2000 U.S. Nationals of Style &
It's been 35 years, I believe, since Orange County Municipal
Airport last hosted a U.S. Nationals of Style and Accuracy. Well, They're
Baaaaaaack, and they're going to do it here in - okay - style.
Peckham deserves a gold medal before things ever get started here;
he has lined up numerous sponsors and has been running around (along
with John Jefferies and others) making sure that everything is ready
to go. The drop zone here is a club called "JumpTown," a
modest operation at an airport steeped in skydiving history.
drop zone is ready, "Stylus" (OmniSkore for Style) is all
set up in the hangar, and tomorrow 50+ competitors begin the first
nationals of the new millennium (Para-Ski aside; that was in Canada
I don't have access to a phone line on the DZ, so I'll
be doing my updates at the end of the day. They have me tucked away
in this real nice little B&B "Bullard's Farm" (shades
of Australia) that's about 200 years old. Nice place; I'm typing
this on the kitchen table. This is going to be a fun competition, so
come back and hear all about it!
Q: What do you call a young style & accuracy competitor?
The accuracy landing area; click for
"What? Three cents?"
"Just a little farther..."
What on earth is a "grinder"?