are the Kaleidoscope Dives?
Worth and his World Team
was created and the first plans were made in 2001, NSL President Kurt Gaebel
contacted Worth and asked him if he was interested in managing the big-ways
for the new event.
Dives manager BJ Worth at Fantasy of Flight
BJ Worth and Kurt Gaebel have known
each other for several years, mostly through their common interest in the
development of the sport. BJ Worth has been serving for the International
Parachuting Commission (IPC) for a long time, he was the IPC President
for many years, and he is still IPC President of Honor.
BJ Worth is also a former
world champion in 8-way Formation Skydiving competition. He won world meet
gold medals with his legendary US team Mirror Image in the late 70's. Former
8-way team mate Roger Ponce De Leon is still one of BJ's team captains
at the Kaleidoscope Dives.
Dive at SkyQuest 2005
Last not least, BJ Worth has also
been responsible for several skydiving stunts in mainstream movies. His
doubles for Mr. James Bond have always been some of the most popular scenes
in Hollywood. The most famous one is probably the jump from the Eiffel
Tower in Paris, France.
BJ liked the idea of the
multiple-discipline event and agreed. He also saw the Kaleidoscope Dives
as a great opportunity to train with his current World Team members and
prepare potentially new candidates. BJ Worth always brings his high-profile
team captains, so he can guarantee professional planning, jump preparations
and debriefing for all participants. As a result, the Kaleidoscope Dives
have been a crucial and exciting part of SkyQuest.