Behind the scenes we have been planning our 2017 formation skydiving schedule and we are finally now ready to show you what we have. It's going to be exciting, educational, different and fun!
There are still gaps in the calendar and plenty more FS weekends will be announced soon, but here is a starter for 10. We will of course, be planning lots of Freefly and Wingsuit events too, so watch this space.
Well that's a wrap - skydiving for 2016 at Skydive Hibaldstow has finished and we did an incredible record-breaking 34,500 skydives. Thanks to everybody who climbed aboard to set a new dropzone record! So many new faces, new experiences and great memories from this year.
Many thanks to all the hard-working staff and to you the awesome skydivers for making it so special. So to celebrate, we have edited together 9 minutes of juicy skydiving footage into an end of year tape. Thanks Ally for the edit!
We have edited up all the footage of the Skydive Hibaldstow goings on into a sweet monthly video for you to enjoy. So enjoy it!
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Every year since the year dot, we have held our infamous Hibbleween competition. Over the years, it has changed a lot and been called many things from the Frostbite Friendly, to 10-way Speed, 8-way Speed and now Hibbleween amongst other names. This year, the comp had metamorphosised into a 4-way scrambles competition and 8 teams entered!
Sausagefest 2016 came and went and was a huge success. We saw over 80 skydivers from all over Britain come and bust out some funky shapes with Stubert and his belly rebels. Sadly losing the Saturday to the glorious British weather, Sunday was the saving grace with three planes and groups ranging fron 6-ways to 34-ways. There was sausages. There was rum. There was more sausages.
The UK National Skydiving Championships are over and despite some terrible weather, we managed to complete the competition in time!
It was a roll-over weekend from the 4-way and fortunately the vast majority of the teams were able to make it back. Well done to the Lightning Ducks, Trojan Rabbits and Fat Bird's Can't Fly who were all coached by Hib's Stubert's Formation Foundry over the year and took gold, silver and bronze in the 4-way Rookie.
What's all this nonsense about visualisation and meditation for skydiving we hear? Well it seems to work very well for team 4Mula led by Joey Jones (ex-world champion 4-way jumper). See his thoughs on how skydiving meditation and visualisation can help the mind focus, improve performance and ultimately give a points advantage in competition!
So a quick review of our first weekend at Skydive Hibaldstow. If only we could have started the Nationals on the Tuesday before which had perfect sunny blue skies weather! Sadly, that was not to be and we suffered high winds and rain. But guess what, we completed over half of the competition thanks to Rob Spour (our friendly Chief Instructor) watching the weather from Spour Mount!
Check out the first of our exciting new monthly video's called Skydiving Flying Tips:
There will be plenty more to come and its all about our mission to spread the knowledge of how to skydive well! Join us next month for the next one.