Skydivers Over Sixty (UK).
SOS UK is the British branch or the Skydivers Over Sixty society (for skydivers over the age of sixty). SOS UK was founded in 2006 and is starting to build members into double figures. Membership is via application and a lifetime subscription, currently £5. The UK SOS meet as part of the UK POPS meets
To join the SOS you will need to apply to John Houghland (at a POPS meet), or you can download and send the membership form to John together with your fee.
SOS UK formation skydiving record attempt in 2013
We will go for a new SOS UK big way record in 2013.
The first attempt was on 27th and 28th April at APA Netheravon. On the Saturday twenty SOS participants flying in two planes in formation completed a practice jump. After this the weather deteriorated. It was deemed unsafe for two planes to fly close together and the record attempt was postponed. Jeff Chandler organised the jump. Chris Shaw and Pete Stone were coaches. A second attempt will be made soon. Watch this space for details.
If you would like to be part of this record breaking team contact Jeff on jeffchandlerhotmail.com. See you there.
Current SOS UK formation skydiving record
On 3rd November 2012 at Netheravon SOS UK created a new SOS UK record 8-way formation. The skydivers were Jeff Chandler (65), John Flower (70), John Houghland (65), John Knight (75), Caroline O'Hagan (66), Chris Shaw (62), George Raft (66) and Steve Tomlin (60).
First SOS UK formation skydiving record
For the first time since its formation this year, the SOS UK has created a SOS UK record 5-way. It took place on Sunday 15th October 2006, was videoed by Mike Coleman and authenticated by Steve Scott, CCI Weston. The Jumpers were :
They made a 5-way star, followed by Roger in the middle and the rest forming 2-way pods with the outer hands of each pod member taking handgrips on Roger's arm and leg, i e 'sidepods'