-7799      614-267-1357      bartac@infinet.com
RAY FERRELL                  Co-Chair          530-753-2650      530-753-8572      ray@actionair.com

GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS COMMITTEE
MAURICE GIONFRIDDO           Chair             508-366-1042      508-366-1042      mgion@aol.com
JOHN MACHADO                 Co-Chair          508-675-0101      508-677-6791      JMAC@microsoft.com

MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
MIKE BECK                    Chair             501-452-3987      501-452-7752      DJA@pia.com
KAREN DEAN                   Co-Chair          513-934-3201      513-934-3208      ssk@pia.com

RIGGING COMMITTEE
ALLEN SILVER                 Chair             510-785-7070      510-785-9213       silver@pia.com
DAVE DEWOLF                  Co-Chair 717-367-0808      717-361-8292      no e-mail address

RISK MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
CHARLES HARRIS               Chair             619-574-1616      619-574-6577      airlaw@compuserve.com
(Co-Chair Vacant)

SYMPOSIUM ’01 COMMITTEE
MIKE BECK                     Chair            501-452-3987      501-452-7752      DJA@pia.com
AL GRAMANDO          Co-Chair 732-316-0719     732-316-0721      paratrain@aol.com

SPECIFICATIONS COMMITTEE
BILL GERROW                  Chair             336-275-5800      336-275-8866      Perftexgso@aol.com
JAMES BARNETT                Co-Chair 210-536-5435      210-536-4563      James.Barnett@hermes.brooks.af.mil

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
JOHN LE BLANC        Chair            904-738-2224      904-734-8297      john@performancedesigns.com
SANDY REID                   Co-Chair 520-466-2655      520-466-3753      ri@primenet.com

COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES COMMITTEE (AD-HOC)
AL GRAMANDO          Chair            732-316-0719      732-316-0721      paratrain@aol.com
CLIFF SCHMUCKER              Co-Chair 513-934-3201      513-934-3208      Cliff.Schmucker@pia.com

FAA/PIA LIAISON COMMITTEE (AD-HOC)
ELEK PUSKAS                  Chair             609-663-1275      609-663-3028      epuskas@aol.com
(Co-Chair Vacant)

PARACHUTE CERTIFICATION STANDARDS (AD-HOC)
MANLEY BUTLER                Chair             540-342-2501      540-342-4037 manley_butler@butlerparachutes.com
BILL COE                     Co-Chair 904-738-2224      904-734-8297      bill@performancedesigns.com
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                                                                                          AL GRAMANDO

                                                                            Just a lot of tidbits.
         COMMITTEE CHAIR LISTINGS

         FYI
                                                                            121 Full Members, 75 Affiliate Members make
         PIA STORE/PRODUCTS                                                 up PIA. In the beginning we were made up of
         SYMPOSIUM ‘01 REGISTRATION FORM                                    parachute/harness container manufacturers, rig-
                                                                            gers, and distributors/dealers. Today our mem-
         SYMPOSIUM ‘01 EXHIBITOR FORM                                       bers manufacturer chemicals, fabric, thread,
         SYMPOSIUM ‘01 EXHIBIT FLOOR PLAN                                   webbing, sewing machines, simulators, hard-
                                                                            ware, in addition military labs, defense supply,
         WHO’S WHO IN THE BOOTHS                                            defense testing, and various other government
         SYMPOSIUM SPEAKER INFORMATION                                      agencies round out our organization. Every
                                                                            imaginable segment of the parachuting world is
         SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION                                            finding out the advantages to being a member.
         FULL MEMBER & AFFILIATE MEMBER LISTING                             PIA has successfully taken over 275 of the old
         MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION                                             MIL SPEC’s as they apply to parachutes and
                                                                            their related accessories. In a very short time
Parachute Industry Association                                              they will all be converted to PIA SPEC’s and
3839 West Oakton Street                                                     available at the PIA Store on the Website.
Skokie, IL 60076-3438 USA
                                                                            Our September meeting was held in Myrtle
Internet Web Home Page: http://www.pia.                          com        Beach, SC, right between to major storms. The
PHONE: 847-674-9742 FAX: 847-679-8644                                       weekend was beautiful and the meetings were
e-mail: newsbrief@pia.com
                                                                            very productive in the great surroundings.
Para NewsBrief Volume 99-1                                                  There were plenty of things to do and see when
A Project of PIA’s Communications Services Committee, Al Gra-               the committee meetings were adjourned.
mando - Project Leader
                                                                            If you are involved in any aspect of the para-
Para NewsBrief is the official quarterly publication of the Parachute       chute business you should be a member of and
Industry Association. Contributions for publication are welcomed. If        participate in PIA.
you wish to submit material, please send the best possible copy flat, not
folded, to our West Oakton Street address. Submissions via e-mail, or
on an IBM disc are encouraged, preferably in Word for Windows for-
mat. Disclaimer: PIA does not necessarily endorse or make any judg-
ment as to he accuracy or validity of any of the contents of Para News-
Brief.



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 For Your Information
                                                        Each meeting will be completely independent but will
                                                        be at the same large hotel. The 2001 series of parachute
                                                        events are expected to last up to 10 days. "A rising tide
                                                        raises all boats." said symposium committee chair Mike
                                                        Beck. "Bringing all of the parachute industry together
                                                        will result in a higher turnout for every group. Everyone
                                                        attending will appreciate the opportunity to take part in
                                                        so many parachuting activities at one time and place. All
                                                        associations will get more visibility and publicity. And,
                                                        the facilities will be even better since a larger group has
                                                        more bargaining power."
       PIA AROUND T HE                                  Associations interested in meeting in San Diego should
            WORL D                                      coordinate with Mike Beck at DJA3987@aol.com


           2001 Symposium Dates Set                                         PIA Store Moves

The next International Parachute Symposium is           The PIA computers and Store inventory have been move
scheduled for San Diego, 29 January-2 February          to Precision Aerodynamics in Dunlap, Tennessee. Or-
2001. With great weather and so many skydiving          ders are being accepted at 847-674-9742 and store@pia.
centers and parachute businesses, visitors are ex-      com
pected to turn their visit into an extended trip. For
exhibiting, registration and hotel details, see
forms included in this issue or see our website:                      Specs are on PIA Web Site
http://www.pia.com
                                                        The PIA web site is up and running with Parachute
                                                        Specifications. PIA Vice-President George Galloway
    Other Associations Invited to San Diego             and Specification Committee Chair Bill Gerrow made it
                                                        happen. Log on to http://www.pia.com
At the first International Parachute Symposium in
1991, several parachute associations held their
meetings at the same time and place. Over an                          Caller ID and 800 Numbers
eight-day period in January, meetings were held
                                                        If you accept orders by telephone, Caller ID can help
by The Parachute Industry Association, The
                                                        you combat fraud. Most people know identifying num-
United States Parachute Association, the Cana-
                                                        bers can be blocked to regular numbers. What they do
dian Sport Parachuting Association's Technical
                                                        not know is that calls to 800 numbers cannot be blocked
Committee, the Nordic Riggers' Association, the
                                                        because the receiver is paying for the call. Only the
SAE's S-17 committee, there was a Tandem Para-
                                                        party paying for the call can block it. Also, caller ID has
chute Conference, Strong's Rigger School reun-
                                                        nothing to do with unpublished numbers. Even the
ion, and a Accelerated FreeFall Conference. Last
                                                        unlisted numbers are revealed in caller ID. You can get
year in San Diego, ten groups, from an Airtec
                                                        a readout from Radio Shack and the service from the
dealers’ meeting to the IPC Technical Congress,
                                                        telephone company runs about $7/month. In some states
co-located their meetings with the symposium
                                                        you get only the number a party is calling from but in
                                                        others, you get their name too.
In order to enlarge the Symposium and build the
hotel room block, the Symposium Committee is
inviting even more parachute associations, com-

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                Toll-Free Numbers                        detailing counts, descriptions and prices, see: http://
                                                         www.ParaPublishing.com
When selecting a toll-free number, call the 800,
888 and 877 variations. People will mix them up and
                                                                  Please keep the air clean for skydiving
call the wrong one. You do not want to pay for mis-
dials. Try to avoid (high volume) catalog and cus-              An environmental message from Cesar Aguilar
tomer service numbers.

