The same story had reported tryouts at Perris Valley Skydiving for the open slots. The first two committed members, Flemming Andersen and Kris Peterson, had already made the move to California to form the team and were looking for two more members and a videographer. The search is over now, Perris Blitz has been formed, and the training has started.
Kevin Dalton and Kjetil Nordin will be completing the 4-way lineup, Meili Modini will be on camera for Blitz.
He focused on 4-way with Perris Quattro in 2010 and posted the 3rd highest results with a 13.0 average in the AAA/Advanced Class at the USPA Nationals 2010. Kevin Dalton works at the Perris Valley Skydiving School as an AFF instructor, tandem instructor and videographer. He recently married Karen Lewis who is also a full time instructor and videographer at Perris Valley Skydiving School.
Kjetil Nordin is moving from Norway to California to join the team. Flemming Andersen had made a similar move from Denmark when the team was formed. Kjetil Nordin was inspired when he read the article in the NSL News and saw that the member of Denmark's national 4-way team Voluntas had added the Blitz project to his agenda.
X3m4’s scored a 10.3 average in the Open Class at the Norwegian Nationals 2007. His team then posted 11.9 in 2008 and 14.4 in 2009. Kjetil Nordin was selected for the Norwegian national 4-way team and competed at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2010 with X3m4's Elements.
The Norwegian federation has recently discontinued any support for the national Formation Skydiving teams, and his former team obviously did not have serious plans for the near future.
Perris Blitz has made 20 training jumps so far and recently flew almost seven hours at the Paraclete XP windtunnel. The team plans to do 500 skydives and 20 hours of tunnel time in 2011.
In addition to the training, the team members are organizing events for Perris Valley Skydiving. A 2-way RW skills camp will be held monthly for skydivers who want to learn or brush up on their RW exit and flying skills. Perris Blitz will also organize a Scandinavian Easter camp in April (15 - 30) where the the team members will be coaching. Guests are welcome, even if they are not from Scandinavia. The Blitz members will also be load organizing in Perris on Fridays. This service is for everybody who wants to start the weekend early. The team has a Facebook page where events and team updates will be announced.