Spaceland Lite 4-Way Tunnel Camp Nov. 8-10

Spaceland Lite 4-Way Tunnel Camp Nov. 8-10 tunnel-flyer-photo

Start learning 4-way or hone your skills with Spaceland Lite in this intensive 2-on-2 Tunnel Camp at iFly Austin!

Spaceland Lite did all of its 4-way tunnel training in this size tunnel (14 feet) in preparation for winning the gold medals in the Advanced Class at the 2011 USPA Nationals. This is one of the few wind tunnels in the world that is large enough to train all of the 4-way blocks and randoms in the IPC/USPA dive pool. iFly Austin is the most recently constructed tunnel by SkyVenture and is their flagship facility featuring recirculating air flow, air conditioning, high-definition video and is the only wind tunnel in Texas.

Camp Plan: The goal for this camp is for each person to have the opportunity to work on improving their individual flying skills and then be able to directly apply what they have learned to 4-way formation flying. We will accomplish this by mixing some skill and individual drills (fall rate, grips, movement, turns, etc.) with 2 on 2 flying. Most of the camp will be structured in a 2 on 2 format, where two flyers will be in the tunnel with two Spaceland Lite coaches. In this format, each flyer will have a Spaceland Lite coach as their mirror and piece partner, so they will always have a positive reference for both positioning and the feel of their piece moves. This proven format significantly accelerates the learning curve for everyone involved. Our unique Spaceland Lite training syllabus encompasses multiple curricula for different levels of skill and experience of the participants allowing us to accommodate the whole range from new jumpers to very experienced 4-way team members. Each participant will fly for over 1.5 hours in the tunnel.

Quotes from past camp participants:

  • “It took me from just wanting to learn to truly loving 4-way.” —Michael Megley
  • “It was very apparent this was a labor of love with an honest desire [by] Lite to pass on what they have learned and perfected. They were clearly not in it for the money… Lite has exhibited the intangible quality of a true champion—CLASS!” —Grady Ferguson
  • “Fantastic camp!!!! Thanks for y’all’s patience and awesome coaching skills… Save me a spot for the next one!” —Bill Prout
  • “Thank you for the great camp. It was amazing. I can’t stop talking about it in my office.” —Diana Hu
  • “THANK YOU! I can’t say it enough! I felt I made huge improvements from Day 1 to Day 3. The minute I hear when the next camp is, the check is in the mail.” —Chad Christian
  • “Loved the patience, encouragement, and competence of the instructors.” —Robert Moore
  • “You all do a great job of adjusting the speed… It’s always right on the edge of my abilities.” —Michael Megley
  • “We learned so much as a team… and individual fine tuning.” —Demo McDonnell

Base Price: $1,700 if paid at time of registration (or $1,000 deposit to hold slot and $800 balance due by Oct. 8)
$150 discount for returning campers

Includes:

  • Tunnel time
  • Coaching fees
  • Debriefing
  • Camper Manual
  • Performance Camp Shirt

Registration:

  1. Indicate that you are Going on the Facebook Event Page
  2. Email spacelandlite@gmail.com saying that you are registering and how/when your payment is being delivered
  3. Slots are not confirmed until payment is received – final list of participants to be made based on order in which payments are received

Waiting List Policy: Once the camp is full, you can get on the waiting list by making such a request to spacelandlite@gmail.com and sending a $900 deposit payment to our payment address (below). If a slot becomes available, you will be expected to be able to fill it and make final payment at that time. If a slot does not become available, your deposit will either be returned or held as a guaranteed slot for the next camp at your option.

Equipment: Please plan to bring:

  • RW suit with grippers (inside leg grippers & booties strongly recommended)
  • Helmet (full-face recommended)
  • Weight belt (5 lbs more than normal)
  • Knee pads (recommended)

Travel & Accommodations: All participants will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Austin as well as making their own hotel arrangements.

Schedule: There will be a briefing for all participants at iFly Austin at 8:00 pm Thursday night (Nov. 7). The camp will begin promptly at 7:00 am Friday morning (Nov. 8). Everyone will be released by 2:30 on Sunday (Nov. 10).

Payment: Please make all checks payable to Katrina Shows.
Payments can be mailed to:

Katrina Shows
2001 Lavender Hill Ct
Pearland, TX 77581

Still have questions? Check out our Tunnel Camp Frequently Asked Questions page!

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