              Where are you Listed?
                                                                 Jump Log Now on Disk
Where are you listed on the Web? Just type in
your name at Egosurf and get a list. http://www.
egosurf.com. Also see http://www.search.com
                                                         Gary Peek has designed a unique logbook—a com-
                                                         puter program. It not only keeps track of jumps, it
Relationship Between Industry Leaders Revealed           makes sorting and totaling quick and easy. This pro-
                                                         gram will automatically calculate your freefall time,
The following news item has been clipped from the        allow you to search for particular jumps and will dis-
British Columbia Genealogist, Vol. 16, No. 1.            play totals, averages, minimums and maximums for
                                                         selected data from that group of jumps. In addition to
"The Nova Scotia Dewolfs (later, De Wolf) were           keeping track of the usual entries, this logbook will
among the 'Planters' from New England who were           track team jumps, instruction/jumpmastering jumps
invited to take over the land vacated by the Acadians    and camera jumps. IBM PC or compatible required.
after their 1775 expulsion by colonial authorities. In
1761, a year after the first settlers arrived, Simeon    If you want only one program, the cost is just $19.95.
Dewolf moved his family to Grand Pré. His daughter       If you want more for resale to your customers, the dis-
Rachel Dewolf married Peter Strong of Cornwallis         counts begin at 40%. Contact Para Publishing, Dan-
Twp. Daughter Rachel Strong married William John         Poynter@ParaPublishing.com
Higgins of Wolfville." There is much more detail in
the report but this the important part.                   Customers Can Color Jumpsuits, Rigs and Cano-
                                                                       pies by Computer
Due to recent tabloid reports of Dave Dewolf's con-
sorting with married movie stars and other undesir-      Gary Peek has designed three unique computer pro-
ables, Ted. Strong and Johnny Higgins are report-        grams to help you sell more canopies, harness/
edly considering dis-owning part of their extended       container systems and jumpsuit/hat combinations.
family.
                                                         Your customers will be buying these programs so they
                                                         can come up with color combinations easily. This will
            Parachute Industry                           stimulate demand for your products.
                   Mailing Lists
                                                         You will want these programs for yourself, not only to
                                                         see your products on the screen but to use as a sales
                                                         tool at exhibits and in your showroom. Each program
Want to reach 1437 skydiving centers                     has a special automatic routine that produces random
(558 US); 430 parachute dealers (2546                    color patterns every few seconds. Every thirty sec-
US); 183 military and civilian lofts;                    onds, a message is flashed inviting customers to come
153 parachute manufacturers (97 US);                     over and use the computer to design their own pattern.
1,400 riggers (1134 US); 333 parachute contacts in       So the program automatically sells product for you.
the military (316 US) or anyone else in parachuting,
paragliding, parasailing or hang gliding? Dan
Poynter has the list. For a complete brochure


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If you want only one program, the cost is just           All 291 FAA parachute rigger test questions are re-
$19.95. If you want more for resale to your cus-         peated, answered and explained in detail while refer-
tomers, the discounts begin at 40%. Contact              ences are made to the source materials for more infor-
DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com.                           mation. Questions and answers appear in boxes and the
                                                         answer choices have buttons. When you press the [?] an-
                                                         swer button, the buttons for the wrong answers disap-
 “When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfa-   pear. When you press the [info] button a complete an-
 ther did,                                               swer with references pops up. Since the study guide is a
 in his sleep.
                                                         learning tool, there are no cheers or bongs for right and
 Not screaming like the passengers in his car.”          wrong answers. Some questions have illustrations. Just
                                   —Manley Butler, Jr.   press on the [camera] button and up pops the drawing.
                                                         Sideways-arrow buttons move you from one question to
                                                         the next.

                PIA Pin Designed                         The study guide is published in Windows™ so there is
                                                         nothing new to learn to make it work. It comes on two
A lapel pin with the PIA logo in                         3.5 floppy disks. Just type a:\setup and it installs itself
blue, white and gold is available to                     and makes an icon in Program Manager.
members (only) from the PIA Store.
The new pin measures 5/8" wide                           Master Parachute Rigger Deborah Blackmon has re-
just like the logo above and has a clutch back.          searched each question back to its source and has writ-
Order number: XPIN. The price is just $5.00 to           ten a scholarly, detailed explanation for each answer.
US and $6.00 to foreign addresses. Shipping is           The manuscript was further edited by Master Riggers
by air. Contact the PIA Store, hqs@pia.com.              Gary Douris, Mike Turoff and Dan Poynter. Mike
                                                         Bergfors designed the electronic book edition.
              Riggers' Pin Designed
                                                         Whether you are studying for your rigging certificate or
A pin for parachute riggers has been designed by         just want to learn more about your gear, this is a useful
Para-Gear. The attractive red/white/blue/gold pin        and interesting learning system. No parachute rigging
measures 1 3/8" wide and consists of spread              library is complete without this guide on disk.
wings with a round canopy in the center and the
word "rigger." This pin is for certificated riggers      Parachute Rigger Study Guide on disk is available from
only; you must send a photocopy of your rigging          Para Publishing, Dan Poynter, PO Box 8206-976, Santa
certificate with your order. To order, send $4 for       Barbara, CA 93118-8206 USA for $29.95. (Add $3.00
the pin plus $1 for air shipping to Para Gear,           for air shipping.) (Add $2.32 each for sales tax if
Jewelry Department, 3839 West Oakton Street,             shipped to a California address.)
Skokie, IL 60076-3438 USA. Telephone: (847)
679-5905; e-mail: bachmancrt@aol.com. The
order number is A1290(Y).


     Rigging Test Course Now Interactive

Studying for the FAA written ex-
amination just became faster,
easier and more fun. The Para-
chute Rigger Study Guide has
been turned into an electronic
book on disk—an interactive computer learning
product.


