It just so happens that Utah’s Arches National Park is only a 15 minute drive from Skydive Moab. So after the MOAB Boogie I spent a few hours hiking through the park while the sun was setting. Here are a few of my selects:
The M.O.A.B. Boogie (or Mother Of All Boogies) is an annual skydiving event held at Skydive Moab, Utah. AXIS Flight School attended the 8th annual event to organize formation and freefly jumps. In addition, I was able to take part in some of the off-site jumps, such as MOAB Airpark and Castle Valley in order to take pictures. Here is a short slide show of my selects, as well as some GoPro footage from an interesting jump I got to do with the tunnel instructors from SVCO (Skyventure Colorado).
During my stay I had the chance to do three XRW jumps with Taya Weiss and Will Kitto! We managed to take a few hand docks and even a long surf. The picture below is a screen grab from Taya’s GoPro. As you can see in the image, I still have the front riser trim tabs, however with my new VE-75 I found myself having to engage them very little, if at all!
Thanks for the jumps Will and Taya! And thank you Skydive Moab for hosting this great event. Looking forward to next year.
Even though it is legal to BASE jump Camelback Mountain, it is no place for a beginner. From the exit point, it is 240 feet to impact. The landing area is located another 120 feet below that. I followed DZ friends David and Andrew to this location to check it out and take some pictures. We reached the exit point after a 45 minute hike, where I took a 360 degree panoramic of the area with my phone.
Just the other day I did some fun jumps with Amy Chmelecki of Arizona Arsenal and Travis Mills from Team Disfunction. Both of them were under new canopies, and some flocking jumps proved a great way to dial them in.
I took the image below by mounting my still camera on my helmet backwards.
Here is another view from Travis
I would like to thank Skyventure Arizona for offering me some of their wall space to show off some of my art work. Skyventure AZ is located at Skydive Arizona.
Just in case you have never been to this tunnel, here is a great video (oldie but goodie) by WindWorx.
Brianne and I snuck out this morning to do a fun jump with our beautiful orange Performance Designs canopies.
“The Velocity is designed specifically to satisfy pilots who have already been jumping high performance elliptical canopies at high wing loadings, and are looking for something more. Its rigid crossbraced structure and extremely responsive controls provide a feeling of direct “connection” to your body. Incredibly clean aerodynamics give this powerful wing the largest flight speed range available, and amazing performance opportunities in the right hands. From opening to landing this is a very capable but very demanding canopy. The Velocity continues to allow highly experienced pilots to explore a range of ram air flight never before possible.”
On August 28th, I made a jump with David Strobel and his 1,100 sqft flag. Here is the freshly edited video footage. Enjoy