|December 20th, Steve Schonfeldt made jump number 300! YEAH!|
|September 14th, Chris Townsend earned his A license! We welcome Chris from California where he did the first half of his training.|
|September 7th, Mike Earley made jump number 300! WOO HOO!|
|August 30, 2003, Jamie Schonfeldt reached jump number 100 while Bob Lowe reached number 500. Then on September 1st, Jason Norris made jump number 100 as well.|
|August 20, 2003, Austin McKune reached jump number 200. A few loads later, Craig Ketter also reached jump number 200 and Turk Chapman made number 300 on the same load. Congrats to you all!|
|August 3, 2003, Andrew Buckland earned his A license, same load as Nick's 200th!|
|August 3, 2003, Nick Bennett made jump number 200, and the next weekend, we all had his D number memorized after he repeated it so many times!|
|July 4, 2003, Shaun Smith made jump number 100 with some nude-- I mean NEW friends. Celebrating our Independence!|
|May 18, 2003, FINALLY Jason Norris earns his A license. As a practical joke, on his graduation dive, we "faked" a call to the plane to abort the jump due to high winds. Jason has more landings in a Cessna than most non-pilot skydivers! Congratulations JASON!|
|April 26, 2003, Steve Schonfeldt makes 8 jumps in one day in order to reach jump number 200 at his home DZ before traveling for the next few weeks!|
|April 5, 2003, DZO Jim Sharp made tandem number 1,000 and jump number 2,200.|
|Congratulations to Bob Fisher who made jump number 2000 Thursday, January 2, 2003 at Z-hills!|
But SOME are prepared for the cold weather ahead, although Nick Bennett & Jim Sharp may need some fashion assistance...
If you are around the DZ you probably understand this photo. If not, just ask Turk what this means.
actual phone calls:
"Skydive Kansas, this is Jen."
"Yeah, are you guys open on weekdays?"
"No, we are only open weekends."
"So you're not open tomorrow?"
"Um, no, tomorrow is Tuesday, plus the high for tomorrow is predicted to be around 10 degrees..."
"Oh. Well, we're from Canada so it doesn't matter to us..."
"My friend and I want to do a tandem, so we do it together?"
"Sure... we have time slots available throughout the day and several people can attend the same class in a time slot."
"No, I mean can we jump together?"
"Sure... we can have four people in the plane, so that means you and your tandem master, then your friend and his tandem master..."
"No, I mean, can he and I be hooked up to each other?"
"Yes, I'm running for political office and I wanted to do something for publicity... I realize I probably can't go by myself but can I do a tandem off one of the buildings in downtown Topeka?"
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYDIVE KANSAS!
Skydive Kansas opened October 15, 1995. Thanks to those who celebrated our birthday with 17 loads and yummy cake!
Bob Lowe makes an on target landing. Photo by Jeremy Lyons.
LOTS OF PHOTOS THIS MONTH!
In fact, this month (August 03) was SOOO busy, this webmaster didn't have time to update photos! Since the last update, we've had several students move up, one get an A license, Shrine Bowl Demo, Water Training, and of course, Rantoul, not to mention Rance's 50th Birthday party! Here's a look at the past few weeks....
Rance brings in the American Flag to the Shrine Bowl in Wichita. Everyone got on TV this year!
Jeremy Lyons slept on the concrete after water training...
(below) Steve Schonfeldt about to fall from an upside down Pitts...
WHO IS THIS MAN!?
Photo by Bob Kemper
Here were your responses:
our new tandem master...
Billy Ray Joe Bob Lowe
Lobo, of course
Yep, It's Bob Lowe sporting his favorite Christmas Present.
Happy New Year 2003!
The first jump of the new year was RICK GARDNER, Saturday, January 4th. Rick really wanted the distinction after traveling to Florida and making ZERO jumps! Happy New Year to all!
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