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                                                                  FAA Supplement to High Flight

                                                         1. Pilots must insure that all surly bonds have been
                                                         slipped entirely before aircraft taxi or flight is at-
                                                         tempted.
                                                         2. During periods of severe sky dancing, crew and
                                                         passengers must keep seatbelts fastened. Crew
                                                         should wear shoulder belts as provided.
                                                         3. Sunward climbs must not exceed the maximum
                                                         permitted aircraft ceiling.
                                                         4. Passenger aircraft are prohibited from joining the
                                                         tumbling mirth.
                                                         5. Pilots flying through sun-split clouds under VFR
                                                         conditions must comply with all applicable mini-
                     High Flight                         mum clearances.
                                                         6. Do not perform these hundred things in front of
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth              Federal Aviation Administration inspectors.
                                                         7. Wheeling, soaring, and swinging will not be at-
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;         tempted except in aircraft rated for such activities
                                                         and within utility class weight limits.
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth      8. Be advised that sunlit silence will occur only
of sun-split clouds--and done a hundred things you       when a major engine malfunction has occurred.
have not dreamed of--wheeled and soared and swung        9. "Hov'ring there" will constitute a highly reliable
                                                         signal that a flight emergency is imminent.
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ing there, I’ve chased   10. Forecasts of shouting winds are available from
the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft        the local FSS. Encounters with unexpected shouting
through footless halls of air.                           winds should be reported by pilots.
                                                         11. Pilots flinging eager craft through footless halls
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue                 of air are reminded that they alone are responsible
                                                         for maintaining separation from other eager craft.
I’ve topped the windswept heights with easy grace        12. Should any crewmember or passenger experi-
                                                         ence delirium while in the burning blue, submit an
Where never lark, or even eagle flew. And, while         irregularity report upon flight termination.
with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod the high untres-     13. Windswept heights will be topped by a mini-
passed sanctity of space,                                mum of 1,000 feet to maintain VFR minimum sepa-
                                                         rations.
Put out my hand, and touched the face of GOD.            14. Aircraft engine ingestion of, or impact with,
                                                         larks or eagles should be reported to the FAA and
                                                         the appropriate aircraft maintenance facility.
                                                         15. Aircraft operating in the high untrespassed
John Gillespie Magee Jr.                                 sanctity of space must remain in IFR flight regard-
                                                         less of meteorological conditions and visibility.
                                                         16. Pilots and passengers are reminded that opening
                                                         doors or windows in order to touch the face of God
                                                         may result in loss of cabin pressure




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               Knacke Manual:
         The Parachute Designer’s Bible


The Parachute Recovery Systems
Design Manual by Theo Knacke is
an incredible compilation of para-
chute design information. The
Manual provides you with tools to
evaluate, select, design, test, manu-
facture, and operate parachute re-
covery systems. These systems
range from simple, one-parachute
assemblies to multiple-parachute
systems, and include equipment for impact attenua-
tion, flotation, location, retrieval, and disposition. All
system aspects are discussed, including the need for
parachute recovery, the selection of the most suitable
recovery system concept, a computerized approach to
parachute performance, force and stress analysis,
geometric gore design, component layout, material
selection, system design, manufacturing, and in-
service maintenance. In short, this is the last word in
technical design manuals for recovery systems.

Theo Knacke is the parachute engineer's engineer. He
has spent a lifetime working in all phases of para-
chute research, development and application in both
Germany and the United States.           He is the ulti-
mate authority on escape systems, landing decelera-
tion canopies, aerial delivery clusters, personnel para-
chutes and spacecraft recovery systems. Mr. Knacke
served as Chief of the Technical Staff for both the
Gemini and Apollo Spacecraft Landing Systems. He
is known worldwide for his lectures sponsored by the
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
and hosted by the University of Minnesota. The
book was written for the Naval Weapons Center at
China Lake by Mr. Knacke. The Navy contracted
with Para Publishing to publish the book and make it
available to both the military and civilian markets.

The Parachute Recovery Systems Design Manual has
496 pages, 280 illustration, 78 tables, and costs
$49.95 plus shipping (US: $3.00 surface, $6.00 air;
foreign: $5.00 surface, $24.00 air—plus $3.87 sales
tax to California addresses). It is available from ma-
jor dealers or direct from the publisher: Para Publish-
ing, Dan Poynter, PO Box 8206-976, Santa Barbara,
CA 93118-8206 USA, Tel: (805) 968-7277, Fax:
(805) 968-1379.



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                  PIA PUBLISHED SPECIFICATIONS AND STORE ITEMS
                                                   http://www.pia.com




PIA STD Number         Description:
PIA-STD-849            INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS, DEFINITIONS AND CLASSIFICATIONS OF DEFECTS FOR PARA-
                       CHUTES
PIA-STD-851            MANUFACTURER'S COLOR; NYLON PARACHUTE CLOTH
PIA-STD-1480A          COLOR CODES FOR WEBBING, TEXTILE; MANUFACTURER'S IDENTIFICATION
PIA-STD-1525
                       VERIFICATION TESTING OF PARACHUTE TEXTILE MATERIALS
PIA Test Method        STRENGTH AND ELONGATION, BREAKING; TEXTILE WEBBING, TAPE AND BRAIDED
                       ITEMS
Spec. Number - Cloth   Description:
PIA-C-3395a            Cloth, Netting; Nylon or Polyester
                       Commercial Specification
                       Intended for use in tentage and parachute systems.
                       Revised from MIL-C- 3395J
                       16 pages
PIA-C-3953a            Cloth, Duck, Nylon
                       Commercial Specification
                       This specification covers 19 ounce nylon duck used as stiffener in parachute packs.
                       Revised from MIL-C- 3953E
                       10 pages
                       Cloth, Airplane
PIA-C-5646
                       Military Specification
                       This specification covers mercerized cotton cloth intended for use in the integral surface coverings of
                       airplanes and as a base for a modified butyl rubber coated cloth.
                       Renamed from MIL-C-5646F
                       14 pages
PIA-C-7020a            Cloth, Parachute, Nylon - Rip-Stop and Twill Weave Commercial Specification
                       The primary use of this cloth is in the manufacture of ejection and non-ejection parachutes for person-
                       nel, cargo parachutes and other types of deceleration devices. However, it may be used as a base cloth
                       in coated fabrics for other applications.
                       Revised from MIL-C-7020G
                       23 pages
PIA-C-7219             Cloth, Duck, Nylon
                       Commercial Specification
                       The cloth covered by this specification is intended for use in the manufacture of parachute packs and
                       other equipage.
                       Renamed from MIL-C-7219
                       21 pages

PIA-C-7350             Cloth, Parachute, Nylon
                       Commercial Specification
                       These fabrics are intended for use in cargo parachutes, aircraft deceleration systems and special decel-
                       eration systems.
                       Renamed from MIL-C-7350
                       19 pages
PIA-C-44378a           Cloth, Parachute, Nylon, Low Permeability
                       Commercial Specification
                       This specification covers three types of nylon cloth for use in the fabrication of parachutes.
                       Revised from MIL-C-44378(GL)
                       25 pages




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Spec. Number - Web- Description:
bing
PIA-W-530           Webbing,Textile, Cotton, General Purpose
                    Commercial Specification
                    Natural or in colors
                    Renamed from MIL-W-530H
                    16 pages
                    Webbing, Textile, Woven Nylon
PIA-W-4088a
                    Commercial Specification
                    This webbing is intended for use in parachutes and their accessories, tow target reinforcement,
                    safety belt, bomb hoists and slings, tie down equipment, and overrun barriers. The type XXVII
                    webbing is intended for use in the manufacture of aeronautical safety equipment. The type
                    XXVIII is used for the cover, water canteen, 2 quart collapsible. Types VIIIb and VIIIc are used
                    in load carrying equipment.
                    Revised from MIL-W-4088
                    30 pages
PIA-W-5625          Webbing, Textile, Nylon, Tubular
                    Commercial Specification
                    This specification covers woven nylon tubular webbing for parachutes.
                    Renamed from MIL-W-5625K
                    15 pages
PIA-W-5651          Cord, Elastic, Exerciser and Shock Absorber, for Aeronautical Use
                    This specification covers requirements for three types of elastic shock absorbing and exercis-
                    ing cord for aeronautical use.
                    Renamed from MIL-C-5651D
                    21 pages
PIA-W-5664          Webbing, Textile, Elastic
                    Commercial Specification
                    This specification covers requirements for elastic webbings used in aviator and ground combat
                    clothing and equipment.
                    Renamed from MIL-W-5664D
                    14 pages
PIA-W-5665          Webbing, Textile, Cotton Warp
                    Commercial Specification
                    This document covers materials and construction of various types of cotton and cotton-nylon
                    webbing woven on both shuttle and shuttleless looms.
                    Renamed from MIL-W-5665K
                    26 pages
PIA-W-9049          Webbing, Textile, Nylon. Locking Loop
                    This specification covers one type of nylon webbing furnished in cut pieces with integrally
                    woven loops.
                    Renamed from MIL-W-9049D
                    17 pages
PIA-W-27265a        Webbing, Textile, Woven Nylon Impregnated
                    Commercial Specification
                    This webbing is intended for use in parachutes and their accessories, tow target reinforcement,
                    safety belts, bomb hoists and slings, tie-down equipment, and overrun barriers.
                    Revised from MIL-W-27265
                    15 pages
PIA-W-38282         WEBBING, TEXTILE, ARAMID, TUBULAR
                    This specification covers woven Aramid tubular webbing of aircraft quality.
                    Revised from MIL-W-38282A (USAF)
                    9 pages
PIA-W-38283         Webbing, Textile, Aramid
                    Commercial Specification
                    This specification covers 14 types of aromatic polyamide webbing as specified in Table I.
                    Renamed from MIL-W-38283
                    21 pages


