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For Dad
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2020

For Dad

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

At Skydive San Diego in Jamul, California, instructor Patrick Woodruff takes Rachelle Babler for a tandem skydive to release the ashes of her father, 28-year Navy veteran Stanley Ljosdal. Ljosdal never got to make a jump, and Babler said, “That’s why I had to do it for him.”

Author: Randy Forbes
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A Record for Indiana
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2020

A Record for Indiana

Photo by Ted Freidline | D-31175

From left, Junior Melton, Dana Parker, camera flyer Dave Durant, Floyd Kehl, Chuck Surges and Al Lavine pose for the camera in October at Skydive Indianapolis in Frankfort, Indiana, after setting the Jumpers Over Seventy State Record for Largest Formation Skydive with a 5-way.

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D-1 Becomes JON-23
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2020

D-1 Becomes JON-23

Lew Sanborn, D-1, celebrates his 90th birthday at Mid-America Sport Parachute Club in Taylorville, Illinois, where friends held a cookout in his honor and presented him with a certificate proclaiming him the 23rd member of Jumpers Over Ninety (a subgroup of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society).

Author: USPA Staff
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Jumpers Honor Infante at Perris
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2020

Jumpers Honor Infante at Perris

On July 14, friends and colleagues of Kellie Infante, B-46875, performed a memorial series of jumps at Skydive Perris in California, her home drop zone. 

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | September 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Pete Jabczynski | D-25812

Phil Lamm (upper right, blue helmet) and friends complete a 16-way in celebration of his 3,000th jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | September 2020

Centerspread

Photo by Craig O’Brien

Friends of jumper Kellie Infante, who passed away earlier in the year, honor her memory by performing a simulated ash release with pink feathers at Skydive Perris in California.

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | September 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by David Gerstein | D-28242

Tandem instructor Mike Hennessy gears up a tandem student at Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | September 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Garth Baker | USPA #346098

Sven Jeseppi swoops in during a speed round at the Florida Canopy Piloting Association meet at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Author: Garth Baker
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | September 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Andrew Matsis | D-38560

Brendan Greeley (left) and wingsuit flyer Alexander Lemaire carve around each other at Skydive Danielson.

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Closing In
Closing In | September 2020

Closing In

Photo by Reto Nyffenegger I D-29695

Mirjam Grossenbacher enjoys a freefly jump at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Switzerland in Reichenbach.

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September 2020
Covers | September 2020

September 2020

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Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

Josiah Rich and Jason Brigmon of U.S. Freestyle Team Axiom XP make a training jump at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

Author: Elliot Byrd
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August 2020
Covers | August 2020

August 2020

Cover

Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

At Skydive Perris in California, the Top Flite team, led by Kevin Kierce, flies a 16-way during its first skills camp since the DZ re-opened. 

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Golden Anniversary
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2020

Golden Anniversary

While at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Longmont, Colorado, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first jump, Bill Boles, D-2907, poses in the landing area with his daughter, Kristin, who is an AFF student and accompanied her father in the plane for the occasion.

Author: USPA Staff
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Quaranteam
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | August 2020

Quaranteam

Photo by George Katsoulis

Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

On their return to the sky after the lifting of lockdown orders, Bob Compton, Terry Dauplaise, Eric Knight and Celine Pelletier launch an open accordion at Skydive Perris in California.

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | August 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Alex Swindle | D-31305

David Robinson (red and white rig), D-33346, and friends celebrate his 70th birthday with a 17-way formation of the number 70 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Author: Alex Swindle
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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | August 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Eddie Phillips | USPA #317981

Justin Fuller performs a gear check on Alyssa Buron before boarding the plane at Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | August 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Chris Wagner | D-5479

Jumpers participate in the Virginia state sequential formation skydiving record attempts—which nearly completed before one of the planes experienced mechanical trouble and ended the attempts—at Skydive Suffolk.

Author: Chris Wagner
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | August 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Bert Navarrete | D-19159

Jamie Miller follows Ryan Uldrich out the door as he leads an angle jump at Skydive Cross Keys.

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Closing In
Closing In | August 2020

Closing In

Photo by Daniel Angulo I D-28777

Members of the various freefly teams who competed in the TeXas Speedway freefly vs. bellyfly event at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas, get together after the competition for an angle dive.

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July 2020
Covers | July 2020

July 2020

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Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153

Near the end of a beautiful day, Jurga Berry exits a helicopter at Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.

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In the Skies Again
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2020

In the Skies Again

Photo by Austin George | D-37428

From left: Matt Congdon, Keith Jones, Chris Haslam, Colin Conway and Scott Robinson enjoy a canopy flock at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the weekend after quarantine lifted.

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2020 Jumpwear
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2020

2020 Jumpwear

Photo by Pete Jabczynski | D-25812

Tim Carothers models the latest in 2020 fashions on the way to altitude on re-opening weekend at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.

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Celebrating Flight
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | July 2020

Celebrating Flight

Photo by Kristian Caulder | D-27107

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | July 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Pete Jabczynski | D-25812

Tom Camire (green helmet), D-25536, makes his 2,700th jump during Summerfest 2019 at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois. 

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | July 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Dave Bryce | D-20372

Instructor Matt Leonard of Superior Flight Solutions films James Deller’s landing for use in the debrief during a canopy course at Jumptown in Orange Massachusetts.

Author: Dave Bryce
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Featured Event
Featured Event | July 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Eddie Phillips | USPA #397981

John Pitts lands during the re-opening weekend at Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | July 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Nick Nash | D-36692

Bradley Allen hangs below Mariah Funcannon (left) and Steve Osner at Skydive Kansas City.

Author: Nick Nash
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June 2020
Covers | June 2020

June 2020

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Photo Norman Kent | D-8369

Caroline Layne daydreams about the fun she had at the End of the Year Boogie 2019-2020 hosted by USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

Author: Norman Kent
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Centerspread
Centerspread | June 2020

Centerspread

Painting by Yvette Walter  I D-32690

Painting by Yvette Walter  I D-32690

“Fun with Friends”
Acrylic on canvas

Tampa, Florida
Skybuddiesjewelry.com

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Closing In
Closing In | June 2020

Closing In

Photo by Vince Callender I D-19514

At Dallas Tandem Skydiving in Ennis, Texas, Tandem Instructor Rudy Reyes uses his downtime to play with an old C-9 canopy.

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