Although blazing hot on the ground, 14,000 ft is like jumping into a cool stream during the summer at ASC. The sunny weather made for a great week of jumping and allowed a few jumpers to hit milestones in their soon to be long career in skydiving.
Paul Thorn, Maurice Enright, Matt Hurst, and Brent Meadors are finished their AFF training and are now cleared to do solos. Congratulations guys and welcome to the wonderful world of human flight.
ASC tandem instructor, Brian Ward, also hit a milestone this week making his 1000th plummet towards the earth. He celebrated his 1000th jump with Katherine Haney on a tandem skydive. Congratulations Brian. We expect a case of cold frosties next weekend.
Jesse Watson will be organizing water training on August 25th at 8pm. Those people who are interested in participating can contact the drop zone at 678-747-1014.
Ian Gilbert will be leaving to head back to Michigan on Wednesday. Hopefully, he will realize how cold Michigan gets in the winter and make his way back down here for the winter. Thanks Ian for all the help over the last month. Hope to see you back down here soon.
Staff Back From Rantoul
Everyone is back from the World Freefall Convention in Rantoul, IL. The WFFC is a great opportunity to jump all kinds of specialty aircraft. This year the convention had some new aircraft including a glider and the awe inspiring jet. Ashley Mcdowell took a tandem on his first jump from the jet. He said it felt like being shot from a cannon. How Ashley knows that, we are not sure.
New jumpers, Joe Silvia, Ryan Walker, and Matt Simmons spent all their money jumping different aircraft like they were carnival rides.