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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...
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...
Helmet Camera Review

HD Video Helmet Camera Review

Be it hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving or ultralighting we all wish we had a video camera to shoot those memorable flying moments. With the spring flying season well underway, we are offering some assistance in chosing the right camera...
Gear Report WingmanCam

WingmanCam – A Different Perspective

Nothing enhances the thrill of a flight outing quite like recording yourself on video camera. What better way to share your adventures with the rest of the world? Filming one's own self is difficult for paragliding and skydiving enthusiast unless you have...
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...
Recon Labs Heads Up Display for Skydivers

Recon Labs Heads-Up-Display for Skydivers

Skydiving is not a leap of faith; there are any number of preparations, precautions, and calculations that must be carefully considered before any jumper is willing to set foot in the plane. One piece of equipment that seeks to add...
138 People Break Skydiving World Record

138 People Break Skydiving World Record

Perseverance is the key, as was discovered by the 138 people who broke the vertical skydiving world record earlier this month in Ottawa, Illinios.  The previous record was set in 2009 and the count at that time was 108 skydivers. Reaching their...
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,...
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...
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...
World Parachuting Championship - Dubai Mondial

World Parachuting Championship – Dubai Mondial

Skydiving offers athletes a unique perspective of the world. Skydivers gain an appreciation for the scenes typically reserved for the birds, but the sport also presents a variety of locales from which to pursue the sport. Skydiving news is...
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...
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 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...
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...
Tandem Skydiving Record

Skydivers Set Tandem Record

A brother and sister set a 24 hour tandem jumping record in Harbor Springs, Michigan; all in the name of charity. Luther Kurtz and Angela Bishop started at 6:35 pm on June 29th and by the afternoon of the next...
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...
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...
GoPro Survives Free Fall

GoPro Survives 12,500 Foot Fall

Skydiver Lucas Damn’s helmet-cam made skydiving news when it was knocked out of its casing as he jumped out of the plane in a recent dive. The camera survived the 12,500 foot fall and laid resting in the field...
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".