Bay Helicopter Boogie 2007
you were a skydiver passing through
the Garden Route this December, a well
timed pit stop in Mossel Bay on the
27th and 28th would mean you could jump
one of three helicopters onto the beach.
Jet Ranger, Eurocopter and a Robinson
R44 lifted skydivers to Diaz Beach and
the Mossel Bay Airfield respectively.
& D licence jumpers were allowed
onto the beach and B-licence jumpers
could “upgrade” by first
proving their accuracy at the airfield
chopper jumpers had to learn how to
safely approach the choppers, exit methods
and emergency procedures. Jumpers were
also able to bring friends and family
as passengers in the choppers.
course, many “first” chopper
AND beach jumps meant an abundant supply
of the mandatory case of beer and the
fridge in the hangar had never been
total, 14 helicopter loads were flown
over the 2 days and the combination
of helicopter and sunny beaches proved
to be very popular.