In no wild nightmare could I have conceived that a virus would ground skydiving and, indeed, shut down the world.
Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530
A canopy formation doesn’t quite go according to plan at the annual Spring Fling event at Skydive Sebastian in Florida. (No jumpers were injured—or even needed to cut away—in the making of this photo.)
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Sam Holliman | USPA #300435
Durham, North Carolina
The USPA Board of Directors has postponed its summer meeting and USPA General Membership Meeting.
Larry Yount, D-18792, was a military jumper who turned into a multi-talented, multi-discipline sport skydiver extraordinaire.
Jake Cormier and Jarod Orrell orbit one another over Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.
Skydive Arizona in Eloy hosted its Rookie Round-Up—Diamonds in the Rough event March 14-15.
British Skydiving, formerly known as the British Parachute Association, hosted the executives of USPA and the Australian Parachute Federation at its annual Skydive the Expo in Nottingham, England.
Matt Fry and Konstantin Petrijcuk (filling in for organizer Melissa Lowe) led the Vertical Sequential Camp—an event that gave jumpers a chance to try unique, non-traditional formations—at Skydive Sebastian in Florida February 20-23.
Although she has been gone for nearly two years, Carolyn “The Queen” Clay remains ever present in the hearts and minds of those who knew her.
A brave team gathered at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas, March 12-16 to do something extraordinary: attempt a 42-way Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Down Formation Skydive at Night. Adding to the visual display, each jumper wore pyrotechnics.
Todd Scrutchfield lands at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas after practicing for night jumps during the Max Pyro event.
On March 7, Marty Jones, D-6397, celebrated 50 years of continuous skydiving by making several skydives with friends and family (including his wife, Selena Jones, and his stepmom, Carol Jones) at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
In late February, while most of the East Coast was covered with snow and rain, a group of Parachutists Over Phorty Society members enjoyed warm but occasionally windy weather at the 50th POPS SpringFest at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.
In February, Velocity Sports Equipment introduced its main-assisted-reserve-deployment system for the Infinity harness-and-container system.
n March 16, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame announced that Bill Wenger, D-3774, joined its board of trustees.
At sunrise during Tsunami Skydivers Exotic Boogies’ event in the Maldives, John Dobleman (whom most jumpers know as “Mad John”), D-7790, takes the center of the formation during his 6,000th skydive.
At Skydive Arizona in Eloy, veteran canopy formation skydivers Kevin Vetter (top) and Pat Marcanio (center) teach Julia Wilde the finer points of taking docks as she learns the discipline.
USPA Instructor Examiners often encounter questions as to what constitutes a rating-renewal seminar. And they often receive blank stares followed by crickets when they ask, “What did you do for your rating-renewal seminar?”
Cutaway cables are not universally interchangeable.
A skydiver with 400-plus jumps changed out their main canopy and then made about 75 jumps on the rig.
A highly respected rigger was visiting a drop zone and noticed a rig laid out on the packing floor after a jump.
Jumpers at the New Year’s Beach Boogie at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico enjoy a sunset tracking jump organized by Luis Prinetto and Remi Angeli.
Kyle Donohue (top) and Kevin Gallay fly a wingsuit stack at Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton, Washington.
A 20-way dynamic flock plays in the sky during the second Flock and Flow event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.
At USPA Foreign Affiliate Go Fly Paraquedismo in Boituva, Brazil, Roberta Mancino and Val Sobol take a dock during the Wingsuit Carnival Boogie organized by Leo Orsini of Flyerz Wingsuit School.
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