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Are You Ready for Some Football?
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2109

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Photo by Jeff Agard | D-16906

Carl Chittim of Aerial Extreme Skydiving Team leads the way into Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers’ first home game of the season. 

Author: Jeff Agard
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Honoring a Friend
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

Honoring a Friend

Photo by Andrew Revesz | USPA # 343132

Jumpers honor longtime formation skydiver and rigger Jim Tafralian, who died in an August plane crash, by building a “JT” in the air at Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club in Ray, Michigan.

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On Top of the World
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

On Top of the World

Photo by Mark Norman | D-23126

Simon Whittle skysurfs above the World Islands at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Mark Norman
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Up is Down, Down is Up
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

Up is Down, Down is Up

Photo by Mike Mullins | D-1663

Jeffery Kuhn says goodbye to pilot and DZO Mike Mullins as he drops from an inverted biplane at West Tennessee Skydiving in Whiteville.

Author: Mike Mullins
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Featured Jumper
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Bryan Buechler | D-20455

Jason and Mel Jerusalem, D-26171 and D-26162, celebrate 15 years of marriage by making a jump at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

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Life Celebration
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2019

Life Celebration

Photo by Cindy Akers

At Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio, Cheryl Compton watches her husband, Larry Compton of Team Fastrax, bringing home a 7,800-square-foot flag during the life-celebration jump for Fastrax team member Larry Lemaster, who died in the June crash of a King Air in Hawaii.

Author: Cindy Akers
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Two Milestones!
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2019

Two Milestones!

Photo by Mark Stoughton

Cheryl Stearns celebrates her 64th birthday by making her 21,000th jump at friend Gene Stoughton’s property in South Carolina.

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Forever Over Ohio
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2019

Forever Over Ohio

Photo by Lonnie Kirk | D-18988

Dave Lunardi releases the ashes of longtime jumper Terry Zimmerlin, D-12981, at the Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Author: Lonnie Kirk
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Attending the Dance
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

Attending the Dance

Photo by Kenyon Salo | D-25169

Gary Mancuso flies a 1,000-square-foot flag into the 1940’s World War II-Era Ball, a community event and fundraiser at the Boulder County Municipal Airport in Colorado. 

Author: Kenyon Salo
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In Style
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

In Style

Photo by Amanda Kubik | D-34582

Julie Kleinwort makes a freestyle training jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, in preparation for the USPA Nationals.

Author: Amanda Kubik
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Training in Paradise
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

Training in Paradise

Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017

Four-Way Formation Skydiving World Champion NMP Pch HayaBusa trains at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

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Saying Goodbye
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

Saying Goodbye

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California release the ashes of longtime skydiver Bud Krueger, D-3664.

Author: Randy Forbes
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The A-Team
Five Minute Call Featured Photo |

The A-Team

Photo by Michael Hoy | D-12622

In celebration of their recent engagement, Adam Elkin and Amanda Kubik exit from a balloon over Van Horne, Iowa.

Author: Michael Hoy
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Ashes to Ashes
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2019

Ashes to Ashes

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

Jumpers say goodbye to their friend Vern McGarry, D-7054, during his ash dive at Skydive Perris in California.

Author: Randy Forbes
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Current Events
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2019

Current Events

Photo by Jeff Agard | D-16906

At Skydive Phoenix in Maricopa, Arizona, Mark Sunman, D-24493, celebrates the 20th anniversary of his first jump by getting current after eight years out of the sport.

Author: Jeff Agard
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Out for a Spin
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2019

Out for a Spin

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Ryan Bolohan carves it up at Skydive Georgia in Cedartown.

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Mystery Solved
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2019

Mystery Solved

Photo by Lonnie Kirk | D-18988

At Skydive City Zephyhills in Florida, Doug Cross reveals the source of chem trails as Marcie Smith looks on.

Author: Lonnie Kirk
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Better Than a Gold Watch
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2019

Better Than a Gold Watch

T.J. McGrath (center), D-3581, and his sons Tom (left) and John—who have both made tandems with their dad—get matching “blue skies” tattoos to celebrate T.J.’s retirement from the sport.

Author: USPA Staff
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Base Instinct
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Base Instinct

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

Kevin Kierce leads the base down the hill during the Top Flite formation skydiving event at Skydive Perris in California.

Author: Randy Forbes
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Missing Justin
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Missing Justin

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

Jumpers at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, fly a missing-man formation in honor of Justin Lowell Goff, who passed away April 21.

Author: Elliot Byrd
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Raising Awareness
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Raising Awareness

Photo by Lee Cipriani-Nisley | D-32598

At Skydive the Gulf in Elberta, Alabama, Leigh Miller makes a tandem jump with DZO Luke Church to raise awareness of sexual assault survivors.

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Raising Awareness
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | June 2019

Raising Awareness

Photo by Lee Cipriani-Nisley | D-32598

At Skydive the Gulf in Elberta, Alabama, Leigh Miller makes a tandem jump with DZO Luke Church to raise awareness of sexual assault survivors.

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Ups and Downs
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2019

Ups and Downs

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

At Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, (clockwise from left) organizer Ashley Goldstein, Silas Davis, Ty Swansboro and Courtney McCarthy make a freefly jump.

Author: Elliot Byrd
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Perfect Alignment
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2019

Perfect Alignment

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Michael Sean Washburn and Reza Moradi of the Skytrash wingsuit team make a jump at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Prison Break
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2019

Prison Break

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Actor Wade Williams, best known for his role as prison guard Brad Bellick on the TV series “Prison Break,” makes a tandem skydive with instructor Ryan Clough and jumpers Ryan Mari and Eric Salas at the Fitz Boogie in Fitzgerald, Georgia.

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Desert Sunset
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2019

Desert Sunset

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Canopy pilot Junior Ludvik and wingsuit pilot Calin Dobos fly together at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Jump Like a Pharaoh
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2109

Jump Like a Pharaoh

Photo by Gary Wainwright | USPA #137455

Milko Hodgkinson organizes a pyramid-shaped formation over the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

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Desert Birds
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Desert Birds

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Johann Kruger, Rashid Abdullah and Darren Burke fly their wingsuits at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Best Friends
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Best Friends

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Gian Franco Malinconi Reyes kneels down to greet his loyal companion, Frankie, in the landing area after a jump.

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Flagging Down a Record
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Flagging Down a Record

Photo by Sergey Ignatov | D-35570

On December 30, three Kuwaiti Army officers and USPA members, Salem Almail, Nasser Alsabah and Fahad Alyaqoub, set the Guinness World Record for Largest Flag Flown in Freefall with a 63-square-meter (approximately 678-square-foot) flag at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Qatar in Al Khor, United Arab Emirates.

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