The idea of the training camp was to escape the cold, to start the new year training together with good weather and to get ready for the upcoming season. So we decided to head to South America, Argentina.
There is a dropzone 60km outside of Cordoba in a place called La Cumbre Aeroatelier. 2 of our team members had been there before and since all we have is good memories of this place, the choice was easy to go back.
Aeroatelier, run and operated by paragliding test pilot, world cup winner and allround legend Andy Hediger, is an Air sports playground for everyone who is enthusiastic about flying. paragliding, motorsports, gliding, Ultralights, you name it. If it flies, you will most likely find it there.
For skydiving there is a Caravan with a Black Hawk engine, the first and only one in Argentina taking you to 18.000 AMSL, 14.000ft above ground.
We arrived on January 7th to a warm, beautiful day in La Cumbre. The views are breathtaking, the weather powerful, the people incredibly helpful and welcoming.
A couple of month have passed since the last time of our team training, so the first couple of days were about blowing away the cobwebs. And taking old and new toys for a spin.
At the end of last year we partnered up with container harness manufacturer Sunpath which equipped us with a fleet of beautiful, comfortable rigs which finally we got to take to skies.
The skydiving scene in Argentina is a small but active one. People travel over 1500 km for a couple of days of jumping.
The Caravan is available to jumpers every day and whenever the plane is not running, there are more than enough activities to spend the day.
About our training:
After a couple of days warming up and enjoying the views we were ready for some serious training.
With a rather broad spectrum of disciplines the goal for us is always to stay proficient with existing performances and coming up with new possibilities and develop new concepts and ideas. Of course we like to be creative too and therefore we create projects combining different disciplines and the environment where we are. Like the “Horse Landing Project” at Aeroatelier.
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Our show jumps are meticulously planned choreographies that need revising and training on regular basis. Accuracy Landings, Flag jumps, XRW formations, synchronized high speed landings.
Playing things safe, we like to prepare for BASE jumping in the skies too so we are comfortable with all the equipment before we take it to the BASE environment.
We recommend everyone regardless if skydiver or nature lover to visit La Cumbre! The nature is breathtaking and the people are very friendly.
We will be back SOON! 😉
Photo Credits: Manuel Flores