This past month 32 competitors from the FLCPA gathered in Raeford North Carolina gathered for the 4th meet of the 2010 season. The weather forecast for the weekend didn’t look too great early in the week, but as the weekend drew closer, that all changed and the weather was spectacular for Saturdays competition. Light and variable winds for most of the day picked up a little later in the day for downwind conditions towards the end of the afternoon for some monster distance runs were thown down. Brian McNenny from team Slipstream took the top distance setting a new North Carolina state distance record at 156 meters. Fifteen pro competitors and Seventeen Amateur competitors finished up the practice run and the six competition jumps with time to spare before the sunset awards ceremony. At the end of the day team Slipstream swept the top three places with Brian McNenney in First, Scott Roberts in second place, and Stuart Schoenfeld rounding out the top three.
Kai shows his packing skills
This months meet was Coached and Directed by Ian Bobo of the PD Factory Team while I’m recouping from last months injury. Special thanks to our league sponsors Performance Designs and Liquid Sky. And also ParacleteXP who donated 30 minutes of tunnel time for the top scoring competitor in in each event. Those prizes went to Pia McFarland for her 90 in zone accuracy, Brian McNenney for his state distance record, and Stu Schoenfeld for the fastest speed run of the meet.
Stuart Shoenfeld, Slipstream
Here’s the full score sheet from Meet #4. And for those keeping track of the FLCPA league standings, I’ll be updating those and putting them up in a few days.
Next months meet will be held at Skydive the Farm in Georgia. Hans is planning on holding a training camp the week preceeding the meet for those interested. Marat and the crew from Dubai are already apparently planning on arriving on June 6th to take advantage of the pond. Practice jumps from the otter that entire week before will be $15.00. Competition jumps will be $17.
After the meet is complete, we’ll be having the annual end of the season BBQ where we’ll award the medals for the meet, and the Trophies for the top performers of the season. See you all there!!!
Curt goes for distance
Greg Windmiller from the Golden Knights goes for speed
Here’s a funny bit from last years World Cup of canopy piloting in South Africa 2009. GW gives us a debrief of his last distance round while putting away a few RedBulls.
For those of you keeping track of the standings in this years FLCPA, here’s a little update. Every season we track the standings of the members within the league. For each meet that the league member competes in, they earn a specific # of points for their placing in that meet. At the end of the season, we tally up all the points each member has accumulated, drop the lowest score for those who have made all five meets, and come up with an overall season champion.
* The top three overall are awarded trophies at the end of the season BBQ held at the 5th and final meet.
*The top 20% of the amateur class will graduate to compete as pro pilots next season.
*In addition to the trophies, last season we covered the registration and jumps for USPA Nationals for the first runner up(Micah Couch) in the amateur class. The top placing amateur(Curt Bartholomew) received a “free ride” to USPA Nationals. The league covered their flight, hotel, registration, and jumps.
For 2010 with the large # of pro’s competing in the league we changed it up a bit. This year the top placing pro, AND the top placing amateur will have their jumps, registration, and hotel covered for the Last Big Splash(Pro only Invitational), or jumps and registration for USPA Nationals if we don’t have a Last Big Splash this season.
So here’s the standings after 3 meets. You can follow the link below to see the breakdown by meet. If you’ve been competing in the league and haven’t joined the league, just check in Al to join the league.
2010_After 3 meets
||FLCPA Member Name
||After 3 Meets
||*Albert Berchtold* Performance Designs
||*Mike Shatalov* Russian Mafia
||Kritter Weiss-Skydive Las Vegas
||Pia McFarland- The Ranch
||Big Steve Haseman-STF
||*Kaz Sheeky* Slipstream
||*Scott Roberts* Slipstream
||Keith Creedy- Palatka
||Army Dan Richarelson
||*Greg Windmiller* Golden Knights
||*Brian McNenny*- Slipstream
||*Brian Buechler* Gold Coast Swoop
This weekend is the 4th of 5 meets in the 2010 season being held at Raeford Parachute Center. Come on out and get some!!!