Did You Know...... that Rotor Out competes once again for Australia this year?
Original Rotor Out lineup of 2009
Current team member Craig Vaughan's wife Steph and Gary Nemirovsky were the last original Rotor Out members who stepped down after last year's national championships. However, the Rotor Out team project has continued, and the 2014 lineup (Craig Vaughan - Center Inside, George Attard - Center Outside, Simon DiSciasio - Tail, Rob Thompson - Point, Dan Rossi - Camera) will represent Australia at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2014.
The previous Rotor Out lineup (Stephanie Vaughan, Craig Vaughan, Gary Nemirovsky, George Attard, Patrick Nygren on camera) had an exciting competition at the Mondial Dubai 2012 where they made the Top 10 and competed hard for a slot in the finals and Round 10.
Rotor Out 2014 lineup
Rotor Out also has a new team videographer with Dan Rossi after Patrick Nygren returned to Sweden. The new lineup brought new slots for all team members, and coach Shannon Pilcher helped the team once again to sort out the pieces and techniques.
The new lineup completed four hours of indoor training at iFLY Singapore and approx. 90 training jumps before the national championships and the 17.1 average last week. Rotor Out did not have much domestic competition, and the 17.1 average was a good start into the world meet year.
Hunt for the finals at the Mondial Dubai 2012
The situation could be similar this year. Australia has not made it to the finals at a world meet since 2001 on home turf, where Paul Smith, Lloyd Cofield, John Garlick, Jon McWilliam and Shane Dunn (Camera) placed 6th with a 16.9 average.
The Rotor Out training for this year's world meet will consist of a 1-week outdoor camp in Perris, California, and 4 to 6 hours of tunnel time at the new iFLY Downunder 16-footer in Sydney, plus weekend training locally. Rotor Out hopes to complete 100+ training jumps. Coach Shannon Pilcher continues to work with the team, as he has done since 2011.