Official practice this morning is being delayed by clouds, but
a load is going up now to test the altitude. The weather is
supposed to be improving, and I'll post another update around
There are still overcast skies, but the teams are doing
practice jumps with a reduced working time of 20 seconds. I got
working too, but be warned, it's very slow -- I'm working with
rusty old POTS (Plain Old Telephone System) lines here.
The plan is to judge all of the Formation Skydiving teams live
using the air-to-ground microwave transmission system. When you
check out the webcam, what you see is as live as can be, short of
being here. Pretty cool and exciting to watch! Wow - speaking of
exciting, the Russian 8-way just did a 19 on their practice round
(50 seconds working time too). It looks like Airspeed 8 is going
to have their hands full again! Make that a 19 busted to a 17. I
like their new colors; much easier to watch on video. In Corowa
last year they were in white, the jumpsuits are dark now. Check
them out when we get the team photos posted later tomorrow.
Wishing the clouds
Official practice is done, opening ceremonies will be at 1545.
I should have the draw posted tonight.
Never stick your head into the DZTV room and say “Your not
going to write about that, are you?” ;-) sorry, Alan...the
competition draw is going on in the hanger so that will be up
soon...okay, the draw is done! 4-way starts at 0800 tomorrow, five
rounds they say, so see you in the morning!