Canopy Swoop Competition Saturday
at Atlanta Skydiving Center
accuracy and distance competition for all skill levels is
set for Saturday at Atlanta
Skydiving Center. The four-round canopy swoop
competition begins at 8:30 a.m. and is open to skydivers
who have an A License or higher.
The briefing begins at 8 a.m. in ASC’s
main landing area and ‘swoop’ entrants will
pay $56 which includes four hop and pops as well as the
entry fee. The competition will be through the “foam
noodle” course in the main landing area and prizes
will be awarded to the top three spots. Swoop
competitor Tyler Lawson will be organizing the competition.
For more information, he can be contacted at 678-747-1012.
Come swoop at ASC!
The 8th Annual
Punkin' Chunkin' competition will be held Saturday
and Sunday over the north side of Atlanta Skydiving
Center’s runway. We have more than 200 pumpkins
at ASC ready to be thrown out of the Cessna
205 this weekend. The $25 entry fee includes your choice
of pumpkin, the lift ticket and money toward the pot of
money for the winner. This competition is open to skydivers
Pilot Mike Rhodes will fly the aircraft over the target
at 500 feet as you chuck your pumpkin toward Mother Earth
at the bull’s-eye target. Atlanta
radio station 96Rock
will broadcast live from the drop
site on Sunday!
Come find out what skydivers do with all
those leftover pumpkins from Halloween!
clouds and wind tried to put a damper on skydiving
this past weekend, but we still managed to fly the Super
Twin Otter throughout the day in-between the inclement weather,
thanks to pilot Henry Schaefer.
Congratulations to Brett Lewis for graduating the student
program on Sunday at Atlanta Skydiving
Center! Instructor Jeff Hicks said Brett’s
Level VII was picture perfect. Nice job Brett! Bring on
The weather was perfect for night jumps on Friday. Jesse
Watson organized the night jump group.
It was the first night jumps for Wayne McComb and Ashley
McDowell. Experienced night jumpers Kerry Walker, Chuck
Owen, Bryan McGuigan, Joey “SunMan” Day, Michael
Blankinship and Vitaliy also enjoyed the full moon over
jumpers dressed up for the Halloween
Party Saturday night and took part in the first
weekend of Benny Morson running the CarboneZone
restaurant. Benny’s homemade chili was the
served Saturday night. All jumpers at the ASC Halloween
party enjoyed the $15 lift tickets Sunday!
Star Rigging Loft registered another save over
the weekend as Scott Shell cutaway from a malfunction on
his recently assembled Mirage, deploying his Performance
Designs reserve. Scott reported a beautiful reserve opening.
It was Scott’s first reserve ride, but not his first
reserve ripcord pull as he continues to get razzed about
deploying the reserve on the training rig
during water training
earlier this year. Chuting
Star has more than 150 successful reserve deployments
thanks to ASC riggers Mike Gruwell, Chuck
Owen, Kenny Pugh and Adam Wheeler. Nice job guys!
Meanwhile, as the low clouds keep sister drop zone, Alabama
Skydiving Center, from flying on Saturday,
Star rigger Natasha Mitchell assembled a new
Wings container for Pell City jumper Jeff Green.
Airlock was out training on Sunday under the watchful
eye of coach Brian
Timberlake. Brian also helped the Atlanta
Skydiving Center staff by making a couple of
FreeFall instructor jumps. Thanks Brian!
Expect to see more of Brian at ASC helping
out with the AFF ground school as well as the instruction
jumps and experienced
ASC welcomed former regular jumpers Ron
and Isabelle Keele this weekend.
The couple was visiting from Austria. Ron
is a former ASC tandem
instructor while Isabelle was a regular fun
jumper here. The couple has settled in Isabelle’s
home country and jump on a 4-way formation skydiving team.
Isabelle made it to jump 399 this weekend, but the couple
had to leave Monday to return their RV and head to the airport.
Ron made the ASC Pond Wall of Fame on
Sunday with a spectacular crash/splashdown on his third
pond swoop of the day. Blythe Jordan got the whole crash
on her digital camera and printed out a new photo hanging
by the manifest window of Ron upside down under his main
canopy. Ron aired out his reserve, Cypres and container
Sunday night and everything was inspected/repacked at Chuting
Star the next morning before the couple headed
home to Austria. Come back and visit us
Keep informed about any late-breaking news on upcoming
events at Atlanta Skydiving Center in our
Balloon Jumps are planned for next week!
See you all for $15 Lift Ticket Wednesday as well as a
packed weekend of events
at ASC this Saturday and Sunday!
Veiw Weekend Pics Here
Atlanta Skydiving Center
Alabama Skydiving Center
Thursday, August 25, 2005