The 10th April 2000 was the 40th anniversary of the first jumps made by the Scottish Parachute Club. This page covers some of the aspects of the 40th anniversary events at the club.
'The Scotsman' newspaper, Saturday 8th April 2000 by Felicity Martin
'Skydiving' magazine March 2000 by Andrew Hilton
The Open Week
In August the club was open for a full week as usual in the summer, but this year to celebrate the anniversary we had some very special guests at the club -
The club had the Turbine G92 aircraft from Target Skysports during the week, which flew us to 14000 feet every time. Vast amounts of jumping and learning took place - all the coaches managed about 60 jumps each whilst providing superb coaching and motivation to the club members.
The club received these words from the family of Doctor Charles Robertson, our founding member. These were duly conveyed to the membership at the Annual General Meeting on 25th November 2000 in Auchterarder.
"Greetings, Members and
Guests of the Scottish Parachute Club on the most
happy occasion of the 40th anniversary. We, the family of the founder, Dr. Charles Alexander Robertson all join you
as one to extend our best wishes and congratulations to each and every one
present and those who cannot be present. It goes without saying that we are
thrilled that the club is alive and well. the sport has indeed evolved
Andrew and Shirley lived up to their promise and visited the club for two weekends in December. Andrew also made a tandem jump with John Reid.
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