Falling in Flanders

Over the long weekend at the end of May, I travelled to Belgium for another skydiving training camp, this time with my Canopy Formation team.  This is a small section of the overall sport and we were very pleased that World Champion French coaches were being brought to a great skydiving centre in Flanders to coach competitors from around Europe.

We set out from England and travelled on the Eurotunnel train across to France.

Skydive Flanders’ parachute club is in Moorsele and is home to a Cessna 208b (Grand Caravan).

It is used by other light aircraft as well, once the parachute operations have stopped (or are on a hold for weather) we’d get fly-bys from all sorts of aircraft.

During the day, we were working hard under our parachutes.  The video person for this kind of jumping flies behind the team and always sees our backs.  At the end of one of the jumps I decided to turn around and show my face on camera too for once.

Moorsele camera geek-001
Photo by Pete Lindstrand

Our hardworking cameraman Pete also captured other important moments, like Mary and I packing our parachutes, proud after having packed up the car on our departure and the evening sunsets over the airfield.

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