Extract from the CF Google Group of the US CReW-dogs
Its that time of the year again to start thinking about the Spring Fling! This year due to scheduling conflicts we will be moving the Spring Fling to Lake Wales April 7th – 9th, 2017. But there are many people making plans to jump the weekend prior and all week in-between so if you need a longer CRW fix it sounds like many people will be around to do some small and big way formations for the 9 days starting April 1st (this is no Aprils fools joke either) through the 9th. So far over a dozen people have been making plans to jump the weekend prior that I am aware of.
Please let me know if you will be attending along with your canopy size so we can have enough organizers, video, and aircraft! Thanks!
The good news about Lake Wales is the hotels are much cheaper and the weather historically has been better so we anticipate more jumps for this years event! Hope to see you there!
Brian Pangburn – Organizer
Mike Lewis – Organizer
Eric Gallan – Organizer
Francois Hout – Organizer
We are going to the Fling Sping with a nice group
The crEUw dogs-list:
Yuliya 113 Belarus 😉
Pasi (FIN) 160
Jason (GB) 113
Simon (PL) 193
Marcin (PL) 143
Maciej (PL) 143
Michal (PL) 143
Pawel (PL) 160
Martin (CZ) 160
Frans v.W. (NL) 160
Lennert (NL) 143
Henk (NL) 143
A. Janky (GER) 160
Marion J. (GER) 160
Plans for an attempt to set a Women’s European CF record are starting to develop.
We will be warming up over the next few months, so spread the word; Female jumpers get involved!
All CF women, and those who would like to start CF and are interested in being part of this record, are invited to meet at the Parasummer Boogie (Estonia) in July. The Boogie will be good opportunity to start jumping together and preparing for a record attempt at one of the crEUw events later this year or early next year. The entry level of this project is zero CF jumps and much eagerness. Alongside the Summer Boogie we have more camps and can also arrange individual training weekends for crEUw-starters; check out our event calendar.
Boys, please come and play too while we prepare, but for the main event – the girls have got it Get involved and contact Mary Barratt.
This year Parasummer is held for the 18th time and again it will be in Pärnu, Estonia. During a week long boogie there are a lot of things going on – coaching (FF, FS, WS, CF), competitions and probably they’re going to try to jump some records. No less important are the social gatherings and parties held during the week and of course the famous beach landing. There are two aircraft serving us – Pilatus Porter (10 slots) and Cessna Caravan (15 slots) and for bigger formations, it would be possible to make those two aircraft fly together. The main CF load organizer will be Pasi Pirttikoski, and the rumor is that the goal is to practice flying 16-ways. Parasummer 2017 July 14 – 22 Pärnu, Estonia
Information about accommodation, prizes, events etc is really well put together on the boogie-website and when the event gets closer you can follow it on boogie-facebook-site.
Fun fact: Parasummer was born under the name of CFSCE’ 99 — Canopy Formation Skydiving Camp Estonia (changed to Parasummer in 2000). Despite the original idea, CF activity decreased after some years until 2014 when more CF jumpers started to gather at the boogie again. Last year we flew a 12-way kite over Pärnu bay, piloted by Pasi Pirttikoski. We would like to keep the numbers up and tradition going, so we welcome all crEUw-dogs to participate the Parasummer & the Cumulus Convention 2017 in Estonia!
Sky Camp Dropzone
Kazimierz Biskupi, Poland
June 8 – June 11
We invite all crEUw Dogs to a Big Way Canopy Formation Camp. This time it will be held in the centre of Poland, at Sky Camp dropzone. The dropzone operates a PAC 750 XSTOL plane, which takes up to 17 skydivers.
The aim for the camp is to improve our big way skills and prepare for next the European Record attempts. We will try to fly multi-point 16ways.
Some organizational details:
experienced load organizers: members of the World Record Team.
accommodation: on the dropzone in shared rooms. Price per bed 50PLN. Another option is ‘agrotouristics,’ which is within 5-10km of the dropzone. Price ~50 PLN. This option we will investigate when we know the number of participants, and number of places needed.
meals: possible to order full catering / 3 meals
possibility to rent PD Lightning canopies: let us know which sizes you need. Rental fee 7,50 € per jump.
See you there, you can’t miss it. We guarantee lots of CF fun, and Polish hospitality.
Vervolg training Kilo team plus intermediates plus de eerste stappen voor een Nederlandse 16way.
This weekend, Henk would like to call all Dutchmen to fly a Dutch 16. Fake-Dutchs are welcome! We will think of something more. During the young season, we are going to have a flight where we flew our first European formation last year. On the great Dropezone in Teuge.
The registration form is available for registration. Please use it so we can plan better.
Date Training: April 15-16
Date attempt: May 20-21
The kilo team will continue training and we will make room for the rest as well. Further the first steps to fly a Dutch 16-way will be set 😉
Every hour an actual live picture of the hanger from Teuge. Update without advertising, press F5 on the keyboard.
Our Polish team members have passed the first round of selection for becoming the ‘best Sky Sportteam’ of Poland. This competition is aimed at helping to promote Air Sports. Prizes for the people voting are:
was held in Skydive Algarve, Portugal. The DZ has a nice Dornier G92, which is good for CF. Also there is no problem opening high. The DZ is really good for small formations, but not the best one for big ways (there are no good places to land out). This time we had a total of six CF jumpers from Finland, Estonia and UK. Pasi was organizing the jumps.
Jumpers did good basic training jumps where all of them had chance to make many docks. All jumpers were happy, even if the weather wasn’t the best for skydiving. They lost two whole days for weather problems, but in that part of Portugal there are lots of good places to visit.
All jumpers hope to be back in Skydive Algerve again. Maybe in later this year.
We are proud to announce that the FAI has ratified our European record!
The compilation of the formation was determined by many aspects. Other jumpers could have flown on this jump, but the interchangeability of the wingloads and different sized parachutes forced us to a compromise.
Unfortunately, for reasons of weather, it was no longer possible to have all members of the project fly in a large formation. Either in the same size or even bigger than 25. We will continue to work to ensure that further participants can be represented in a European record.
FAI Record File Num #18026
Status: ratified – current record
Class: G (Parachuting)
Sub-Class: G-2 (Performance Records)
Group: Largest Formation Records – Canopy Formation
Type of record: –
Performance: 25 parachutists
Course/Location: Teuge (Netherlands)
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