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Don Mayer's Parachute Shop


Founded in 1973 by Don Mayer, Parachute Shop is backed with 38 + years of industry experience. A Master Parachute Rigger and FAA Parachute Rigger Examiner as well as a Commercial Multi-Engine Pilot and Tow Pilot with 2,000+ skydiver jumps. Don has been a Strong authorized dealer for over 35 years and has extensive experience with Strong parachute systems. 
The Parachute Shop is a full time parachute facility providing top-notch parachute packing, repair & services along with great customer support. All our Senior and Master Parachute Riggers are jumpers and are up to date with the latest packing instructions, AD’s and Service Bulletins. Through our commitment, experience, and expertise Don Mayer’s Parachute Shop has established a first class business reputation and first class relationship with our customers that will last a lifetime!
Best Regards, 
Don Mayer

Parachute Shop FAA Master Parachute Rigger/Examiner 
Pepperell Airport, 165 Nashua Rd, Pepperell, Ma 01463
(978) 433-8550, Fax: (978) 433-3274, Cell: (603) 897-5326
email: donmayer@parachuteshop.com

Wings & Wheels


Soaring Supplies
Wings and Wheels has been serving general aviation and the soaring community for more than 20 years!
They have the largest and most comprehensive inventory of sailplane and soaring supplies in the USA! Nearly everything you find is in stock and can ship the same day!

WINGS AND WHEELS Soaring Supplies
2049 Shadyside Road, Lakewood, NY 14750
Telephone (716)763-3213 
Fax (716)763-3214 
email: tim@wingsandwheels.com

Hooker Harness


Custom Harnesses
Hooker Harness, Inc. was founded by innovator Jack Hooker. Jack began producing seatbelts and shoulder harnesses in New York in the early 1970's. During the early years Jack produced a variety of harnesses primarily for the aviation industry. Through the years, Hooker Harness has become the most well known and respected producer of Aerobatic seatbelts and shoulder harnesses. The aviation background in harness production provided the foundation for Hooker Harnesses emergence into the racing industry.

Military Freefall Solutions


Military Freefall Solutions (MFS) is a Veteran-Owned, operated and staffed small business. Headquartered in San Diego, CA with a tactical parachute training facility located on the California / Arizona border. MFS specializes in providing military parachute training and heavy drop support services as well as JPADS training and aircraft support to the U.S. military and foreign special forces.

Pennsylvania Parachute Company


Pilot Emergency Parachutes
Pennsylvania Parachute Company has been serving general aviation and the soaring community for over than 20 years. All of our riggers are Master Parachute Riggers specializing in both civilian designed pilot emergency parachutes and military parachutes.

We have been an authorized dealer for Strong Enterprises for over 20 years. In addition to sales and repacking services we also do major and minor repairs.

Pennsylvania Parachute Company
PO Box 240 
Mt. Bethel, PA 18343
Telephone (610) 317-2536
email: papara@ptd.net

Uffe's Hopp Shop


Uffe's Hope Shop began one April day 1981. The small trading company started in a small studio and included a telephone, a desk and obviously Uffe himself. The small trading company grew in popularity and became larger. Uffe's Hope Shop can today boast of a staff, who are all active in jumping. Together they scraped together 12,500 jumps and 30 Gold, silver and bronze medals, not to mention a number of world records. Not only do they sell goods, they use them!

TransAir Flight Equipment


Transair is Europe's largest and most respected supplier of flight equipment and pilot supplies. Now trading for over 26 years, Transair has earned a reputation for providing quality aviation products at affordable prices, with a service level which is unrivalled in the industry. Transair supplies the entire aviation industry with their flight equipment from General Aviation pilots, flight training centres through to commercial airlines and the military in more than 120 countries World-wide.

Para Centro LoCarno


PARA CENTRO LOCARNO is located in Ticino, Switzerland. For over 40 years they have provided the ultimate surroundings for the sport of skydiving. Material and equipment for both skydivers and pilots can be discussed with our rigging professionals daily. The website offers a live web-cam!


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Skydive Caorlina

Friend DZ

1903 King Air Dr
Chester, SC 29706
Phone: (803) 581-JUMP


Friend DZ

Very High Altitude
Located in Kappelen Switzerland. SwissBoogie offers training and tandem jumps for those wanting to jump in beautiful surroundings, with a professional team of instructors.

Ohio Skydiving Center

Friend DZ

The Ohio Skydiving Center is truly a family-owned and operated business. Owners Chris and Tara Chapman have a combined total of over 8,000 jumps and 40 years of experience in the sport between them. They are passionate about the sport and sharing the knowledge they've learned with all who visit their skydive center.
Website: www. ohioskydivingcenter.com

The Parachute Industry Association

Industry Association

PIA is comprised of companies and individuals united by a common desire to improve business opportunities in this segment of aviation. PIA actively pursues many technical, safety, and promotional projects that benefit its members and the industry it serves.

The United States Parachute Association

Industry Association

The United States Parachute Association (USPA) is a voluntary membership organization of individuals who enjoy and support the sport of skydiving. The purpose of USPA is three-fold: to promote safe skydiving through training, licensing, and instructor qualification programs; to ensure skydiving’s rightful place on airports and in the airspace system, and to promote competition and record-setting programs.