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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photographer Craig O'Brien took this shot of formation skydivers flying a 24-way over Prachuap, Thailand, during the Thai Sky Festival in March.
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.
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.
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.
In the beginning, there was accuracy or, as it was called at the time, “spot jumping.”
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.
Photo by Craig Amrine | D-23425
Vanessa Larroca participates in the Flips and Shenanigans freestyle event and competition at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
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.
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.
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.”
Wingsuit flyer Craig Lambton carves around skysurfer Kyle Batchelor during Shredfest at Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.
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.
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.
The results are in for the special election to fill the vacancy for the Pacific Regional Director seat on the USPA Board of Directors.
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.
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.
Katie Hansen and Matthew Fry of Team Polaris, the 2019 USPA National Champions of Freefly, get in some training at Skydive Perris in California.
The name of this year’s giant boogie at Skydive Orange in Virginia—the Apocalyptic Big O Boogie—could not have been more fitting.
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.