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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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“I Met Myself on the Mountain”
Featured Art | June 2020

“I Met Myself on the Mountain”

By Kayla Perron

“I Met Myself on the Mountain”
Ink on paper

Kayla Perron | B-47722
Orlando, Florida

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | June 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Alex Swindle | D-31305

John and Alex Hicks (yellow helmets, center), D-23553 and D-23554, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with friends at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

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

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Brian Festi | D-26788

Jumpers gather around a life-flight helicopter during a Safety Day seminar at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

Author: Brian Festi
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Featured Event
Featured Event | June 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Marco Fürst | D-32690

Matt Leonard, Andreas Mosling, Marcus Denniston, Allison Reay, Matt Siegman and Cameron King fly in formation at the Flock and Flow canopy piloting event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Author: Marco Fürst
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Featured Event
Featured Event | June 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Marco Fürst | D-32690

Matt Leonard, Andreas Mosling, Marcus Denniston, Allison Reay, Matt Siegman and Cameron King fly in formation at the Flock and Flow canopy piloting event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Author: Marco Fürst
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | June 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Nick Cahill

Nick Cahill smiles for a selfie at Pacific Skydiving Center.

Author: Nick Cahill
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May 2020
Covers | May 2020

May 2020

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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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Back to Back
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2020

Back to Back

Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153

Jake Cormier and Jarod Orrell orbit one another over Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.

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Speed racer
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | May 2020

Speed racer

Photo by James Kunze | D-34605

Todd Scrutchfield lands at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas after practicing for night jumps during the Max Pyro event.

Author: James Kunze
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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | May 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Tom Sanders  | D-6503

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.

Author: Tom Sanders
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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | May 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Gen Montreuil | D-31992

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.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | May 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

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. 

Author: Norman Kent
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | May 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Nikko Mamallo | D-34272

Kyle Donohue (top) and Kevin Gallay fly a wingsuit stack at Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton, Washington.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | May 2020

Centerspread

Photo by Marco Furst | D-32690

A 20-way dynamic flock plays in the sky during the second Flock and Flow event at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Author: Marco Furst
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Closing In
Closing In | May 2020

Closing In

Photo By Juan Mayer | D-26130

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.

Author: Juan Mayer
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April 2020
Covers | April 2020

April 2020

Cover

Photo by Tom Sanders | D-6503

Plane owner Marcus Bastruck, pilot Oliver Wermann, camera-wing-mount fabricator Mike Bess and camera assistant (and wife) Denise Sanders helped Tom Sanders capture this photo of freefall camera flyer Bruno Brokken filming a formation skydiving group exiting a Super Caravan during Tsunami Skydivers Exotic Boogies’ event in the Maldives.

Author: Tom Sanders
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“Dog DayZ at the DZ”
Featured Art | April 2020

“Dog DayZ at the DZ”

By Stephanie Bush

“Dog DayZ at the DZ”
Acrylic on canvas

Stephanie Bush
Facebook.com/stephaniebushdesigns

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Let’s Dance
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2020

Let’s Dance

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Chazi Blacksher and John Blackburn put on their dancing shoes at Skydive Arizona in Eloy for a local magazine piece promoting a children’s nonprofit event.

Author: David Cherry
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Florida Breezes
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2020

Florida Breezes

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Team Fastrax practices advanced flag-flying techniques at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

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