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PIA-W-38377           Tape, Textile, Aramid
                      This specification establishes requirements for three types of aromatic polyamide tape (ribbon).
                      Renamed from MIL-W-38377
                      11 pages
Spec. Number – Tape   Description:
and Cord
PIA-T-1001            Tape, Textile, Nylon, parachute Construction
                      This specification covers one type of nylon tape used in the manufacture of parachute bindings
                      11 pages
PIA-T-5038B           Tape, Textile and Webbing, Textile, Reinforcing Nylon
                      Commercial Specification
                      This tape and webbing is intended for binding and reinforcing applications in parachute packs and for eq-
                      uipage.
                      Revised from MIL T-5038H
                      20 pages, 3 illustrations
PIA-C-5040            Cord, Fibrous and Nylon
                      Commercial Specification
                      This cord in intended for use as personnel parachute suspension lines and is also used with various equi-
                      page items.
                      Renamed from MIL-C-5040H
                      19 pages
PIA-T-5237            Tape, Textile; Webbing, Textile; Rayon
                      This specification covers rayon tape and webbing.
                      Renamed from MIL-T-5237E
                      11 pages
PIA-T-5608            Tape Textile Webbing Textile
                      Commercial Specification
                      This tape is intended for use in the fabrication of parachutes of tape-type construction known as "ribbon
                      parachutes".
                      Renamed from MIL-T-5608G
                      23 pages
PIA-T-5661            Tape and Webbing, Textile, Woven Reinforcing, Cotton
                      Commercial Specification
                      This specification covers five types of woven cotton reinforcing textile tape and webbing intended for unse
                      in the manufacture of aeronautical equipment.
                      Renamed from MIL-T_5661E
                      16 pages
PIA-T-5666            Tape, Textile, Nylon, Multiple Tubular
                      Commercial Specification
                      This specification covers one type of nylon multiple tubular tape.
                      Renamed from MIL-T-5666D
                      12 pages
PIA-T-6134            Tape, Textile, Nylon, Parachute Construction
                      Commercial Specification
                      This specification covers two types of nylon tape.
                      Renamed from MIL-T-6134C
                      13 pages
PIA-T-38328           Tape, Textile, Nylon, Aromatic, Nonmelting, Reinforcing
                      This specification establishes requirements for nine types of aromatic polyamide reinforcing tape.
                      Renamed from MIL-W-38328
                      14 pages
PIA-T-43618           TAPE, PRESSURE SENSITIVE, FOR MENDING NYLON PARACHUTE CANOPIES
                      This document covers one type of mending tape for repairing small tears in nylon cargo parachute cano-
                      pies.
                      Renamed from MIL-T-43618B
                      12 pages
PIA-T-87130           Tape and Webbing, Textile, Para-Aramid, Intermediate Modulus
                      Commercial Specification
                      The webbing covered by this specification is intended for use in parachutes and their accessories.
                      Renamed from MIL-T-87130(USAF)
                      21 pages
PIA-C-7515            Cord, Nylon and Coreless
                      Commercial Specification
                      This cord is intended for use in cargo type parachutes. Type XI cord is intended for use as tow cables.
                      Type Ia and IIIa cord are intended for low cost parachutes.
                      Renamed from MIL-C-7515F
                      25 pages
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PIA-C-87129            Cord, Fibrous, Aramid Braided
                       Commercial Specification
                       Cord covered by this specification is intended for use in cargo-type parachutes.
                       Renamed from MIL-C-87129A
                       11 pages
Spec. Number - Hard-   Description:
ware
PIA-H-6875             Heat Treatment of Steel, Process For
                       Commercial Specification
                       This specification covers the requirements for heat-treatment of four classes of steel (see 1.2) and the re-
                       quirements for furnace equipment, test procedures and information for heat-treating procedures, heat-
                       treating temperatures and material (see 6.11) test procedures. It is applicable to all heat treatment of parts
                       and to only the heat treatment of mill products which could affect its fabricability or the properties of parts.
                       This specification also describes procedures which, when followed, will produce the desired properties and
                       material qualities within the limitations of the respective alloys tabulated in Tables IA, IB, IC and ID. Alloys
                       other than those specifically covered herein may be heat treated using all applicable requirements of this
                       specification.
                       Renamed from MIL-H-6875H
                       29 pages
PIA-H-7195             Hardware, Parachute, General Specifications for
                       Commercial Specification
                       This specification covers the general requirements for all types of parachute hardware.
                       Renamed from MIL-H-7195(GL)
                       11 pages
Spec. Number – Para-   Description:
chutes
PIA-P-7567             Parachutes, Personnel, Detail Manufacturing Instructions for
                       This specification covers detail instructions relative to the dimensions, tolerances, and repair procedures to
                       be used in the manufacture of personnel parachutes. The personnel parachutes covered include the chest,
                       seat, back, troop, training, rescue, integrated, maneuverable, and special purpose.
                       Renamed from MIL-P-7567B
                       11 pages
Spec Number – Hard-    Description:
ware Drawings
PS22002                LINK, REMOVEABLE CONNECTOR PARACHUTE & BARRICADE
PS22003                LINK-LAP SAFETY BELT
PS22010                ANCHOR-LAP SAFETY BELT
PS22014                ADAPTER, PARACHUTE HARNESS ADJUSTING STRAP
PS22019                ADAPTER, PARACHUTE HARNESS, REVERSIBLE QUICK-FIT
PS22020                LINK, PARACHUTE HARNESS TRIANGLE
PS22040                ADAPTER, PARACHUTE HARNESS, QUICK FIT
PS22042                SNAP HOOK-QUICK CONNECTOR PARACHUTE HARNESS
PS22043                SNAP HOOK COILED-SPRING, PARACHUTE, QUICK FIT
PS22044                SNAP HOOK-COILED SPRING, PARACHUTE
PS22045                RING, PARACHUTE HARNESS "V"
PS22046                RING, PARACHUTE HARNESS "D"
PS22047                ADAPTER, PARACHUTE HARNESS STRAP
PS24553                LINK, CONNECTOR, PARACHUTE, SEPERABLE, HEAVY DUTY, ASSEMBLY OF
PS27762                RING, REEFING,PARACHUTE
PS27763                CONE, RELEASING, PARACHUTE PACK
PS27764                LINK CONNECTOR HARNESS AND PACK
PS27765                RING, "V", QUICK FIT, PARACHUTE HARNESS
PS70085                CLEVIS, TIEDOWN, AIR DELIVERY TYPE II
PS70086                CLEVIS, RISER, AIR DELIVERY TYPE III
PS70087                CLEVISSES, SUSPENSION, AIR DELIVERY-TYPE 1
PS70092                FASTENER, PARACHUTE PACK
PS70099                SNAP HOOK, QUICK RELEASE

