Jan 19, 2009, 10:09 AM
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Ukraine Wingsuit Boogie 2009 (and the 2008 video:)
Boogietime! 23 June - 28 June For the second year in a row the dropzone in Boroyanka, Ukraine is organising a big Wingsuit boogie. Phoenix Fly instructors Lutz Lüdtke and Jarno Cordia (thats me) will be there all week for First Flight Courses and Load Organising.
All jumps will be properly briefed, and video from the jump will be debriefed afterward with tips on flying. Its also possible to receive 1 on 1 coaching on any part of your flying you'd want help with. Be it flips, rolls, docks, exits or backflying.
Last year the focus was on FFCs mostly, but all of those birds have been jumping for a full year since then. And we'll also be joined by jumpers from the rest of europe, so this time we will also offer some serious flocking for those looking for that! We're aiming to make some nice formations during the week, and hope everyone is eager to join us!
Partytime! After jumping is done, the gear is put away and the glasses of Wodka come out. If you thought you could drink, or had any idea on what Party means. Allow the people of Ukraine to make you feel like you are in school again and give you a proper lesson in drinking.
The dropzone Located roughly an hours drive away from Kiev Intl. airport, the dropzone features a nice closed packing area, food stand, big landing area and plenty of room for out landings (which means Wodka! in Ukraine, instead of Beer!)
AirCraft There will be at least one, but most likely two L-410 AirCraft (aka Turbolets) ready to swing jumpers up to 13.000ft These airplanes have a nice high tail, and good exit speeds which means its possible to fly with the aircraft for quite a while if done right. So something to enjoy or work on during the week!
Like last year, there might be some impromptu MI-8 chopper jumps as well, but thats more or less an unplanned surprise on behalf of the military, which we wont know untill we are actually there. The organisation is also looking at MAYBE offering some specials such as a Balloon jump, but much like the MI-8 Helicopter. This is not certain, and should be treated as a bonus on top of whats already going to be a an awesome week.
Demo suits Next to the dropzones' local fleet of demo suits, Lutz and I will also be bringing the full line of PF suits for everyone to fly and try during the boogie. Both for first flights, or people eyeballing a certain model. This will be your chance. Of course we will also be there to talk and listen in case of questions, comments or suggestions.
Prices Due to the financial crisis, Ukrainian currency is at a low. Though bad for the people in the Ukraine, this means that (at the moment) jumptickets only cost 8 to 10 euros for people traveling to the boogie from elsewhere in Europe. A price you'll find hard to beat anywhere in Europe. Though this might change of course depending on how the econemy fares the coming months. Nice cheap airline tickets can be bought via http://www.wizzair.com and other budget airlines.
If there is more information, Ill post it here. But for now...here is the mandatory 'list';