A year ago skydivers around the world were stunned to find out that one of our most colorful, passionate and dedicated athlete had died in a skydiving accident. Jonathan was a member of the PD Factory Team.
His teammates put together a tribute page for JT on their team website, as well as this video seen below.
JT Tribute Video from PD Factory Team on Vimeo.
BSBD Jonathan, we miss your goofy grin.
PD Factory Team member JayMo is going big on the World BASE Race circuit this year.
Check out his dispatch from the Brazil comp:
The PD Factory team announced in a press release that 2 new members would be joining the team: Julien Guiho (France) and Gage Galle (Hawaii, USA).
VFS jumpers no doubt know Julien as a current World Champ with France’s “Team 4 Speed” (Vertical Formation Skydiving). Julien has competed in Canopy Piloting around his busy VFS training schedule, but will now be making the switch to Canopy Piloting full-time. Julien will continue to be based in Europe. Gage Galle is already well-known on the US Canopy Piloting scene and plans to tackle the international scene this coming summer.
We wish the new members all the best and look forward to see what they will bring in 2013!
Read PD’s press release here.
If you haven’t watched this little gem of a memorial video yet, grab a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice, sit back, kick the feet up and prepare to go “ohhh” and “ahhhh” for the next 8 minutes and 14 seconds.
Jonathan Tagle: A True Champion from Performance Designs Inc. on Vimeo.
Many thanks Justin Carmody of Performance Designs, for putting together this video. He is also the creator of many of the great PD videos, including the hysterical “PD Office” series. Check those out when you want a good giggle :)
It is still early in California, where Jonathan’s family and friends have gathered to celebrate his life.
At other dropzones around the world, today’s sunset has come and gone. We know that many will make the last jump of the day to celebrate JT’s memory and life, the reports are already coming in.
If you can’t get on a load, be sure to send a little love to his family, teammates and friends as they gather at Skydive Elsinore for a sunset flocking jump.
Adrenaline Obsession has printed up a batch of shirts dedicated to JT. Visit their website to place your order for one. Proceeds from shirt sales go to Jonathan’s family.
Jonathan – we will miss you.