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Closing In
Closing In | November 2019

Closing In

Photo by David Wybenga I D-31862

At the USPA Nationals at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, camera flyer Chad Ross of Polaris shoots his teammates, Matthew Fry and Katie Hansen, on their way to taking gold in artistic freefly.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | November 2019

Centerspread

Photo by David Cherry I D-33500

Beau Riebe swoops the pond during the open freestyle canopy piloting test event at the USPA Nationals.

Author: David Cherry
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November 2019
Covers | November 2019

November 2019

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Photo by David Wybenga | D-31862

Prior to the start of the USPA National Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, members of SDC Rhythm XP (Douglas Barron, Andrew Happick, JaNette Lefkowitz and Steve Lefkowitz) practice for the open 4-way formation skydiving event, where they took the gold medal.

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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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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | November 2019

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Mari Kossman | B-50628

AFF Instructor Tim Hajewski guides an AFF student through the landing pattern at Skydive Milwaukee in East Troy, Wisconsin.

Author: Mari Kossman
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Featured Event
Featured Event | November 2019

Featured Event

Photo by Eddie Phillips | USPA #317981

Melissa Abner flies her canopy in for landing at the Sisters in Skydiving Boogie at Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | November 2019

Featured DZ

Photo by Salim Rubiales | D-35624

Anais Zanotti, Gabriela Fleury de Castro, Justin Hope and Jake Johnson freefly at Skydive Miami.

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October 2019
Covers | October 2019

October 2019

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Photo by Terry Weatherford | D-22518

Marie Clark excitedly leaps from the gondola while making her first balloon jump at Skydive Perris in California.

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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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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | October 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Rich Robinson | D-27420

Jay Luccioni (black and yellow rig), D-9753, celebrates the 40th anniversary of his first jump with friends at Aerohio Skydiving Center in Rittman, Ohio. 

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | October 2019

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

Diana Martin checks her altitude during an AFF jump with instructors Erin Engelsen (left) and Dennis Dorman at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | October 2019

Featured Event

Photo by Jeff Donohue | C-36419

From left, Bryce Schunke, Travis Mickle, Gilles Gueveneux and Dylan Mitchell enjoy a wingsuit skydive at the Flock ‘til You Drop event at Sky’s the Limit in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

Author: Jeff Donohue
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | October 2019

Featured DZ

Photo by David Major | D-8351

Arturo Espinosa celebrates his 300th jump and 43rd birthday by making a hybrid with Manrique Ramirez Sabat and Bernardo Jimenez Vega at Skydive Pura Vida.

Author: David Major
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Closing In
Closing In | September 2019

Closing In

Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294

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Centerspread
Centerspread | September 2019

Centerspread

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

At Skydive Orange in Virginia, David Wybenga gets down on one knee in front of Melanie Firth during a photo shoot for the couple's save-the-date cards for their upcoming wedding.

Author: David Cherry
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September 2019
Covers | September 2019

September 2019

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Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

At Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, 84 skydivers set the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Up Formation Skydive.

Author: Norman Kent
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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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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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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | September 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

Duffy Fainer, D-9662, makes his 4,000th jump in the center of a room dive during the Top Flight 20-Ways event at Skydive Perris in California.

Author: Randy Forbes
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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | September 2019

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Fashion model Gracen Taylor-Marie Kerr makes her first skydive with instructor David Fulk at CarolinaFest at Skydive Carolina in South Carolina. (Weird coincidence alert: The instructor, student and photographer on this jump all share the same birthday—December 11.)

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Featured Event
Featured Event | September 2019

Featured Event

Photo by Zach Lewis | D-21616

Erin Lewis (pink helmet) organizes a 3-way for newer jumpers at the Cinco de Mayo Boogie at Skydive Orange in Virginia.

Author: Zach Lewis
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | September 2019

Featured DZ

Photo by Allison Gillilan | D-36806

DZOs Mike Bohn and Leland Procell skim across the landing area at Orange Skies Free Fall Center.

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August 2019
Covers | August 2019

August 2019

Cover

Photo by Gustavo Cabana | USPA #80952

Will Penny (bottom) leads a jump during the Euro Fly4Life Camp at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Algarve in Portimão, Portugal.

Author: Deborah
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