Experienced jumper lift tickets are just $12.50 this boogie weekend
at Atlanta Skydiving Center! The Super Twin Otter will be flying from 8
a.m. to sunset. RW and freefly organizers will be available all weekend.
The Saturday night party will include the open bar. There is a $15
registration fee for the $12.50 boogie. Come jump all weekend long
and stay in the bunkhouse!
The Friday night water training at the Cedartown Health Spa was a
success as eight skydivers completed the training with the help of
instructors Stewart Cavanaugh and Jim Vance. Now that the gym owner is welcoming
skydivers in the pool, we plan on holding water training on a regular
basis. Live water training is a requirement for the USPA B License.
Mark Kalupa and Mike Gruwell made a demonstration jump into the ring
at the Rockmart Rodeo Friday at sunset. A big thanks to Johan Meurer and
Shots for their help with ground crew as well as pilot Henry Schaefer
for all the help with the perfect demo. The crowd loved it!
Five skydivers participated in TJ Landgren's canopy skills seminar on
Saturday. Gusty winds made the seminar perfect for the TJ's group as
the jumpers worked on different canopy inputs, landing directions
(crosswind) and had a detailed ground school on canopy control. TJ is available
for individual canopy coaching throughout the week.
Jim Vance's influence on Skydivegear.com is already evident as Gatorz
sunglasses are now on sale. A demo pair of the sunglasses is
available at manifest. We have 15 pairs in stock. Check them out! We have also
started carrying Suunto altimeter watches due to their popularity around the
Instructor Kevin Kaminski and packer Cheryl Johnson moved to Virginia
Sunday where they will be working at a small drop zone closer to
family members. ASC wishes them good luck!
Charles "Woody" Woodard is now working fulltime at ASC. Woody has
been a familiar face in the Georgia skydiving scene for years and has
decided to settle down at ASC. Woody is a tandem instructor, AFF instructor,
videographer, and coach course director as well as pretty damn good
freeflier. Welcome home Woody!
Tyler Lawson has recently "cutaway" from his "real job" and will be
at ASC every day. Tyler will be helping out with video as well as freefly
organizing. And of course, Tyler will be leading the Breakfast Club
of Canopy Piloting every Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
We've also added a new packer at ASC, as Chuck Staten is helping keep
all of the students, instructors and fun jumpers in the air. Thanks Chuck
Jessica Newbury is our newest ASC AFF student program graduate! She
completed level 7 without a glitch...and now we're waiting on the
Jack Barnes returned to ASC after making jumps in North Dakota and
Wisconsin last week. Jack has now jumped in 44 states. New Mexico is
next on his list.
Tatyana returned from Russia this week and was back packing at ASC,
while her son, Vitali, is now a videographer at ASC as well as in Pell City
at Alabama Skydiving Center.
By popular demand, Chuting Star Rigging Loft has restocked on
T-shirts. And similar to the ASC shirts at manifest, Chuting Star has added
babydoll and spaghetti strap shirts to its T-shirt line.
Finally, Katie Hawkins passed along the following message to all
of her ASC skydiving family: The last few weeks have been the most difficult time in my life.
Everyone knew Nate and I would be together forever. It was obvious. He was and
still is, my everything. Unfortunately, I now have to make this
journey of life without him. I have been able to get through these days only because of the
wonderful support you all have given me. You all have held me up when I needed
you to. You have cheered me on and pushed me to keep going for my goals.
The simple hugs that I get from all of you, when I walk in the door, has
helped me make it through each day. I can't begin to tell you how
wonderful and amazing it has been to see such a family pull together
for one of their own! It's incredible! Because of all of you, my days till have hope in them. For that,
thank you. Nate and I had a perfect life together and a wonderful family. I
will always miss him and always shed tears for him. Life is still pretty
good though, because of what you all have shown me. You are our wonderful
family. Thank you! Thank you for everything.