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V for Veterans
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | January 2020

V for Veterans

Photo by Tripp Schwab | D-33111

On November 11, participants in the Arizona Airspeed 40-Way Sequentials event hosted by Niklas Hemlin and Team Elite’s Guy Wright at Skydive Arizona in Eloy build a “V” in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Author: Tripp Schwab
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A Very Devoted Mother
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | January 2020

A Very Devoted Mother

Photo by Eduardo Chavez Garcia

Tandem Instructor Francisco Nieto y Torres, D-37152, celebrates his 1,000th jump by taking his mother on a skydive at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico.

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Pyramid Power
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Pyramid Power

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

A 14-way flies over the Pyramid of Khafre during the Sky Seekers Boogie in Giza, Egypt.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Sully’s Last Skydive
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Sully’s Last Skydive

Photo by Greg Shields | D-22654

Fellow jumpers at Sky Knights Sport Parachute Club in East Troy, Wisconsin, say goodbye to John Sullivan, D-25601, on an ash dive held during his memorial service that more than 100 of his friends, family and coworkers attended.

Author: Greg Shields
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Forever the Queen
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Forever the Queen

Photo by Norris Gearhart | D-24594

During the Carol Clay Birthday Boogie at Virginia Skydiving Center in Petersburg, jumpers celebrate the life of the jumper known to all as "the Queen" by making her honorary 20,000th skydive.

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Living on the Edge
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Living on the Edge

Photo by Kandace Rawling | D-38328

Niklas Daniel of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy demonstrates his edge-flying technique.

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Released Together
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Released Together

Photo by Randy Forbes  | D-10858

At Skydive Perris in California, jumpers release the ashes of longtime California jumper Linda Hardesty, D-15263, and her father, Ted Hardesty.

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Flying unicorns
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Flying unicorns

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

A herd of unicorns (Michelle Hart, Karla Katherine, Jeannette Copeland and Marina Prokopenko) takes to the skies at the Aeronautrixx Unicorn Boogie, a Sisters in Skydiving event at Skydive California in Tracy.

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Bras for a Cause
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Bras for a Cause

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

Marian Sparks (center) founder of the breast cancer charity Jump for the Rose, makes a pink-bra-clad skydive with (from left) Marshall Madden, Greg Armstrong, Patie Duttlinger and James Davis during the Jump for the Rose Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

Author: Norman Kent
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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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