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ESD 2010 (Autumn) – Day 3 Jumps

Friday,October 15, 2010- Shyangboche Drop Zone First Lift (8:45 AM) – 21,000 feet On the first lift, Derek Thomas(British), Roger Hoe(British) and Peter Rottele(German) made solo jumps from 21,000 feet while Klaus Leo Gachter(American) jumped tandem with tandem master Kevin Hardwick(British) from the same height. Second lift(9:10 AM)- 29,5000 feet Second lift saw the skydivers leaping from 29,500 feet. Wendy Smith(Kiwi) made a solo dive while Joan Dru Nasher(American) dived tandem with tandem master Tom Noonan(American). Third Lift(12:30 PM)- 27,000 feet The third lift had Ryan Jackson(British) making a solo leap and Klaus Leo Gachter and Tom Noonan doing tandem […]
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Everest Skydive-2010 (autumn) Begins!

And the World’s Highest Skydiving adventure Everest Skydive gets underway…. Test jumps for the Autumn edition of Everest Skydive 2010 took place at Shyangboche (12350 feet) dropzone today (13th October 2010). Derek Thomas (UK) jumped solo from 25,000 feet while tandem master Kevin Hardwick(UK) made a tandem jump with German camera flier/ television producer Alex Behse from the same height. Both the jumps were made from Tara Air’s Pilatus porter aircraft at around 12 noon(local time). Watch this space for more updates!
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