Mar 22, 2009, 12:02 PM
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Fla. POPS Big-Way Record
Crack organizer Tim Webb and a staff of World-Class plane captains led a team of seasoned big-way vets to a POPS Florida State record 84-way on Saturday at DeLand. Carey Peck, Carl Daugherty, and Larry Elmore were some of the captains. Lots of out-of-state POPS joined the Florida POPS, who came from all over the state.
Results of the first couple of jumps on Friday were sporadic. The third jump showed marked improvement, and the forth, and final jump was close enough to completion to give everyone a good feeling about the following day's chances. Luckily, the clean-living skidivers were bright-eyed and ready for the first load on Saturday morning. That one wasn't complete, but it was pretty good, and it woke everyone up. With freshened spirits, the completion came on the second dive.
Many thanks to hosts, Bob Hallet and Mike Johnston of Skydive DeLand, who made sure that all ran smoothly.
Photos soon (hopefully) in your national skydiving publication. (Sadly, not the one published in DeLand.)
The group running Skydive Deland, along with the plane captains are to be commended for keeping the cost of the record skydives as economical as possible. NO registration fee, 5 airplane formation jumps to 18,000 feet and oxygen, all for 29.00 a jump! Simply amazing! Skydive Deland ROCKS..... THANKS.........