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Ohio Numbers 06 – 11 August 2013:
Fun Jumpers Slots: 601
Vector/Sigma Tandem Certification Course
To help your pursuit of becoming a full time skydiver, Start Skydiving offers the Vector/Sigma Tandem Certification Course, this course is for those of you who wish to become tandem Instructors. Course start’s Friday Sept 6th at 5:00PM. Contact Gene at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
THE NATURE OF THE COURSE
Each candidate is required to arrive at this course with all prerequisites completed, as specified on the Tandem Instructor Proficiency Card, This classroom, training, and evaluation for this course
WHAT IS REQUIRED TO PASS THIS COURSE
Practical: Candidates for the USPA Tandem Instructor rating will be evaluated during the course for their ability to jump equipment and safely prepare and handle tandem students during actual tandem jumps with simulated students
Initial tandem evaluation phase.
The candidate will make five tandem jumps using tandem equipment under the supervision of the USPA Tandem Rating Course Director Practice tandem phase: The candidate will make a minimum of five more tandem jumps acting as the instructor with qualified experienced jumpers acting as students.
Non-Method-specific training evaluations.
Candidates will successfully train, observe, and critique at least one Category D to be preformed by the course director during the course (waived for instructors who hold a USPA Instructor rating in another discipline).
Prior to attending the course, each candidate must correctly answer 80% of the questions on an open-book examination covering
The complete ISP syllabus
The USPA Basic Safety Requirements
SIM section 5
Mark your calendars! Only 2 months until the Work Stinks Boogie! Leave your suit and tie at home and come out and JUMP during Labor Day Weekend!! Aug 28th – Sept 2nd! Check out our ad in the current issue of Parachutist… See you there! “Registration Link”
Events are emerging for the 2013 Work Stinks! Boogie and you will want to be a part of it! We are limiting the participants to 500 this year so we can manage the event and ensure the safety of our patrons.
Aircraft slots will be $23.00 for the event 267 slots of lift per hour
- 1- CASA 312 Tailgate seats 31 (3 loads per hour)
- 1- Otter seats 23 (three loads per hour)
- 1- Grand Caravan seats 17 (three loads per hour)
- 1- Caravan seats 15 (three loads per hour)
2- R44 Helicopter slots are $60.00 if there are 3 people on the load and $89.00 if there are 2 people on the load. You must pre-manifest from 8am to 12pm Sat & Sun and Purchase helicopter jumps ONLINE.
Big ways 30-40-50 with World Record Organizer Guy Wright and other special guests
4-10 ways with the ladies on Team Tenacity
Norman Kent will be documenting the event and will be available for private videos.
Organizing of all skill levels with Jimmy T, Tom Baker and World Record Holder Melanie Johnson
10-20 ways with Brad Hunt
We are happy to announce that Full Service will be back on Friday evening. On Saturday evening, we will have live entertainment, a great BBQ meal and the Selection.Com Fastrax pyrotechnic aerial display and ground launched fireworks show. A show you will never forget.
We will have gear representives on location providing demo equipment available to those who are looking to try out some new stuff.
We have a dedicated FREE camping area that has a bonfire pit for your enjoyment. We also have 20 RV hookups for the event ($100 for the event). The hookups are on a first come basis, so reserve them early through our online store. There is a $25.00 camper permit fee for all campers not using electric.
We will be bringing in an eight-bay shower trailer to compliment our three showers already at the DZ.
Register online and all you have to do is walk up to our VIP lane, pick up your packet, and have your rig checked by our rigger. You can place money on your account before you arrive and START Skydiving!
Registration is $45.00 and includes your Saturday meal ticket, t-shirt, one lift ticket, and your Fast Slots card if you register before June 30th. Registration after June 30th will include all of the same items aside from the lift ticket.
Jumping for Jacob! (THIS WEEKEND)
Saturday, August 17, 2013
This is an event to raise money for the Team Jacob Foundation which helps support children and their families that are dealing with childhood brain cancer. Tandem skydivers can earn a free skydive by raising money.
