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The Sky is NOT the Limit—Freedom Freefall Goes National By Andy VanHandel   (Oct 2020) Event News Features

On Saturday, August 15, more than 40 military veterans around the country took to the air on tandem skydives during the 6th Annual Freedom Freefall event.

Flying a Stairway to Heaven A Parachutist Photo Essay   (Aug 2021) Features
A Short Look at a Long History—The USPA National Championships A USPA Staff Report   (Jul 2021) Competition

In the beginning, there was accuracy or, as it was called at the time, “spot jumping.”

July 2021 Cover   (Jul 2021) Featured Photos Covers
Closing In Photo by Nikko Mamallo   (Jan 2021) Featured Photos Closing In

Austin Larman (top left) and Josh Sattler fly above (from foreground) Erick Herrhaeger, Andy Farrington and Braden Roseborough during sunset at Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton, Washington.

Skydiving Health and Fitness—Stretches for Getting Back to Skydiving By Dr. Nancy Grieger, DPT, of Blue Skies Physical Therapy   (Sep 2020) Features

Over the past six months, COVID-19 restrictions have paused the active and busy lives we lead. This, of course, has extended to skydiving.

Sounding Off Photo by Nikko Mamallo | D-34272   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

At Kapowsin Air Sports in Washington, (clockwise from top) Kasha Farrington, Zach Archer, Andy Farrington and Braden Roseborough fly over the Puget Sound at sunset with Mt. Rainier in the distance.

Featured Event Photo by Anthony Zerbonia | D-34481   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Flanked by wingsuit flyers Andy Kenny and Melissa Pettito, Richo Butts flies his canopy atop a backflying Kenny David Covel during Wingsuit Weekend at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio.

A Record Crowd—Skydive Perris Hosts the 2019 International Skydiving Hall of Fame Celebration By Doug Garr   (Dec 2019) Features

In October, the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame held its 10th annual Hall of Fame Celebration at Skydive Perris in California.

Upright Citizens—Head-Up Formation Skydivers Make History By Jessica Brownlow   (Sep 2019) Features

An international group of skydivers broke the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Up Formation Skydive by flying an 84-way during the Upright World Record Attempts at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, July 22-26.

Featured DZ Photo by George Hargis  | D-36681   (Jul 2019) Featured Photos Featured DZ

Andy Riggs and Ally Lesnick make a 2-way head-up jump at Skydive Milwaukee.

A Perfect 10—The International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame Celebrates a Decade with 10 New Inductees By Doug Garr   (Jul 2019) Features

Each year for the past decade, the International Skydiving Museum has inducted a select few men and women who have “defined, promoted, inspired and advanced the sport at the highest levels” into its Hall of Fame. This year’s induction ceremony and banquet for the 10 newest honorees will take place during the 2019 International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame Celebration October 17-19 at Skydive Perris in California.

An Aerial African Adventure By Gulcin Gilbert   (Jun 2019) Features

No great adventure was ever achieved by staring at a phone. Well, unless you’re a skydiver who spotted a post on social media about a Huey-helicopter-based innhopp (a nomadic skydiving adventure where you’re not told the itinerary) in Namibia, Africa, and decided to sign up! Noted innhopp organizer Even Rokne and aerial cinematographer Tommy Papatango put together the event, which included jumps into 23 locations, overnight stays at five-star lodges and an adventure spanning 1,600-miles.

USPA Mourns Skydive and President George H.W. Bush By Christopher Needles   (Jan 2019) Features

Skydiving has had many great moments, but none surpass the first skydive by President George H.W. Bush. Now it is with great sadness that the skydiving community bids farewell to one of its own. President Bush was 94 years old.

Retirement Party Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468   (Jan 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

After deciding to retire from the sport, Andy Tuman (blue jumpsuit, purple grippers) makes his farewell skydive with friends at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

The Age of Authority A Parachutist Pictorial | Photos By Norman Kent   (Oct 2018) Homepage Features

The 75-Way Skydivers Over Sixty World Record for Largest Formation Skydive

Organizers: T.J. Hine, Roger Ponce de Leon, Rick Poplinger

Record Holders:

Andy Anderson, Michael Anderson, Pat Arthur, Art Barchie, David Benjamin, Betty Bennett, John Benoit, Stewart Brookes, Scott Buethe, Monique Careau, George Conwill, James Crandall, Carl Daugherty, Carlo De Martino, Kim Dobson, Jim Doyle, Valerie Estabrook, Chuck Finley, Nels Forsman, Bill Fridberg, Glenn Giamatti, Gary Greer, William Grimm, Tiiu Haamer, John Hardy, Michael Hare, Dee Hawley, Michael Hawley, Tom Hayes, T.J. Hine, Robert Johns, Ronald Johnson, John Kallend, Peter Kazmierczak, Kevin Keenan, Peter Kramer, James Krogh, Francois Leblanc, Jerry Lehnherr, Richard Luczak, Marshall Madden, William McMurry, Jeff McVey, Raymond Medley, John Mignanelli, Douglas Mullinax, George Nisson, Darrell Ogi, Richard Parrish, Dan Pillasch, Roger Ponce de Leon, Rick Poplinger, Cynthia Raible, Mike Raible, David Robinson, Mike Robinson, Dan Rosenthal, Jeff Saxton, Hank Schraeder, Craig Seasly, Jonathan Smith, Hank Stapel, Larry Stein, Larry Thomas, Mark Thompson, Steve Van Buren, Butch Van Lewis, Kevin Vetter, Ron Wands, Tracy Warrington, Harold White, Casey Wiggins, Paul Wold, Josh Wolfe, Peter Zimmerli

Camera Flyers: Brian Festi and Norman Kent

Featured DZ Photo by Zack Line   (Jul 2018) Featured Photos Featured DZ

Andy Beck and Jarod Thompson sit fly at Oklahoma Skydiving Center.

Photo by Zack Line  |  D-36774

Featured Jumper   (Jun 2018) Featured Photos

 Photo by Tom Sanders |  D-6503

At the Boogie in Belize, Elizabeth Higgins, D-13274, who was not current but wanted to make her 1,000th jump over the Great Blue Hole, fulfills her wish on a tandem with instructor Andy Malchiodi.

Photo Spread Photo by Andy Farrington   (May 2018) Featured Photos Photo Spread

Photo by Andy Farrington | D-19747

Jumpers take a break from Safety Day activities to make a head-down jump at Kapowsin Air Sports in Shelton, Washington.

Dusty Hanks | D-18969 by Brian Giboney   (Feb 2018) Homepage Profiles

Dusty Hanks is a family man, four-time USPA Nationals gold medalist, world champion, world record holder and all-around good guy. Like Jason Russell and Jake Jensen, two of his teammates on 4-way vertical formation skydiving team SDC Core, he is a former motocross racer turned professional skydiver. SDC Core successfully defended its 4-way VFS national championship at the 2017 USPA Nationals and will represent the U.S. at the world championships in 2018.

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