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  1. Yup, absolutely. Wendy and Amanda and Jim from Sebastian have been very supportive and we thank them and everyone else from Sebastian for their support over the years.
  2. Lara. Lara did more for the league than most people know. She really did hours and hours of work on the spread sheet to get it what it is today. And she travelled around with us and helped as a judge. The judges are the people who really make these things happen. I always swooped and the judges are the ones who stay on the ground and measure how far we go or mark where we land and then enter it all in the spread sheets. Thanks to you Lara Might as well mention some other people at this point. It all started one day in DeLand when Edson Pachecco said to me, "Hey why don't you organize a competition?" And so we did. Edson helped me in the begining. Thanks to Edson... And then one day, Justin Thorton comes up to me and says "Hey, why don't you start a league?" And so we did. And Justin Thorton and Ian Bobo and I came up with the whole FLCPA format. The amount of competitions, the cost of membership, the league format, how many jumps per comp....The whole thing. The very first members were Gus Wing and Rickster Powell. I still have their membership cards....with signatures on them. And then it began.. and these people and more have helped out and this whole thing would not have been possible without every single one of these people. And I know I will forget some. Danielle Ford Richard Schacner Jennifer Leiras Junior Silva Robin Miller Roy Annonsen Kolla Kolbeinsdottir Shannon Pilcher Jay Moledzki Kim Postishule (sorry Kim) Dorrice Laticia Lara Tom Dellibac all the members in 04 that contributed to the league Paul Roussouw Brian McNenney Scott Roberts Ian Drennan Mark Shimell Ray Dutch Joey Day Tyler Lawson All these guys and more came out to support and swoop even though we were changing rules at each meet. etc. etc. There were many more volunteer judges that helped out on the day of the comps Who else was there?. It was a special time for everyone involved and it was alot of fun....
  3. Hey Brian You guys were really a pleasure to watch fly during the 07 season. Thanks for comin out. You really ripped it up. I will see you soon and wish you a great and safe 08 season.
  4. Hey Dee Thanks for your support and thanks to you for comin out to the meets. You are truly an inspiration. Have a good and safe 08 season.
  5. Thanks Mark For the people who have been here flying parachutes with us here in the Southeast over the last 5 years, they have some idea of what has happened here. Something special happened and it is hard to explain. It's one of those things that is hard to put into words unless you were here. I will cherish these years and experiences and people for the rest of my life. thanks again
  6. Bird watching in Canada eh? I am definately going to look into that :) Sounds relaxing, not to mention the free health care.... You guys and gals have a good and safe season. I'll be watching the results and hope to come out to the meets as a participant this year for fun instead of as the organizer. Thanks to everyone of you for your support with the league over the years and thanks for participating. Remember, no competitors, no competitions.
  7. Here ya go Albert...check the link on the right side of the page for the scores from the event
  8. Your pilot chute will make a huge difference in how your parachute opens. Different size and fabric pilot chutes contribute to the overall opening characteristics of all sizes and models of parachutes. A 28" F 111 pilot chute will give you the best overall openings on all Velo sizes and almost all other sport parachutes too. Some people promote bigger pilot chutes for bigger parachutes because they think you need more drag to deploy a bigger parachue because it weighs more. A 28" F 111 pilot chute will give you softer and more consistent openings with better overall heading control
  9. You are absolutely right. Should have thought of that... Maybe if you are around you would be willing to help out with some of the event planning...?
