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Closing In Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Closing In
Closing In Photo by Craig O'Brien | D19294   (Jun 2019) Featured Photos Closing In
O Yeah! Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294   (Nov 2018) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

At the Big O Boogie at Skydive Orange in Virginia, (from left) Nancy Koreen, Zachary Hoffman and Grayson Hoffman enjoy a head-down skydive.

Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294

April 2015 Cover   (Apr 2015) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Craig O'Brien | D-19294

Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California build a "human planet" formation, bringing to life Paul Bond's painting that appeared on the February 1980 cover of Parachutist portraying a then-imaginary 3-D skydive. 

October 2008 Cover   (Oct 2008) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien captured this shot of Lara Eisenberg throwing the peace sign during a formation skydiving load over Perris Valley Skydiving in California.

March 2008 Cover   (Mar 2008) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien captured this shot of Eli Thompson (bottom) and Mike Nikolaev hanging from the chest straps of Pat McGowan (left) and Alex Nikolaev over the Pacific Skydiving Center on Waialua, Hawaii.

October 2005 Cover   (Oct 2005) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien took this shot of Trent Alkek (top) and Steve Boyd of Spaceland Anomaly performing their routine on their way to a gold medal in open freeflying at the 2005 USPA Nationals at Perris Valley Skydiving in California.  The team also includes Jed Lloyd.

May 2005 Cover   (May 2005) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien took this shot of formation skydivers flying a 24-way over Prachuap, Thailand, during the Thai Sky Festival in March.

March 2004 Cover   (Mar 2004) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien took this shot of jumpers completing a 357-way over Tok-Li, Thailand, February 6 to claim a new world record for largest freefall formation.

May 2003 Cover   (May 2003) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien took this shot of the Ilse Vanbouchout and Dan Cook exiting a hot air balloon over Perris Valley Skydiving in California.

November 2002 Cover   (Nov 2002) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Craig O'Brien took this shot of Jim Slaton swooping across the pond during the Pro Swooping Tour 2002 Team Challenge at Perris Valley Skydiving in Californina in October.

Flying a Stairway to Heaven A Parachutist Photo Essay   (Aug 2021) Features
Sonya Higley | D-29840 By Brian Giboney   (Aug 2021) People Profiles
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.”

Making it Happen in 2021 with P3 By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld   (May 2021) Event News
April 2021 Cover   (Apr 2021) Featured Photos Covers
Doug Barron | D-30343 By Brian Giboney   (Jan 2021) People Profiles

Doug Barron, D-30343 and a member of 4-way formation skydiving team SDC Rhythm XP, made an amazing comeback in the sport after being severely injured in 2018.

December 2020 Cover   (Dec 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Craig Amrine | D-23425

Vanessa Larroca participates in the Flips and Shenanigans freestyle event and competition at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

How Skydiving Changed My Life By Spencer Hopp   (Dec 2020) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

Ever since I was a little kid, doctors told me that I would be limited to certain activities because I was born with spina bifida. I never even entertained the idea of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, and anyway, skydiving was something that terrified me. That all would change after going to Skydive Perris in California.

Ascension—Magician David Blaine Inspires with Dreamlike Skydiving Stunt By Communications Associate Luke Jones   (Oct 2020) Features

On the morning of September 2, 9-year-old Dessa Blaine looked up above the small town of Page, Arizona, and saw her father, David, become a tiny dot in the sky.

November 2020 Cover   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Craig O’Brien | D-19294

Magician and C-licensed skydiver David Blaine takes off under a cluster of weather balloons to make a nearly 25,000-foot jump over Page, Arizona, for his YouTube special event “Ascension.”

Centerspread Photo by Raymond Adams   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

Wingsuit flyer Craig Lambton carves around skysurfer Kyle Batchelor during Shredfest at Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Centerspread Photo by Craig O’Brien   (Sep 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

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.

The P3 Power Play 2020—The Year We’ll Never Forget (No Matter How Hard We Try) A Parachutist Photo Essay   (Sep 2020) Event News Features

From June 25-28, after months of quarantine and little to no jumping worldwide, the participants of the P3 (Perris Performance Plus) Power Play appreciated these things more than ever and promised never to take them for granted again.

Brian Naiman Elected USPA Pacific Regional Director   (Aug 2020) Homepage Industry News

The results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Pacific Regional Director seat on the USPA Board of Directors.

Eight Members in the Running for USPA Pacific Regional Director   (Jun 2020) Homepage Industry News

As of the June 15, 2020, deadline, eight USPA members will appear on the ballot in the upcoming special election to fill the remainder of the Pacific Regional Director’s term on the USPA Board of Directors.

Looking Forward to the Past A Parachutist Pictorial   (Jun 2020) Parachutist Features

We asked 16 camera flyers—those who have consistently contributed dazzling images to this magazine over the years—to send us one photo that speaks to what skydiving means to them and that would inspire our readers upon their return to the sport they love.

Closing In Photo by Craig O’Brian | D-19294   (Apr 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

Katie Hansen and Matthew Fry of Team Polaris, the 2019 USPA National Champions of Freefly, get in some training at Skydive Perris in California.

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.

Silver Anniversary—The 2019 Challenge Celebrates 25 Years of Arizona Airspeed A Parachutist Photo Essay   (Aug 2019) Homepage Features

May 24-27, 88 elite formation skydivers from more than a dozen countries and a team of five in-air videographers (Niklas Daniel, George Katsoulis, John Lyman, Jim Stengell and David Wybenga) came together at Skydive Arizona in Eloy to participate in the 23rd annual Arizona Challenge and celebrate the 25th anniversary of world-renowned formation skydiving team Arizona Airspeed.

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