Five Minute Call | Feb 01, 2019
V is for Veterans Day

ShawnaRae Miliano

Veterans Day is a time to thank those who have served our country through military service. So, on a brisk, sunny Veterans Day weekend in November at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Team Elite and Arizona Airspeed joined forces for an invitational 42-way sequential skydiving event that paid tribute to those who have risked life and limb for their country. Organizers Niklas Hemlin and Guy Wright and skydivers from all over the world enjoyed early morning takeoffs, great vibes and extra altitude to accomplish their celebratory jumps.

On Monday, November 11, as a finale to the great weekend of jumps, 41 men and women exited from 16,500 feet from two Twin Otters and flew strategically to their slots to build a V-shaped formation in honor of veterans. Camera flyers Dave Clarke and David French captured the event from above. It was a great way to close out the holiday weekend.

Jumpers who are interested in future events can contact Hemlin at niklashemlin@gmail.com or Wright at guywright@me.com. The next invitational event on the schedule is the Eloy Team Elite event led by Wright at Skydive Arizona March 1-3.

ShawnaRae Miliano | D-36967
Clayton, North Carolina

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