  10. He lucked out. There was no pond at the last meet. But I am sure that all the southeast peeps will not let him get away without a swim in Denver.....wink wink nudge nudge...:)
  11. Craig has beat out 19 other pilots this year to win the 2007 Southeast CPC championship. Past Champions include Ian Bobo 2004 Tyler Lawson 2005 Tom Dellibac 2006 Congratulations Craig and good luck at Nationals. For all the Southeast Scores and photos from the season check out
  12. Check us out this weekend in DeLand. It has been a great year for us here. Check out all the scores and stats at. Performance Designs will be on hand to offer a free jump to all the competitors to try out the new Optimum reserve. Here is what they had to say. Hello Chris, We at Performance Designs would like to thank you for your hard work in promoting and executing another safe season of Florida Canopy Piloting League. The league has grown from the grassroots project it was years ago, to the meets of today that bring competitors from thousands of miles away and days prior to the actual competition to practice. The competitors dedication to the discipline of canopy piloting is growing from year to year. The devotion to their discipline is something they should all be proud of. For the upcoming weekend in Deland, we hope the skies will be blue for a safe close to the 2007 CPC season. With their dedication to being the future of the canopy piloting discipline, We would like to offer all the competitors the opportunity to demo an Optimum at Deland on the Sunday following the meet. The jumps on us, enjoy their visit to our home town. More importantly, enjoy the event, and the company of friends. Again, please share our congratulations to all the competitors. And a special "shout out" to all the judges, support staff, dropzones, and organizers for helping these canopy pilots realize their "Dream of Flight". Kind regards and Blue Skies Performance Designs Team See you all this weekend
  13. Well guys, I'm not sure where to start with this one. I think I could start by saying that this season is shaping up to be the best one yet for us down in Florida. This meet at the Farm was just unbeleivable. The competitors, the judges, Hans and Sandy and Ella and everyone from the Farm that helped out. Tyler Lawson from ASC that let us use his Otter for our demo into Peperell Elementary School. I just wish Tyler would have competed Demo was great. Eight of us jumped into the school for 400 kids and teachers. Bill Clough set up the demo. We then talked to the kids about swooping and we had 400 kids screaming "SWOOOOOPERS" at the top of their little lungs. It was great. Bill Clough did so much work for this event. We did 5 different radio broadcasts. I personally did 2 phone in radio interviews and had the chance to talk about swooping to a public audience. There were posters put up all over town for the event. Despite some tough weather there were local spectators that came out to watch. Robby Rob came out and announced the event and did a great job for it. Thanks to Robby Rob. This was by far the most publicized amateur event I have ever seen. There was a radio announcer at the event doing a live broadcast. All the pilots went out on Friday night to a bar/restaurant in town and met with the locals and we had a microphone set up and I was able to talk to the people in the bar and we gave away a free tandem courtesy of Hans and the Farm. Thanks Hans. And we had give away prizes for the competitors that I gave away to people who correctly answered these three questions 1. Who was the first swooping world champion 2. How much weight was Jay wearing on his world record run? 3. What is the official world record speed time? All the pilots are doing so frigin great this year. Denise and Dale and Bryan and Craig and Jairo and Mike S. and Chris W. and Big Steve (When he gets that VE 120 dialed...look out) and Don and Pete and Adrian, Adrian is killing it this year and Ryan and Loud Dan and Brian W. Every single one of these Pilots are all doing so so good. They are all dedicated. Everyone of them. They are flying safe and are showing up 2 days before a comp to train. TWO DAYS BEFORE AN AMATEUR COMP. Amazing. I used to set up the course on Friday afternoon and no one would show up until Saturday Morning. Now they are getting to the event on Thursday. There are people driving for 8-10 hours from different parts of the country and there are people flying in from different parts of the country for these meets. These pilots are all going hard and they are all focused on these events and it shows in their flying. Huge improvements in accuracy and power. I can't say enough about these people and I would recommend that if you are out there and you know one of these pilots that are competing here with us this year that if you have a chance to talk to one of them about swooping, that you do. I would like to congratulate each and every one of them for their efforts and their dedication to our amazing sport and lifestyle of high performance parachute flight. You are all winners here and now!! The judges that are working with us this year are just so great to have. Kim and Laticia and Kolla and Michelle and Robin and Roy are making this all happen. They are dedicated people too and are driving from DZ to DZ and are showing up early in the morning and are staying late at night and we thank and applaud their efforts. So for this meet we had some low clouds and we only did half the comp on Saturday and when I asked around to see if anyone wanted to call it, there was a unanimous "NO" Everyone wanted to wait and use the weather day on Sunday. Even those people that had to drive home Sunday night and woudl not get home until 2 in the morning and had to be up early Monday stuck it out. Glad we had the weather day. We did finish all six rounds. Unfortunately Denise had to leave so her scores don't really reflect her performance because she did not complete the rounds on Sunday. Denise doing really really great this year. Nice one Denise. 1st. Craig Saucier 2nd. Jairo Garcia 3rd. Bryan Buechler This was such a tough one for Bryan who in his first round of zone just barely brushed a blade of grass in no mans land and got a zero. He still got third. Super tough break. Bryan and Craig and Dale from the Gold Coast are doing so well this year. It is a pleasure to have them at these meets. Special thanks to Scott Roberts who came out and coached the meet and was debriefing video until midnight with an eager group of people who were gathered around the TV until late. Thanks Scott. And thanks to Ian Drennan who also came out to offer some coaching from the ground. Ian told me that he will be back in the air soon. Thanks to Ian Well how is that for ramblin on..... Congrats to everyone again. We will do our last meet of the year. WOW. Another year done.... We will do our last meet in DeLand Saturday May 19. We will have a Crab Boil and party afterwards and will also award the 2007 Southeast Championship trophy to the winner. Check out all the scores at See ya soon Chris
  14. All scores and stories have been updated on the website