” Team Fastrax went early morning to Hamilton Ohio to give back some of their skills to the community by helping install a roof and insulate the basement of two homes that will make some less fortunate citizens very happy home owners. This was headed by Kyle Sward and Habitat for Humanity. All members Shannon Sweeney Harth, The Man Married to Shannon Sweeney Harth, Dave Hart, Bud Prenatt, Rob Richardson, Kyle Sward and local jumper Brian Klosterman all worked through out the rainy morning to give back”
Drew celebrated his 17th bday by rocking out a perfect Level 1 AFF Jump. Photo by Melanie Johnson with Kyle Whittier and Carmen at Start Skydiving. Edith Pratt celebrated her 80th Birthday with a skydive and lots of support from family and friends. Photo by Melanie Johnson at Start Skydiving.
SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Sergeant Gary B. Beikirch
Beikirch joined the U.S. Army in August 1967, just after finishing his second year of college in upstate New York. He was interested in becoming a Green Beret from the very beginning. He completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, and then went on to Fort Benning, Georgia, for jump school. He completed jump school, passed the Special Forces test and went on to training at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After finishing phase one special forces training, he completed training to become a combat medic. He was sent to Vietnam in July 1969.
In Vietnam, Beikirch served as a sergeant with Company B of the 5th Special Forces Group, 1st Special Forces. The group was stationed at Camp Dak Seang, home to Montagnard villagers and fighters, in the central highland province of Kon Tum. On April 1, 1970, the camp was attacked by a numerically superior North Vietnamese force. While his Montagnard assistants treated the wounded, Beikirch fought back with a 4.2 inch mortar and, after that weapon was disabled by hostile fire, a machine gun. Learning that a fellow American soldier was wounded and lying in an exposed position, he ran through heavy fire to rescue the man. He was hit by shrapnel in the process, including one fragment which struck near his spine and partially paralyzed him. For the remainder of the battle he had his Montagnard assistants carry him from one position to another as he treated the injured. He was wounded in the side while giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a Montagnard fighter and was then shot in the stomach. Despite this, he continued to provide medical care and fire his weapon from his stretcher until losing consciousness. He was evacuated by helicopter and spent six months recovering at Valley Forge Medical Center.
For his actions at Camp Dak Seang, Beikirch was awarded the Medal of Honor. The medal was formally presented to him by President Richard Nixon on October 15, 1973.
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I want to thank Skydiver’s Dan (Treeman) Aukstikalnis and Scott Gila Stilwell for being kind enough to pose with our girls! (We were on a field trip to Philly from Babylon, NY (Long Island) I was able to take a couple of pictures of you guys coming down. (photo by Flo Siemsen) This was a wonderful surprise for our kids who were on a field trip here in Philly, to see this great view in the sky! I’m glad I had my camera ready!” (photo by Flo Siemsen)
VIDEO’S Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway:
- Jared Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jared Bolhuis”
- Jordan Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jordan Folmar”
- Eric Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Eric Uecke ”
- Eric Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Eric Zastoupil”
- Kiel Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Kiel Vickers”
- Reese Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Reese Hines”
- Matt Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Matt Wilkinson”
- Keith Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Keith Zaneth”
- Joel Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Joel Tervara”
- Jeff Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jeff Brown”
- Jacob Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jacob Pope”
- Dustin Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Dustin Johns”
- Bo Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Bo Wester”
- Adam Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Adam Popp”
- Jessie Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Jessie Fletcher”
- Karl Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Karl Dorman”
- Arron Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Arron Causey”
- Cody Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Cody Armstrong”
- Johnny Wounded Warrior Event at Texas Motor Speedway: “Johnny Morris”
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06 14 2012 Start Skydiving “Flag Day” Hook Field “Team Fastrax Video By “Brett Dennis”
06 14 2012 American Legion “Flag Day” New Carlisle “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
06 30 2012 Kentucky Speedway “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
08 24 2012 Simon Kenton High School (ARMY) “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup West Carrollton “Team Fastrax Video By “Rudder”
09 01 2012 Mead Cusa Cup OAK GROVE PARK “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
08 31 2012 Fairfield High School Game “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan and Rudder”
09 01 2012 IU vs. Indiana State “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
09 02 2012 WEBN “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 09 2012 Darby Dan “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
09 15 2012 Safety Fair “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan P”
09 15 2012 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
10 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
10 12 2012 Logan Hocking “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
06 23 2013 Dayton Airshow “Team Fastrax Video”
06 26 2013 KY Speedway NASCAR “Team Fastrax Video”
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