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61 Wingsuit Jumpers Set New Skydiving World Record

61 Wingsuit Jumpers Set New Skydiving World Record

On October 27th, 1997 John Kallend, then fifty-two years old, made his first jump as a skydiver. On October 17th, 2015 he made his 3,000th. Now, seventy years young, he was the oldest participant in a group that set...
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...
Rex Ryan Jumps with the Golden Knights

Rex Ryan goes skydiving because ‘I like to live’

Sometimes just jumping out of a perfectly good airplane and freefalling through the air is not enough for the typical thrill seeker. Sometimes, the location over which one skydives is just as important as the actual experience. That seemed...
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...
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...
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...
First Time Jumpers Must Be Over 18

First Time Jumpers Must Be Over 18

Adventurous young people wanting to take their first jump will need to wait until after their 18th birthday, or be content to practice at one of the indoor skydiving locations. In skydiving news, the US Parachute Association announced that the...
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...
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World Trade Center Base Jumpers

When you think of skydiving, typically you picture wide open spaces, lots of sky above, and uncluttered, open ground below. This week 1 World Trade Center set the scene for an unlikely location in skydiving news. This week, 4 men were...
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....
USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition

USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition

When you consider all that's involved in skydiving, from prepping, to jumping, to landing, it most certainly involves a high level of dexterity. But sometimes when you love a sport, you figure out a way to do it, even...
Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Provides Opportunity to Furloughed Workers

While the recent government shutdown has had negative effects on many of the federal employees, some businesses are looking for ways to help and support the 800,000 people who won't be getting a paycheck until the furlough is over. ...
World Team Skydiving World Record

World Record Jump Attempt in Arizona

The World Team's most astonishing achievement to date is their 400-way jump in Thailand. With 400 skydivers all joining into one free-fall formation, the World Team broke the world record for the largest free-fall formation. Currently, they are in...
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...
Red Bull X-Alps

Red Bull X-Alps 2013

The Red Bull X-Alps race is one of the most thrilling and challenging competitions yet devised by man. Most athletes around the globe regard it as THE top adventure out of all of the world's extreme sports. The event...
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...
Skyidver attempts world record by breaking boards

Skydiver Attempts Guinness World Board Breaking Record

Topping the headlines today in skydiving news, David Frank is going to attempt to break as many pine boards while skydiving from 14,000 ft. The current record holder Travis Donley, won the record in 2011 by breaking two during...
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...
2012 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships

USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships Conclude with Eight New Records

The 2012 USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships came to a finish on December 31st, just in time for New Year’s celebrations. The winners definitely had a lot to celebrate. Of the eighty-seven competitors, eight new records were set. The 2012...
Indoor Skydiving World Championships 2012

2012 Indoor Skydiving World Championships – Results and World Records

The very first Indoor Skydiving World Championship was a big success with over 400 skydivers participating from more than 10 countries and a prize packaged valued at over $120,000 USD. The competition was held at the largest indoor skydiving...