Posted by matt on 27th April 2010

April news

What’s the difference between the erupting volcano in Iceland and Cheryl Cole? The volcano is still ………….

That’s right, the pesky volcano affected our first sky camp last week, preventing us visiting Eloy in Arizona for a first sky camp of the year. Along with many others, our travel plans were thrown into complete chaos, so there was no Eloy action for the BLT’s!

However, a little bit of rescheduling lead to a pretty intense training week none the less.

The BLT’s travelled down to London hoping the flights to the USA would take off, before heading straight back to Manchester for a day of tunnel at the Manchester Airkix after discovering the flights were cancelled! We then headed to Skydive Hibaldstow for 2 days of jumping. Thanks guys for operating, those days were really enjoyable and much needed! The ash radar then indicated it was time to head back to Manchester for 4 more days of tunnel before the skies were deemed safe to fly in once again and we could hit Skydive Hibaldstow up once again!

We were also fortunate to have Julien Guiho on board to coach us all week, who competes for the French 4-way VFS team 4Speed. His knowledge, briefings and debriefs were fantastic and extremely useful. Watch out guys, that help may come back to haunt you! He also proved to have the BLT spirit which was a little bit of a surprise for a baguette eater, nice one bro! :-)

We’ve also been busy with another Huck Jam at the Manchester Airkix wind tunnel which was great. Thanks to everyone who turned up for that one, the night was a major success. The next one is this weekend, Friday 30th April. A load of people are down for this one, so why not get involved too if you haven’t put it down in your diary!

After this Huck Jam it’s straight to Skydive Hibaldstow where Dan, Matt and James are hitting up the Funshine Boogie. It’s a bank holiday, so it should mean 3 days of Funshine Boogie pie, let’s hope for good weather and lots of good jumps!

Then we’re into May which means Matt and James are off to Voss valley (we can’t wait for to visit again), a weekend of team training at Hib, the Freefly Scrambles at Hib and finally the Spanish Funshine Boogie with Jim and James at Skydive Spain in Seville.

A final word of mention to Velocity Sports Equipment, Performance Designs, Viki Bingham & Brian Cummings! We finally received our bad ass new equipment, courtesy of Viki and Brian, thanks guys. A massive thanks also to Velocity Sports Equipment for making our amazing new BLT Infinity rigs and PD for our spanking new Velocities and reserves! Nice one guys, the equipment is wicked! Now we have all the gear but totally no idea! :-)

Charge hard mofos

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