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Big-way Jet-setting

by Lesley Gale
by Lesley Gale

Two big-way camps have been announced in Kharkiv, Ukraine, out of the giant Antonov-72s, that whizz 64 skydivers to altitude in 8 minutes.

1, Kharkiv Friends of WOW BWC with Milko

The first big-way camp will run alongside the Women's European 120-way Record and has been arranged to fulfil demand from partners and friends of participants, who also want to jump the big jet.

  • Dates: 30 July to 3 August 2018
  • Place: Korotich, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Planes: Antonov-72 and Antonov-28 (taking 60 and 22 skydivers).
  • Coaches: Milko Hodgkinson, Illya Balashov, possibly Herman Landsman
  • Contact: Alia Veselova: alia@skyphoto.ru

Package price : 770 euros

Includes

  • 16 jumps from Antonov-72 (4200-5000 meters)
  • Oxygen
  • Coaching/Organization fee
  • Video/photos
  • Event T-shirt
  • Big party with Women on Wings!
  • Sightseeing tour in Kharkiv
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel-DZ transfers.

Register for the Friends of WOW camp here

by jim bradwell
by jim bradwell

Accommodation

There are three choices of hotels:

  1. Aurora Hotel – 25 Euros per person per night in a double room to share, breakfast included. 25 Euros x 6 nights = 150 Euros per person, sharing. There are no single rooms in Aurora but it is possible to take a Double Primer room for 50 euro, so Single in Aurora - 300 Euro (6 nights) **https://aurora-hotel.phnr.com/en/about
  2. National Hotel – 15 Euros per person per night in a double room to share, breakfast included. 15 Euros x 6 nights = 90 Euros per person sharing. There are also single rooms available for 20 Euros per night, total 120 Euros for single occupancy. (Other options may be available on request). http://national.kharkov.ua/
  3. Kharkiv Palace Hotel – 40 Euros per person per night in a double room to share, breakfast included. 40 Euros x 6 nights = 240 Euros per person sharing. Single room: 65 Euros, total 390 Euros for single occupancy. https://kharkiv-palace.phnr.com/en/gallery

Please contact Alia Veselova: alia@skyphoto.ru to book rooms with discount in these hotels.

Schedule:

  • July 29: Arrival day
  • July 30, 31, August 1, 2 : Jumping days, 4 jumps per day.
  • August 2: Big Party with Women on Wings, 8pm, in Arizona Beach Club http://arizona-club.com.ua
  • August 3: Reserve day. (we will jump, if we didn't make all jumps or Sightseeing tour).
  • August 4: Departure day.
by Andrey Veselov
by Andrey Veselov

2, International BWC with Dieter

The International big way camp, 20-24 August, is the second year of this event, see last year's report here.

  • Dates: 20-24 August 2018
  • Place: Korotich, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • Planes: Antonov-72 and Antonov-28 (taking 60 and 22 skydivers).
  • Coaches: Dieter Kirsch, Kate Cooper-Jensen, Illya Balashov
  • Contact: Alia Veselova: alia@skyphoto.ru

Package price : 780 euros

Includes

  • 16 jumps from Antonov-72 (4200-5000 meters)
  • Oxygen
  • Coaching/Organization fee
  • Video/photos
  • Event T-shirt
  • Welcome party and farewell party
  • Sightseeing tour in Kharkiv
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel-DZ transfers.

Register here for the International BWC

by Andrey Kutyepov
by Andrey Kutyepov

Kharkiv

The DZ is Korotich, 10 km from the lovely city of Kharkiv (aka Kharkov), in an absolutely safe place of Ukraine. The dropzone has good facilities, food and a massive landing area – 5km by 5km! The cost of living is low, so dining out and beautiful hotels cost very little.

Getting there

There are direct flights to Kharkiv from various cities in Europe, as follows:

  • Kiev (Ukraine Airlines) ;
  • Warsaw by LOT (Polish Airlines);
  • Minsk (Belorussia);
  • Istanbul (Turkish Airlines)
  • Dortmund & Katowice, Poland (Wizz Air, starting April 2018).

From January 2018 there may be others – direct flights are expected from Vienna and probably from Germany.

Visa is free entry for residents of the European Union.

For information on either event contact Alia Veselova: alia@skyphoto.ru

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