"Hanging" out at the dropzone

Posted by Ria Moothilal on Friday, March 26, 2010
Sometimes you just cant plan shit this good. On Monday I went to Delta, along with my new camera to hopefully get some cool pics. Lee and Louis went out to do a two way so I thought I'd get some pics of the two of them coming in to land. Not having their pro ratings, I walked out to the centre of the landing area (where one would normally land). Granted the wind had picked up, but nothing worse than they'd flown in before. It took a real effort on their sides to fly a fantastically long down wind leg, and then turn too late for final. Well there goes the close up pics, these guys were going to end up in the pro rated / tandem landing area at best....

And then that priceless moment came, Louis in the trees. Nothing better than f*cking up when your choms are around, happily clicking away. He did an epic job wrapping that canopy around the tree.

And with this display of awesomeness we now have a fines board at the dropzone. The board will be for f*ck ups and firsts. Lee, Louis, and Jason were the first victims for the following "achievements"
  • Lee - fined for landing in the pro rating area
  • Luise - I think its pretty obvious why he bought beer
  • Jason - first time eating vegies

Stay safe


Tags: louis lee "bush landing" "fines board" firsts beer 
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Who is AfricanSkyGear?

Owner - Ria Moothilal I've been in the skydiving world for few years now. Having done my first jump course on the 13th November 2005. It all started off with Pietermaritzburg Parachute Club. At the end of 2006 I moved down to Cape Town. The Cape Town scene seriously lacked colour and spice, it was my duty as a charou to enlighten these souls. After lots of spinning I finally finished my progression, several surgeries and and couple licenses later I'm now a regular at either of the Cape Town dropzones. Oh, and of course being of Indian origin, I'm now living the Indian skydivers dream - I've got a skydiving shop ;-)


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