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Georgia State Head-Down Record Set at ASC

A record 13 freefliers built a head-down formation over Atlanta Skydiving Center on Saturday. The 13-way formation topped the old record of 10 and came on the last jump on Saturday.

The head-down record attempt was organized by Nate Gilbert, an ASC cameraman, freeflier, coach and swoop competitor. Gilbert had recently returned from helping set the 42-way Vertical World Record out west.

Area freefliers started showing up on Tuesday to warm up for the Georgia record. By Friday, the group had nailed an 11-way. On Saturday, the 13-way group made 8 attempts, ending the day with the successful 13-way formation recorded on video and film by TJ Landgren. On Sunday, the group of 8-10 made flocking, tracking and multiple-point jumps.

Congratulations to Georgia Head-Down Record holders Stephen Lee, James Olaciregui, Jason Sanders, Sean Hennessy, Jim Harris, Joi Falk, Sporto Johnson, Marshall Scalisi, Trevor Hill, Jon Pinyon, Travis Stewart, Dereck Griffin and Nate Gilbert! Nice job! We're looking forward to even better and bigger freefly formations later this year!

And freefliers weren't the only ones building formations and cranking points this past week. Alabama skydiver Art Nelson spent the week making more than 25 coaching jumps under the watchful eye of Mike Gruwell to fine tune his belly skills for the summer. The weekend ended with some nice multiple point 3-way, 4-way and 6-way skydives! Nick made his first 6-way belly dive with Tami, Ben, Mike, Brenda and Kevin on Sunday! The day ended with an impromptu hit and chug contest at the X as Kevin and Mike tied for first place, but Kevin clearly had the better accuracy as he slid across the X. :-)

Marriage vows were exchanged Sunday in the Super Twin Otter at 14,000 feet by Kennesaw couple Tish Turner and Rafa Kucharski. While we have had weddings by experienced jumpers at ASC, this was the first "tandem jumper" couple to get married in the skies over ASC. The preacher conducted the ceremony in the Super Otter starting at about 5,000 feet and finished as the plane reached jump run at 14,000. The newlywed couple landed next to each other for an after skydive/wedding hug and kiss. Welcome to the world of skydiving!

May is set to go out with a bang at ASC as the CASA will fly in Friday for the four-day Memorial Day weekend. The CASA and Super Otter will be flying all weekend.

Performance Designs will be out all weekend with demo canopies. The Georgia Skydiving League 4-way meet is Saturday and Team Flatline will host a swoop meet over the ASC pond on Sunday. Party Saturday night with the ASC open bar and Carbonezone food. Come bellyfly and freakfly with us this weekend!

Lastly, don't forget $15 Wednesday and the Breakfast Club of Canopy Piloting Thursday at 8 a.m. See you then!

 Click here to view photos of the head down record.
Click here to view photos of the wedding.


Tuesday, May 25, 2004

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