Competition and Events

Air Wars

Air Wars

Here's a trivia question for you. What air sport's beginnings involved a sheep, a duck, and a rooster? That may sound like the setup for a bad joke, but it's a real scenario - one that lay the foundation for...
Las Vegas Balloon Fest

1st Annual Las Vegas Balloon Fest

Early November is a wonderful time to take flight over the Nevada desert. It’s also a great place to attend a ballooning event. Las Vegas organizers are hoping to make hot air balloon news and are saying bring the...
2008 USPA National Championship

United States Skydiving Nationals

The 2008 U.S. National Skydiving Championships was held between October 19-25, 2008 in Elroy Arizona.
2011 USPA National Skydiving Championship


The 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships was held between October 26 and November 5th at Skydive Arizona in Elroy, Arizona. Near perfect weather allowed more than 500 jumpers to take to the sky and complete all of their jumps. Team...
2010 Pre-Worlds Hang Gliding Championship

2010 Hang Gliding Pre-World Championship

The 2010 Pre-World Hang Gliding Hang Gliding Championship took place in Sigillo, Italy between July 30 to August 8. Mangred Ruhmer of Austria took the Gold with Jonny Durrand of Australia taking second place. Two USA competitors, Jeff O'Brien and...
Canadian Family Team

Canadian Family Reaches For The Heights

For most people, the idea of jumping out of a plane with only a parachute between you and death is somewhere in the range from terrifying to horrifying. But for the Lemay family, Michel and his three sons it's...
America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race 2012

American Team Wins “America’s Challenge” 2012

The American team of pilot Cheri White and co-pilot Mark Sullivan are the unofficial winners of the America’s Challenge gas balloon race. White and Sullivan along with four other teams launched their balloons on Sunday evening, the weather-delayed opening day...
Skydiving Mt Everest

Everest Skydive 2008

Skydivers from around the world converged on Shyangboche at the foot of Mount Everest for the first annual "Everest Skydive".
World Parachuting Championship - Dubai Mondial

World Parachuting Championship – Dubai Mondial

Skydiving offers athletes a unique perspective of the world. Skydivers gain an appreciation for the scenes typically reserved for the birds, but the sport also presents a variety of locales from which to pursue the sport. Skydiving news is...
Forbes 2012 Pre-Worlds

Forbes 2012

The 19th annual FAI Pre-World Hang Gliding Championship was held in Forbes between January 5th and January 14th, 2012. The weather for this world class event was extraordinary as 16 of 18 days were flyable. Over 100 pilots from 17...
Golden Knights Set New Record at World Air Games 2015

Golden Knights Set New Record

The US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team has set a new world record in the Eight Way Formation at the FAI World Air Games this week. To set the new record they executed 33 formations in 50 seconds. They...

USA Hang Gliding National Championship Dinosaur Results

Predictions for seven days of good flying at the Dinosaur National hang gliding competition (USA) in Colorado proved untrue. Gale force winds, rain, thunderstorms and potential hail forced cancellation of four of the seven days of competition. Pilots were...
Wings of Kilimanjaro

Wings of Kilimanjaro

It is a spiritual journey for some, a personal challenge for all. Created by the violence of volcanic eruption it dominates the landscape of East Africa. It beckons to those adventurous souls who would test their endurance and perseverance....
Les Nessman Memorial Turkey Drop 2012

Les Nessman Memorial Turkey Drop

Hot air balloonists will gather in east central Illinois this holiday weekend for one of the really unique events in the sport. The 15th annual Les Nessman Memorial Turkey Drop, sponsored by the Danville (Ill.) Balloon Club will be held...
World Hot Air Balloon Championship 2012

Kentucky Man Wins World Hot Air Balloon Championship

Kentucky is known for a lot of things. Add to the list a history of winning hot air balloon competitions. Nick Donner, of Louisville, a five-time national hot air balloon champ exceeded his accomplishments recently, by taking home a world...
2009 Flytec Race and Rally

Flytec Race and Rally

What if you were to take a small group of some of the best hang glider pilots in the world, give them a different airstrip to launch from each day, tell them that there is better steak and beer in...
2010 Hang Gliding National Championships at Big Spring, Texas

Big Spring US Nationals, Hang Gliding

The 2010 US Hang Gliding Nationals was held at Big Spring, Texas between Sunday August 15 to Saturday August 21, 2010. In all, 18 pilots took part in this year's competition. Notably absent was Dustin Martin, Jeff Shapiro, and Jeff...
Skydive Mt Mckinley

Skydive Mt McKinley

Ever feel the need for a high altitude jump from 22,000 feet? If so then this story might be what you've been looking for, that is, if you have deep pockets.   Between June 20-25, 2009, a group of elite skydivers...

2nd Annual FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships

Over the weekend, 23 nations met for the second annual FAI World Indoor Skydiving Championships. The competition, which took place October 20th-22nd, was held at the SkyVenture wind tunnel in Laval, Quebec, Canada. The event drew 200 competitors and...
2011 World Hang Gliding Championships

2011 World Hang Gliding Championship

The 18th FAI World Hang Gliding Championship took place in Sigillo, Italy from July 16th to July 30, 2011. This year's Class 1 competition was plagued by bad weather for most of the entire two week competition. Only two tasks...