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fmmobley

68-Way record jump - Where are they now?

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It has been 7+ years since that November event. We successfully formed a 68-Way wingsuit formation (according to the USPA rules at that time).

I'm wondering where everyone went. I'll start with myself, see below...

Record holders:
Ralph Armstrong
Avery Badenhop
Brian Barnhart
Riaan Bergh
Rolf Brombach
Elana Cain
Paul Cain
Brian Caldwell
Scott Callantine
Troy Church
Damien Dykman
Jhonathan Florez
Alex Frey
Kenneth Gajda
David Gershfeld
Giovanni Silvestri
Robert Gray
Steve Harrington
Cate Heneghan
Jimmy Hopper
Sean Horton
Richard Hough
Shinichi Ito
John Kallend
Mark Krasinski
Mette Christensen
Martin Libelt
Benjamin Lowe
Ryan Maher
Sergey Makeev
Marko Makela
Dan Mayer
Randy McCoy

Francis Mobley - I stepped away from skydiving a few months later in 2010 and left the country to serve in the Peace Corps in Botswana. I never really got back into skydiving. I am retired and live in Denver now. Last year I rode my bicycle coast to coast from NYC to Oregon.

Michal Motykiewicz
Jeff Nebelkopf
Sergey Nikulin
Andreea Olea
Alexander Osipov
Justin Pabis
Tero Paukku
Ed Pawlowski
Philip Peggs
Craig Poxon
Raider Ramstad
Simon Repton
Joe Rodriguez
David Royer
Valery Rozov
Cliff Ryder
Dennis Sattler
Patrick Schraufnagel
Alexey Shatilov
Justin Shorb
Irina Sinitsina
Benny Skovhede
Brian Snarr
Kristin Sosso
Jochen Stier
Stephen Such
Michael Swanson
Michael Swearingen
Jonathan Tagle
Andrey Volkov
Alexander von Scheidt
Taya Weiss
Bo Wienberg
Duncan Wright

Videographers:
Scotty Burns
Mark Harris
Matt Hoover
Craig O’Brien
... Marion

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hjumper33

ill handle a few I know cant respond

Jonathan Tagle - deceased speed flying/swooping 2012
Jhonny Florez - deceased base jumping 2015
Jeff Nebelkopf - deceased skydiving 2014



Steve Harrington died at that event.
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On a brighter note, I am fairly new but know some of these people are still actively flying.

Elana Cain
Paul Cain
Brian Caldwell (on DZ.com some)
Scott Callantine (on DZ.com some)
Simon Repton (on DZ.com some)
Michael Swearingen (Leading grid formation flocks)
John Kallend
Mark Krasinski
Dennis Sattler (recovering last year from an injury)
Mark Harris
Matt Hoover (less WS and more FF)
Instructor quote, “What's weird is that you're older than my dad!”

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dthames

On a brighter note, I am fairly new but know some of these people are still actively flying.

Elana Cain
Paul Cain
Brian Caldwell (on DZ.com some)
Scott Callantine (on DZ.com some)
Simon Repton (on DZ.com some)
Michael Swearingen (Leading grid formation flocks)
John Kallend
Mark Krasinski
Dennis Sattler (recovering last year from an injury)
Mark Harris
Matt Hoover (less WS and more FF)
Pat Schraufnagel

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dthames

On a brighter note, I am fairly new but know some of these people are still actively flying.

Elana Cain
Paul Cain
Brian Caldwell (on DZ.com some)
Scott Callantine (on DZ.com some)
Simon Repton (on DZ.com some)
Michael Swearingen (Leading grid formation flocks)
John Kallend
Mark Krasinski
Dennis Sattler (recovering last year from an injury)
Mark Harris
Matt Hoover (less WS and more FF)



It's true!

Simon Repton - still Wingsuiting. Founded Wicked Wingsuits (wingsuit rentals) in 2010. USPT memember at first wingsuit World Cup. Won Gold at US Nationals in Acro and then Silver at the World Cup. Just moved to Deland, Fl to work for Aerodyne.

Have mostly great memories from the 68 way. Shame about Steve. To this day I hear wingsuiters swear that you you can't hit the tail of an Otter....
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dthames

On a brighter note, I am fairly new but know some of these people are still actively flying.

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John Kallend

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Still hanging in there. Did the FAI 61-way in 2015, and TX, FL and IL records last year.

Also doing RW big-ways (2 point 108-way last Nov in Deland)
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The only sure way to survive a canopy collision is not to have one.

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fmmobley

It has been 7+ years since that November event. We successfully formed a 68-Way wingsuit formation (according to the USPA rules at that time).

I'm wondering where everyone went. I'll start with myself, see below...

Record holders:
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Rolf Brombach
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is also still jumping, he introduced me into wingsuiting 2015 ;)

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Hey Francis, good to hear from you! Nice job on the cross country bike ride, that's pretty cool.

I think a lot of us post less on DZ.com these days because we've been assimilated by Facebook. I don't jump enough lately, but I haven't given it up either.

In addition to the other names posted...

Sean Horton aka Monkey still jumps in NorCal which is also home to me now.

Taya runs a wingsuit school in SoCal and has organized bigways in 2012 and 2015, you can find my photos from them at these links:
2012 (100-way)
2015 (61-way)
Mark, Craig, and Norman all shot these events too, just like 2009. :-)
www.WingsuitPhotos.com

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