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The 9th Annual FAI World Cup of Canopy Flying

The 9th FAI World Cup of Canopy Flying wrapped up earlier this month, taking place from November 27th to December 1st, 2017 at Skydive Dubai. The annual event brought together 94 total competitors from 25 nations. For many competitors,...
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217-way 3 points Sequential World Record

A new world record for a 3 point sequential large formation jump was recorded on October 27, 2017, in Eloy, Arizona. Skydivers from around the world gathered at Skydive Arizona's Sequential Games 2017 with the intent of breaking records. The...
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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...
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The Art of Indoor Skydiving with Maja

At the age of 17, Maja Kuczyńska is setting the world of indoor skydiving on fire. In 2015 Maja won the title of Junior World Champion in the Freestyle Category at the first World Skydiving Championships in Prague. Over...
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Perrine Bridge Base Jump Record Broken Again

Danny Weiland has set a new base jump record at Perrine Bridge. Again. Weiland successfully jumped from the Twin Falls, Idaho bridge, floating into the Snake River Canyon, and making his way back to the top a total of 64...

USPA National Skydiving Championships 2017

On October 1st, the 2017 United States Parachute Associations National Championship came to a close. For two weeks, Skydive Perris in California was home to over 500 competitors from all over the United States and abroad. Each day parachutes...
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World’s First Nude Violin Playing Skydiver

With a goal of raising $15,000 for men's mental health, Australian Glen Donnely became the world's first nude violin playing skydiver on his 30th birthday. On August 29, 2017, he set the unofficial record by jumping from 15,000 feet...
Women's World Sequential Record Ratified by FAI

Women’s World Sequential Record Ratified by FAI

56 skydivers from the group EuroChicks now officially hold the Women's World Sequential Record in skydiving. The 3 formation 56 point jump was part of a project called "Women on Wings" or "WOW" and took place over Teuge, the Netherlands. EuroChicks bring together...
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Base Jumping from a Drone

Skydivers are some of the coolest people around for a variety of reasons. They aren't afraid of anything, they live life to the fullest, and they are always coming up with new and amazing ways to be airborne. They also...
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Solar Eclipse Skydiving

August 21, 2017, has found its place in history next to other solar eclipses. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun temporarily blocking it from view, but what makes this solar eclipse so...
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World’s Oldest Skydiver

As of July 2017 Kenny Meyer of Sussex, New Jersey has become the oldest living skydiver. The 102-year-old resident of a small town woke up to a full English breakfast at 6 a.m. and got ready for his first skydiving...
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The Largest Night Formation in History

On February 11-12, 2017 a group of international canopy flyers gathered the Florida Skydiving Center with a goal to set the largest night canopy formation.
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Women’s Vertical World Record 65-Way

On their sixteenth attempt, the women at Skydive Arizona set a new world record for a vertical formation of sixty-five women. The jump team consisted of women from 18 countries meeting in Elroy, Arizona. The record-breaking formation was accomplished in...
USA Tops in Wind Games 2016

USA Tops in Wind Games 2016

Chicago-based VFS team SDC Core flew past the competition with an impressive performance at the recent Wind Games indoor skydiving meet. The two-day event took place January 22-23, 2016 at the Windoor facility in Costa Brava, Spain. After 8 rounds,...
Point Break - Wingsuit Flying

Point Break – Wingsuit Flying

Director Ericson Core’s aim for adrenaline pumping, heart stopping action and excitement in his re-make of the 1991 film Point Break really hit the mark. The movie is filled with scenes of extreme athletes in action, and Core chose...
National Collegiate Speed Record

Black Knights Speed Record

On January 1st, 2016 the "Army West Point Break-Up Six" set a new national collegiate record for speed and won the gold medal in the six-way speed formation at the United States Parachute Association's 2015 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. The...
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...
Charity Flight set World Record

Charity Flight Breaks Wingsuit Skydiving World Record

Former Navy Seal Andy Stumpf, from San Diego, California, set out to break the world record for absolute distance covered in a wingsuit jump, which includes the distance traveled after the chute has opened. And he did it with...
Lawrence Kansas Denies Skydiving Application

Skydivers Banned in Oz

Lawrence, KS is making headlines in skydiving news in whether it should allow skydiving at its municipal airport. The issue emerged again publicly at the Lawrence City Commission’s Nov. 10 meeting. Previous requests date as far back as 2009. Six...
Husband and Wife Team Freestyle into First Place

Husband and Wife Team Freestyle into First Place

Brian and Amanda Festi took first place in the Freestyle at the U.S. Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships in Arizona on Nov. 3rd. That win has guaranteed them spots on the U.S. national team for the 2016 World Parachuting...