Katie Hawkins rounded up more than 10 jumpers to make
night jumps on Tuesday at Atlanta Skydiving Center.
The two loads flew out of the Twin Otter under a full
moon just after 10 p.m. and the jumps went off
perfectly. Thanks to Sun Man for dishing out the
comic relief with a naked night jump on the second
load. Bryan McGuigan gets the "hero" award for making
two successful night jumps during ongoing recovery
from shoulder and face surgery.
Beer is owed by four AFF graduates this week: Nick,
Mark, Charles and Jody. Nice job guys. Jody is off to
Italy for a year and a half, but we will be seeing
more of Nick, Charles and Mark jumping at ASC! And we
look forward to seeing Jody when he returns from his
last stint of fulltime military duty.
Check out Stewart Cavanaugh's new Sigma when you get
a chance. Stewart and Blythe recently purchased their
own Sigma tandem rig. Blythe and Mike of Chuting Star
Rigging Loft finished assembling the new rig
Wednesday. Stewart will be unmistakable in the skies
over ASC with his "Smurf Blue" HOP 330 tandem main.
The rig looks sharp! And Stewart gave a very thorough
seminar on spotting as part of our weekly Saturday
night safety seminar at ASC.
Stewart wasn't the only one with a new rig this week as Baxter had his rig
delivered on Friday to Chuting Star and he was jumping his
silver/yellow Javelin with the BirdMan mod and Velocity
84 on Saturday. Baxter said the Velocity was much quicker
than his Cobalt...yeah, baby!
Make sure you welcome Jon Frederickson to ASC as he
is down from Nebraska for three weeks working at
Chuting Star Rigging Loft. You should see a lot of
Jon this summer as he plans on working at ASC off and
on throughout the summer. Rigger Kenny Pugh
registered a save on Saturday as Tyler Lawson cutaway
from line twists.
Kinesis was training Saturday, making 14 jumps and
keeping the packers busy. The clouds and a little
rain came and left early Saturday, but we kept
jumping. Skydivers just had to jump from a little
lower altitude on a few jumps.
Lastly, Saturday night was the premier of the ASC
After-Hours Bar. The liquor showed up late, but Anne
and Ian christened the bar with shots of Jack
Daniels. The free bar will be open every Saturday
night on the deck.
Thanks for a great week! Looking forward to seeing
everyone Wednesday for $15 Twin Otter jumps.