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PIA Store Items          Description

SYMT                     PIA 1999 Symposium T-Shirt - High Quality Cotton T from Jumper Sportswear

XPHOTOS                  Malfunction Photographs - a set of seven photographic prints measuring 11"x17" (28cm x 43cm). Six of these malfunc-
                         tion photographs are full color and taken from the point of view of the jumper (looking up). One photo, the closed end cells,
                         is black and white and taken from the ground. The photos are designed to be mounted on cardboard and used in the first
                         jump course: Hold them over the student in the suspended harness to prompt the appropriate emergency procedure. The
                         photographs show a bag lock, line over, end cell closure, line twist, slider hang up, a good canopy, etc. A must for every
                         skydiving school. Shipping: US - $3.00 Foreign, Air shipping - $10.00 per set
XSLIDES                  Malfunction Slides - Same as the malfunction photographs but in 35mm slide format. Slides may be used in the malfunc-
                         tion recognition portion of the first jump course or may be projected on the ceiling with the student in the suspended har-
                         ness.
                         Shipping: US - $3.00 Foreign - Air shipping - $10.00 per set
                         SAFETY POSTERS - PIA publishes a series of safety posters designed to be posted at parachute enters. Each is black
                         on yellow, and measures 11" x 17" (28cm x 43cm).
XPOST1                   Safety Poster #1, Main Canopy Malfunctions. All of the ram-air canopy malfunctions are described and emergency pro-
                         cedures are suggested.
                         Shipping: US - Included; Foreign Air - $3.00
XPOST2                   Safety Poster #2, Three Ring Maintenance. Inspection and maintenance procedures for this popular canopy release
                         system.
                         Shipping: US - Included; Foreign Air - $3.00
XPOST3                   Safety Poster #3, Skydiving Basic Rules of the Air. Right-of-way (when converging, approaching head-on, overtaking
                         and landing) both in freefall and under the canopy.
                         Shipping: US - Included; Foreign Air - $3.00
XPOSTX                   Set of All Three Posters
                         Shipping: US - Included; Foreign Air - $6.00
XCPOSX                   Drop Zone Promotion Posters - Full color, 8.5" x 11" (22 x 28cm) poster describing skydiving training. Just the right size
                         for college and other bulletin boards. Blank panel ready for your address rubber stamp imprint. An inexpensive advertising
                         aid for drop zones.
                         Shipping: US air shipping - $4.00 for first hundred, $1.50 for each additional hundred. Foreign shipping, per hundred,
                         $6.00 surface, $12.00 air.
XCPOS1                   Drop Zone Promotion Poster - SAMPLE
                         Shipping included.
BROX                     Drop Zone Promotion Brochures - Full-color, 8.5" x 11" (22 x 28 cm) brochures describing the sport of skydiving de-
                         signed for parachute center use. Photos and text describe the skydiving training, equipment, Tandem jumps and the ad-
                         venture of the sport. Two ways to order: One, folded and rubber stamp your address and telephone number in the 3" x
                         4.25" back panel. Two, order flat and have the brochures printed; Run them through a photocopy machine. An inexpensive
                         advertising aid for drop zones. Specify flat or folded in your Order Comment Section.
                         Shipping: US air shipping - $4.00 for first hundred, $1.50 for each additional hundred. Foreign shipping, per hundred,
                         $5.00 surface, $12.00 air.
XBRO1                    Drop Zone Promotion Brochures - SAMPLE
                         Shipping included.
XDOC PIA DOCUMENTS       All the Parachute Industry Association publications in a three-ring report folder. Included are the Bylaws, all the PIA Tech-
                         nical Standards, Technical Bulletins, SOP's and other documents: over 100 pages in all. A PIA Directory is also included.
                         One copy of PIA DOCUMENTS is included with PIA Membership.
                         Shipping: US - $5.00 Foreign air shipping - $8.00
XLIST PIA MAILING LIST   Names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers for the parachute industry in the U>S> and abroad. Both PIA members
                         and nonmembers. A copy is included with PIA Documents (above).
                         Shipping: US - $3.00 Foreign air shipping - $5.00
XPIN                     PIA LAPEL PIN - PIA logo in blue and white with gold trim, 5/8" wide with clutch back. For Members only. NEW!
                         Shipping: US - included; Foreign air shipping - $3.00




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                                                                                                            Allen Silver
                                                                                                        Rigging Committee



                   c/o Silver Parachute Sales & Service - P O Box 6092 - Hayward, CA 94540-6092 - USA
                                   (510) 785-7070 FAX (510) 785-9213 email: silver@pia.com


                                                                            PIA Symposium 2001
LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS

The 2001 International Symposium to be held January 30-February 2 in San Diego, California, is fast ap-
proaching. It is once again time to line up the speakers. We are looking to industry, business and para-
chute related leaders to share their knowledge and expertise with Symposium attendees. Past speakers
have provided the symposium with high caliber seminars that cover a wide range of topics. These include
management, technical, marketing, rigging, instructing, design and parachute development. Speakers
play an essential part in the success of the symposium.

If you are interested in speaking at Symposium 2001, please look over the enclosed material and fill out
the Symposium 2001 Speaker Application. Return the application, topic description and biography to the
above address by July 15, 2000.

You will receive notification after the September 2000 PIA meeting if your topic is selected. Shortly there-
after, we will mail the Speaker Agreement with a section to select the audio-visual equipment needed. The
Speaker Agreement will also include an area to note other requests for your session that may affect sched-
uling.

Provided with this packet is a Symposium 2001 Speaker Information sheet that covers additional informa-
tion and guidelines for sessions and seminar papers.

We are taking some extra steps this year to make certain that Symposium 2001 speakers have what they
need to conduct a first class session. In addition to providing one complimentary symposium registration
and a wide range of audio-visual aids, a speaker lounge will be set up for your comfort. We will also have
a business office with a computer, printer, fax and office supplies available for your convenience.

If you need additional information, or have questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. In the mean-
time, we will look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,



Allen Silver
Rigging Committee Chair




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                 Symposium 2001 Speaker Information

NOTIFICATION

¡   Speakers whose topics are selected will be notified after the September 2000 PIA meeting.
¡   The Speaker Agreement with the audio-visual requests and other requirements will be mailed to you
    shortly thereafter.

SEMINAR PAPERS

¡   Each speaker is required to submit two (2) copies of their seminar paper by October 31, 2000.
¡   Include an electronic submission, Microsoft Word, if possible, as well as your hard copies.
¡   The seminar paper for the Symposium binder should be typed on single sheets and be ready for re-
    production. (We will reprint on front and back.)
¡   Margins should allow the paper to be drilled (3 hole punched.) The left and right margins should be no
    less than 1-inch (2.54 cm) and the top and bottom margins should be no less than .5 inch (1.27 cm.)
¡   Company letterhead may be used for the first page. Product or company advertising will not be in-
    cluded in the Symposium binder.
¡   The paper should include an outline of your discussion and the handouts for your session.

