Atlanta Skydiving Center
Staff Returns from Florida Road Trips
weather put a damper on the trip to Florida for one group
of Atlanta Skydiving Center jumpers looking
to compete in the final skydiving swoop competition of the
season. But another group of Atlanta Skydive Center
jumpers spent a week soaking up skydiving and rigging
knowledge at the Parachute Industry Association 2005 Symposium
in Jacksonville, Florida.
Jim, Chuck, Tyler and Anne spent most of their time on
the ground looking at clouds during the eventually cancelled
swoop meet in Lake Wales. The swoop competitors returned
home Saturday following the cancelled competition and were
jumping at the Atlanta Skydiving Center
Meanwhile, Ben, Emily, Mike, Kenny, Katie, Nichole, Natasha
and Justin were at the PIA Symposium to promote the drop
zone as well as Mirage Systems. Every two years industry
professionals gather to learn about new developments in
the skydiving, rigging and parachute world.
held two seminars for riggers on packing tips for the Mirage
G3, G4 and RTS containers. Katie, Nichole, Mike and Justin
worked the Mirage Systems booth during the 5-day symposium
promoting the latest features of the company’s containers.
It was announced during the symposium that Chuting
Star Rigging Loft is the exclusive Authorized
Service Center for Florida-based Mirage Systems.
Many manufactures showcased soon-to-be-released skydiving
products and parachuting equipment at the symposium. Relative
Workshop showed off its Micron Sigma tandem container, which
is sure to be a hit with ASC tandem instructors.
The scaled-down and improved Sigma is already on the wish
list for Mike, Stewart and Johan.
Larsen & Brusgaard, Denmark-based manufacturer of the
Pro-Dytter and Pro-Track, showed off several versions of
new digital, analog and audible altimeters. The Altitrack,
Optima, Viso and Solo will be released over the next few
Performance Designs is working on a new “low pack
volume” reserve, which would allow larger reserves
in smaller containers. The company also showed off a version
of high-performance canopy called the Z-Brace that is still
in the testing phase.
at the drop zone, two-way relative work competitors were
burning up the sky over Atlanta Skydiving Center.
Team “Hybrid” (Scott and Paul with Frog on video)
finished first in the 3-round meet with 12 points. Team
“Feather and Anvil” (Bob and Nick with Ryan
on video) finished second with 8 points.
A big thanks to our competitors for bearing the cold January
air as well as our judges (Allison and Brian) for putting
on a great meet! See you all next month for the 4-way Team
The weather looks great for the week! See you at the Atlanta
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Thursday, August 25, 2005