Oct 14, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Georgia State Formation Skydiving Record:March 18th-21st:Fitzgerald,Ga.
This is to announce that an attempt will be made for a new formation skydiving record in March. The attempt will be hosted by RoamingDZ.com at the 7th annual St.Patricks Celebration Boogie. The current recognized record is 64 and has stood since 1997. We are planning a 66 way.
This is not the boogie thread.Please don't treat it as so. The offical thread will be posted next month.
If you are interested in a slot on the record attempt and believe you are qualified,please contact Fortson Rumble at:
email@example.com or: mirage62 here on DZ.com
If you have questions I'm sure myself or Fortson can answer them here.
Aircraft for this event being supplied by Skydive the Farm and Skydive Spaceland.
(This post was edited by CSpenceFLY on Oct 14, 2009, 4:54 PM)
The record jumps will start early in the morning....the muff brothers will still be asleep
Anyone who signs up will need to be ready to jump at 8:30 Friday and 9:00 Saturday. Our goal will be to get the record safely and as fast as possible. There will be plenty of lifts between our attempts!
Close to 30 confirmed, if your interested please drop me a line.
Skymama asked me to repost this as it got deleted when she was "cleaning up" some post on this thread. I have no idea what she needed to clean up but from what I hear we don't want to piss her off.
FYI worth, close to 50 on the list now. Offical invites will go out shortly.
Some more details for the record. first we are past well past 40 so far. I have to say I am surprised at the numbers coming in. All of the below is subject to change but as of now.
For the record attempt it's $20 registration fee and a $3.00 add on to a regular lift ticket. For these that are there on Thursday we will warm up. The event starts at READY to jump (tickets in hand jump suit on walking to your slot) 8:30 Friday morning. We will jump Friday and Saturday or until we get the record. AFTER the record for these that are interested we will do competition 20 ways with video.
Please keep in mind that this is a record attempt. It you sign up and get a slot your with the group until Saturday afternoon, unless you get cut.....and if you do I'll bring you a beer later!
Although jumpers from many other states will be on this record I really would hate to not have a slot for a qualified Georgia skydiver. If your waiting to apply (and your from Georgia) please drop me a note. I know it's a long time out.
Also, I've had several people think that you had to go to a "camp" to get a slot. THAT's not true at all! If you aren't known to any either Fortson, Jack or Chris or someone that we know and trust very well than someone we have jumped with might get the slot. Believe me these camps are not money makers, they are for people to get seen - and hopefully have some fun.
It looks like we are going to pull of three more camps between now and the event. One each at Skydive Atlanta,Skydive the Farm and Skydive Monroe. At least on of those may end up being formation loads. Dates will be posted here and at RoamingDZ.com under the boogie thread.
Update and info on the Georgia State record event.
There seems to be some confusion out there about the talent and scope of the attempt so I thought I would update and post a few thoughts.
∑ You do NOT have to be a Georgia resident to be on the event. The idea is nice but letís face it folks almost NO state record is made up of residents only. I donít believe there are 66 active jumpers in Georgia
∑ Invitations have not gone out. Yes, there are people who know they will get a slot. There are currently 6 or more world record holders on the listÖthey will get a slot and they know it.
∑ The skill level just wonít be there. Perhaps this is because of the POPís conflict or the camps that some of the low timers have gone to. What I can say is this is a record event. If someone isnít cutting it they will be asked to sit down. There will be some low timers that get a chance. They have proven they are worth the chance Ė we all started somewhere. BUT the average number of jumps is well over 2,000. We have several world record holders on the jump, Kaleidoscope participates, no it isnít the 400 way, itís a 66 way state record that we want to set and I believe it will be!!
∑ You have to do a camp to get on the event NOPE NADA NOWAY but if none of the plane captains know you or will endorse you - strongly- itís going to be harder to get a slot because we have a lot of people that have these endorsements.
∑ AND MY FAVORITE ONE Itís full. NOPE NADA. It will fill up. We have close to 60 on the list currently but that doesnít mean these 60 have slots. We havenít even announced the other plane captain Ė but youíll love the one we are lining up. There are plenty of slots left.
Speaking of which. If your interested in a slot please send me the following and Iíll get back in touch with you:
Name Number of jumps Largest completed formation Number of jumps in the last 6 month
I hope the above clears up some of the confusion. Please feel free to PM me or contact me with any questions at Fortson@rose.net Iíll be more than glad to help.
Thought that it might be a good time to announce the plane captains for the record. These guys are making my life a lot easier. They all have tons of experience and each will be helping their plane to be the best possible.
Jack Donovan Ė Lead Plane +2,800 jumps 25 years jumping +250 One hundred way formation jumps 400 way World record holder
Scott Franklin Ė Right Trail + 4,000 jumps 19 years jumping 3 World records 300/357/CRW National four way competitor
Jonathon Perl Ė Left Trail + 3,300 jumps 25 years jumping 4 World records 246/300/357/400
Bill Knowles Landon Bryan
If you interested in a slot please contact me at Fortson@rose.net The formation has been designed and we are starting to slot people that have shown the desire and talent to be on this. More details to follow.