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Wingsuit World Record 2012

Wingsuit World Record 2012

Last Saturday, 100 skydivers set a new Guinness skydiving world record for wingsuit formation with their 13,000 foot wingsuit dive. They traveled from 21 different countries to form a diamond formation in the desert above Perris Valley in California....

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...
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...
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...
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...
National Collegiate Speed Record

Black Knights Speed Record

On January 1st, 2016 the "Army West Point Break-Up Six" set a new national collegiate record for speed and won the gold medal in the six-way speed formation at the United States Parachute Association's 2015 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships. The...
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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...
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...
2009 National Skydiving Championship

2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships

The 2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships are taking place from October 12 through the 25th at Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas, just south of Houston. This year's event will include formation skydiving, freeflying, style & accuracy, canopy piloting and canopy formation....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Golden Knights Take World Cup

Golden Knights Take World Cup

The US Army Parachute Team, The Golden Knights, took first place in the 8-way formation skydiving competition at the 2011 World Cup of Skydiving.   The competition was held at Saarlouis-Deuren, Germany between August 1-7, 2011. The venue was staged for...
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...
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...
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...
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...