It was one heck of an exciting and busy week at Atlanta
Skydiving Center capped off with Natalie Creamer graduating
the AFF student skydiving program on Sunday's sunset load.
Natalie was the third student to graduate that day! Natalie's
boyfriend, Brian Lancaster, graduated just one load earlier
along with Nick Carter. Nick finished the entire program
in two days as he took the first-jump course Saturday morning
and completed three levels the same day. His final four
levels were completed on Sunday...and then he ordered his
custom Mirage and Sabre2. Welcome to the world of skydiving!
Earlier in the week, Deanna Fambro (our newest manifestor)
and Paul Fritz completed the AFF program as well! Congratulations
to all 5 of our new skydivers who now are all working toward
their USPA A License...and
looking forward to jumping the CASA this Labor Day Weekend!
The CASA will be in town Friday through Sunday at ASC.
Come jump the tailgate! It is the last CASA boogie of the
year in Atlanta. The $15 registration fee includes a free
dinner Sunday night as well as RW and freefly organizing
throughout the weekend. Come run out of the back of the
CASA all weekend long!
Instructor Stewart Cavanaugh hit a big milestone on Friday:
8000 jumps! Stewart celebrated the achievement with an 8-way
dive. Stewart took up girlfriend Blythe Jordan on a tandem
as 6 jumpers built a stairstep formation off his legs. Jim
Vance was there to video and it came off perfectly. Congrats
Stewart...more beer please!
Maria Funari can also add to ASC's bounty of beer as she
completed her A License requirements last week with the
help of Chuck Owen and Blythe Jordan. At the same time she
ordered a complete rig and is now (im)patiently waiting
to jump her custom Mirage rig! :-)
ASC 4-way teams Kinesis and Inviscid were out training
all weekend as the last Georgia Skydiving League meet of
the season is soon approaching. The final GSL meet is set
for Sept. 11-12 at ASC. Even though it is the last meet,
new teams are encouraged. All you need is an A License and
three other skydivers to jump with all day. See the ASC
forums for more information on the GSL. Local skydivers
Doug Glover, Allison Yasitis, Anthony Stone and Mike Gruwell
can help you put a team together for the meet...just ask
about it at the DZ.
TJ Landgren had three skydivers in his canopy control
seminar on Saturday morning. The jumpers all improved their
canopy knowledge and landing skills under his broken wing.
:-) TJ also brought out numerous Precision canopies to demo.
Skydivers took TJ up on the offer to try out the Fusion,
Nitron, Xaos21 and Xaos27 canopies. Thanks TJ!
4-way competitor Nelson Santini made a visit to ASC over
the weekend. Nelson is a member of team Intrepid and was
hurt recently during a competition. He is doing a lot better
and wanted to pass along his gratitude for the care and
concern during his injury and recovery. Good to see you
Adam Harris brought his mother out for a tandem over the
weekend to show her why he is out skydiving every chance
he can get! And local jumpers celebrated Conner's third
birthday with his skydiving/swooping mom, Katie Hawkins,
this week. Conner's first skydive is only 13 years away...
swooper and freeflier Tyler Lawson was in Florida this past
weekend competing at a Florida swooping meet while the pond
at Atlanta Skydiving Center sucked a few into its depths
this weekend. Mike Gruwell, Chuck Owen and Kenny Pugh all
got soaked on Saturday's sunset load.
And finally, skydiver Jack Barnes came out
Sunday to make a few jumps and reported he had skydived
in his 45th state recently: New Mexico. Jack is getting
closer to jumping in all 50 states! And while on his trip
in New Mexico, Jack ran into two local skydivers in the
area on business. Jack saw former Mr. Pink member Jonathan
Perl at a gas station as well as a former ASC AFF graduate
at a restaurant. ASC skydivers are everywhere!!!
See you all Wednesday for $15 lift tickets and Thursday
for the Breakfast Club of Canopy Piloting at 8 a.m. And
then the CASA flies in on