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NMP PCH HayaBusa and Thunder ISR were both primarily focused on 4-way training and competition before they joined forces for the casual Thund8rbirds 8-way project in 2015 and 2016.
The reigning 4-way world champions will not change their priorities after announcing the additional 8-way plans for Fly-In Machine 44, as the 3rd set of 4-way gold medals is the main goal for the FAI World Meet 2018.
The new second half of the 8-way lineup, with returning Thunder members Sven Ibens and Wesley Claessens, will not only wait for the exciting opportunities to team up with HayaBusa in 8-way.
FireFlash is the new team name for the 4-way lineup, and former Thunder videographer Grim Swinnen will be back on camera.
The Sun Path Products NSL News mentioned earlier that Maya Van Campenhout has been training and competing with Les Stunts in the past years, Belgium's national team in 4-way Women.
Glenn Cuylaerts is not new to 4-way competition either, even though he has not won national skydiving championships or titles yet.
However, he has been a successful competitor and is very familiar with performance pressure as a multiple national champion in motocross. The upcoming FireFlash/Fly-In Machine 44 project will most likely add new championship titles and medals to his overall collection.
FAI Mondial 2016
World Challenge 2016
Then he also attended his first AAA Class competition at the ISR Grand Prix 2015 with a pickup team.
Glenn Cuylaerts will take the tail slot, and original HayaBusa member Sven Ibens will be his piece partner and mentor.
Maya Van Campenhout was the outside center for Les Stunts and switches to point, while Thunder member Wesley Claessens makes the opposite move and switches from point to outside center.
FireFlash will be training at the PCV skydiving centers in Belgium (Moorsele, Schaffen, Zwartberg) and add the indoor training in Roosendaal. Sven Ibens said that FireFlash plans to complete 120 training jumps and 10 to 12 hours of tunnel time.
This will also be the first 8-way competition for Fly-In Machine 44. The same 4-way/8-way combo is planned for the FAI World Cup 2017 in Saarlouis,at Belgium's national championships and at the USPA Nationals.
Former Thunder members Sven Ibens and Wesley Claessens have the same goals for FireFlash in the long term. They want to continue on the highest possible amateur level.
One step on the way to the unofficial title of the best amateur team in the world is the 20-average benchmark. FireFlash has it on the list for the 2018 season...