AUDIO-VISUAL

¡   Audio-visual equipment will be supplied for your presentation. Speakers will indicate the equipment
    they require on the Speaker Agreement form.
¡   Speakers are responsible for the operation of all audio-visual equipment used for their presentation.
¡   Each session will have a Room Monitor. Room Monitors are there to control interruption (late entry),
    collect the session evaluation papers and count the number of attendees not operate audio-visual
    equipment.

GENERAL

¡   Please schedule ample time for your session.
¡   Keep in mind that speakers should have something relevant to teach or creditable information to share
    with attendees. The sessions are not sales arenas; the exhibit hall is for that purpose.
¡   A prompt start and finish is essential. There are 15 minutes between sessions to allow for the transfer
    of attendees and setup for the next session.
¡   Dress code for the speakers is business casual. Most speakers prefer a jacket and tie. No jeans or T-
    shirts, please.
¡   Speakers receive one complimentary registration (even if you are conducting more than one session.)
    If you are sharing the session, only one person receives a complimentary registration. If your partner
    or assistant plans to attend classes, s/he will need to register. (See the enclosed Symposium brochure
    for registration information and fees.)
¡   The speaker briefing will take place on Monday, January 29, 2001, at 4:30 p.m.

                 Mail or fax the completed application, topic description and biography to:

                                 Parachute Industry Association, Inc.
                                  c/o Silver Parachute Sales & Service
                                              P. O. Box 6092
                                    Hayward, California 94540-6092
                            Telephone: 510-785-7070         Fax: 510-785-9213
                                          e-mail: silver@pia.com
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                                Symposium 2001 Speaker Application
                                              (Please use a separate application for each topic)
                                                  (Please print or type all information clearly)

Name:


Address:


City:                        State:                   Postal Code:                  Country:


Phone:                                 Fax:                             Email:

(       )                              (      )
                                        Please include area code and/or country code as applicable

Title of presentation:


Topic description: On a separate sheet of paper please submit a typed detailed summary of
                    your topic (one to two paragraphs). Include any pertinent details for selection or scheduling,
                    (such as, part of a series, a forum, which category, etc.)
Biography: On a separate sheet of paper please submit a short biography (80 words or less).
            Include your accomplishments, education, ratings, employment, licenses, etc.
Time Needed:       45 minutes ________                105 minutes ________
                                              (Classes end 15 minutes before the hour)
Can you repeat your seminar if necessary?                Yes ________            No ________




¡           Deadline for the speaker application, topic description and biography is July 15, 2000.
            (The speaker biographies and a brief topic description may be included in the Symposium Program. You may be asked to
            submit a photo if your topic is selected.)

¡           Please see the enclosed Symposium 2001 Speaker Information sheet for guidelines when considering your topic(s) for
            submission. The title and topic description should be descriptive of the session content. We will also post the session titles
            and descriptions in the seminar area for the convenience of the seminar attendees.

¡           If selected, the deadline for your seminar paper and all pertinent information (outlines, handouts, etc.) is October 31, 2000.

¡           For more information or any questions contact Allen Silver or PIA Headquarters

                                 Mail or fax the completed application, topic description and biography to:

                                                        Parachute Industry Association, Inc.
                                                         c/o Silver Parachute Sales & Service
                                                                     P. O. Box 6092
                                                           Hayward, California 94540-6092
                                                  Telephone: 510-785-7070           Fax: 510-785-9213
                                                                 e-mail: silver@pia.com


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     PIA SYMPOSIUM 2001EXHIBITION BOOTH LAYOUT
                    BOOTHS 1-48 = 8’ X 10’
                   BOOTHS 41-138 = 10’ X 10’




20
                               2001 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM
                              EXHIBIT SPACE RESERVATION FORM
                                              January 29 - February 2, 2001
                         Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, San Diego, California USA
E ach exh    ibit sp ace is one 1 0' wi de x 8' deep or 1 0' wi de by 1 0' deep carpe te d booth wi th an
8 foot high backdrop and a 3 foot high divi de r T h             .     e
floor plan has bee n designe d for maximum exp osure to S ymp osi um atte ndees. T h ex-                 e
hibi t fee i ncludes one comp li me ntary S ymp osi um registrati on
                ,                                                               ,
per booth one 6- foot table, two chai rs, 11 0V electri c outle t drapi ng, booth i denti fica                 -
              ,          -                    ibi
ti on sign clean up, and non- exh t hour securi ty. B ooths 1 to
40 are 1 0' wi de by 8' deep. B ooths 41 to 138 are 1 0' wi de by 1 0 deep.  ’
Per booth fees are p riced accordi ng to the le ngth and type of membership.
• Please refe r to the chart below and select the numbe r of booths you wi ll need for
your exh      ibit .
• Use the accomp anyi ng floor plan and i ndicate the exh                    ibit sp ace numbers of your
fi rs t six choi ces i n the applicable sp ace below (B ooth  .
selecti on is es tablishe d accordi ng to the PIA Standard Operating Procedure S-104 titled E xhibitor SOP and
Booth Selection Criteria).
• C omp le te the E xh tor Applicati on S ecti on on the reverse si de, enclose comp any
                            ibi
check or cre di t card i nformati on and re turn to PIA




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                                 PIA MEMBERS AS OF SEPTEMBER 1999
                                        SUSTAINING MEMEBERS IN BOLD


AC SOFTWARE LTD.                                    GRAHAM                 WA
ACTION AIR PARACHUTES                               DAVIS                  CA
ADVENTURE LOFT, INC.                                CARROLLTON             TX
AERIAL MACHINE AND TOOL CORP.                       VESTA                  VA
AERO GLIDE, INC.                                    KENNESAW               GA
AERO STORE CORP.                                    GILBERTVILLE           PA
AERODYNE RESEARCH CORPORATION                       TAMPA                  FL
AEROGRAPHICS                                        DELAND                 FL
AEROHIO SKYDIVING CENTER                            RITTMAN                OH
AIRTEC GMBH                                         WUNNENBERG             GERMANY
ALTICO, INC.                                        DADE CITY              FL
ALTITUDE CONCEPTS                                   WINSTON                GA
AUSTRALIAN PARACHUTE FEDERATION                     CURTIN ACT             AUSTRALIA
B & F ENTERPRISES                                   MARANA                 AZ
BALLY RIBBON MILLS                                  BALLY                  PA
BASIC RESEARCH                                      PERRIS                 CA
BLUE SKY MAGAZINE                                   AHNATAL                GERMANY
BOURDON FORGE CO., INC.                             MIDDLETOWN             CT
BUTLER PARACHUTE SYSTEMS                            CALIFORNIA CITY        CA
CAPEWELL / FROST                                    CROMWELL               CT
CAROLINA SKY SPORTS                                 LOUISBURG              NC
CIMSA                                               MADRID                 SPAIN
COLUMBUS SCHOOL OF SKYDIVING                        COLUMBUS               OH
CONSEW                                              MASPETH                NY
CUMMINGS RIGGING WORKS                              MANHASSET              NY
DJ ASSOCIATES, INC.                                 FT. SMITH              AR
DEFENSE SUPPLY CENTER                               RICHMOND               VA
DURO INDUSTRIES, INC.                               FALL RIVER             MA
E.I. DUPONT DE NEMOURS, INC.                        WILMINGTON             DE
ELLEN’S PARACHUTE SERVICE                           BUSSUM                 NETHERLANDS
EUREKA BSD SARL                                     CORDES/CIEL            FRANCE
FALLSCHIRMDEPOT OSTERMUENCHNER                      GREILING               GERMANY
FLITE LINE SYSTEMS                                  LAKE ELISNORE          CA
FLITE SUIT                                          DAVIS                  CA
FREE FLIGHT ENTERPRISES, INC                        LAKE ELISNORE          CA
G.C. BRAUE ASSOCIATES                               SAN ANTONIO            TX
GELVENOR TEXTILES (PTY) LTD.                        DURBAN                 SOUTH AFRICA
G.Q. PARACHUTE LTD.                                 MID GLAMORGAN          GREAT BRITIAN
GUARDIAN PARACHUTE / FXC CORP.                      SANTA ANA              CA
HARRIS AND REEDHEAD                                 SAN DIEGO              CA
HARTWOOD AVIATION INC.                              HARTWOOD               VA
HLC IND., INC., AEROTEX PRODUCTS DIV.               BALACYNWYD             PA
HOPE WEBBING COMPANY                                CUMBERLAND             RI
IRVIN AEROSPACE CANADA LIMITED                      FORT ERIE, ONTARIO     CANADA
IRVIN AEROSPACE, INC.                               SANTA ANA              CA
JUMP AND FLY                                        SANTONUOVO - PISTOIA   ITALY
JUMPER SPORTS WEAR, INC                             WICHITA                KS
LARSEN AND BRUSGUARD                                KIRKE HYLLINGE         DENMARK
LENARD GROUP, INC.                                  GRAND RAPIDS           MI
LIFE SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL                          BRISTOL                PA
L.J. ENGINEERING                                    HUNTINGTON BEACH       CA
MILLIKEN & COMPANY                                  SPARTANBURG            SC
MILLS MANUFACTURING                                 ASHVILLE               NC
MPG CONSULTANTS                                     WESTBORO               MA

