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    FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting and European CPC Results

    The 8th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting and 4th European Canopy Piloting Championships took place between the 24th and 30th of August in Farnham, Quebec. The event sought to establish the winners in the World Cup Canopy Piloting and the winners of the Continental European Champions in Canopy Piloting.
    The event kicked off day one with the first load starting early. Speed would be the first category that would take place, with the first round finishing at around 09:00, giving way to a short refuel break before the jumpers headed back up for round 2. Despite the cloud around, conditions were still suitable for jumping. Round 3 of speed finished at around lunch, whereafter the focus shifted to the distance category. One round of distance was completed before the day was called.
    On the second day, a combination of low cloud and winds kept jumpers on the ground and no rounds were done.
    Despite initial mist early in the morning, day 3 got underway as scheduled. First up for the day would be 2 rounds of accuraccy, followed by 2 rounds of distance and then the final accuracy round, leaving only the final round of distance to be done on the final day.
    Weather was great on the final day of jumps and the final distance round had been completed already by mid-morning, leaving the rest of the day for the prize giving and the closing ceremony.
    Event Results - Overall




    Pos


    Nat


    Name


    Accuracy


    Distance


    Speed


    Total




    1


    USA


    Nick Batsch


    278.791


    263.813


    293.872


    836.476




    2


    ESP


    Pablo Hernandez Moll


    294.791


    263.813


    265.065


    815.886




    3


    USA


    Curtis Bartholomew


    300.00


    247.461


    255.863


    803.324




    4


    USA


    Greg Windmiller


    252.990


    258.623


    270.899


    782.512




    5


    USA


    Justin Price


    285.010


    220.522


    273.996


    779.528



    Speed




    Pos


    Nat


    Name


    Round 1


    Round 2


    Round 3


    Total




    1


    USA


    Nick Batsch


    100


    100


    93.872


    293.872




    2


    USA


    Justin Price


    84.210


    92.593


    97.193


    273.996




    3


    USA


    Greg Windmiller


    77.531


    98.953


    94.415


    270.899



    Distance




    Pos


    Nat


    Name


    Round 1


    Round 2


    Round 3


    Total




    1


    UAE


    Cornelia Mihai


    91.175


    77.409


    100


    268.584




    2


    USA


    Nick Batsch


    100


    100


    63.813


    263.813




    3


    USA


    Greg Windmiller


    81.595


    91.551


    85.477


    258.623



    Accuracy




    Pos


    Nat


    Name


    Round 1


    Round 2


    Round 3


    Total




    1


    USA


    Curtis Bartholomew


    100.00


    100.00


    100.00


    300.00




    2


    ITA


    Mario Fattoruso


    98.958


    100.000


    96.000


    294.958




    3


    ESP


    Pablo Hernandez Moll


    94.791


    100.000


    100.000


    294.791


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    Polish 100-Way National Record

    Some jumps are supposed to be a part of skydiving history, and this jump was one of them, with 100 polish skydivers creating a white-red formation.
    This week was the hottest in the year at 38 C degrees. The day consisted of 4 skyvans and 1 cessna waiting with engines on, FS suits, helmets, rigs and full sun over beautiful Klatovy airfield. 100 skydivers did their best to focus on the job - which took 8 tries before it was successfully completed. On the 9th load the formation was built, kept strong and everyone from the ground could see the white-red flag in the sky.







    This would never happen without dedication, discipline, self-control and only one goal in mind. And it all came together with the dedication of skydivers, organizers, dropzone staff, cameramen, load organizers, manifest, packers and sponsors.
    This way Poland is the 8th country in the world to successfully complete a 100-way national FS record (only Polish citizens)!












    Congratulations to all those involved.
    It is also worth mentioning that on Monday there was another record beaten: that of the 34-way of Polish women's FS formation. Girl power at its best! Congrats, ladies!
    Organizers:

    Dariusz “Dafi” Filipowski

    Jarosław “Widget” Shot

    Maciej “Heniek” Węgrzecki
    Camerateam:

    Jarosław “Widget” Shot

    Jacek “Grabarz” Grabowski

    Sebastian Lewandowski
    Load Organizers:

    Dariusz “Dafi” Filipowski

    Marek Nowakowski

    Sebastian Dratwa
    Safety Officer:

    Maciej “Mahoo” Machowicz
    FAI judges:

    Grzegorz Świerad

    Maciej Antkowiak

    Mariusz Puchała

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    Report From Baltic Boogie 2015

    Baltic Boogie takes place every year in July in Poland, on peninsula Hel. Only few days a year skydivers can gather in this specific place to benefit from spectacular views and awesome jumps over Baltic Sea.


