Sunday, September 19
GOOD MORNING CYBER DIVERS!
Welcome back to OmniSkore's online coverage of the US Nationals at
Skydive Sebastian, the world's most -- well, it's a nice view from
altitude. It rained hard overnight and the forecast for the next two
days is not good. Central and southern Florida is covered with tropical
moisture; we have overcast skies this morning and the DZ is sending up a
cloud dummy load to check the altitude.
There were more competitors at the competition briefing last night
than I've ever seen at once. The 69 4-way teams have registered; 13 in
Open, 23 in Advanced, and 33 in Intermediate. Now does that validate the
4-way classes or what?
We are looking for a virgin to sacrifice for the weather gods, but
there's nothing but skydivers around here. How about the US National
Slip-'n-Slide Championships? Let's whip out those packing mats and have
Hey wait - airplanes taking off! Skydiving! Scores being posted! This
Well we been rockin' and rollin' the last couple of hours and
knocked out a round of 4-way. Too early to call a horse this early in
the race, but one of the crowd favorites is Golden Knights Gold,
currently tied for second with Sebastian XL, AZ Purple, and DeLand
Genesis. We've hit another weather hold so I may be able to come up for
air here. I'm running DZTV and trying to get all this stuff on the 'net,
the first day is always the tough one...
If there is one area where
Andy & Co. have set new standards for nationals, it's in food
services. There are some food services here, independent operators
serving various fare around the DZ, while the DZ restaurant is serving
only snacks and drinks. Last night I had the grilled mahi mahi from the mobile
chef set up next to the manifest building and it was quite good.
After a long weather hold and an equally long period of my FTP not
working, the meet has been called for the day. Airspeed has posted a
pair of 25s to open up their early lead over Purple and FX.
thirty. See yoos all tomorrow.
DAY ~ NEXT DAY ~