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NARRICOT INDUSTRIES, INC                CHERRY HILL      NJ
NATIONAL PARACHUTE INDUSTRIES, INC.     FLEMINGTON       NJ
NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER                CHINA LAKE       CA
NORTH AMERICAN AERODYNAMICS, INC.       ROXBORO          NC
PANELLOC CORP.                          FARMINGTON       CT
PARA PUBLISHING                         SANTA BARBARA    CA
PARA TRAINING ENTERPRISES               PARLIN           NJ
PARA-FLITE, INC.                        PENNSAUKEN       NJ
PARA-GEAR EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.       SKOKIE           IL
PARA-LOFT, INC.                         ELIZABETHTOWN    PA
PARA-PHERNALIA INC.                     ARLINGTON        WA
PARACHUTE EQUIPMENT, INC.               VINCENTOWN       NJ
PARACHUTE IND. OF SOUTHERN AFRICA       VERULAM          SOUTH AFRICA
PARACHUTE LABS, INC. - JUMP SHACK       DELAND           FL
PARACHUTE RIGGING & MAINTENANCE, INC.   WEST ST. PAUL    MN
PARACHUTE SHOP                          PEPPERELL        MA
PARACHUTES DE FRANCE S.A.               CEDEX            FRANCE
PARAFUN SARL                            LE LUC           FRANCE
PARANETICS TECH, INC.                   SOUTH EL MONTE   CA
PARASPORT ITALIA                        CAVOUR           ITALY
PEPPERELL SKYDIVING CENTER              PEPPERELL        MA
PERFORMANCE DESIGNS, INC.               DELAND           FL
PERFORMANCE TEXTILES, INC.              GREENSBORO       NC
PERRIS VALLEY SKYDIVING                 PERRIS           CA
PIONEER AEROSPACE CORPORATION           SOUTH WINDSOR    CT
PORCINE PARACHUTING PRODUCTS            COLLEGE PARK     MD
PRECISION AERODYNAMICS                  DUNLAP           TN
PRECISION FABRICS GROUP                 GREENSBORO       NC
RELATIVE WORKSHOP, THE UNINSURED        DELAND           FL
RIGGER’S SHED, INC.                     SAN ANTONIO      TX
RIGGERS SOURCEBOOK, THE                 SAN DIEGO        CA
RIGGING INNOVATIONS, INC.               ROMOLAND         CA
SAFETY EQUIP. INT’L                     ASHVILLE         NC
SILVER PARACHUTE SALES & SERVICE        HAYWARD          CA
SKY SCIENCE THE RBL ENTERPRISE UNIT     TIDWORTH HANTS   GREAT BRITIAN
SKY FUN 1, INC.                         BOULDER          CO
SKY SYSTEMS                             ENGLEWOOD        CO
SKYDIVE ARIZONA, INC.                   ELOY             AZ
SKYDIVE ELSINORE                        LAKE ELSINORE    CA
SKYDIVE GREENE COUNTY, INC.             XENIA            OH
SKYDIVE LAS VEGAS, INC.                 BOULDER CITY     NV
SKYDIVE LEBANON MAINE                   LEBANON          ME
SKYDIVE SEBASTIAN                       SEBASTIAN        FL
SKYDIVE TEXAS, INC.                     DECATUR          TX
SKYDIVING OPERATORS ASSOCIATIONS        BOULDER CITY     NV
SQUARE ONE PARACHUTE SALES & SERVICE    PERRIS           CA
SSE, INC.                               PENNSAUKEN       NJ
SSK INDUSTRIES, INC.                    WAYNESVILLE      OH
STRONG ENTERPRISES                      ORLANDO          FL
STUNTS ADVENTURE                        LA SALEVA        CA
SUN PATH PRODUCTS, INC.                 ZEPHYRHILLS      FL
SUNSHINE FACTORY, INC.                  ZEPHYRHILLS      FL
SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY, INC.                HAWTHORNE        CA
TAILORED FOR SURVIVAL                   MORENO VALLEY    CA
TONY SUIT                               ZEPHYRHILLS      FL
U.S. AIR FORCE TEXTILE LABORATORY       KELLY AFB        TX
U.S. ARMY PARACHUTE TEAM                FT. BRAGG        NC

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U.S .ARMY SOLDIER SYSTEMS CENTER               NATICK                          MA
U.S. FOREST SERVICE                            MISSOULA                        MT
U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY                         USAF ACADEMY                    CO
U.S. AIR FORCE HUMAN SYSTEMS CENTER            BROOKS AFB                      TX
UNITED STATES FORGECRAFT                       FORT SMITH                      AR
VEE-JAY ENTERPRISES                            EATON                           OH
WESTERN PARACHUTE SALES, INC.                  EAGLE CREEK                     OR
WICHARD, INC                                   SIMBURY                         CT


