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The Indoor Cloud League has been an online event since it was launched by the National Skydiving League in July 2012. It brought teams and competitors together on the same leaderboard without traveling across the country, or later across the planet.
However, the corona virus pandemic had the same impact on indoor events as it had on outdoor training and competition. It is the mission of Formation Skydiving events to bring people together, while the requirements of battling the virus pandemic include social distancing. Both factors don't support each other very well, neither at indoor nor at outdoor events.
The annual leaderboard is showing the impact of the corona virus pandemic quite accurately, with the increasing gap beginning in the spring of this year. There are obviously signs of recovery, which will hopefully continue in the coming months.
|Indoor Cloud League 2020||Jan||Feb||Mar||Apr||May||Jun||Jul||Aug||Sep||Oct||Nov||Dec||Total|
|Flying Chamber: 14+ Feet|
|Flying Chamber: 12+ Feet|
|1||iFLY SF Bay||US||87||66||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||153|
The Hurricane Factory was closed for one month, and Jan Klapka missed scores only in April, while iFLY Dallas had a 6-month break. Kyle Hermberg was now able to come back with the first ICL event after the break and submitted a whole set of videos for the six ICL October sequences.
Five different Indoor Cloud League groups have submitted scores and videos for the month of October, two of them (ICL Midwest, iFLY Dallas) complete sets. The Paraclete XP team will add the missing four scores and videos next week and have a complete October leaderboard, as well.
It seems as if participants and hosts of Formation Skydiving indoor activities in the United States have used the past months to learn as much as possible how to keep people safe, and they are ready now to pick up the pace.
|iFLY Dallas - October||AAA||AA||A||RRR||RR||R||Total|
|Caden Maydew, Kyle Hermberg, Michael Erickson, Ron Shipp||14||14||-||-||-||-||14|
|Aaron Perkins, Caden Maydew, Donaldo Grajeda, Michael Erickson||-||14||15||-||-||-||29|
|I'd Grip That||-||-||-||17||-||-||17|
|Aaron Shoulders, Arpit Tyagi, Max Ciccarelli, Kyle Hermberg||-||-||-||-||18(-2)||-||18|
|Flying Unicorn Circus in Training||-||-||-||-||-||34||25|
|iFLY Dallas Best of October||14||14||15||17||18||25||103|
Both teams dueled in the AA Class on the leaderboard of the Dallas Super Cup, and the winner, I'd Grip That, posted the 17-pointer for the RRR Class sequence on the Indoor Cloud League leaderboard. Flying Unicorn Circus in Training added the maximum score of 25 points for the R Class sequence after completing 35 points within the working time.
His participants first flew the sequences as teams this time, and then paired up less experienced fliers with experienced 4-way competitors to perform the A Class sequence (A,J,6). This allowed some of the Rookie Class participants to experience a block with piece-flying. He said that the group enjoyed the modified format.
Indoor Cloud League 2020