September 16, 2014

Competition and Events:

Highlights from the 2014 USPA National Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting -

Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 US Paragliding Nationals -

Friday, December 20, 2013

Skydive Ultra -

Thursday, October 31, 2013

USA Sends First Parpalegic to Compete at World Skydiving Competition -

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta -

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Air Wars -

Sunday, August 11, 2013

2013 Hot Air Balloon National Championships -

Sunday, July 21, 2013

World Record Jump Attempt in Arizona

World Team Skydiving World Record

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 the process of attempting to break yet another world record, only this time, things are a bit more complicated. The World Team is now attempting to break the record for the largest 2-point formation. During the jump, all 222 members have to come together to build a formation, break off, and then build another formation. The timing and accuracy of each…

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Former Power Ranger Breaks Skydiving World Record

Jason David Frank sets 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 record. Jason David Frank got involved in Mixed Martial Arts after he finished his Power Rangers career.  After several victories in the ring and being inducted into the World Karate Union Hall of Fame, he was ready for a new challenge.  This week, Frank completed a jump over Rosharon, Texas, and while freefalling, broke seven pine boards with his hands.  The…

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2012 Indoor Skydiving World Championships – Results and World Records

Indoor Skydiving World Championships 2012

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 facility in the world at the facilities of iFly Singapore. Fresh off a victory and a gold medal performance at the World Skydiving Championship in Dubai, team Arizona Airspeed‘s momentum continued in the indoor arena with a first place finish over fellow countrymen SDC Rhythm XP who took second. The Canadian team, Evolution, finished in third place at Indoor Skydiving World Championship in Singapore. In the Freefly,…

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Top World Records Countdown of 2012

Top World Records Countdown of 2012

The summer of 2012 was marked by any number of hang gliding, paragliding and skydiving world record records; in fact, some records that have held their ground for decades were shattered. Let’s take a moment to reflect back on these awe-inspiring feats. These are our choices for the top 6 record breaking feats of 2012: Nate and Matt set Paragliding Distance Records The summer started off on a strong note with the new USA paragliding record that was set on June 30th when Matt Beechinor sailed 301km in Sun Valley, Idaho. Little did Beechinor know that Nate Scales was headed…

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Jump from Space a Huge Success!

Jump from Edge of Space a 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 sport pioneers before him, Baumgartner’s risky jump made skydiving news around the world, including live televised feeds of his journey. While media channels are touting the event as the first “space jump,” those with a true expertise realize that a genuine space jump just isn’t yet possible with our current technology. In fact, the actual realm of space does not…

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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. Five planes were needed for the coordinated drop. With three days of training camp the 100 skydivers would make five attempts in four days before forming the record setting diamond on the seventh day at Perris Vally Skydiving in southern California. The world record was was certified by two judges before submitting to the Guinness Book of World Records. The wingsuits…

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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 goal was a difficult process as potential skydivers took part in trainings and camps, trying out for the role of being one of the many who would form the amazing 150-foot wide snowflake formation high in the sky.  The team made fifteen attempts over a period of three days, substituting people in as they felt adjustments needed to be made….

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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 Skydiving Champion, BJ Worth, was the mastermind of the phoenix bird formation. The video below shows a 192 way formation done previously but not the phoenix bird formation.

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Skydivers Set Tandem Record

Tandem Skydiving 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 day, they had broken the old record of 103 tandem jumps in a 24 hour period that was set back in April of 2009. It took 20 hours, 18 minutes, and 12 seconds to jump 104 times and to set the new Guinness World Record for most tandem skydives in a 24-hour period. A Guinness official was on-hand to ratify the…

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