Bryan McGuigan's Life to be Celebrated Saturday at Atlanta Skydiving Center
Skydivers will remember and celebrate the life of Atlanta Skydiving Center
Instructor and Freeflier Bryan McGuigan on Saturday at the drop zone.
Skydiving Preacher James Teeple will conduct a memorial service on
Saturday afternoon at ASC followed by the release of Bryan's ashes in
freefall. Local skydivers will also track over the drop zone to remember
Bryan. Click the links that follow to see more pictures of Bryan.
Friends and family from as far away as Canada will be in town to celebrate
Bryan's life. ASC Skydivers Tyler Lawson and Dan McCallister are putting
together a video of Bryan that will be shown Saturday. Mike Gruwell will
be organizing the ash dive while Kenny Pugh will be leading the tracking
dive. Bryan's wife, Vickie, will bring out Bryan's 63 pairs of Converse
"Chuck Taylor's" for the skydivers to wear on the jump. The United States
Parachute Association is sending Bryan's "Gold Wings" for the 1,000 jump
mark he hit earlier this year.
Congratulations to our three newest Accelerated Free Fall graduates! Cory
Remsburg, Tasha Hogan and Grant Morrison graduated the student program
this past week. All three owe us lots of beer! Woohoo! We look forward to
helping all of you get your first USPA license. Cory was already out early
this week working toward his A License and learning how to pack with the
help of Blythe Jordan (pictured right). Welcome to the world of skydiving!
On Saturday, the ASC swoopers ended the day swooping the pond through
smoke placed at the entry gates to the pond. Team One provided the smoke
as well as the night fireworks!
MTV cameramen were out Saturday getting footage of skydiver and race car
driver Gunnar Jeannette for an upcoming broadcast of "True Life." Gunnar,
Kenny and Chuck Owen will head to Idaho in May to finish the taping with
the three skydivers going through a base-jumping course.
Laura O'Dowd made her 500th jump this past weekend while Ryan Clough (pictured left) hit
the 600-jump milestone. We also had four skydivers from Sweden visiting.
Welcome to ASC!
Don't forget the $15 Lift Ticket Wednesday at ASC, followed by the
Breakfast Club of Canopy Piloting Thursday at 8 a.m. with the whole ASC
gang hanging out at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hiram at 9 p.m. later that
night. See you all this week at ASC!!!
Atlanta Skydiving Center
Thursday, August 25, 2005