The last month finally gave us the weekend weather we’d been waiting for, and we all did our best to make the most of it! Starting off with an extremely well-attended coaching weekend, doling out plenty of those all-important stickers to our progressing jumpers. The rest of August was filled with FS organising, CP coaching, masses of fun jumps and of course teams training for Nationals.

Huge congratulations to everybody for their achievements! The wonderful Parallel Freefly became national Freefly A champions for the second year in a row, Chimera ended an epically close battle in AAA FS with a well-earned silver medal, Nebula achieved bronze in AA, Winged Hussars won gold in Rookie, and Horizon took silver in 4 way VFS. It was great to see numerous regular jumpers competing across all disciplines and categories.

By the time this is in print, we will have had Boogie 2! I’m sure this will have been an epic 9 days of sunshine, skydiving and “sending it” (as Tom Shorten would say). We’ve organised FF, FS and TR load organising, Angry Birds Big Suit wingsuiting, Rookie Rumble FS scrambles, UPT Zion Flight camp, not to mention vendors and entertainment all boogie long– the space-themed hangar party will no doubt have been out of this world (ha ha ha).

As for what we’ve got planned as summer draws to a close, we’re starting to plan our annual Bonfire and Halloween party; historically one of the best nights of the Langar calendar, and this year will be no different! And remember, we are open every single day of the year apart from Christmas day itself, so get your woolly gloves and bobble hats out because a bit of cold won’t be stopping us from jumping!

Amy Harrison, Manifest Extraordinaire

Achievements: CAT 8 Daniel Staples, Mia Callens FS1 Jasmine Manders, Sophie Fretwell, JackBishop, Dave Allsop, David Craig, Matt Malarkey FF1 Katie Robinson, Hannah Broadbent WS1 Daniel Watson WS2 Dylan Morris-Roberts JUMP NUMBERS 50 Thomas Dent 200 Amber Padfield 400 Jason Mountford, Paul Milburn, Ania Kulak 500 Catherine Brown 1000 Simon Perry Emily Sugars 1100 Ben Mitchell 2500 Fiona Meybirn 2 HOURS IN FREEFALL Nick Heywood 24 HOURS IN FREEFALL Pete Harries

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Photo: Rich Madeley Load Organising by Chris Cook