    The temporary dropzone is located just in the middle of the narrow piece of land. The landing area is really tiny, wind conditions are often demanding - after all paradise for surfers equates to a lot of waiting for skydivers, which is why there is a jump limit (100 or higher, depending on current conditions) and only licensed skydivers are allowed to jump.



    However, despite these limitations, the place really is awesome for jumping. Blue to the left, blue to the right and blue above! For some skydivers even one single jump over Jastarnia is worth showing up for. For this year the organizers put a limit of 80 slots, which was booked within 3 weeks from registration opening. Skydivers from 7 countries invaded the northern part of Poland and - more important - the sky above it. Germany, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden, Netherlands, France, UK and Spain.



    Performance Designs brought demo canopies, Gregor van den Eynden (Sonic Flywear) and Jared Harris (Flyspot windtunnel) were taking care of load organizing, so when it actually was possible to jump, plane was going up and down all day long, right up until sunset.


    "If only the weather was more skydive-friendly I would be very happy" - says Sebastian Dratwa, boogie organizer - "But we’ve put a lot of work to prepare everything and the time when we were jumping was amazing. Thanks everyone for coming and see you next year!"
    All pictures have been gathered and prepared by Kuba Konwent, but it's a common work of many skydivers: Kuba Konwent, Carlos (Artur Karwowski), Jared Harris, Sebastian Dratwa, Grzegorz Ciesielski and Marta Molinska.

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    2015 Patriot's Boogie at Skydive Arizona

    Image by Brandon Atwood Skydive Arizona is hosting the 6th Annual Patriot’s Boogie that benefits the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. The SOWF provides full scholarships, and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel killed in operations or training. The SOWF also provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families.
    $25 Registration – Skydive AZ will match and donate 100% to SOWF

    $20 of each Tandem skydive made during the boogie will be donated to the SOWF

    $2 of each Lift Ticket during the boogie will be donated to SOWF
    Registration includes a t-shirt, BBQ, and supports the SOWF.
    In addition, a raffle is being held. Win 1-hour of Free tunnel time including coaching! $20/raffle ticket and may be purchased at Skydive Arizona’s manifest office or Skyventure Arizona’s main office or the Bent Prop. Ticket sales begin May 29th and the drawing will be held Sunday, July 5th, 2015.
    Load Organizers:

    Sara Curtis, Steve Curtis and Ty Losey of Arizona Arsenal

    Thiago Gomes and Niklas Hemlin of Arizona Airspeed

    Arizona X-Force

    AZTC
    Planes:

    Skyvans & Otters
    Games:

    Swoop Bowling – a Saturday afternoon of fun watching swoopers knock down inflatable bowling pins (or join the fun if you’re a competent swooper!)

    Pool Party (Sat 7/4) – pool volleyball, beer pong and slip-n-slide-chug (teams of 4 racing by running down & sliding down to chug a beer, fastest team wins!)

    FREE BBQ for those who registered!

    FREE boogie beer for those who registered!
    Prizes for slip-n-slide chug: Jump Tickets, key chains, stickers & Bent Prop Certificates in cool goodie bags.
    During the event, win awesome prizes from Innovative Parachute Technologies, Ouragan Suits, NZ Aerosports and more for submitting the best patriotic skydiving photo. Submissions need to be entered to melissa@skydiveAZ.com
    Join us for the Saturday, July 4th Free BBQ and pool party after jumping. And of course, free boogie beer!
    For event info: http://www.skydiveaz.com/experienced/events/detail/2015/07/04/default-calendar/patriot's-boogie

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    Swoop Challenge Round Up and Results

