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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...
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...
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...
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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The Largest Night Formation in History

On February 11-12, 2017 a group of international canopy flyers gathered the Florida Skydiving Center with a goal to set the largest night canopy formation.
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...
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...
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...
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,...
2010 World Skydiving Championship Canopy Piloting

World Canopy Piloting Parachuting Championship – 2010

The 3rd FAI World Canopy Piloting Parachuting Championship took place August 7-15, 2020 in Kolomna, Russia. The competition consists of three disciplines, distance, speed, and accuracy with an overall winner declared based upon the scores in each discipline. Jason Moledzky of Canada...
Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown Provides Opportunity to Furloughed Workers

While the recent government shutdown has had negative effects on many of the federal employees, some businesses are looking for ways to help and support the 800,000 people who won't be getting a paycheck until the furlough is over. ...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
138 People Break Skydiving World Record

138 People Break Skydiving World Record

Perseverance is the key, as was discovered by the 138 people who broke the vertical skydiving world record earlier this month in Ottawa, Illinios.  The previous record was set in 2009 and the count at that time was 108 skydivers. Reaching their...