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  A.S. ALIMARCHE                                                           RECANATI           ITALY
  ADRENALINE WORKSHOP                                                      VAN NUYS           CA
  AERO CLUB FERRARA                                                         FERRARA           ITALY
  AIR ADVENTURES OF CLEWISTON                                            CLEWISTON            FL
  AIR ADVENTURES SKYDIVING                                                SAN DIEGO           CA
  AIRCREW & AIRFOX SKYDIVING ACADEMY                                      LANDSHUT            GERMANY
  ALASKA SMOKEJUMPERS                                              FT. WAINWRIGHT             AK
  AQUAFOIL, INC.                                                           CROFTON            MD
  ARINC, INC.                                                             ANNAPOLIS           MD
  ARIZONA AIRSPORTS                                                       CHANDLER            AZ
  BALLISTIC RECOVERY SYSTEMS, INC.                                  SOUTH ST. PAUL            MN
  BATES, JIM                                                       WINDSOR LOCKS              CT
  BIG SKY PRODUCTIONS                                                     WHITEFISH           MT
  BRITISH PARACHUTE ASSOCIATION                                           LEICESTER    GREAT BRITIAN
  C.V.R.P. ACCADEMIA PARACADUTIST                                          ICCASALE           ITALY
  CANADIAN SPORT PARACHUTE ASSN.                                     COQUITLAM BC             CANADA
  CARPE DIEM PARACHUTE SALES & SERVICE                                       BOITUVA          BRASIL
  CAZER PARA-LOFT                                                        TALLADEGA            AL
  CHUTING GALLERY                                                     BATON ROUGE             LA
  CONAX FLORIDA CORPORATION                                       ST. PETERSBURG              FL
  COATS AMERICAN                                                           MT. HOLLY          NC
  DEUTSCHER FALLSCHIRMSPORT VERBAND                                  ALTFORWEILER             GERMANY
  EAGLE INDUSTRIES UNLIMITED, INC.                                           FENTON           OH
  FALLSCHIRM SPORT MAGAZIN                                                 MAUTERN            AUSTRIA
  FAR WEST PARACHUTE, INC.                                                    DALLAS          TX
  FINGER LAKES SKYDIVERS                                             TRUMANSBURG              NY
  FLLIGHT DESIGN GMBH                                               ECHTERDINGEN              GERMANY
  FLYING TIGER SPORT PARACHUTE CENTER                                   GREENVILLE            SC
  FUJIKURA PARACHUTE CO.                                                       TOKYO          JAPAN
  FULLER, IRENE                                                      N. LITTLE ROCK           AR
  GREENE CO. SPORT PARACHUTE CENTER                                     BARDSTOWN             KY
  HANKS, SUSIE                                                          ENTERPRISE            AL
  HIGH ENERGY SPORTS                                                      SANTA ANA           CA
  HOOKER CUSTOM HARNESS                                                   FREEPORT            IL
  JERA BVBA                                                               MOORSELE            BELGIUM
  LA COUTURE                                                               AVRY SUR           MATRAN
  MID-TEX PRODUCTS                                                      SEARSMONT             ME
  NAOMI’S PARACHUTE RIGGING SERVICE                                          MOSHAR           ISRAEL
  NAPOLEON SKYDIVING CENTER                                                   ROMEO           MI
  NEW ZEALAND AEROSPORTS                                                  AUCKLAND            NEW ZEALAND
  NIMBUS PARACHUTING SERVICES                                     ZIKHRON YAAQOV              ISRAEL
  NORWEGIAN AIRSPORTS ASSOCIATION                                               OSLO          NORWAY
  OSPREY PARA-PRODUCTS                                                 SPRINGFIELD            VA
  PARA-SPORT S.A.                                                             MADRID          SPAIN
  PARACHUTE CASE                                                             TWELLO           NETHERLANDS
  PARACHUTE AUSTRALIA                                                        SYDNEY           AUSTRALIA
  PARACHUTE SERVICE SKYPORTER UKRAINA                                        ODESSA           UKRAINA
  PENNSYLVANIA PARACHUTE CO.                                             MT. BETHEL           PA
  PERRY, MICHAEL                                                          ANNAPOLIS           MD
  PERSEVERANCE MILLS                                          PADIHAM LANCASHIRE        GREAT BRITIAN
  PHILIPPINES SKYDIVING SCHOOL                                 LOS BANOS, LAGUNA              PHILIPPINES
  PUERTO RICO SKYDIVING CENTER, INC.                                       CAROLINA           PUERTO RICO




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              Why Should YOU Join PIA??



        The Parachute Industry Association
                        IS
      An International Forum for Business Owners

Advertising and Promotion:                  PIA Committees:
  • Attract customers                         •   DZ & Sport Promotion
  • Keep up with your competition             •   Risk Management Committee
  • Free Web Page (hosting) and E-            •   Technical Standards Committee
    Mail Address                              •   Rigging Committee
                                              •   Specifications Committee
PIA Projects:                                 •   Parachute Certifications and Stan-
  • Pilot Education Video                         dards
  • Dual Square Study
  • Aircraft Restraint Study                Safety:
                                              • Para Newsbrief - the ultimate
Communications:                                 source for rigging and safety tips
  • Subscriptions to Para Newsbrief           • Service Bulletins
  • PIA E-Mail List and Web Page              • TSO Information
    (hosting)                                 • Riggers Continuing Education
  • Symposium
  • Publications binder                     Business Issues:
  • Networking                                • Staff and Training
                                              • Financing
                                              • Risk Management

               •   Membership Applications and Information Available




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                          APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
The Parachute Industry Association is comprised of companies and individuals united by a common desire to improve
business opportunities in this segment of aviation. PIA is actively pursuing many technical, safety and promotional
projects that benefit its members and the industry it serves. If you are involved in any aspect of the business of para-
chuting, join today by completing this application and forwarding it with your first year’s dues to:
        PIA Membership Committee
        3833 West Oakton Street Skokie, IL 60076
        Phone: 847-674-9742
        FAX: 847-674-9743

Business Name:_________________________________________________________________________
Representative or Individual Name:_________________________________________________________
Complete Address:________________________________________________________________________

Telephone: (____) _________________ FAX: (____) ___________________

Select your desired Membership Level:
• _____SUSTAINING MEMBER: In addition to all of the benefits and privileges of Affiliate member-
    ship, (see below) , Sustaining Members may, upon membership acceptance, vote on any association busi-
    ness, serve as committee chairs, and be elected to office in PIA. Dues: $500 per year.
•   _____FULL MEMBER: In addition to all of the benefits and privileges of Affiliate membership, (see
    below) , Full Members may, upon membership acceptance, vote on any association business, serve as
    committee chairs, and be elected to office in PIA. Dues: $300 per year.
•   _____AFFILIATE MEMBER: Receives the Para NewsBrief and all other publications and correspon-
    dence of the Parachute Industry Association. Upon membership acceptance, may use the official PIA
    logo, attend and participate in all meetings and discussions, and serve on committees. Dues: $150 per
    year.Payment of Funds: All funds must be payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICANT:
Type of Business:
________________________________________________________________________________
How does your business relate to parachuting?
________________________________________________________________________________
Years in Business: ___________ Government Certified (TSO, Loft, etc.)? Yes _____ No ________
Credentials held by key personnel:
_______________________________________________________________________
All applicants for Full or Affiliate membership must obtain the signature of two (2) Full Member sponsors.
At least one of the sponsors must be present when the application is considered for approval. (Applicants
needing assistance in locating member sponsors may contact the Membership Committee).
Sponsor:________________________________________________________________________________
          Print or type: name, Phone, Signature
Sponsor:________________________________________________________________________________
          Print or type: name, Phone, Signature
Attach a second sheet for additional information you feel may be pertinent
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                        IMPORTANT!
          Check Your Address Label
To make sure that you continue to receive the Para NewsBrief, please take a moment and
check your mailing label, and verify your membership / subscription expiration date. The
Para NewsBrief is now sent only to current members/subscription holders.

Renewal dues and subscription fees can be sent directly to the PIA treasurer:

               Dori Bachman
               c/o Para Gear Equipment Company, Inc.
               3839 W. Oakton Street
               Skokie, IL 60076-3438

Refer to the membership application form (last page this issue) for additional information on
new membership or subscriptions.
PARATRAINING ENTERPRISES (FUL)                  <== Membership/Subscription Code
AL GRAMANDO             02/28/00                <== Expiration Date
P.O. BOX 568
PARLIN, NJ 08859-0568

<== Membership/Subscription Code
<== Expiration Date




The code on the mailing label describes the membership/subscription type and status per the
following table. Please verify this information also.
               Code            Description

               SUS             Sustaining Members
               FUL             Full Members
               AFF             Affiliate Members
               PND             Pending Applications (Voted on at next meeting)


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