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Barry Holubeck, a highly accomplished wing-suit pilot, skydiver, photographer, and BASE jumper, showed us the ropes over two days.
Barry has a long list of accomplishments, such as:
-Being one of the first humans to fly a wing suit next to Mount Everest
-First person to successfully perform a linked mixed formation flight while BASE jumping
-Wingsuit pilot for Raise the Sky – Project XRW
-Wingsuit pilot for AXIS XRW training camps
-Flights in Tianmen Shan, Hunan Province, China
… just to name a few
Some of his more recent work includes the Versizon FiOS Quantum Speed Flight Commercial, which is a must see!
Check out the behind the scenes footage to see how the commercial was made.
AXIS Flight School would like to thank Barry for his great instruction and time. Looking forward to flying with you again soon
A week later I borrowed a suit from a local jumper and expand on some of my skills with flocking dives. So here it is, my first couple attempts of taking photos back home while flying a wing-suit (this time a Phoenix-fly Phantom2):
Above images were taken with my Go Pro Hero 2.
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.
On March 25th, Barry Holubeck and Will Kitto came to visit me at Skydive Arizona for another XRW training camp. Skydive Arizona was a new location for us, as well as an unfamiliar discipline to the local staff. Over the weekend, we completed 8 jumps. We would like to thank Skydive Arizona and its staff for having been so helpful with their operations!