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gemini  (D 24349)

May 15, 2008, 2:14 PM
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Jumpers are arriving and making fun jumps. About 15 or so POPS on-site this afternoon. It is looking like we will have a very good group this year.

Stay tuned!


BillyVance  (D 18895)

May 15, 2008, 2:45 PM
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Tell John Woo I said hello! Oh, and don't yell at him. It won't work. LaughLaughLaugh

Is Fred Goebel and Charl de Villiers also on it? What about David Armstrong?


HSPScott  (D 22285)

May 16, 2008, 6:49 AM
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Good luck and have a great event.


jsaxton  (D 26818)

May 16, 2008, 9:28 AM
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Good Luck Jim. Tell the fellas I wish I could be there.


kallend  (D 23151)

May 18, 2008, 4:56 AM
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Any news?


Premier wmw999  (D 6296)

May 18, 2008, 7:16 PM
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Saturday was some of the best fun I've had in years in skydiving. No POPS record (ceiling about 10,000 ft), but we did one-otter 20 ways, and then 3-otter 30 ways. Mostly completions, including a 3-pt 30-way from a little under 10,000 feet.

SOS also got a 4 (I think) point 10-way to make a new Texas record.

Unfortunately, the POPS suffered from a dearth of people, and got neither the number record, nor the sequential record.

But, ya know -- those jumps on Saturday pretty much made up for it! Kudos to all the captains and to Spaceland for being flexible and trying to keep us entertained. It was either jump or creeper races Tongue

Wendy W.


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Lindsey  (D 17865)

May 18, 2008, 7:28 PM
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oh MAN! That sounds like a blast! Wish I could've given y'all our weather, because as nice as it is to sit out in the sun, it's not particularly productive. Glad y'all had a great time!

linz


gemini  (D 24349)

May 18, 2008, 8:20 PM
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The jumps on Friday and Saturday were spectacular!

The 60-ways had 2-0ut (which kept a few others from docking, but in their slots), 1-out, 1-out, 2-out.

The 20-ways and 30-ways completed as Wendy indicated all from less than 10k. Formations were flat and without tension. Included 2 30-ways each from 3 airplanes which was really a lot of fun.

The 63-way on Sunday morning did not go as well. After a weather hold due to clouds, we got to go to 18k and it looked to me like people over amped. We had a coupla' bumps that put people low and had a base funnel that slowed the speed which caused people to go low.

On the 2nd jump a 62-way, a pilot error caused the left trail to miss the exit and not make the formation. The formation looked good with the jumpers from the lead and rigt trail plane.

On the third jump a 62-way, people really over amped knowing it was our last jump. Had a few more low and the whackers were really moving around and floating.

Many thanks to all the jumpers who attended the event and to the captains Carey Peck, Tim Wieble, Scott Elmer, Harry Hopkins and Kimbo Godwin for a great event even with the weather issues.

Next we are all on to Illinois. Take it John!


jsaxton  (D 26818)

May 18, 2008, 9:00 PM
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Good try guys! Sorry about the weather.


Scrumpot  (D License)

May 20, 2008, 6:15 AM
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Hey Jim - Thanks for a GREAT event!!

It was an honor and a pleasure to be a particpant with such a GREAT GROUP, and I look forward to coming back out in the future as well. Cool

Blue Skies, and GO POPS!
-Grant


Scrumpot  (D License)

May 20, 2008, 6:47 AM
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P.S. ...

Did not the 3-point 30-way executed from 9800ft. get categorized as a record? I had thought that it did.

In any case GREAT EVENT still!! And not enough kudo's could possibly be bestowed upon the organizers, hosting DZ, and captains especially. Thank you again Jim, for an absolutley fantastically put together event! Cool

Blues,
-Grant


kallend  (D 23151)

May 21, 2008, 8:09 AM
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In reply to:
P.S. ...

Did not the 3-point 30-way executed from 9800ft. get categorized as a record? I had thought that it did.

In any case GREAT EVENT still!! And not enough kudo's could possibly be bestowed upon the organizers, hosting DZ, and captains especially. Thank you again Jim, for an absolutley fantastically put together event! Cool

Blues,
-Grant

Illinois POPS did a 3 point 44 way in 2002. The POPS organization apparently doesn't recognize sequential records.

Illinois POPS 2008 (84 way) is coming up. A few openings left if anyone's interested.


Scrumpot  (D License)

May 21, 2008, 9:05 AM
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Yeah, but did you do yours from under 10k AGL? Tongue

Oh well.

Your date conflicts with Relative Work (family) obligations of the other kind, that I can not get out of, I'm afraid. Maybe see you in October though John. Good luck with your attempts in July! GO GET 'EM!!! Smile

Blues,
-Grant


Scrumpot  (D License)

May 21, 2008, 11:34 AM
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Oh yeah, just another quick "PS" to this...

I was aware that POPS PREVIOUSLY did not have any recognition of a Sequential Category. However, wasn't that just recently changed, or added? Wasn't this too, what the February Eloy, AZ event was all about? To get recognized, establish, then set the 1st recognized POPS Bigway Sequential WR?

This is at least in part, what I had thought!

Because Eloy POPS in Feb was unable to successfully turn a pre-declared sequential jump - the record then, there was not set.

My understanding though is that here in TX, with what we JUST did however - HAS now done this.

Because there was no officially recognized record category for this previously, does not mean that there is not one now though, right? Again, at least it was my understanding that this is in part what we were there (just this past Feb in Eloy, and now last weekend in TX) to do. To establish, then set - and have recognized this new record category.

I know too, that this is what all who were on that jump, and the 2 separate teams out of the 3 T/O's of that flight-load who pre-declared then attempted it, were certainly going for! FWIW.

Blues,
-Grant


(This post was edited by Scrumpot on May 21, 2008, 11:43 AM)


kallend  (D 23151)

May 21, 2008, 1:47 PM
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In reply to:

Because there was no officially recognized record category for this previously, does not mean that there is not one now though, right? Again, at least it was my understanding that this is in part what we were there (just this past Feb in Eloy, and now last weekend in TX) to do. To establish, then set - and have recognized this new record category.

I know too, that this is what all who were on that jump, and the 2 separate teams out of the 3 T/O's of that flight-load who pre-declared then attempted it, were certainly going for! FWIW.

Good luck. We sent our 44 way video to POPS and didn't get anywhere.

So if you do, it will be in the knowledge that someone else did a bigger one firstTongue


jsaxton  (D 26818)

May 21, 2008, 2:28 PM
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In reply to:
So if you do, it will be in the knowledge that someone else did a bigger one firstTongue

You're mean Wink


rehmwa  (D 12816)

May 21, 2008, 3:01 PM
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[replyIllinois POPS 2008 (84 way) is coming up. A few openings left if anyone's interested.
which weekend?


gemini  (D 24349)

May 21, 2008, 5:41 PM
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the 84 way is july 4th weekend



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