News from Start Skydiving Ohio:
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. All of us at Start Skydiving look forward to serving you in 2012 in Middletown, Ohio. God bless you, The Team at Start Skydiving
All of our tunnel camp participants are getting really excited to head down to Florida in a few weeks. Lets have Fun In addition to the tunnel, we are all even more excited to invade the Start Skydiving Florida location and give Trish a hard time!
New B-License Requirements (USPA)
Beginning January 1, 2012, the USPA B-license requirements will change to include additional canopy training. Each license application will require a completed and signed USPA Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card. The canopy training is outlined in Sections 6-10 and 6-11 of the Skydiver’s Information Manual. A copy of the card is included in the SIM, as well as available from the USPA website as a download. A USPA Safety & Training Advisor must verify the training has been completed and sign the card before it is submitted to USPA. The card outlines the training requirements for a series of five jumps, which can be completed together as a one-time course or conducted separately over a series of days. SIM Section 6-11 includes guidelines for conducting the course, including who may provide the training to course candidates.
It’s been a groovy few days here in sunny Florida! Start Skydiving Florida won an award from the Leesburg Area Chamber of Commerce for Best New Business of 2011!! I accepted the award at a very early-morning breakfast and gave a speech in front of far too many people for my comfort. But alas, we are officially an award-winning dropzone. 🙂 The Leesburg Chamber has helped spread the word about us and has given us so much support over the last year, it was an honor to be recognized by them and the community we serve.
We had a visit from Clemson Tom today, who has a national radio show and popular YouTube channel. He came out to make a video of his jump for Clemson University, whose football top-ranked football team will be playing at the Orange Bowl in Miami in a few weeks. He had an awesome time and has told all of his listeners about us! He’ll be posting the video shortly, so check back for the link. Florida rocks.
Here is the link posted by radio personality Clemson Tom after his skydive at Start Skydiving Florida http://www.youtube.com/user/MrClemsonTom?ob=video-mustangbase
Thomas Landing @ Start Skydiving Florida
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