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Coming in October - 2012 USPA Nationals

Coming in October – 2012 USPA National Skydiving Championships

With fall approaching, it's almost time for the biggest skydiving event on the planet. The USPA National Skydiving Championships, a two week long event, brings skydivers from all over for the biggest yearly event of its kind in the...
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....
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...
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...
Skydiving Charity

Charity goes from nearly zero dollars to $10,000 thanks to Skydiving Event

It's not uncommon to hear tons of skydiving news when people are going for world records or exciting thrills. Recently, a group of skydivers made news by jumping out of planes for a charitable cause. Tabitha Tripp, a Marion, Rhode...
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...
Sony HDR-AS15

New Sony Camera for Skydivers Hits Shelves in September

Have you ever been skydiving and wish you could have given your friends a bird's eye view of such an exhilarating experience? Or better yet, have you heard of a skydiving world record and wished you could have seen...
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...
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...
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...
2011 USPA National Skydiving Championship

2011 USPA NATIONAL SKYDIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2011 USPA National Skydiving Championships was held between October 26 and November 5th at Skydive Arizona in Elroy, Arizona. Near perfect weather allowed more than 500 jumpers to take to the sky and complete all of their jumps. Team...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dubai Parachuring Championship

Dubai Parachuting Championship 2010

With a prize purse totaling $230,000 , there was no shortage of elite skydivers from around the world vying for a shot at the cash. Over 400 world class skydivers from 45 countries descended upon Dubai from January 6...