Published on July 16th, 2012 | by Adam5
What a week for Canadian skydiving!
Sorry about the delay on the posts, I had quite a setback with my move, just getting back into the swing of things.
So this week was quite an insane week for Canadian skydiving in Quebec. It started with Mission 100, the Lemay family’s 2 year project. (For those of you who don’t know, the Lemay family are also known as team Evolution, they are and have been team Canada for 4 way relative work for many years. They also happen to operate two drop zones in Quebec and part of Skyventure Montreal.)
Mission 100 was first attempted in 2011, but unfortunately didn’t pan out after a few attempts. So they decided to give it a whirl in 2012 a second time. 102 skydivers participated, and 102 skydivers made the formation.
Here is what it looked like from below:
(Picture by Andrew Toman of the Hired Guns – Parachute Montreal)
This was a HUGE event for Canadian skydiving, and it is sure to be remembered by at least 102 people who now have their names in the record books!
The second is equally as impressive, but completely different in it’s own way:
This past weekend was the Go Big boogie at Voltige 2001 a weekend oriented around big ways. 17 000 foot skydives, 3 caravans and lots of smiling faces!
They broke the Canadian head down record with 29 people!!!
Unfortunately, I don’t have a photo of the record, but as soon as I do get my hands on one, it’ll be on our Facebook page!
I’d like to congratulate everyone who participated on a job well done!
And I want to give a shout out to the organizers of these events as without people like them, skydiving would be a lot less organized. =)
Blue skies everyone!