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Nepalese Skydivers Jump Solo for the First Time in Pokhara

Everest Skydive in partnership with private domestic airline company Tara Air, have launched skydiving in Pokhara. Test flights were conducted successfully yesterday and today at Pokhara’s Chhine Danda. Skydivers flying on Tara Air’s Pilatus Porter aircraft leaped from 14,000 feet and landed at the site of the Pokhara International Airport ( under construction). First day’s (1st Nov 2010) action saw Everest Skydive’s main organizer and co-ordinator, Mr. Suman Pandey and Wendy Smith, plus officials from Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation taking the leap. On 2nd Nov,  three Nepalese skydivers, Phul Bahadur Tamang, Bibek Pandey & Dik Bahadur Khirsina jumped […]
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Everest Skydive 2010 Update: NEW RECORD- Skydivers Jump from 30,000 feet!

After three days of bad weather, the sky at Shyangboche finally cleared up today. Since early morning there was hectic activity at the drop zone as ESD crew and group members  prepared for the jumps. Between 8 to 9 AM (local time) the PC-6 aircraft took off. Tandem- Christopher Rainier & Tom Noonan The first lift had Christopher Rainier from Canada making a tandem jump with Tom Noonan, while Wendy Smith and Ryan Jackson jumped solo from a height of 29,500 feet. Freefalling from 30,000 feet- Nick Leventis & Tom Noonan The second lift saw British racing pro Nick Leventis […]
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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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ESD 2010 Update-British racing driver Nick Leventis Jumps from 27,500 feet

More action follows…. Nick Leventis – tandem skydiving from 27,500 feet with tandem master Kevin Hardwick British racing driver Nick Leventis is on board ESD 2010, and today he made a tandem leap from 27,500 feet above Mount Everest at Shyangboche dropzone around 13:00 hrs(local time).Accompanyning him was tandem master Kevin Hardwick. A well known personality in the racing circuit, Leventis’  Strakka Racing Team won the LMP2 class this year at the Le Mans 24 Hour Race.He is the ambassador of Global Angels and the jump was made in support of Global Angels Foundation, an international charity supporting Asia’s most […]
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Everest Skydive – May 2010, Shyangboche DropZone

The event went as follows: 16th May, 2010 – 1 lift Test jumps for Everest Skydive 2010 were performed at Shyangboche at 9:35 AM (local time). 1 solo and 2 tandem jumps were made from above 20,000 ft. Wendy Smith (New Zealand) jumped solo from 27,000 ft, while Bibek Pandey (Nepal) made a tandem jump with tandem master Tom Noonan (USA). Likewise Ful Man Tamang (Nepal) too jumped tandem with Dr. Ryan Jackson (UK). 17th May, 2010 – 2 lifts The jumps were held at 8:15 AM (local time). First Lift – James Robert (UK) & Ryan Jackson made test […]
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