    The best skydivers in the world had an epic day in Copenhagen taking part in the first professional freestyle skydiving contest ever held in the heart of a major city. The Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational, took place on the famous Copenhagen Lakes, Friday the 12th June. A total of 19 international athletes from 11 countries participated, 16 of them making it to the final in Copenhagen.
    70,000+ spectators created an intense atmosphere at the Peblinge Lake, whilst the live broadcast on national TV , and 200 million reached on Snapchat's 'Copenhagen Story' helped in making the event a huge success, as the city took advantage of the first Danish summer day basking in the sun and warm temperatures throughout the whole event.
    The Swoop Finals were the culmination of 5 days of intense parachuting in Denmark as the Swoop Challenge consisted of a Swoop Qualifying at Dropzone Denmark in Herning, the Swoop Night Lights, a spectacular air show in the Copenhagen Harbour on Thursday, and the the climax, The Swoop Finals on Friday.
    American superstars led the way
    The sunny and warm weather made conditions close to perfect for the spectator, however the wind direction and strength was unpredictable causing problems for the athletes during the warm up and two competition rounds, with many ending up in the water next to the landing platform (6 meters wide/25 meters long).
    At the end of a dramatic and close two rounds of competition, it was American superstar Noah Bahnson, one of the top names of the sport, that took home the Swoop Challenge title along with a first price of $7,500. In a close second came Nick Batsch, USA, ($5,000) (both are former swoop world champions) and David 'Junior' Ludvik, USA, ($2,500) rounded up the podium in 3rd.
    "I have never swooped in front of this many people before and it's just amazing in this beautiful weather and on a great course here in the middle of Copenhagen. We normally don't get to see this setup in skydiving because swooping competitions are held out on skydiving centers in the middle of nowhere on a small pond, so it's fantastic what the organizers are doing bringing the competition to a major city for the first time. Copenhagen is an amazing city from the sky and it is beautiful so see the city from above and landing on the big lake. We have all had a great stay in Denmark attending this fantastic Swoop Challenge event," the winner Noah Bahnson says and adds:
    "My last swoop is up there among my favorite swoops of all time, it was too much fun," Noah Bahson said on live TV while watching his swoop freestyle trick after he was announced as the winner.
    World premiere of a difficult and dangerous trick
    Another American, Gage Galle, attempted something that has only been attempted once, and never been caught on camera before: The barrel roll swoop, a very difficult inverted manouver, best performed over water, due to the high probability of a crash. Even though this trick has never been successfully completed, Gage chose live TV to make his attempt. He succeeded with the barrel roll, and despite crashing in the water exiting the trick, the judges gave him a high score, and for the first time ever, a barrel roll was caught on camera with the crowds going crazy.
    The world tour dream is alive
    The idea of Swoop Challenge and the motto 'Swoop to the People' was only formed in 2013, and after a trial event last year, the big test of the setup was Friday's competition. Next step is taking the concept to other major, spectacular cities around the world:
    "What a fantastic day. The 70,000+ spectators in Copenhagen had a giant party, and the crowd created a unique atmosphere around the lake. We have been working extremely hard to build this event over the past two years, and it all became a little more complicated due to the weather forecasts, that made us reschedule on short notice, but despite that, Swoop Challenge was a great success and we are thrilled and proud. 70,000 people chose to stop by the lake today, and this makes it clear to us, that it is possible to unite the beauty in extreme sports and the heart of a historical, cultural metropolitan. After today's success we are dedicated to carry Swoop Challenge across the borders and create a world tour, but it is only attainable, if others are willing to support us. Our athletes, whom are the among the best swoopers in the world, have all said, that it was amazing to jump in Copenhagen," says George Blythe, co-founder of Swoop Challenge.
    "Swoop Challenge was organized with great success. It opened our eyes and gave us world class parachuters in the skies above Herning and Copenhagen. With this great event, Swoop Challenge has achieved to take event planning the to the next level, and shows us a new way to use spectacular arenas for sporting events. The international athletes tells us, that they have never experienced a more beautiful place to skydive than Copenhagen, and it proves, that the concept of Swoop Challenge is on the right track," says Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark, the national sporting event organization that works to attract major international sporting events to Denmark and that supports Swoop Challenge financially.
    Dane Webber close to a sensational podium
    The only competitor from Denmark, the Danish swoop champion, Christian Webber, had a great day on home ground, and was sitting at a sensational 2nd place after the first round, after super star Micah Couch, USA. The Dane, who is employed full time and only jumps in weekends and 7 weeks a year on training camps was by far the one with fewest career jumps at 2,800. The Dane followed up with a solid second round to take home an impressive 6th place finish on home ground to the delight of himself and the Danish spectators.
    Top-6 - the total number of point attainable were 100 per round (200 total after 2 rounds)



