By CLAY NEELY | May. 06, 2019
Newnan resident Stu Metcalfe is heading to the 2019 World Cup of Freefall Style and Accuracy Landing in Cordoba, Argentina, later this month as a member of the prestigious U.S. Parachute Team.
Metcalfe will go up against more than 100 of the best skydivers from around the globe at the World Cup May 19-25.
He earned his place on the U.S. Parachute Team, the nation’s most elite aerial athletes, at the 2018 U.S. Parachute Association National Championships.
In accuracy competition, jumpers exit an airplane more than 3,000 feet in the air and then steer their parachutes and try to land on a dime-sized dot on a landing tuffet.
For style, an individual jumper performs a predetermined series of loops and spins in freefall as quickly as possible.
Metcalfe, 71, has completed more than 9,400 skydives. The Lake Redwine resident is a retired commercial pilot and member of the U.S. Air Force.