Canton Air Sports, OH

Nine folks drove out to Canton Air Sports for a beautiful day of skydiving, coupled with viewing of an airshow across the runway field. Five students completed their first tandem skydive, and Alastair and Steve students proceeded through training for AFF levels 3 and 1 respectively. Mike and Greg successfully launched a horny gorilla from just below 9,000 feet, but only completed one jump that day. Due to shifty winds under 1,000 feet beginning during mid-afternoon, lift turnaround was significantly decreased--then halted temporarily--and for safety reasons, Steve and Al did not get to complete their AFF jumps. Mike, Greg, Steve, and Al will return to the dropzone on Wednesday to follow up, continue jumping, and expose more students to the thrill of skydiving.

-G. MacLean