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March 2021 Cover   (Mar 2021) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Alex Swindle | D-31305

Wingsuit skydiver Karlee King back-flies over Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Keep an Eye Out | Pilot-Chute Hesitation Photo by Alex Swindle   (Mar 2021) Safety & Training Keep An Eye Out
Centerspread Photo by Alex Swindle I D-31305   (Feb 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread

Pteam Pterodactyl—Andrew Velazquez (left) and George Hargis—practice some acrobatic wingsuit routines over Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Featured Jumper Photo by Alex Swindle | D-31305   (Aug 2020) Featured Photos To New Heights Featured Photo

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.

Featured Jumper Photo by Alex Swindle | D-31305   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos To New Heights Featured Photo

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

Pink Skies, Pink Ribbons By Gulcin Gilbert   (Jan 2020) Features

Around the world, October is the month dedicated to breast-cancer awareness. For many years, the skydiving community marked this month with Jump for the Cause, an event that brought women together to raise money for breast cancer research and set women’s world record formation skydives.

A Quarter Century of Service—USPA Says Farewell to Executive Director Ed Scott By Nancy Koreen   (Dec 2020) Features

Twenty-five years is no small amount of anyone’s lifetime. A quarter of a century. Roughly one-third of the lifespan of an average American male. And the number of years Ed Scott has dedicated to the U.S. Parachute Association, the sport of skydiving and skydivers across the United States and around the world.

Boogie That Wasn’t a Boogie Visits Melbourne Beach By Jeff Holmstock   (Sep 2020) Events Five Minute Call

Tribe of The Traveling Tiki held its Beach Boogie—officially a three-day demo event—July 10-12 in Melbourne Beach, Florida.

Featured DZ Photo by Andrew Matsis | D-38560   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Featured DZ

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

Responding to the Pandemic—Skydivers Step Up By Doug Garr   (Jul 2020) Features

On a beautiful, cloudless Saturday afternoon last April, Team Fastrax, a professional exhibition team based at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio, boarded their Caravan to make a demo like no other before.

Centerspread Photo by Norman Kent I D-8369   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

Patrizio Di Toma rides in a raft held by Alex Klöckner (left) and Franco Darman at the New Year’s Beach Boogie at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico.

Centerspread Photo by Juan Mayer I D-26130   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

Wingsuit flyer Alex Stont makes his way back to the landing area after a jump with the Skytrash Wingsuit Team during the DBX Boogie at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.  

Wet and Wild—The 10th FAI World Cup of Canopy Piloting By USPA Staff and Head of Delegation Karl Meyer   (Feb 2020) Features Competition Competition News

Afternoon rains, gusty winds and low clouds greeted the competitors who arrived at Skydive Pretoria in South Africa in the weeks before the 10th Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Cup of Canopy Piloting.

The 2019 Wingsuit Flying World Cup—The Spirit of World Competition By Scott Callantine   (Dec 2019) Features

When a competitive skydiver earns a U.S. Parachute Team patch and the opportunity to represent their country at a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale world skydiving event, they are bound to have an amazing experience.

Two Times the Fun—2019 USPA National Championships By Southeast Regional Director Alixandra Hubbard   (Nov 2019) Features

The 2019 USPA Parachuting and Skydiving Nationals determined which teams and individuals will represent the U.S. in every discipline at the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships Mondial (all-events competition) in Tanay, Siberia, in 2020.

Welcome to the Apocalypse—The Big O Boogie A Parachutist Pictorial   (Oct 2019) Features

The name of this year’s giant boogie at Skydive Orange in Virginia—the Apocalyptic Big O Boogie—could not have been more fitting.

It All Started in Dayton By Ann Armstrong-Ingoldsby   (Apr 2019) Homepage Features

Many people know that the Wright brothers developed their flying technology in Dayton, Ohio, even though their first flight was in North Carolina. But what a lot of people don’t know is that Dayton continued as a hub of aviation innovation long after the Wright brothers’ time there. By World War I, the U.S. Army Air Service was located in the city at McCook Field, where the development of aviation technologies—including the parachute—thrived. The field, named for the McCook family (Union General Alexander McDowell McCook, his seven brothers and five cousins all fought in the American Civil War), was the home of the first military aviation research facility in 1917 and the first intentional delayed freefall skydive on April 28, 1919.

Travis Mills | D-27249 By Brian Giboney   (Jan 2019) People Profiles

Travis Mills, D-27249, is a world-class canopy pilot who flies competitively for the PD Factory Team and is a canopy coach for Flight-1. He is also talented in freefall and has been on numerous world-record-setting big-way jumps and medaled in freestyle and vertical formation skydiving at the world championships. The most recent of his many accomplishments are winning the first meet and taking silver overall at the two-meet 2018 Swoop Freestyle World Championships and taking bronze overall at the 2018 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals.

The 2nd FAI Wingsuit Flying World Championships Photos by Scott Callantine   (Nov 2018) Homepage Features

In the Olomouc region of the Czech Republic lays Prostějov, a city of more than 44,000 people that dates back to the 12th century. Home to the 601st Special Forces Group of the Czech Armed Forces, the airport in Prostějov has a history in parachuting going back to 1960. The drop zone Jump-Tandem, owned by Martin Dlouhý, a professional skydiver of more than 33 years, has been host to multiple world events, including two Vector Festivals, the CYPRES 25th Anniversary Boogie, three European Championships, two Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Cups and now two FAI World Championships.

The 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships By Steve Hubbard   (Nov 2018) Homepage Features

Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois, hosted the 2018 USPA National Skydiving Championships September 4-18. This was the first time the mid-sized Midwestern drop zone hosted a national championships and despite a few unexpected challenges, DZO Doug Smith, Director of Marketing Becky Johns and the rest of the CSC staff rose to the occasion to ensure a successful event.