Once again, the Skydiving Club of Virginia Tech is raffling
off a tandem skydive at Skydive Carolina. The drawing will
be done at the meeting on Monday March 22nd (7pm at TOTS
Bar). If you've ever wanted to go skydiving but just don't
have the money, this is for you! Tandem skydives cost over
$200, and you can win one for as little as $2! Tickets are
1 for $2, 3 for $5, or 10 for $10. Contact any club member
This past weekend at Skydive Carolina, Shapeshifter finally
recieved his A-License! Congrats Shapeshifter! Also, Jason
White made several coached jumps and is ever so close to
his A-License as well. Keep it up guys!
Brings home the Gold!
The Skydiving Club
of Virginia Tech's competition team, VTSD, recently returned
from the United States Parachute Association's National
Skydiving Championships with gold medals hung around thier
necks. Congradulations guys! The team traveled to Skydive
Spaceland, just outside of Houston, Texas, and battled against
32 other teams for the title of Intermediate 4way National
Champions. The team started a very rigorous training program
last winter, and the hard work has finally paid off. The
team, consisting of Andrew, Doug, Joey, Ben, and Jamie,
would like to thank thier sponsors Skydive Carolina, Alti-2,
and Cookie Composites for thier help in acheiving this amazing
feat! Be sure to check out the competition video here
and congradulate the guys!
us out in the Collegiate Times!
The Skydiving Club
of Virginia Tech is featured in an internet promotional
video from our Virginia Tech newspaper, the Collegiate times!
Check it out here!
Hey everybody, welcome back to school for
the Fall 2009 semester!! We hope you all had a great summer
filled with lots of fun (and safe!) skydiving! This semester
is already looking very promising- several new faces as
well as huge progress from some of our student jumpers!
Sarah Thuman completed several AFF jumps and is rocketing
towards her license, and Brittany Wilson and Paul "PP"
Phillips continue to blast through AFF. Congratulations
everybody, keep it up! In addition, new member Allison Studley
completed AFF and is ready for more!
Our competitive 4way team, VTSD, has been
very active in regional meets up and down the east coast.
They have been competing in the Carolina Skydiving League,
Virginia Parachute Council, and the Mid-Atlantic Skydiving
League in preparation for USPA Nationals this coming October.
The team has been frequenting the ParacleteXP wind-tunnel
in Raeford, NC and will continue to train at thier new DZ,
Skydive Carolina in
Chester, SC. Skydive Carolina is an amazing dropzone with
excellent facilities, top-notch staff, a killer on-site
grill, and a beautiful Twin Otter. The team is very excited
to represent Virginia Tech and Skydive Carolina at USPA
Nationals as well as USPA Collegiate Nationals this Fall!
Follow the 4way team on facebook right here: VTSD!!
Congrats guys, keep rockin'!!
Members are Flying Towards Licenses!
Up and coming
members in the club have been making great progress towards
thier skydiving licenses! Paul "PP" Phillips,
a freshman engineer, recently completed AFF and is now working
with the coaches in the club to reach his A-License. Brittany
Wilson, a senior music major, and Shapeshifter, a junior
finance major, have both made huge strides in their AFF
progression. They too will soon graduate from AFF and move
on to working with our club coaches to become licensed skydivers!
Congratulations Brittany, PP, and Chris, keep up the good
Meet #1 Meet Results
Our competition 4way team,
VTSD, won the silver medal this past weekend (April 25th)
in the Carolina Skydiving League's 2nd meet of the season.
The meet was held at Skydive Carolina in Chester, SC. Andrew,
Doug, Joey, and Ben scored 60 pts over 6 rounds of competition,
posting an remarkable 10pt average! This was quite an impressive
acheivement for the team as it was thier first exposure
to several new formations found in this higher division
(AA) of competition! Shapeshifter also completed 3 levels
of his AFF progression this weekend in Carolina. Great work
Shapeshifter, you're almost there! VTSD would like to thank
Frank Harris, the team's videographer,
for his excellent work during the competition! The club
also thanks Skydive Carolina for thier amazing facilities
and smooth operation of the competition! Below is
a link to a highlight reel of the teams competition jumps.
Thanks again to Frank Harris!
VTSD CaSL Meet 1 Highlight
Boogie in Suffolk, Virginia
of April 17-19th proved to be a great weekend for the club.
Members ventured out to Skydive Suffolk to attend thier
annual Casa Boogie! (A Casa is a large cargo aircraft that
holds 35 jumpers and has a tailgate that drops open out
the back of the plane instead of a side door!) While at
the boogie, the club enjoyed beautiful weather and discounted
jump prices for the weekend. Some notable accomplishments
from the boogie included Paul "PP" Phillips graduating
from AFF, Bobby getting re-current and making 5 jumps after
a brief break from the action, and Andrew making his first
2 wingsuit jumps as well as his first intentional cut-away!
This was a great weekend for club members of all experience
levels! Thank you Skydive Suffolk!
Jump for the Cause Tunnel Meet Results
Our current 4way team, The Spacedockers, won
the gold medal in the rookie class for the Jump for the
Cause tunnel meet this weekend (Feb. 21, 2009)!!! The team,
Doug, Ben, Andrew, and Joey, turned an impressive 98pts
over 6 rounds of competition. This was a fundraising meet
for breast cancer research and awareness, and over 18 teams
compteted to help support the cause! Congratulations guys
and thanks to everyone who came out to support such a serious
-Weekly club interest meetings
Mondays at 7pm at TOTS.
Please e-mail if you're interested in coming to
make sure someone will be there.
- Tandem classes offered
at Adrenaline Air Sports at 8, 10, 12, 2, and 4.
Rating course and tons of skydiving at Skydive
Carolina. (First weekend of spring break!!)
in the ParacleteXP
Carolina. (Last weekend of spring break!!)
Camp at the ParacleteXP
Showdown 4way competition at Skydive
- Jumping at Skydive