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Felix Baumgartner

Felix Who?

Felix Baumgartner was born in Salzburg, Austria on April 20, 1969 and as a young boy he dreamt of flying helicopters. Little did anyone know at that time that he would become one of the most famous skydivers in...
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...
USPA Sisters in Skykdiving Mentorship

Sisters in Skydiving Mentorship

In an effort to add more depth and diversity to the sport, the U.S Parachute Association has launched the Sisters in Skydiving mentorship program. The program will match up experienced women skydivers or "Big Sisters" who have at least...
Sony HDR-AS15

New Sony Camera for Skydivers Hits Shelves in September

Have you ever been skydiving and wish you could have given your friends a bird's eye view of such an exhilarating experience? Or better yet, have you heard of a skydiving world record and wished you could have seen...
The Sport of Full Contact Skydiving is a Hoax

The ‘Sport’ of Full Contact Skydiving is a Hoax

Recently UFC featherweight contender Urijah Fabe produced a video promoting something called “full contact skydiving." This sport involved two men punching, kicking, and otherwise trying to do one another harm while falling from a great height. There was also...
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,...
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British Army Sergeant Faces Retrial for Attempted Murder of Wife

Sergeant Emile Cilliers, a member of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, is now facing a retrial for the attempted murder of his wife after the jury was dismissed for failing to reach a verdict. In April of 2015, on...
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...
Freestyle Skydiving

Freeflying Skydiving is at the Forefront of Artistic Events

Artistic Expression has moved to the forefront of skydiving news under the auspices of The World Freestyle Federation, and it's set to be showcased at the 2012 World Parachuting Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  There, USA skydivers are...
2012 World Parachuting Championships - The Results

World Parachuting Championships – 2012

The conclusion of the 2012 FAI World Parachuting Championships Mondial in Dubai dominated skydiving news this week. The US Team finished second in the competition behind France, with the US taking six gold medals in the competition. Curt Bartholomew, 26,...
USPA Wingsuit Out Vertical In

USPA Tests New Event in 2013

The United States Parachute Association held its first quarterly meeting last month, and it was perhaps as exciting as that sounds.  For those waiting with rapt anticipation on the status of a wingsuit-instructor rating proposal, the bad news is...
2010 World Skydiving Championship

2010 World Skydiving Championship – Formation and Canopy

Skydiving specialists from around the globe gathered at the 2010 World Skydiving Championship in Menzelinsk, Russia from August 1st through the 5th to engage in competition for the events of Formation Skydiving and Canopy Formations. The continuation of the World...
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

World Parachuting Championships Underway

The FIA World Parachuting Championships Mondial got underway in Dubai, with the opening jumps on November 29, 2012. The event makes skydiving news as the largest parachute event ever held. There will be 13 competitions featuring more than 1,600 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...
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...
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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...
7 New Inductees into the National Sky Diving Hall of Fame

7 New Inductees into the National Sky Diving Hall of Fame

The National Sky Diving Museum in Fredricksburg, Virginia welcomed seven new members to it's hall of fame last November. The National Sky Diving Hall of fame honored the seven new inductees at a ceremony in Eloy, Arizona at a...
A Lesson From Baumgartner

A Lesson from Baumgartner’s Jump

Quotes from Felix "On the step I felt that The whole world is watching. I said I wish they would see what I see. It was amazing." "There was a time I really thought I was in trouble. I had to...