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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...
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".
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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...
Skydiving Charity

Charity goes from nearly zero dollars to $10,000 thanks to Skydiving Event

It's not uncommon to hear tons of skydiving news when people are going for world records or exciting thrills. Recently, a group of skydivers made news by jumping out of planes for a charitable cause. Tabitha Tripp, a Marion, Rhode...
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...
Close Encourter for Skydivers

Close Encounter Over The Skies of Houston

Hopefully no one in our Houston audience had a run-in with a Southwest Airlines jet as it was landing at Hobby Airport at 3:47 p.m. on Thursday, September 20th. That’s when the Boeing 737 jet was caught passing through the...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
Flight of the Phoenix

Flight of the Phoenix

Originally billed as "World Team Flight of the Phoenix 156 Way", the actual event boasted 192 skydivers in formation. Between April 14th and April 17th, 2011, Skydive Deland hosted this event from a list of top skydivers from around the world. World...
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...
Women's World Sequential Record Ratified by FAI

Women’s World Sequential Record Ratified by FAI

56 skydivers from the group EuroChicks now officially hold the Women's World Sequential Record in skydiving. The 3 formation 56 point jump was part of a project called "Women on Wings" or "WOW" and took place over Teuge, the Netherlands. EuroChicks bring together...
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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...

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...
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...
Online Global Competition for Indoor Skydiving

Global Comp for Indoor Skydiving

On November 5th their will be a first for skydiving competitions: the first ever Online Global Competition for Indoor Skydiving. This event will attract skydivers from all over the globe who will not need to make any plans for travel...
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...
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...