News from Start Skydiving:
Ohio Numbers 19 – 25 August 2013:
Fun Jumpers Slots: 253
The following jumpers attended the canopy control course taught by Team Fastrax Swoop member, Ray Dutch:
- Jesse Johnson
- Adam Hoffman
- Julia Nish
- Randy Baranosky
- Brynn Crowgey
- Jorden Zink
- Peter Bedrosian
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.
Melanie over Start Skydiving Photo by Tom BakerFun jumperrr Errrnestoooooo! Photo by Melanie Johnson Awesome exit shot of Greg Snarr. Photo by Tom Baker. They’re ready to JUMP! Photo by Melanie Johnson. Melanie Johnson plays with tandem. Photo by Lonnie Kirk
Start Slyfly exits for a training jump. Photo by Melanie Johnson with Tyfani Detky and Tom Baker. Jump to raise money for TEAM JACOB! the back of the shirts say… “Sometimes a superhero’s cape is a parachute” Photo by Melanie Johnson
Sgt. First Class (Ret.) Dana Bowman exits the plane. Check out his story at www.DanaBowman.com Photo by Melanie Johnson at Start Skydiving.
SALUTING OUR MILITARY: SFC FRED W. ZABITOSKY
SERGEANT FIRST CLASS FRED W. ZABITOSKY, UNITED STATES ARMY, Studies and Observations Group, then a Staff Sergeant, distinguished himself while serving as an assistant team leader of a nine-man Special Forces long-range reconnaissance patrol operating deep within enemy held territory in Laos. On 19 February 1968, they were attacked by a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army unit. Rallying his team members, he deployed them into defensive positions and exposed himself to concentrated enemy fire in order to better direct their return fire. He covered their withdrawal to a landing zone for extraction. Rejoining the patrol, now under increased enemy pressure, he positioned each man in a tight perimeter defense, encouraging them one by one and controlling their fire. Inspired by his example, the patrol maintained its position until the arrival of the rescue helicopter. The North Vietnamese pressed their attack when the helicopters arrived, and Sergeant Zabitosky again exposed himself to their fire, allowing the helicopter gunship to adjust suppressive fire. He positioned himself beside the helicopter door-gunner and fired on the enemy as the ship took off. The helicopter crashed after being engulfed in a hail of bullets and Sergeant Zabitosky was thrown from the craft. Recovering consciousness, he ignored his painful injuries and moved to the flaming wreckage where he pulled the severely wounded pilot and copilot from the blaze. He made repeated attempts to rescue his fellow patrol members but was driven back by the intense heat. Despite his own serious burns and crushed ribs, he dragged the unconscious pilots through a curtain of enemy fire to within ten feet of a hovering rescue helicopter before collapsing.
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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”
08 24 2013 Spc Jesse A. Snow Memorial Skydive @ Dayton National Cemetery “Team Fastrax Video”
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