Published: April 17, 2015
CarolinaFest is getting closer and we've got more great news for the event! Helicopter and balloons are now confirmed, the event hashtag has been announced, along with a video contest!
The helicopter is a Robinson R44 and will take up to 3 jumpers at a time and will be available from Thursday thru Sunday of the event between 8:00am and 2:00pm each day.
Who Can Jump: B license requirement will be needed to jump from the helicopter and all jumpers must be current under the guidelines set forth by the SIM.
How Much: Ticket prices are $65 per slot. Tickets are being pre-sold by day (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun). Tickets for helicopter lifts can be transferred to other days only in the case of weather.
How Many: The helicopter can hold a capacity of of three jumpers.
How High: Exit altitude is approx. 4000 feet pending weather conditions and traffic in the pattern.
Refund Policy: Helo tickets can be exchanged for lift tickets and used towards the price of lift tickets. Refunds will not be issued unless due to weather. No exceptions will be permitted.
HOT AIR BALLOON DETAILS
The hot air balloon will be launching each day from Tuesday thru Saturday at 6:00am and 6:00pm daily. The basket holds up to four jumpers and only one launch will be made allowing for a faster return time back to the DZ. A chase crew will be following the balloon to retrieve jumpers and the balloon.
Who Can Jump: B license requirement will be needed to jump from the balloon and all jumpers must be current under the guidelines set forth by the SIM.
How Much: Ticket prices are $180 per slot. Tickets are being pre-sold the time slot per day. Tickets for balloon lifts can be transferred to other days based on availability.
How Many: The basket can hold a capacity of of 4 (four) jumpers.
How High: Exit altitude is approx. 4000 - 5000 feet pending weather conditions and traffic in the pattern.
Refund Policy: Balloon tickets can be exchanged for lift tickets and used towards the price of lift tickets. Refunds will not be issued unless due to weather. No exceptions will be permitted.
The success of CarolinaFest comes from the help of volunteers! We are needing jumpers and the local community to help us in some key areas? If you're available, we could really use some help!
Tuesday - Shuttle Driver
Wednesday - Shuttle Driver from 2-8.
Thursday - Registration 8-1:30 & 1:30-7, Van Driver, Shuttle Driver & Helicopter Ground from 8-2.
Friday - Loaders 8-2 & 2-8, Van Driver from 2-8, Shuttle Driver from 8-2, Helicopter Ground 8-2.
Saturday - Loaders & Van Driver from 2-8, Shuttle from 8-2, Helicopter Ground 8-2.
Sunday- Loaders, Van and Shuttle Drivers from 2-8, Helicopter Ground 8-2.
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OFFICIAL EVENT HASHTAG: #Cfest2015
If you'll be tweeting, Instagramming or using Facebook during the event, let's all be in the conversation together using #CFest2015
VIDEO CONTEST ADDED
Alright all of you budding film makers, the official CarolinaFest Video Contest is a go! Get creative, put your footage together and make us laugh!
Videos should be no longer than 4 minutes and need to be submitted by May 28th. Winners will receive a Cookie Helmet. Come on and show us what you've got!
THEME PARTY SATURDAY: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
And the CarolinaFest 2015 theme is....Welcome to the Jungle! Start thinking about your costume ideas now for the Saturday night extravaganza!