Sky on Stage (SoS) had planned to embark upon a media campaign announcing the roll-out of its video platforms for the first ever virtual contest involving artistic skydiving. But the death of Vincent Reffet, one of the most prolific skydivers of all times, muted all of us.
The three SoS platforms (ORIGINAL, INDOOR, THROWBACK) are up and running, but making the virtual contest for artistic skydiving a headline seems utterly inappropriate on the day when the sport's community mourns the death of Vincent Reffet. Vince was a multiple World and World Games Champion in Freefly before turning his attention to other disciplines in human flight.
SoS initiator Stefania Martinengo wrote on her Facebook page today:
We all celebrate the life of Vince Reffet. We loved him immensely. What Vince did for human flight is beyond words and we are grateful to this humble legend and friend. He is missed dearly. We pray and send loving support to Vince's wife, family and friends.