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Did You Know...

... that Thomas Hughes has the Fun Flag?

Open Class leader by one point: Aerodyne Cypres Maubeuge
posted Aug 3rd, 2010 - An action loaded day is over at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2010. All scores of today are posted, and it cannot be much more exciting in the 4-way Open Class and in 8-way.

It seems as if Aerodyne Cypres Maubeuge and Arizona Airspeed have their own battle for the gold medals over the last three rounds. However, there is the fast sequence of Round 9, which could bring the Sky Panthers and NMP-PCH Hayabusa back in striking distance.

Paratec-Saar is in great position to win the unofficial title of the best amateur team in the world and has even left UK's team Satori behind so far. Ten teams will make it into the semifinals, the Pro Team has to defend this position against Bodyflight Voluntas in Round 8.

Competing with the Open Class teams: Aerokart Deep Blue
Six teams will qualify for the last round and finals. Germany's top amateurs have done extremely well so far, but Sinapsi is probably too strong for realistic German thoughts of a slot in Round 10.

The competition in the female 4-way category does not seem to offer much excitement any longer. Germany's ISB Air may still have medal hopes, as the fast sequence of Round 9 offers at least an opportunity to catch Spaceland Blue.

However, Aerokart Deep Blue has different goals to keep the energy and motivation up. The current total of 164 points would have the French team in 6th place of the Open Class competition, three points ahead of Sinapsi. That would be enough for a slot in the Open Class finals.

NSL Talk with NMP-PCH Hayabusa and the Fun Flag
The NSL News has good and bad news regarding the Fun Flag. Equipment failure gobbled up a live NSL Talk with NMP-PCH Hayabusa, anchored by coach Joey Jones, which featured the Fun Flag in front of the NSL-TV camera during the conversation.

There is not much of the conversation that can be heard, as the audio did not work well. Too bad, as Hayabusa introduced alternate and future team member Dennis Praet. However, the camera worked well enough to capture live the theft of the Fun Flag.

Thomas Hughes must have found out or watched the NSL Talk with Hayabusa and was hiding behind a wall waiting for the right moment to attack. He struck so quickly that there is almost just a shadow to be seen on the video, and nobody had even enough time to react in any way. The chase is on, Thomas, and remember: the flag has to fly high...

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