    1: Noah Bahnson, USA - 140,80 points (60,60 and 80,20)

    2: Nick Batsch, USA - 140,01 points (58,32 and 81,69)

    3: David Junior Ludvik, USA - 133,49 points (58,75 and 74,74)

    4: Patrick Kaye, USA - 126,28 points (57,00 and 69,28)

    5: Curt Bartholomew, USA - 123,53 points (57,68 and 65,85)

    6: Christian Webber, Denmark - 112,32 points (63,76 and 48,56)


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    7: Cornelia Mihai, Romania

    8: Billy Sharman, South Africa

    9: Gage Galle, USA

    10: Petter Mazzetta, Sweden

    11: Abdulbari Qubaisi, UAE

    12: Martin Reynolds, England

    13: Micah Couch, USA

    14: Chris Stewart, New Zealand

    15: Leigh ‘Macca’ McCormack, Australia

    16: Kristian Moxnes, Norway
    Tukes Iwamoto from Japan, Kenneth Gajda from Denmark and Jeannie Bartholomew from America were the three athletes not qualifying for Swoop Finals, but they each had a chance to perform at the Swoop Night Lights on Thursday evening in the Copenhagen Harbour.

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    Swoop Challenge Hits The Copenhagen Lakes

    The centre of Copenhagen will become the stage for a world premiere on Saturday June 13th. The famous Copenhagen Lakes in the middle of Denmark's capital will host the first ever professional freestyle parachuting competition ever organized in the heart of a major city as the Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational gathers the world's top athletes for 6 days of intense parachuting in a unique format.
    The philosophy of Swoop Challenge is to take parachuting to the people. The action packed and intense parachuting meets the urban and cultural settings of a vibrant big city in a unique blend of culture and extreme sports in beautiful settings in Denmark's capital.
    The best athlete after the two rounds will be crowned Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational 2015 champion and will receive a USD 7,500 first prize. Second and third place finishers will receive $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.
    Innovation of the sport
    The Swoop Challenge CPH Invitational 2015 consists of six days of parachuting: A training camp and qualification, a grand air show in the Copenhagen Harbour and the competition day on the Copenhagen Lakes with more than 50,000 spectators watching.
    The professionalisation of the sport, the brand new competition format and the idea of having parachuting in urban areas has never been seen anywhere in the world.
    “We’re turning everything upside down and bringing extreme sport into the hearts of cities where people can experience it right in front of their own doors rather than out in the middle of nowhere where it usually takes place. We like playing with the contrast of extreme sports within a cultural and historic city while really focusing on the live experience for both spectators and viewers alike," co-founder George Blythe says.
    Image by Anders Bruun Larsen In 2013 he and co-founder Michael Kattrup Lassen came up with the idea to parachute in the middle of major cities, where people naturally are. In August last year with the help from a lot of friends they showcased the sport and had 14 athletes doing one display jump each to test what was possible. The outcome by far exceeded the expectations of the duo and they partnered up with other experienced persons in the parachuting and event world to pull off the next step of their plan: The first professional freestyle competition ever to be held in the center of major cities.
    "We know from last years pilot project, where we held a display with 14 jumpers, that parachuting in the heart of cities was very interesting. Back then we had no idea what was going to happen, but 20,000 spectators turned up at Peblinge Lake with both national tv stations, DR and TV 2, covering the event. This success gave us the drive to follow our dream of developing a full-blown competition in the middle of cities where the world’s best athletes would be brought to town. We now have some the world’s best that are very excited about the idea of Copenhagen and we’re really looking forward to presenting them to the thousands of spectators at Peblinge Lake Saturday June 13," George Blythe says.
    Best extreme sports athletes in the world
    Athletes from 11 countries are coming to Denmark and among the are multiple world champions and top athletes of the sport. They visit Herning and Copenhagen to take part in a competition of the highest international level and in a format none of them have seen before.
    Image by Aleksander Horup "One of my favorite disciplines in swooping is freestyle, and I love being able to swoop in very unique places. The opportunity to swoop in downtown Copenhagen in front of more than 50,000 spectators is awesome and something like this has never happened before. Swooping in a major city is a big dream and I am glad to be a part of such an amazing event," says American Curt Bartholomew, the defending swoop world champion from 2014 and 2012 and the 2013 World Games and World Cup champion.
    The 20 athletes will be attending a training camp and qualifying in Herning at Dropzone Denmark where they will compete for one of the 16 spots in the Swoop Finals in Copenhagen.
    Athletes from 13 countries are competing:


