The warm weather continues (OK for December, anyway) and it was another great weekend of jumping at VSC! We have had several people wrap up their A license, and it is great to see people learning and moving through the program! Mike Pinc and Chris Goetz-you guys owe beer! Several jumpers are taking advantage of the cheap jumps and pond swooping at the campground.
The hangar improvements are slowly coming together. We now have a 40 inch TV and Chris Goetz is working on adding electrical outlets and plans are in the works for some additional lights. Shelton West has been busy working like a madman to get walkways installed and a new gate through the fence so we can now access the landing area without walking in front of the Life Evac helicopter. Speaking of which, if you are anywhere near the helicopter when it is starting up, please move and give them lots of room so they can depart immediately. The pilot gets nervous if there is anyone nearby, especially anyone holding an unpacked canopy.
The holiday party was a huge success. Many thanks to those who came out for the day to jump and spend the evening with us at the party at Giuseppe’s Restaurant followed by a bonfire party at the campground. The gift exchange was entertaining, as usual, and there was a ton of toys collected for the local church to distribute to the needy. Good stuff.
We are making plans for 2012, including Safety Day coming March 10, and the grand opening boogie on Memorial Day weekend, as well as a Halloween Boogie. We have an Instructor Examiner Rating Course coming up January 13-15, so take advantage of this course while it is here! Jen Sharp will be flying in from Kansas to run the course, which is a great course for anyone looking to be a better skydiving instructor or an Instructor Examiner.
Remember, cheap jumps before 9 AM! There are lots of great things happening at VSC! Come on out and be part of the fun and excitement!