Ok swoopers, it is time to prepare for the 2008 season in Florida! Newly minted league director Albert Berchtold just sent out a newsletter with a ton of information along with the schedule for 2008. If you are planning to take part in the activities and want to be kept up to speed, please contact Albert with your e-mail address so he can add you to the list.
Chris Hayes, the founding father of the Florida league is stepping down this year, to focus on other areas in his life. Chris did an absolutely amazing job of establishing the format of these competitions, providing an incredible learning environment for up and coming swoopers. Thanks Chris - for paying it forward!
The schedule & locations are as follows (changes may happen):
- Meet #1 Feb 9th- Florida Skydiving Center, Lake Wales, FL
- Meet #2 March 8th- Skydive Palatka, Palatka, FL
- Meet #3 April 12- Skydive Sebastian, Sebastian, FL
- Meet #4 May 17- School of Human Flight, Tallahassee, FL
- Meet #5 June 14- Skydive the Farm, Rockmart, GA
Each competition will follow roughly the same schedule, which is as follows:
- 8 am registration opens
- 9 am practice load
- 9:45 Competitor briefing
- 10:30 Competition begins
- please note that all times are approximate, as weather and winds may come into play.
The meets are open to amateur and pro competitors, the pros will compete using the existing handicap system. Every meet will award cash prizes to the top 3 finishers, a top rated coach will be on site for EVERY meet. Skydiving gear manufacturers such as Alti-2, Sky Systems and PD will also send reps to some of the events.
Also - it bears mentioning that there are records to be set in the good state of Florida! There are so many records unclaimed, that it will almost be impossible not to set a good few over the course of the season. Check the USPA website out for more information on the current records :D