    Abdulbari Qubeisi, United Arab Emirates, 4,600 jumps

    Billy Sharman, South Africa, 8,642 jumps

    Chris Stewart, New Zealand, 5,100 jumps

    Christian Webber, Denmark, 2,800 jumps

    Cornelia Mihai, Romania, 7,000 jumps

    Curt Bartholomew, USA, 6,900 jumps

    David 'Junior' Ludvik, USA, 14,500 jumps

    Gage Galle, USA, 8,000 jumps

    Jeannie Bartholomew, USA, 3,000 jumps

    Kenneth Gajda, Denmark, 11,000+ jumps

    Kristian Moxnes, Norway, 8,000 jumps

    Leigh McCormack, Australia, 4,830 jumps

    Martin Reynolds, England, 5,500 jumps

    Micah Couch, USA, 10,000 jumps

    Nicholas Batsch, USA, 7,250 jumps

    Noah Bahnson, USA, 10,000+ jumps

    Patrick Kaye, USA, 15,000 jumps

    Petter Mazzetta, Sweden, 7,500 jumps

    Tukes Iwamoto, Japan, 10,000 jumps

    Support from official Denmark
    Both the City of Copenhagen and Sport Event Denmark are supporting the event and look forward to see this brand new initiative:
    "This is the first time a professional freestyle parachuting event takes place in the heart of a major city, and Copenhagen is the perfect venue with the lakes as the iconic backdrop. The setup is creative and unique in a way we haven't seen before and it correlates perfect with Copenhagen's image as a both historic and cultural capital and an urban and innovative city. When it comes to Swoop Challenge, Copenhagen shows that this is a city that loves sports events in the heart of the city," says Carl Christian Ebbesen, Mayor of Culture and Leisure in the City of Copenhagen. The city supports Swoop Challenge financially.
    "In Denmark we organize a wide range of international sporting events on land and water, and with Swoop Challenge now also from the air over Herning and Copenhagen. The Swoop Finals in Copenhagen will be the first, professional freestyle parachuting competition ever held in the heart of a major city, and Copenhagen will once again be showcased as an event destination of the highest international standard," says Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark, the national sporting event organization that works to attract major international sport events to Denmark and who supports Swoop Challenge financially.
    PROGRAM FOR SIX DAYS OF INTENSE PARACHUTING June 8-13 2015:
    Swoop Qualifying Monday to Wednesday June 8th to 10th, Dropzone Denmark, Herning:
    Training camp Monday and Tuesday and qualification Wednesday for 20 athletes. The top-16 in the qualifying rounds will attend the Swoop Finals in Copenhagen.
    Swoop Night Lights Friday June 12th, Nordre Toldbod, Copenhagen Harbour:
    Spectacular airshow over Copenhagen in front of Toldboden and CPH City & Port Development's headquarters. From 18.00-20.00 (6-8pm).
    Swoop Finals Saturday, June 13th, Peblinge Lake

    Two rounds of competition at Peblinge Lake in front of Kaffesalonen’s platform, where the total score after two rounds decides the winner of the Swoop Challenge title. From 13.00-18.00 (1-6pm)
    For The Whuffos - How Swooping Works
    The participants jump out of helicopters in 1.500 meters/5000f and deploy their parachutes shortly after, as the focus is on the actual flight in the parachute, not the free fall aspect.
    The small and aggressive parachutes, called canopies, enable the athletes to fly fast towards the ground. When arriving above the course, the swooper dives the canopy towards the lake's surface to reach speeds of almost 150km/h and prior to contacting the water the swooper levels out the flight.
    The last stage of swooping consists of freestyle tricks on the water with high speeds before landing on a platform right in front of the spectators. 22 tricks currently exist and can be combined into different combos. There will be two rounds and five international judges will score each jump based on the turn towards the water, the actual freestyle swoop and the landing.

