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October 13, 1995 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-10-13

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What he does when he is in flight is almost

incredible. His name is Patrick De Gayardon and

he is the champion of all forms of parachuting,

with more than six thousand jumps to date. The

sa■■ ••••

Patrick De Gayardon
Amidst The Rocks,
Into the Void.

discipline that fascinates him most is the Base

Jump, the jump in free fall from a fixed base,

opening the parachute at the last possible

moment. De Gayardon jumps from high rocky

peaks and covers hundreds of feet at

unbelievable speeds. Chilling flights, almost

vertical, for a period of time that seems to never

end, and then, finally, the parachute opens. De

Gayardon has acquired exceptional control of

his emotions thanks to constant training, and also

to the desire to push himself further and further.

Beyond what is considered possible. With him,

ready to meet any challenge, is his Sector SGE

650 Chrono. The features: Swiss quartz

movement with date; counters for hours, minutes,

seconds and 1/10 seconds; water resistant to

990 feet; sapphire crystal; stainless steel case

and bracelet.








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