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goneswoopen  (D 813)

Jan 28, 2008, 1:13 AM
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FAI has givin us word that we will be host the 2008 canopy piloting world championship. The event will take palce in November at Pretoria Skydive Club ,Wonderboom Airport in the north of Pretoria. The field elevation is around 4100' so should be a record crushing meet.
Where looking forward to seeing you all in SA
Rob


Peej  (B 2456)

Jan 28, 2008, 5:16 AM
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THAT'S AWESOME! Smile Congrats to you guys! Cool


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jan 28, 2008, 5:58 AM
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What dates?


selwynj  (D License)

Jan 28, 2008, 7:29 AM
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Hey Ian,
Dates: : Thursday 19th November 2008 Sunday 23rd November 2008
Opening ceremony 18th November 2008.
Hope to see you all here.


(This post was edited by selwynj on Jan 28, 2008, 7:31 AM)


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jan 28, 2008, 9:07 AM
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Not sure how the selection process will go with this years Nationals (USA) being at the end of August. I was actually going to be in SA in December, but if this is going on, and a I qualify, then I'll bump the trip up a few weeks to make this.

Blues,
Ian


ErwinBDJ  (D 123456)

Jan 28, 2008, 9:14 AM
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Do I hear any Dutch competitors in the house?????
Or am I the only one??

Ps ze verstaan hier nederlands!

Wink

Erwin BDJ
Skydive Texel.


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raymod2  (D 25630)

Jan 28, 2008, 10:12 AM
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I was told that the USPA will select the top eight pilots from the most recent US Nationals. Therefore, the event in Colorado in August will determine who goes.


jayfreefly  (D 20334)

Jan 28, 2008, 11:20 AM
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FYI, There is a petition to the USPA in place set a minimum time between the selection meet and the world level competition. Not sure if this will effect this selection process or not but it is directly related to this issue. I'm sure more info on this will be available soon.


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jan 28, 2008, 1:16 PM
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Yeah that's what I had heard too Jay. I can't lie and say that, selfishly, I hope it doesn't change this year. At least then there's a chance I can go and compete on my home soil Smile

Blues,
Ian


gainer  (D 800)

Jan 28, 2008, 1:23 PM
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ja ons verstaan, met eish


berchtoldaj  (D License)

Jan 28, 2008, 4:48 PM
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In reply to:
Yeah that's what I had heard too Jay. I can't lie and say that, selfishly, I hope it doesn't change this year.

I have a selfish side that grees with you as well Ian. Because I would love to go compete as well, but I agree with the ideals of the plans for the minimum 100%. and the top 8 from last year are pretty damn strong.

Al


Premier ianmdrennan  (D 25821)
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Jan 28, 2008, 8:00 PM
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and the top 8 from last year are pretty damn strong.

Absolutely - but to me, it's the difference between a chance, and no chance Smile


kamalasound  (D License)

Jan 29, 2008, 2:05 AM
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Italians will be attending.
Is there a restiriction to how many athletes a representative can send?


Peej  (B 2456)

Jan 29, 2008, 2:40 AM
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Correct me if i'm wrong but i think it's eight per nation.


pierre3636  (B 2466)

Jan 29, 2008, 1:08 PM
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that make my weeeeeek ! awsome news - cant wait CoolCoolCool


michaelqld

Jan 29, 2008, 1:18 PM
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8 competitors from each country.

Hey Rob when and where are the South African CP Nationals?


proswooper  (D 27048)

Jan 29, 2008, 1:37 PM
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Howsit Rob

Thats great news.

I hope the gate will be open at the fence if distance goes that way!!!

It is a beautiful Dropzone and any one who can go even to just spectate should do so. camping available on site with bunks and bar. awesome awesome place. i lost several days to this dropzone!!


kameraflyr  (D 20455)

Jan 29, 2008, 2:31 PM
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Yeah that's what I had heard too Jay. I can't lie and say that, selfishly, I hope it doesn't change this year.

What is this proposed ruling and what does it mean to this years Nationals and competitors?
I am appearently unaware...... (I know I am asking for a comment/quote on that statement)


selwynj  (D License)

Jan 29, 2008, 10:31 PM
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Hey Vaughanie,
Venue : Pretoria Skydiving Club
Date : 2008-06-14 08:00:00 To 2008-06-17. www.para.co.za. Hope some guys can join us.


selwynj  (D License)

Jan 29, 2008, 10:35 PM
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Hi Paul,
We will be running the course from west to east ie no fence to deal with. There are also some alterations that will be made. Hope to see all here for a good time.


bergh  (C 1649)

Jan 29, 2008, 11:29 PM
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Here is a google earth referrence for Pretoria Skydiving Club.
Attachments: Pretoria Skydiving Club.kmz (0.65 KB)


Peej  (B 2456)

Jan 30, 2008, 12:44 AM
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Selwyn, will our top eight be selected from this years nationals?


selwynj  (D License)

Jan 30, 2008, 1:26 AM
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PJ,
We have a selection committee and will use nationals as reference. Hope to get all the swoopers there.


Peej  (B 2456)

Jan 30, 2008, 3:03 AM
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Cool, thanks man.


superstu  (D License)

Jan 30, 2008, 10:19 AM
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What is this proposed ruling and what does it mean to this years Nationals and competitors?
I am appearently unaware...... (I know I am asking for a comment/quote on that statement)

It's basically asking the USPA to have a definitive time lapse between a selection event (ie US Nationals) and the world event. right now if there is a US nationals right before the world event then that is a selection event. this means there are possibilities that competitors who qualify will not be able to go because they can't get organized in time. this is what happened to a few people this past year, even those on the US team that went to the world cup had to put in an extension request so they wouldn't be charged a late fee on registration because US nationals was only 6 weeks before the world cup. there are many more reasons to do this, all of which are listed in a written article that will be presented to the USPA at the BOD meeting this Feb. 8-9.

i don't know what this years US Nationals will mean, but we all should know in about a week i'm guessing.


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