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    1st FAI Indoor Skydiving World Championships 2015

    The first FAI Indoor Skydiving World Championships will be held from the 21st until the 24th of October this year. The event is being hosted by Hurricane Factory, in Prague, Czech Republic and promises to be one of the highlights of the indoor calendar for 2015.
    The Hurricane Factory
    The Prague Hurricane Factory is a world class tunnel, measuring 14 feet in diameter and nearly 46 feet in height, and is capable of producing wind speeds of 280 km/h (174mph), though wind speed will be set in accordance with the event rules. Flight time is efficiency is aided by the door of the tunnel being able to open and close during flight. The facility itself consists of two buildings with a combined 5 floors, one of which includes an Italian restaurant.
    For competitors there will be a large area on the first floor where dirt dives can be performed. A restaurant on the second floor will be used as a competitor lounge, as well there being dedicated relaxation space for teams, including a terrace with a jacuzzi. Vending machines can be found on the second story of the tunnel building, while there will also be 12 public bathrooms catering to both men and women.
    The Hurricane Factory is also within close proximity to a shopping center.
    Schedule
    21 October: Arrival of judges and delegations, registration, open training period.
    22 October: Judges conference, arrival of delegations, registration, official training period, opening ceremony.
    23 October: Competition begins (08:00)
    24 October: Competition ends, awards, closing ceremony and departure of delegations.
    A more refined and detailed schedule will be announced by the organizers closer to the time of the event.
    The competition will offer several disciplines and categories:

    4-Way Open
    4-Way Female
    4-Way Junior
    4-Way VFS
    4-Way VFS Junior
    Dynamic 4-Way

    Dynamic 4-Way Junior
    Dynamic 2-Way
    Dynamic 2-Way Junior
    Freestyle
    Freestyle Junior





    Registrations
    "A valid FAI Sporting License for 2015 is required and must be obtained through the Competitor’s NAC. All competitors must be registered by their NAC in the FAI Sporting License Database (www.fai.org) before submitting the Official Entry Form to the Organizer."
    Due to regulations within the FAI sporting code, there is a limit to the number of teams that may enter each event. Each FAI member country may register the following:
    4-Way FS: One team entry consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    4-Way FS Female: One team entry consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    4-Way FS Junior: One team entry consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    4-Way VFS: One team entry consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    4-Way VFS Junior: One team entry consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    4-Way Dynamic: Two team entries consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    4-Way Dynamic Junior: Two team entries consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    2-Way Dynamic: Two team entries consisting of up to 5 competitors per team

    2-Way Dynamic Junior: Two team entries consisting of up to 5 competitors per team (Pending Approval)

    Freestyle: Two individual solo competitors

    Freestyle Junior: Two individual solo competitors
    For more information on registration costs and further details about the event you can view the event bulletin, alternatively you can visit the WISC 2015 website or the Facebook page.

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    Skydivelive - 2nd Annual Memorial Day Boogie (22 - 25 May)

