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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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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...
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...
USA Tops in Wind Games 2016

USA Tops in Wind Games 2016

Chicago-based VFS team SDC Core flew past the competition with an impressive performance at the recent Wind Games indoor skydiving meet. The two-day event took place January 22-23, 2016 at the Windoor facility in Costa Brava, Spain. After 8 rounds,...
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...
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...
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...
2010 World Skydiving Championship

2010 World Skydiving Championship – Formation and Canopy

Skydiving specialists from around the globe gathered at the 2010 World Skydiving Championship in Menzelinsk, Russia from August 1st through the 5th to engage in competition for the events of Formation Skydiving and Canopy Formations. The continuation of the World...
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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...
Lawrence Kansas Denies Skydiving Application

Skydivers Banned in Oz

Lawrence, KS is making headlines in skydiving news in whether it should allow skydiving at its municipal airport. The issue emerged again publicly at the Lawrence City Commission’s Nov. 10 meeting. Previous requests date as far back as 2009. Six...
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The 9th Annual FAI World Cup of Canopy Flying

The 9th FAI World Cup of Canopy Flying wrapped up earlier this month, taking place from November 27th to December 1st, 2017 at Skydive Dubai. The annual event brought together 94 total competitors from 25 nations. For many competitors,...
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...
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...
World Parachuting Championship Dubai

World Parachuting Championships Underway

The FIA World Parachuting Championships Mondial got underway in Dubai, with the opening jumps on November 29, 2012. The event makes skydiving news as the largest parachute event ever held. There will be 13 competitions featuring more than 1,600 competitors...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
Coupe Icare 2012

Coupe Icare 2012

If you happen to be in France right now, you're in for a treat. The Coupe Icare has been the most anticipated air sports event since 1974. Held against the backdrop of the breath-taking Alps, it has proven to...
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...