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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,...
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...
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...
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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...
Combat Control Teams Parachute into Enemy Territory

Combat Control Teams Parachute into Enemy Territory

In skydiving news everyone knows how the Army has Delta Force and the Navy the SEALs who typically ride helicopter or parachute jump into hostile areas to perform missions that often are more fantastic than anything ever seen at...
A Skydiving Simulator Called Parasim

A Skydiving Simulator Called Parasim

Teaching people to jump out of a perfectly good airplane at a high altitude can be a challenging task, absent actually starting by jumping. an unwise method to say the least. Traditionally paratroopers, after practicing their falls and landing...
Ladies Skydive in Underwear

Ladies Skydive in PJ’s

Last month, the world of skydiving news was turned upside down when seven women came together with one common goal: They would jump out of an airplane wearing only their underwear and a parachute. The two women who pioneered this...
Jetman Bails into Ocean

Jetman Bails into Ocean

A Swiss adventurer, Yves Rossy, went down into the Atlantic Ocean after hitting turbulent air which caused equipment failure. While attempting to cross the Strait of Gilbralter from Africa to Europe, the self proclaimed 'Jetman' had to pull his reserve chute after...
US Army Parachute Team Causes Stir in Texas

US Army Parachute Team Causes Stir in Texas

The US Army Golden Knights Parachute Team caused a public panic that reached the local news channel. A local news crew happened to be filming in the area while the Knights were performing a night pyro jump. The news clip compared the event with...
Wingsuit World Record 2012

Wingsuit World Record 2012

Last Saturday, 100 skydivers set a new Guinness skydiving world record for wingsuit formation with their 13,000 foot wingsuit dive. They traveled from 21 different countries to form a diamond formation in the desert above Perris Valley in California....
USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

The USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships, an event that's famous for attracting and retaining new members to the sport, is quickly approaching with registration at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona to take place on Friday, December 28, 2012 and...
Vertical Formation Skydiving World Record

Vertical Formation Skydiving Record

A new vertical skydiving world record was set this past Friday in Ottawa, Illinois, as 164 divers traveled at speeds up to 240 mph and came together to form a flower formation in the Midwest sky. It took the...
Skydivers Breach Military Facility

A Good Reason to Watch Where you Drop

Before you take that next jump, don’t forget your government issued identification in case of accidentally breaching security at a Naval base on the way down. According to a recent report by NBC News, that’s what happened to two skydivers...
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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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Jump from Space a Huge Success!

Click on any photo for a larger view. One of the few new stories that offers the adrenaline rush not always found in the recent political wrangling is Felix Baumgartner's October 14th Red Bull Stratos "space jump." Like many air...
Golden Knights Take World Cup

Golden Knights Take World Cup

The US Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights, took first place in the 8-way formation skydiving competition at the 2011 World Cup of Skydiving.   The competition was held at Saarlouis-Deuren, Germany between August 1-7, 2011. The venue was staged for...
Jumping from a Jet Plane

Bailing Out of A Jet Airline For Science

Imagine being a passenger on a Boeing 727 which is doomed to crash. Your only hope is to jump out moments before impact as the pilot and others prepare to do the same. Fortunately as an experienced jumper, you...
Skydive Ultra Marathon

Skydive Ultra

There are Marathons - There are Skydiving Competitions - And then there is Skydive Ultra Extreme is a word that is thrown around loosely, and is often applied to activities as simple as dropping into a half-pipe on a skateboard....
Jason David Frank sets Skydiving World Record

Former Power Ranger Breaks Skydiving World Record

For most people, skydiving in and of itself is an incredible feat.  For one former star of the children's program, The Power Rangers, jumping wasn't enough.  He combined his talent with mixed martial arts to break a skydiving world...