    SKYDIVELIVE! will be hosting their second annual Memorial Day Boogie, thanking all the fallen heroes by celebrating their lives - by having fun, fast airplanes, helicopter, friends, good vibes and lots of jumping. The celebration of life!
    We have the largest landing area in the Florida panhandle! A Caravan will take you to 13,000ft starting 10am on Friday, an R44 helicopter on Saturday and a Cessna 182 for hop n’ pops. The dz is 23 acres with 200+ of acres of safe “out’s” and plenty of space for you to camp out – either pitch a tent or sleep in our 5,000+ square foot hangar which is carpeted for packing, a hot outdoor shower, and RV hookups. Families are always welcome – bounce house and toys for the kids.
    There will be lots to do each day. For the $25 entry fee, you get a free t-shirt and free lunch each day! Friday night is a pot luck dinner so bring a side dish, Bikini Helicopter jumps on Saturday, ($60 prepay on or website or $75 on Saturday). Sunday, we will have the Memorial Day celebration - US and POW flag jump. Then each evening we'll have last load of the day Swoop n’ Chugs, load organizers – both RW and Free Fly, bonfires at night, and more to follow!
    Saturday and Sunday night dinners will be $10 each, BBQ and lots of sides. Breakfast is available for $2, which will go to the Jump For The Rose Foundation – you can skydive for 4 days straight cause everything is taken care of – just have fun and skydive!! Where are your $2 going? Check it out: www.jumpfortherose.org
    There will be organizers and coaches for all levels of FS and Freefly, and riggers on staff. So whether it be your 5th jump or 5,000th jump come out to Skydive Live @ 5138 County Highway 0605 Defuniak Springs, FL. 32433 on Memorial Day weekend and help us celebrate all our fallen heroes.
    Schedule training/tandems with Dave 850-533-9097 Questions, see www.skydivelive.com or call Melanie 850-419-3580

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    FUNCTIONAL TRAINING, TRAINING AND SUSPENDED TECHNIQUES STRETCHING AND MUSCLE RELAXATION APPLIED TO S

    Introduction
    The Functional Training and Training Suspended used as a methodological alternative and practice in physical and technical preparation, targeted to sports parachuting, presents as an important tool in learning, maintenance and prevention of structures body of its practitioners.
    In addition, physical activity proposal aims to promote interaction between practitioners, providing playfulness and well being in the performance of functional activities similar to sports and modality they practice using materials easy to transport, some compounds of similar materials to those used in parachuting and equipment that enable the training of the whole body, including core (body center) in situations such as travel, training camp, wind tunnels, competitions, using the own body weight in the main axes and planes used in free fall.
    It is understood that these activities would be essential in the routine and in times the physical training of paratroopers beginners, intermediate and advanced, as the akin to the movements that athletes perform during the jump, wind tunnel, pilot Tandem, Fly Cam, folders and other functions inherent in sport.

    By emanuel, in Events,

    Spring Break SiS Boogie at Skydive Live

    Skydive Live will be hosting its 2nd annual Spring Break SIS Boogie featuring a PAC-750 (8 minutes to altitude), C-182 for those hop and pops and Marian Sparks, from the Jump For The Rose foundation, to promote awareness of breast cancer for all our skydiving family! There will be organizers for all levels of FS and Freefly, several coaches and riggers on staff. No matter if it’s your 5th jump or 5,000th jump, come on out to Skydive Live @ 5138 County Hwy 0605 Defuniak Springs, FL 32433 on March 27th to the 29th. Water training will be available in exchange for a $20 donation. There will also be a swoop and chug competition.
    Prices will be $30 @ the door (Including SDL Shirt & Goodie Bag); proceeds will go to the Jump For The Rose foundation to support awareness and research of breast cancer, $26 to 13,000ft, a 26 acre landing area, and miles of safe “outs” in every direction! Skydive Live also has an abundant amount of indoor packing space, camping, and secured parking! Families are ALWAYS welcome to watch you gracefully fall from the sky and with lots to do for the kids!
    Marian Sparks, founder of Jump For The Rose foundation, mission is raising charitable contributions for The Rose, a Houston, Texas based breast cancer facility. Her mission is to teach, educate and empower others, and has adopted a “no jumper left behind” vision. JFTR is the beacon of light in the dark reality of cancer. The foundation is committed to improve funding, early planning, positive forethought, ground crew, and handling any issues in a positive and productive way before, during and after the support events for the skydivers that have worked so hard to come to JFTR events. JFTR encourages all veteran skydivers in the community to join in on the mission of teaching and giving by jumping in the events and mentoring new jumpers.
    FREE FOOD – free lunch each day, pot luck on Friday night (please bring a dish), Saturday BBQ dinner. Breakfast and other meals will be available. Camping, hot showers, indoor plumbing, and free food. Who needs to go anywhere?! Just stay and skydive!
    Our coach Matt loves to Freefly and is willing to teach any discipline. He is an Army instructor, so teaching is already imbedded into him. He will be joining us for the entirety of the boogie!

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