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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...
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217-way 3 points Sequential World Record

A new world record for a 3 point sequential large formation jump was recorded on October 27, 2017, in Eloy, Arizona. Skydivers from around the world gathered at Skydive Arizona's Sequential Games 2017 with the intent of breaking records. The...
2009 World Air Games

2009 World Air Games

The United States sent 17 competitors to the World Air Games between June 6th and June 14th 2009. This event is the premier event of for air sports enthusiasts boasting 10 disciplines, 27 competitions, and 3 venues in Italy. The disciplines included in...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
2008 USPA National Championship

United States Skydiving Nationals

The 2008 U.S. National Skydiving Championships was held between October 19-25, 2008 in Elroy Arizona.
2011 Skydiving Canopy Championship

2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting

The 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting was held at Skydive Spaceland from September 14-17. Skydive Spaceland is located in Rosharon,Texas and boasts a sprawling 500 foot by 250 foot pond for the swooping action. Nicholas Batsch took first place in the...
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World’s First Nude Violin Playing Skydiver

With a goal of raising $15,000 for men's mental health, Australian Glen Donnely became the world's first nude violin playing skydiver on his 30th birthday. On August 29, 2017, he set the unofficial record by jumping from 15,000 feet...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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Base Jumping from a Drone

Skydivers are some of the coolest people around for a variety of reasons. They aren't afraid of anything, they live life to the fullest, and they are always coming up with new and amazing ways to be airborne. They also...