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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...
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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...
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...
Top World Records Countdown of 2012

Top World Records Countdown of 2012

The summer of 2012 was marked by any number of hang gliding, paragliding and skydiving world record records; in fact, some records that have held their ground for decades were shattered. Let's take a moment to reflect back on...
Nicole Smith Tempting Fate

Tempting Fate – Nicole Skydives

Life seemed bleak for Nicole Smith - a Georgia native - after a terrible car accident on June of 2011 left her battered and beaten. With a broken neck, back, four pelvic fractures, a few broken ribs, and a...
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....
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...
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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...
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...

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
2011 USPA National Skydiving Championship

2011 USPA NATIONAL SKYDIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

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...
Indoor Skydiving World Championships

2012 Indoor Skydiving World Championships

Indoor skydiving has become the newest craze for those seeking the thrill of skydiving without the risks. But indoor skydiving is not just for the timid amateur and an upcoming event is making indoor skydiving news. World renowned, iFly...
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...
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...
Highlights from the 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

Highlights from the 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

The 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting was exhilarating, as always. Skydive City, in Zephyrhills, FL, once again hosted the event, which ran May 21-23. The weather was good overall, but gusty headwinds on the final afternoon, during the zone accuracy...
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...