Atlanta Skydiving Center Celebrates 2004 with 8th Annual Christmas Party
With the jumping plans for the day squashed by bad weather,
Center’s 8th Annual Christmas Party started
early on Saturday as more than 150 skydivers, friends and
family turned out for the potluck dinner, White Elephant
Gift Exchange and after-hours activities. This remains our
biggest gathering and party of the year…what a night!
2-way relative work competition slated for Saturday
morning morphed itself into a 2-way creeper competition
when it became clear Mother Nature was refusing to cooperate.
We had 16 skydivers compete to earn prizes from Alti-2,
National Skydiving League, Atlanta Skydiving Center,
Bev Suits, Performance Designs, Aerodyne, Skydivegear.com,
Mirage Systems and Skyventure Orlando! A great big thanks
goes out to our judging crew of Mike, Allison and Henry
as well as the dive engineering from Brian and GT Airlock.
Here are the final results from the 3-round creeper competition:
1st: Omar and Shane, 72 points
2nd: Brian and Ryan, 60 points
3rd: Jesse and Mike, 55 points
4th: Scott and Paul, 50 points
5th: Adam and Nate, 45 points
6th: Laura and Phil, 43 points
7th: Nicole and Rachael, 39 points
8th: Jessica and Chuck, 27 points
The in-air portion of the 2-way RW competition has been
rescheduled for Saturday,
Jan. 15. The same format and rules will apply.
We will make a new draw of formations at sunset on January
14, 2005. See the ASC
Skydiver Forums for more information. All competitors
must bring sunshine this time!
The party’s potluck dinner was amazing as usual.
Adam and Katie fried up four turkeys while our local skydivers
really showed off their baking skills. The desserts were
absolutely delicious. Thanks to all who contributed beverages
to the party as Justin’s run to Hiram for a keg came
up short, but we were never in short supply all night. Wahoo!
Kalupa played several “end-of-the-year” videos
on the projector as Nate Fisher of WREK 91.1 broadcast his
EBM Sound System show from Atlanta Skydiving Center
during the White Elephant Gift Exchange. A DVD writer and
case of Red Bull were two of the hotter gifts this year.
Meanwhile, the scene of the night was a streaking Sunman
through ASC’s building!
ASC Christmas Party lasted
well into the night, as this writer didn’t leave until
well after 2 a.m. Good times!!! Photos from Blythe Jordan
and Jim Vance will be posted here soon. A link to photos
taken by Shane Migliore can be found in the ASC
By the time the sun rose on Sunday, we were ready to skydive.
The weather was perfect! We added another experienced skydiver
to our midst as Todd Barrett graduated ASC’s
student skydiving program on Sunday! Nice job Todd! We look
forward to seeing you out at ASC on a regular
basis as we help you work on that A License from the United
States Parachute Association.
Skydiving Center extends a huge thanks to everyone
who donated to Toys
for Tots this year. The bin full of toys will
be delivered to those children in need this week.
Star Rigging Loft registered save number 164
this week with a successful reserve deployment in South
Africa. Former Inviscid 4-way team member Alex Jordaan,
who recently moved back home from Florida to South Africa,
had to cutaway his main from severe, self-induced line twists
at about 1500 feet on Monday. Don’t try this at home…or
“At about 1500ft I decided to do a rear riser turn,
albeit an aggressive one. I had been practicing this earlier
in the day and was keen to learn a few new things,”
Alex wrote in an e-mail. “Anyway, initiating the turn
directly out of deep brakes resulted in muchos line twists
and a spiraling malfunction that left quite an impression
on the 45-jump student behind me. I cut it immediately and
your pack job was open with a few hundred feet to spare.”
Make sure to check out the 2005
Events Calendar for ASC. It is now posted on
the web site. Our first event of the year is January
1, 2005 as lift tickets will be $15 all day long
to celebrate the New Year!
All of us at ASC wish you a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year! We hope all of you
get some much-needed relaxation over the holidays
with friends and family. We are open through the holidays,
so come jump when you get a break from the “relative
Chistmas Party Photos
Atlanta Skydiving Center
Alabama Skydiving Center
Thursday, August 25, 2005