Did You Know...... that Final Four witnessed the Discovery shuttle launch in freefall?
Final Four 2011 lineup
On the same day, World Team leader BJ Worth came to DeLand to prepare for the 3-day weekend of 60-ways, which is a part of his plan for the new 500-way world record attempt. He traveled to Cape Canaveral on Thursday and filmed the shuttle launch live from close range.
The NSL News received footage from Final Four videographer Andi Troegele as well as from BJ Worth and used it for the NSL-TV clip, which has been uploaded and is ready for reviews.
Final Four Satellite for the space shuttle
Petra Baerenfaenger had placed 6th (16.0) with the Chicas after six rounds at the World Meet 2008 in France and then won the silver medals at the World Cup 2009 in Prostejov, Chech Republic, with a 16.3 average, two points ahead of the second German team, Incognito Leutkirch.
The Chicas did not continue in 2010, while Incognito Leutkirch turned into ISB Air and took over the #1 position of female 4-way competition in Germany with a former Chicas member, Susa Serra. ISB Air competed for Germany at the World Championship of Formation Skydiving 2010.
2010 lineup with FSC Remscheid President Klaus Mathies and Uli Sehrbrock
Uli Sehrbrock did not continue with Final Four this year, and Petra Baerenfaenger has now taken the slot that her husband Henning Stumpp used to fly. She is the new Center Outside for Final Four.
Final Four has a very busy training camp and completed over 70 jumps by now. The team has scheduled another 2-week camp for April in DeLand. The shuttle jump came at the end of the next training day after a day off.
ISB Air 2011 lineup
The German 8-way team EADS will also have a strong 4-way lineup, and even the Paratec-Saar members have a lot of respect for the new ISB Air lineup. They consider the all-female lineup as serious competition for the top spot.
ISB Air will compete at the Shamrock Showdown 2011, and the German top teams, including Final Four, will watch the videos and scores very carefully. Final Four has a few more days of training before returning to the German winter weather.