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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...
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 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...
Jason David Frank sets Skydiving World Record

Former Power Ranger Breaks Skydiving World Record

For most people, skydiving in and of itself is an incredible feat.  For one former star of the children's program, The Power Rangers, jumping wasn't enough.  He combined his talent with mixed martial arts to break a skydiving world...
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...
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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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...
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....
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,...
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...
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...
Skydivers Breach Military Facility

A Good Reason to Watch Where you Drop

Before you take that next jump, don’t forget your government issued identification in case of accidentally breaching security at a Naval base on the way down. According to a recent report by NBC News, that’s what happened to two skydivers...
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...
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...
Charity Flight set World Record

Charity Flight Breaks Wingsuit Skydiving World Record

Former Navy Seal Andy Stumpf, from San Diego, California, set out to break the world record for absolute distance covered in a wingsuit jump, which includes the distance traveled after the chute has opened. And he did it with...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...