Even with less than perfect weather, the Nate Gilbert "Have a Good Jump" Boogie was a huge success! T.J. Landgren spent the weekend organizing awesome jumps for all skill levels, teaching new jumpers tips and ways to improve their skills, and reminding the more experienced jumpers exactly why it is that they love to skydive. Plus, who can say no to $15 lift tickets!
The nights were filled with the usual drop zone fun. Slip-n-slide races, dinner and beer provided by the drop zone, skydiving footage (both old and new), and time spent with close friends provided a nice end to a day at the drop zone!
If you're a new skydiver or looking to fulfill the requirements to get your B-license, make plans now to come to Atlanta Skydiving Center or water training with "Fast Eddie" Grantland on July 20, 2007. $25.00 covers your training and dinner afterwards. For more information, contact Brooklyn Benjamin at 678-747-1014.
Under the leadership of "Fast Eddie" Grantland, Atlanta Skydiving Center jumpers participated in two demo jumps this past week. Demos are a favorite of both jumpers and spectators because it gives everyone a chance to experience the excitement of skydiving and introduces new people to the sport. As the jumpers prepared to land, James Teeple kept everyone on the ground entertained with his commentary, jokes, and information about the sport. After landing, the jumpers spent time answering questions, giving parachute packing demonstrations, and talking to the crowd. Thanks to the jumpers "Fast Eddie," James Teeple, and everyone who came to see the demos!
Last week, several experienced jumpers hit milestones in their skydiving careers. Katie Fox hit her 100th jump doing a big Relative Work formation organized by Doug Lewis. After the sunset load, in typical skydiver fashion, the Atlanta Skydiving Center family pied Katie for hitting a big milestone. Brooklyn Benjamin completed her 200th skydive on the 4th of July and Joe Silvia made his 400th leap from a plane. Watch out for pies!