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20th April 2011

April update

Its April already and The Bad Lieutenants have been busy. We kicked off the season with a group flying event at Skydive Hibaldstow which saw some really cool head up/headdown sequential jumps with Frazer, Glenn, Gary, Southall, Aidy, milne, Tiziana, Weed and Dan. The weather was nice all day Saturday and by the time we made it the bar everyone was thirsty, especially Milne who’d spent most of the afternoon when not jumping looking for his detachable slider he lost somewhere over Lincolnshire. We had just enough time to get a couple more nice jumps in on the Sunday before the weather closed in and everyone headed home. The quality of the skydives has already gone through the roof this year and all those hours people have spent in the tunnel this winter is paying off.

Next came the Huck Jam, it was a little more of a quite affair than the last but it proved that bigger is not always better ;-) . We changed the format for this one a little and split the sessions in two half’s. The first half everyone was separated into smaller groups depending on their requirements and a Lieutenant organised the flying time. The second half took the American approach of turning the tunnel on full blast and everyone piling in and out as they pleased. Respect was shown to each other and everyone finished the session with a big smile on their face after lots of time flown with a mixed bag of experience levels. Expect this format to be repeated.

Onto the serious stuff. The team has just completed a weeks training at Airkix Manchester, there are new additions to the dive pool this year and its been a blast getting to grips with them and continuing to progress with the original elements. Thanks to the staff at the tunnel who are always great and thanks to Julien who was great when he was there;-)

Easter weekend (22-25 April) sees us organising the scrambles down at Skydive Hibaldstow, We’ll be there from Friday morning and registration for the scrambles closes that evening at 10pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to come down jump with some people you might not usually jump with, have some fun and maybe grab the glory. The competition takes place Saturday and Sunday and the other two days we will be available for coaching and organising. We hope you’ve all had a great start to the year and we’d love you to come to some of our events, check the calendar for details or get in touch with us at

The Bad Lieutenants.

1st January 2010

Bad Lieutenants go big in 2010

The Bad Lieutenants have a big year lined up for 2010, we will be training hard in the new super fast Airkix wind tunnel in Manchester and out of the awesome G92 Dornier at Skydive Spain in preparation for the first World Championship of VFS in Russia this summer. Our goal is to take the UK national title and to build on the success of our bronze medal at the 2009 World Cup with another podium position at the World Meet this year.

Alongside our training and competition commitments the team will be running various events throughout the season, including organising at the UK and Spain Funshine Boogies, freefly scrambles, FS versus FF speed competition and monthly Huck Jam events at the Manchester tunnel.

Watch this space for news about the team and information about events you won’t want to miss!

30th August 2009

The Bad Lieutenants win Bronze at the World Cup

Teams from the USA, France, UK and Russia competed in the 4-way Vertical Formation Skydiving competition. This event was only the second World Cup of VFS and hopefully will pave the way for the discipline to become part of the World Championships in 2010. With an enlarged dive pool of 14 blocks and 12 randoms the competition was held over 8 rounds.

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