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Did you know that Florida teams keep battling with the weather situation?
posted: Jun 17th, 2013 Last weekend's overall leaderboard is so dominated by the Dutch teams at the Tomscat Trophy that the few teams of the Florida Skydiving League are almost unnoticed. Additional scores from Canada are also still to come. The teams in Florida have not completed a 6-round competition this year so far. The summer weather and the timing of the meet weekends did not fit well between April and June. Only the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 in March was completed after ten rounds without any weather problems in DeLand. DeLand Bees and the Teiwaz AA Class lineup tried to beat the weather somehow... (more)

Did you know that Caroline Layne picks up 4way where her brother James left it in 1992?
posted: Apr 29th, 2013 "David Layne was an old friend of Jim West's from England who had moved to Xenia a few years earlier with his wife Rira, eight-year-old son James, and six-year-old daughter Carolina. The Layne family had been a presence on the drop zone for a few years before I actually took it over. The Greene County Sport Parachute Club was a family business with a club atmosphere back then, and like other members of the "club", the Laynes contributed to keeping the place moving." "I had become very close with Rita, David, and their kids. Once i started running it, the drop zone became the Green County Skydiving... (more)

Did you know that seven teams braved the weather in Florida?
posted: Apr 22nd, 2013 Bad weather interfered with the outdoor season openers both in North Carolina and Florida. However, six teams beat the challenging weather conditions at Skydive City to complete up to four rounds, while teams at Skydive DeLand had no luck on Saturday and not much more on Sunday. Most of the lineups in Florida consisted of skydivers who have attended the FSL Tunnel Kicker indoor project at iFLY Orlando, which was launched in July 2012. The next tunnel event is scheduled for tonight and will compensate for the efforts to brave the weather last weekend. Bob Byrne was organizing the competition... (more)

Did you know that Whooops outscored Barkli after handicap?
posted: Apr 21st, 2013 Russia's national team Barkli competed at the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2013 in the middle of this year's training camp in DeLand. Barkli then went back to Russia and visited again a week ago for the next spring training. The Dutch national team Whooops competed at the Mondial Dubai 2012 in December and went into winter hibernation after that. The long outdoor break is over now, and Whooops launched the 2013 season with a training camp in DeLand at the same time as the Russian national team. Both teams accomplished their goals and completed over 100 training jumps in ten days. Then... (more)

Did you know that Black Cat has a travel agenda this year?
posted: Apr 19th, 2013 The Open Class competition at the USPA Nationals 2011 had three teams registered as guests. Black Cat, the visitors from Russia, were also one of the busiest competition teams of the 2011 season after attending a total of six meets. The Black Cat travel agenda of 2011 was almost like a complete trip around the globe with stops in Dubai (January), Eloy (February), DeLand (March), on home turf in Russia (April, September) and back in Eloy for the USPA Nationals at the end of October. Black Cat is also one of the longest standing teams in the 4way world, and some team members go back as far as... (more)

Did you know that Skydive City hosted a Wind Damaged reunion at the final FSL meet of the regular 2012 season?
posted: Sep 25th, 2012 Five more teams competed last weekend at Skydive City, but only one AAA Class team had the opportunity to experience the Super Sequence in Round 4. Teiwaz finished shortly behind the two AAA Class top teams from Texas in Round 4 and tied the Dallas Pulse score with a 23-pointer after two point deductions. The main competition at Skydive City took place in the A Class where three teams attended the last meet of the regular 2012 season. The Super Sequence also trickled down into the A Class with the first three Random Formations (J-F-E) of the sequence and offered a great scoring opportunity. However,... (more)

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