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27th February 2010

2nd Bad Lt Huckjam – Feb at Airkix

On Friday 26th February we held the 2nd monthly Huck Jam at the Manchester Airkix wind tunnel. Over 25 people turned up putting the cat amongst the pigeons and requiring some additional airtime purchasing!

We were joined by many familiar faces, some new ones and some unexpected ones!! We were pleased to have Mathias Holtz of Skywalker fame (multiple Norwegian freefly champion & World record holder) and Fred Fugen of Babylon (multiple World Champion & World record holder) come and visit to add an international flavour to the evening!!!! Nice one boys.

Groups of all levels were formed from the attendants of the event. Basic group head up work, entry level VFS and higher level flying groups rotated amongst each other for the 2 hours that was flown. Depending on size of groups people paid £50 and flew between 15 to 30 minutes, a snip of the full hourly rate!

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18th February 2010

The Bad Lieutenants go online

Finally, it’s here!!!! After much work The Bad Lieutenant web-page is now live! Welcome to everyone, we hope you all enjoy the site, photos and videos.

So what have we been up to? We’ve just finished our 3rd Tunnel camp together, having been joined by Julien Guiho from the French team, Team4Speed, for a little guidance and input. Thanks mate, that was great getting all your team’s secrets!!!! ☺ Training is going great so far. In the world of point churning, it gets faster and faster for us which is great news as we progress towards to the 2010 World Meet in Russia.
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14th February 2010

2010 Safe flight School canopy courses with Jim @ Skydive Spain

Jim Harris, a Bad Lieutenant, who runs Outbreak and the Safe Flight School in Seville is running canopy courses throughout the year at Skydive Spain, Seville.

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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!

20th December 2009

5th FAI Canopy Piloting World Cup, South Africa 2009

Martin Reynolds attended the FAI Canopy Piloting World Cup, which was held in South Africa on December 2009.  Here are some extracts from his logbook about the event…

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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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