Did you know that MESL Director Mike Ashley hopes for a good turnout at the season opener? posted: May 23rd, 2008 The Mideast Skydiving League is also launching its first meet of the 2008 season this weekend. New MESL Director Mike Ashley and Fastrax founder John Hart have prepared the regional 4-way community for quite a while. John Hart has provided a lot of information in his series of 4-way tips. Mike Ashley is now excited to see the results of the efforts:
"It's only another day before our inaugural meet in the Mideast Skydiving League. It's coming up fast, and I hope everyone is as pumped about it as I am! We have had some groups get together, and do some minor training at Start on those days we have... (more)
Did you know that John Hart explains the Mantis body position? posted: May 14th, 2008 The next article of John Hart's 4-way tips goes back to the very beginning of skydiving training. Actually, the body position is one of the most basic and crucial skills and of greatest importance in any phase of a skydiving career. John Hart took the time and put some more thoughts into the body position:
"People continue to ask me why flying the Mantis is superior to the boxman position. I hope the piece below helps you understand the difference in the two positions. I encourage you to contact me with any and all questions you may have regarding 4-way or building a team." (more)
Did you know that John Hart's 4-way tips have come to a new stage? posted: May 6th, 2008 The series of John Hart's 4-way tips for his following in the Mideast Skydiving League and teams and competitors who are hungry for information has arrived at a new stage. The previous articles mostly provided general thoughts and specific advice for the beginnings of a team career.
His recently published new 4-way information now covers his own career with Team Fastrax and the collection of his own team experiences. John Hart has been a very committed competitor and team member and also a passionate supporter of the sport. He approached his new love of 4-way competition with all of his energy... (more)
Did you know that the "Gene is The Man Boogie" includes the first MESL 2007 meet? posted: May 25th, 2007 The upcoming weekend will kick off the 2007 season at three different locations. The Ranch Skydiving League at the Blue Sky Ranch in Upstate New York is ready to send several teams into the races of the AAA Class and the AA Class. Christine Kelley has handed over the management of the league affairs to veteran skydiver and competitor Roger Cunha, who has prepared the league for the season opener.
Roger Cunha competed in the Point position with Ranch Pulse last year. His team, with Brian Ball (Tail), Dimitri Kavour (Inside Center), Bob Schuyler (Outside Center), Georgie Pulman and Mike Shatalov... (more)
Did you know that several AA/Intermediate Class teams were in striking distance last weekend? posted: Jul 19th, 2006 The third competition of the Mideast Skydiving League added two teams to the AA Class leaderboard last weekend. Mystic Rhythms and Vortex attended the MESL event that was scheduled to take place at Skydive Wayne County. The situation in Richmond turned out to be different than planned, and the small event was relocated to Skydive Greene County in Xenia, OH.
MESL Director Randy Connell explained the reason: "Skydive Wayne County was the scheduled host DZ for this weekend's meet.
However, the aircraft arrived an hour and a half late and was a Beech-99 instead of the promised Caravan. The door... (more)
Did you know that only two teams competed in Meet 2 of the Mideast Skydiving League? posted: Jun 19th, 2006 Despite gorgeous weather, only two teams competed in Meet 2 of the Mideast Skydiving League held at Skydive Greensburg in Indiana. Team Fastrax was on the field but did not compete because the meet occurred during a hard-core training camp for them.
They opted to continue their regular training routine, however, they made themselves available for some fabulous coaching as a show of support for the league. Vortex took full advantage of the free coaching. John Hart provided excellent tips for the Vortex tail flyer, while Mark Kirkby and Doug Park provided superb coaching and dive engineering for... (more)