Outdoor Notebook: Rockwell Airtime team wins gold in skydiving competition

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The Rockwell Airtime team from Utah recently won the gold medal in the intermediate four-way vertical formation skydiving competition at the 2010 U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Chicago. The Rockwell Airtime team honed its skills in vertical formation skydiving at iFLY Utah, an indoor vertical wind tunnel in Ogden. Kyle Buchholz, Devin Roane, Dusty Hanks, Ryan Scothern and John Lee have now earned a professional skydiving status and can compete in events across the globe.

Wild Bird Center anniversary

The Layton Wild Bird Center, 1860 N. 1000 West, Layton, is holding a celebration honoring its ninth anniversary Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Staffers from HawkWatch International, the Ogden Nature Center and SkyMasters will have live eagles, owls, hawks and falcons on hand. Displays from local Audubon chapters, the Utah Nature Conservancy, the Division of Wildlife Resources, Great Salt Lake Bird Festival and Friends of the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will also be part of the event. Visit www.wildbird.com/layton for more information.

Youth OHV training course

Utah State Parks and Recreation is holding an off-highway vehicle education course for youth aged 8 to 15 on Oct. 9 starting at 9 a.m at the Jordan River OHV State Recreation Area. Students must first complete the online certification class and receive the youth OHV education card before registering for the course. Classes are free, but pre-registration is required by calling 800-OHV-RIDE.

BLM Cedar City management plan

The Cedar City Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input as it prepares an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a new Resource Management Plan (RMP) on public lands in Iron and Beaver counties. The RMP will be the basic document that will guide management of natural resources, activities and uses on the public lands during the next 15-20 years.

Public meetings will be scheduled in Cedar City, Beaver and Salt Lake City in October or November. Specific dates, times and places of the meetings will be announced on www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/cedar_city.html. The public may provide information on the issues that should be considered in the EIS through Dec. 9.

Wasatch Mountain Club

The following events are sponsored by the Wasatch Mountain Club. Visit www.wasatchmountainclub.org for more information.

Sept. 28 • Late day hike, TBD, 5:30 p.m. Holly 801-272-5358.

Oct. 2 • Antelope Island day hike, 9:30 a.m. Julie 801-244-3323.

Oct. 2 • Antelope Island slow hike, 1:30 p.m. Randy 801-733-9367.

Oct. 2 • Day hike, TBD, BCC, 10 a.m. Tom 801-255-2784.

Oct. 2 • Slow hike-Elbow Fork, 9:15 a.m. Doug 801-277-8538.

Oct. 3 • Frary Peak day hike, 10 a.m. Alex 801-971-9245.

Oct. 3 • Beginner/newcomer hike in Draper, 9:30 a.m. Hal 801-553-7299.

To get your event listed, e-mail the info to brettp@sltrib.com or mail it to Brett Prettyman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 90 S. 400 West, Suite 700, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.