Feb 2, 2010, 10:56 AM
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CarolinaFest 2010 - Skydive Carolina
Skydive Carolina proudly announces CarolinaFest 2010! After an amazing 2009, we invite you to join us for a great week offering some of the best load organizers in the world from the east coast to the west coast! We have lots of things in store. Here are some of the highlights:
Amy Chmelecki Melanie Curtis Kirk Verner The Brothers Gray Simon 'Bones' Palacio Joey Freeman Jan Lane Team Carolina Turbo XP Chris Wagner Freefly Coaching with Team Scarecrow Pepe Rodriguez
We get companies to sponsor Twin Otter loads which equates to hundreds of free jumps given away. It's the one thing that every single jumper regardless of discipline wants to have. In 2009 we gave away more than 300 free jumps!
Casa 212 Super Otter Helicopter Hot Air Balloons (possible King Air to handle additional aircraft needs)
Committed as of 2/2/1010 (several more pending scheduling) Aerodyne Cookie Composites EG SKY Mirage Systems Performance Designs UPT Vector
Free Beer Included with Registration Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday Night Rodriguez Brothers Initiations Film Festival on Saturday Night Theme Night
Camping is free. 8 place shower house available for those camping or bringing RV's RV Slots with hookups are already sold out, however RV Parking is free.
For more information visit: http://www.carolinafestboogie.com
Now well hey wait a minute... did you just say... free beer?
It's like you truly know what skydivers want. Brilliant!
And wait a minute again, did you say FREE otter loads? Like people don't even need jump tickets? What's the catch? Where are the strings attached? Surely you couldn't mean that skydivers can get on multiple plane loads for FREE for just showing up to a boogie!
Don't say that nothing is free......we've got free at C-Fest Baby! Just an update: we've just secured another load sponsor today. We are currently at 88 comped slots with more in the pipeline. Check out the 'Free Jumps' link at the CarolinaFest website. Shall be a grand time.....!!!
Another CarolinaFest Update: Thank you to Doggy Styles Mobile Grooming for sponsoring a load at this year's CarolinaFest, bringing our current sponsored load total to 5 or 110 free slots. This is Doggy Styles' second year sponsoring a load and we appreciate their support! We are working with more companies to bring more! Don't forget the free loads will be offered on Thursday morning and Saturday morning of the event.
CarolinaFest...it slices, it dices, it repels water...you'll get a Shamwow and a SlapChop in your boogie bag! Not only do we have more free loads to be announced but any regular Joe Skydiver can jump with........Simon Bones Palacio! Simon, please hold your autograph sessions until after the jump!
Things are coming together nicely for the event and we are very excited to be seeing old friends and new. A lot of things are well-organized and we are still working to bring more value to this event for everyone. We recognize the expense everyone goes through just to attend a boogie and our aim is provide a safe event, a fun event, and bring good value by offering the opportunity to jump on someone else's dime (two free jumps will offset your registration fee), a quality boogie bag and of course a strong organizer lineup. All that being said, we'll be at the Expo next week - please say hi if you'll be down there.
Great question on the free loads. Here's what we've got:
First come first serve at manifest with the following stipulations:
1. Rig must be packed in order to manifest. (must have rig with you when manifesting, but you do not need to be geared up). 2. Cannot manifest more than 3 loads out. 3. Others cannot manifest for you, nor can you manifest others. Everyone must manifest for themselves.
The best time to catch the free loads is on Thursday if you can make it. The first year we did this, we had a young lady who was a very fast packer and she made 5 free jumps.
Not much to it really. The Thursday loads will go on call at 8:00am. Saturday's loads will go on call at 7:00am.
I'd like to remind everyone to pre-register if you're for sure that you are coming. We plan to cap attendance at a around 300 to ensure that wait times for aircraft are not long, the opportunity to jump with LO's is fair and that the opportunity to get at least one free jump for everyone is there and the event can be managed properly without overextending resources. (That sentence may qualify as a run-on). In other words, we are wanting to ensure everyone enjoys a quality boogie which will diminish if too many are on-site. Hopefully, we'll get 300 jumpers, but based on pre-registration numbers now with three months to go, that's the number we are planning for.
Which year are you thinking of Pops? Last year I clearly remember only fun jumpers getting on those free loads and every promised slot was given away. I was there up and ready to go every morning. Maybe you're thinking of an older year where a separate and unrelated boogie organizer attempted to merge boogies?
As far as my memory serves, it was pretty easy. You walk up to the table with your rig and your buddies, manifest for the load, and get on without paying a dime. Is it possible one's memory degrades with age?
Just because you put smileys in it doesn't mean that it's humorous. It was definitely a dig.
Last year, there was a lot of negativity between the CarolinaFest and SkyFest supporters. We're not having that this year. This is a warning for everyone to keep things positive in both threads. If I have to remove anything, you may be banned without further warnings.
Yes, there has always been a boogie in June at Chester, you can do your research, it was the Rodriguez Brothers boogie.
FREE loads, we already had aorund 10 loads sponsored for the original Rodriguez Brothers boogie by the time Skyfest decided to move to Chester. If i recall this was already explained on last years discussions and even you agreed that we introduced FREE loads and that Skyfest introduced FREE jumps.
So lets leave out all the negative thoughts behind and move forward. Boogies are a place for people to join together have fun and leave all the real life politics, stress and crap at home, which is probably what many of us do every weekend on our way to the dz.