Date Details: August 29 - September 1, 2014 — Morning - Evening
The 60s and 70s hold special memories and accomplishments for skydivers from the Midwest states. It was a time of hard-core dedication in the early days of learning relative work. The Midwest skydivers reunion celebrates the fun days of a time passed. Your attendance is important-and like any other gathering of jumpers, certain to be awesome.
Midwest Freefall is delighted to be hosting one of the biggest and important skydiving events in the nation this Labor Day Weekend. Old-Time and modern day skydivers from all around the country will converge on Midwest Freefall for four days of Skydiving, story telling, gear demonstrations, interviews and general camaraderie. The focus of the event is a reunion of the competitive teams from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin that were actively competing in the 1970s and 1980s. Jumpers from as far away as Florida, Arizona, California and Washington State have already committed to attending.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, August 29th
9:00am - Registration Opens
9:30am - Interviews with the Skydiving Museum until 4:30pm
10:00am - Kodiak Load 1
12:00pm - Twin Otter Arrives
Saturday, August 30th
8:00am - Registration Open
8:00am - Load Organizers Arrive
8:30am - Jumping Begins
9:00am - Interviews with the Skydiving Museum until 6:00pm
5:00pm - MSR Group Photo
7:30pm - Dinner Banquet at Cracklewood Country Club
9:00pm - Presentations
Sunday, August 31st
8:30am - DZ Opens
8:30am - Load Organizers Arrive
9:00am - Jump All Day
8:00pm - Dinner at the DZ - Free Beer
Monday, September 1st
8:30am - DZ Opens
9:00am - Jumping All Day
Aircraft will include our Quest Kodiak and a Super Twin Otter. We will be holding a banquet on Saturday night and a catered dinner at the dropzone on Sunday Night. Load organizers for all skill levels will be provided. Gear manufacturers will be present with demo equipment for you to try. National Skydiving Museum and USPA representative are attending as well. This will be a monumental event.
WHERE TO STAY
La Quinta Inn - The La Quinta Inn has been designated as the host hotel. Call (586) 731-4700 offering a special rate for this event. Mention PromoCode: Midwest Freefall Skydivers Reunion when booking. Click here to see the list of area hotels.
THINGS TO DO
Many attendees and spouses will not be jumping duirng the event and that's okay! If you're coming to socialize with teammates and friends there will be lots of time to do that. However, if you don't wish to spend all of your time at the DZ, there are many events happening a short drive from the DZ that you may enjoy in between the social activities of the reunion.
Here is a list of nearby activities you may find interesting:
PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL SKYDIVING MUSEUM
The organizers of the Midwest Skydivers Reunion Boogie are proud to announce that any proceeds created by the event will be donated to the National Skydiving Museum - www.skydivemuseum.org
Chris Wagner To Join LO List at MSR Boogie
Chris Wagner is the first load organizer named to the MSR boogie load organizer lineup. Chris travels throughout the US as a load organizer offering his vast experience and ability to create successful dives with a multitude of experience levels. Chris does it all from 4-way to 20-ways. Chris spent his competition years with the US Army Golden Knights winning multiple national and world championships. Chris was also on the Seoul Olympics demo jump during the opening ceremonies organized by BJ Worth.
9-time National Champion (4-, 8-, & 20-way FS)
3-time World Champion (8-way)
30+ years organizing fun RW jumps!
Literally the best experience ever!
» Hillary Smith