In 1999, Aquaworld of Cancun, Mexico contracted McCulloh to produce a custom five (5) Passenger Skyrider Gondola for there operation.
In 1998, After successfully completing the four (4) year parasail concession contract with Walt Disney World. McCulloh launched the Parasail Safety
Council. The Parasail Safety Council (PSC) is a not-for-profit organization representing the parasailing public; dedicated to effectively raising the safety
standards of commercial parasailing with a focus on education, certification, regulation and providing a reliable source of unbiased important safety
information to the Parasail Industry and government bodies. This continued participation assures his current knowledge of the proper application and
effectiveness in all facets of the parasail industry.
In 1998, Mark McCulloh company delivered the first and only Parasail Winchboat inspection for 22 passengers using 46CFR, Section 173.095(c) for
towing vessel, which requires a complete stability study performed by a naval architect following strict stability criteria to determine whether a particular
vessel has sufficient stability while towing. Today's inspected parasail vessels use "simple stability rules" as touring vessels and would not qualify under
46CFR, Section 173.095(c) regulations.
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In 1995, Mark McCulloh was contacted by engineers from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center (NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight
research and operations) and Scaled Composites to discuss utlizing the patented riser line assembly designed by McCulloh's for his new
composite Gondola for their X-38 project. The X-38 prototype Crew Return Vehicle (CRV). The wingless CRV, when operational, would be the
first reusable human spacecraft for use in conjunction with the International Space Station. The X-38 would be manufactured by Scaled
Composites, Inc., of Mojave, California. Test flights of the prototype X-38 CRV using a parafoil and McCulloh's strap assembly is