FLCPA meet #3 Palatka complete

Amateur Group

Earlier this month we finished our 3rd meet of the 2010 season which was held at Skydive Palatka.   Twenty five competitors showed up for this months meet.  We managed to finish all six competition rounds on Saturday before sunset.  The weather managed to hold out for entire day which is pretty unusual for us.  The only delay was a brief visit by the Putnam County paramedics to pick up a competitor with a broken ankle(yeah, it was me).  

After they scraped me up and got me out of the way, the 6th and final round was completed.  Pro Curt Bartholomew came away with the gold at the end of the day.  Silver went to me(Albert Berchtold) which was given to me by Jay when he picked me up at the hospital later that evening.  And the Bronze went to amateur Warren Cleary from Skydive the Farm.  Big thanks to: Art and Skydive Palatka. 2) the Skydive Palatka family for sharing their dropzone with us.  We’ve never had so many volunteer judges as this meet! 3) meet coach Jay Moledzki 4)Our league sponsors Performance Designs, and Liquid Sky

PD Course marker

 There were a few new things going on at this meet.  Those who were there notice we were using a new set of PD course markers which were loaned to us by Performance Designs.  PD recently decided to purchase these markers and allowed us to use them for the meet.  The new markers were by most who shared their opinion, the best course markers they’ve ever competed with.  For the first time(beer), the coursemarkers were EASY to see.

Second, our chief judge Eric has been working for the last few months on a new scoring program for the league.  This was the first meet it was ready for its trial run.  Eric spent most of his time between rounds behind the computer cleaning up the new Access database, and build reports to be able to give us results as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

This was also the first meet where we’ve had our own new custom medals for the winners!  YAY!  Let me know if you guys liked them and we’ll continue to get them for the 2011 season.   

You can click here to see more photo’s taken at the meet by one of the local photographers: http://www.avenfoto.com/flcpa_palatka/index_12.html

The next meet is at Raeford Parachute Center on the weekend of May 15th.  Eric and Kolla will be on hand as chief judges, and Ian Bobo will be the meet coach and stand in meet director while I’m healing.    

** Important Reminder -the Raeford DZ doesn’t accept credit cards so bring cash**

See you guys there!!!

Welcome to the new page

So with our old site being tough for me to update directly, I’m thinking about switching the page over to a blog type page.  This should allow me to update scores, let peeps know about upcoming meets, training camps, changes to the schedule, post pictures, etc.

So I’ll probably have an email sign up shortly, and link it through to facebook to keep ya’ll up to speed.  leave comments if there’s anything you want to see up here…

Here’s a nice pic of your favorite Judge Eric….

Our fearless Chief Judge Eric

2010 Schedule

Meet #1 Skydive Sebastian-January 2-3
Coach Jay Moledzki

Meet #2 Skydive City Z-Hills- February 6-7
Coach Slipstream AirSports

Meet #3 Palatka, FL April 10-11
Coach Jay Moledzki

Meet #4 Raeford Parachute Center, NC May 15-16
Coach Ian Bobo

Meet #5 Skydive the Farm, GA June 12-13
Coach Shannon Pilcher

The meet schedule will be the same for all the meets, weather permitting for the 2010 season

Registration is open on Friday before the meet

On the competition day there is one mandatory practice load for all people who are showing up on the day of the competition and do not get to practice on the day before. Everyone must make at least one practice jump to see the course before competition.

I’m going to be setting courses up on Friday mornings, so your welcome to come out and practice. And if you want them up earlier…come help me out and lend a hand!

Competition day
All times are approximate
8 am Competitor briefing
9 am practice load
10:00 Competition begins