CF KILOteam and more

One of the candidates for a new base variant, George
One of the candidates for a new base variant, George Buijtendijk
Herman tells a beginner how he approaches a large formation and is there.
Herman Slot explaining to a beginner how he approaches a large formation and is in the right place.

The first weekend took place in April and at the same time opened the 2017 season for some. In the record attempt last year we didn’t have enough experience among our ‘Big Boys’ to have them fly the 9way head of the diamond. The idea for this event and rest of the year is that we prepare the base with the Big Boys, better known as ‘KILOteam.’ In large formations, the larger parachutes are put at the top and the jumpers with the smaller canopies are continuously placed further down.

 

Would like to give his experience as a pilot to a big boy, Gerben Frankvoort
Gerben Frankvoort, who would like to pass his experience as a pilot to someone in the Big Boy team

There is a lot of technique to train in, such as  general piloting and wing-flying skills and details like safe footgrips, ensuring the formation is flying in a consistent heading, controlling the wing, picking up no. 4 etc, etc,. A good and fast 4way and eventual 9way diamond would be a great advantage for our project! In addition, we could then allow Gerben to be at other important locations in the formation. The first training weekend in March was canceled due to weather and the first weekend of April was also not  accompanied by the best weather. However, last Saturday and Sunday we were in the air seven times and practiced a lot. It has shown some interesting perspectives and a few CF beginners have used the jumps to experience approaching a larger formation in an echelon. It was a relaxed and successful weekend with de-briefings by Gerben and Herman.

Boarding display with some big boys
Boarding display with some Big Boys

The same weekend takes place again in May. Besides these events, the KILOteam will train together to get that base flying and, not unimportant, be part of the next European record as well.

 

The Easter bunny was with us in Teuge
The Easter bunny was with us in Teuge

For the next event in May all crEUw-dogs are welcome. Then hopefully with better weather and even more Big Boys. We will split up again into KILOteam and Light-team. So come and play, you are very welcome in May 20. – 21. ! Registration

 

What can never be missing in the Netherlands is not our sponsor at the same time. But an energy carrier in the evening after the jumps. The box on the table of Eef Dekker.
What can never be missing in the Netherlands is not our sponsor at the same time. But an energy carrier in the evening after the jumps. The box on the table of Netherlands’ CF Legend Eef Dekker.

A happy Easter festival in Teuge

CF 9way Easter-Diamond
CF 9way Easter-Diamond. Photo from Laurent Dreyfus.
Kilo Easter eggs in Teuge
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