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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.
Shawn and Paul searched Far and Wide for the lost canopy. Photo by Julia Nish Wignall with Paul Wignall at Start Skydiving. That’s a mighty big smile Photo by Mel with Phillip Volk at Start Skydiving.
Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Dana Bowman exits the plane. Check out his story at www.DanaBowman.com Photo by Melanie Johnson at Start Skydiving. This jump is On FIRE! Photo by Alex Hart with Tom Baker at Start Skydiving. Ben Pace and his daughter train for the Amazing Race. Photo by Rob Baumann with Paul Wignall at Start Skydiving
SALUTING OUR MILITARY: Sergeant Peter S. Cimpoes
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Sergeant Peter S. Cimpoes, United States Army, for gallantry in action on 11 October 2012 during combat operations against an armed enemy of the United States as a Reconnaissance Surveillance Target Acquisition Technician for a Joint Task Force in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. Sergeant Cimpoes selflessly and with no regard for his own personal safety, maneuvered himself onto the targeted compound engaging multiple enemy combatants and was responsible for saving the lives of fellow rangers and turning the tide of the engagement. While under effective direct enemy fire, Sergeant Cimpoes engaged enemy combatants within a range of one meter, simultaneously regaining the initiative while conducting intense combat by throwing two grenades and suppressing the enemy allowing the assault force to fall back and evacuate members of the assault force who were critically wounded. Sergeant Cimpoes’ distinctive accomplishments are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, this Command and the United States Army. NARRATIVE TO ACCOMPANY AWARD: Sergeant Cimpoes distinguished himself through exceptionally valorous achievement on 11 October 2012 as a Reconnaissance Surveillance Target Acquisition Technician while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. On 11 October 2012, the Strike Force conducted an off-set infiltration for a Joint Task Force raid targeting a known enemy, in Ghazni Province. Upon infiltration, the Assault Force conducted a foot patrol to the targeted compound. Throughout the movement to the target compound, a report confirmed that one insurgent was moving around the rooftop of building A. During planning, the Assault Force identified this particular building as follow-on because it was a historical compound of interest associated with insurgent activity. Because of the significant movement in the A series, the Assault Force took a tactical pause at the release point in order to get the best situational awareness of both target compounds. Once the assault force received the call that the one enemy combatant had moved back internal of the A series, the assault force went ahead and set in isolation for both the A series and the B series as planned. Once isolation was set, first squad and the Afghan Special Operations Partners prepared to conduct a silent clearing of the B series. The Afghan Partners entered and cleared the B series first with a Ranger Squad Leader immediately following. Once the targeted compound was clear and secure, the assault force moved to post assault activities, was able to determine that the information received matched our target development and was enough to move to and clear the A series compound. At that time, the Afghan Partners and the remainder of the assault force moved to the A series. As the assault force approached the A series, another Ranger Squad Leader and his isolation element were engaged with direct fire by multiple enemy combatants throughout the compound at distances as close as one meter to five meters. Immediately after contact was made, the assault force sustained two urgent surgical casualties on the first floor rooftop of building A. Without hesitation, Sergeant Cimpoes quickly climbed up a ladder positioned on the south side of the A series, directly in line with the enemy fire. Sergeant Cimpoes placed himself under direct fire and simultaneously engaged three heavily armed enemy combatants barricaded on the second floor of the targeted compound. Sergeant Cimpoes’ heroic actions at distances ranging from one to five meters from a heavily armed and barricaded enemy were critical to securing our casualties and ultimately lead to the decisive point in the operation. By putting himself in the line of fire, Sergeant Cimpoes began to make head way at gaining the advantage over the enemy simultaneously closing the distance between him and the two casualties. After linking up with Staff Sergeant Herd on the rooftop, Sergeant Cimpoes identified the first enemy combatant lying next to Sergeant MacPherson and engaged him. As soon as he established a base of fire and gained fire superiority, Sergeant Cimpoes called out to and identified Private First Class Pesce who was critically wounded only feet from the breach point where the enemy was still engaging. With little to no regard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Cimpoes moved to secure Private First Class Pesce in order to pull him out of the kill zone, which ultimately saved his life. After dragging Private First Class Pesce to safety, he called out to Sergeant MacPherson. Sergeant Cimpoes responded that Sergeant MacPherson was hit, and that he was located immediately in front of the breach where the enemy combatant was engaging from only feet away. Sergeant Cimpoes made a split second and selfless decision to make his way to Sergeant MacPherson and move him to safety. He identified a second barricaded shooter located just inside the breach point and engaged and killed the combatant. Sergeant Cimpoes continued to protect the breach point in order to secure Sergeant MacPherson and almost instantly, he identified and engaged a third enemy combatant attempting to crawl to a position of advantage further inside the room. Sergeant Cimpoes pulled out a grenade and threw it into the bravo level of building A. Sergeant Cimpoes employed another grenade and continued to provide suppressive fires which enabled two members of the assault force to maneuver the two critically wounded casualties down to other members of the assault force in the alley. As a result of the employment of the hand grenades, Sergeant Cimpoes was able to tip the scales in favor of the Assault Force as they began to gain the momentum necessary to safely withdraw the two critically wounded Rangers who were within feet of two armed, barricaded, and heavily armed combatants with a clear position of advantage. Sergeant Cimpoes voluntarily risked hi life to establish a clear foothold and extract two seriously wounded Rangers in clear line of fire with multiple enemy combatants. Once the call was made to push back for a kinetic option on the A series, Sergeant Cimpoes placed himself with a base of fire element and continued to provide suppressive fire allowing the Casualty Collection Point enough time and freedom of maneuver to move to the casualty evacuation zone and extract the two urgent surgical casualties. The remainder of the assault force continued to maneuver back to the designated fallback position while being covered by Sergeant Cimpoes and other members of the Assault Force. Once the kinetic strike was complete, the Assault Force moved to the exfil helicopter-landing zone and returned to the forward operating base. During an engagement with an enemy that held multiple advantageous positions, Sergeant Cimpoes’ valorous actions saved the lives of two members of the assault force and directly contributed to the Assault Force’s ability to defeat a determined enemy and evacuate two critical casualties. Through his distinctive accomplishments, Sergeant Cimpoes displayed courage under fire and outstanding leadership. Sergeant Cimpoes’ actions and leadership reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
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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”
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06 30 2012 Kentucky Speedway “Team Fastrax Video By “Bud”
07 28 2012 Nuxhall Miracle League “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
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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”
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09 06 2012 University of Cincinnati Football vs. Pittsburgh “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
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09 15 2012 Air Force Marathon “Team Fastrax Video By “Team Fastrax”
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10 12 2012 Logan Hocking “Team Fastrax Video By “Dan”
06 23 2013 Dayton Airshow “Team Fastrax Video”
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