Did You Know...... that skydive Suffolk is back hosting meets for the Virginia Parachute Council?
Skydive Suffolk lineup in 2006
VPC Director Elizabeth Kang now reported that her 4way competitors met again at the same place on the July 27 weekend - seven years later. It was a new duel, this time between Safety Third and the Sky Godlings. Only one competitor attended both meets in 2006 and 2013.
Edward "Eddie" Heady competed for Skydive Suffolk in 2006 and finished with a 3.3 average after four rounds. He was now in the Sky Godlings lineup and gave Safety Third, with Elizabeth Kang in the lineup, a good competition for the upper regional VPC hand.
Duel with DC 3 in 2006
The local team Sky Godlings had Adam Fisher, Ahmad Alroudhan, Edward Heady and Chris Ehlinger in the lineup. Elizabeth Kang's team was a lineup composed of two skydivers from Skydive Orange (Elizabeth Kang, Chad Salo) and two from Skydive Suffolk (Richard Brendt, Hugh Wurts).
It was a closely contested competition, but in the end, Safety Third won by three points. Elizabeth Kang said that the challenges from the Skyvan also included the videographers' exits, and the Sky Godlings lost a point due to a video bust.
VPC teams on the July 27 weekend
The Suffolk team Sky Godlings plans to compete at the next VPC meet, which will be hosted at the Virginia Skydiving Center.
The five rounds on the July 27 weekend were once again judged by Nancy Gruttman-Tyler. Elizabeth Kang said that the event was concluded with a celebratory jump: "Two additional jumpers joined the teams, and the group built a 10way Speed Star followed by a second point to Compressed 5way Diamonds."