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Christmas came early for the staff and experienced jumpers of AST. What began as the dream and brain child of Justin Rondorf, flowered, into an event of fun, friends, gifts, and helicopter jumps at the Humphreys County Airport.
Friday began early as ambitious early-bird special seekers descended upon the Humphreys County Airport. The King Air was fueled early and ready to pull it’s load throughout the day. And what a day it turned out to be. Two skydivers, Taylor Smith and Robert Owen, made their milestone 3,000th and 1,000th jumps, respectively. Taylor and Robert each celebrated their accomplishments with a whip cream pie to the face, care of the staff of Adventure Skydiving Tennessee.
The close of Friday brought spectacular tracking dives which culminated in a beautiful sunset over the Tennessee River. Jumpers knew that if Friday was this epic…. Saturday held much in store.
Saturday’s festivities did not disappoint! The plane was wheels up at 8:00 a.m. RW, VRW, Wing Suit Jumps and novelty jumps. There was something fun for everyone.
Of course, the visual crowd pleaser of the day was the seemingly endless supply of helicopter flybys. Load after load, three jumpers at a time, the helicopter introduced patrons to their first exit from a nearly stationary point. Most jumpers even went back for seconds!
It will be tough to top a Saturday of skydiving like the one we had….
Sunday brought on the usual early departure for those coming from a long drive like Little Rock or Tupelo. While it’s always sad to see our friends go at the end of a great weekend, its always great to reflect on the memories of our shared experiences.
If we haven’t seen you out at the drop zone in a while, now’s the time to dust off your rig and come make some memories of your own. Who knows, you may get a sweet picture of yourself on here too!
(Andy Craig, photo of the month! LOL!)