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Foundations of flight | Balancing Your Brain By Joel Strickland   (Apr 2020) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

Doing the 50—The Very Elite Group That’s Landed in Every State By Doug Garr   (Apr 2020) Features

The 50-staters are indeed an exclusive group, and each has a unique story peppered with meeting dozens of new people while traveling thousands of miles across the continent.

Foundations of Flight | Learning About Learning Freefly—Even Progress By Joel Strickland   (Mar 2020) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

Foundations of Flight | Learning About Learning Freefly—Using the Gears By Joel Strickland   (Dec 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

Foundations of Flight | Learning About Learning Freefly—Breaking It Down By Joel Strickland   (Nov 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

Foundations of Flight | Learning About Learning, Part 1 By Joel Strickland   (Oct 2019) Safety & Training Foundations of Flight

Brought to you by three-time British Freefly Champion Joel Strickland. Strickland is a full-time freefly coach and tunnel-flying professional and a Fédération Aéronautique Internationale Artistic Events Judge. Jumpers can read more of his writing or contact him for tunnel camps in Europe at joelstrickland.net.

Down for 50 What Jumping in 50 States During One Trip Can Teach You   (Jan 2019) Features

It was the best worst idea (or, perhaps, the worst best idea).  It came, as all the best worst ideas do, over coffee.

It bubbled up one wintry Slovak afternoon as my partner, Joel Strickland, and I were taking a mid-tunnel-camp break. As I snuggled down into a beanbag chair with my thermos, I checked my phone. A dear friend—the inimitable Melissa Dawn Burns—popped up to invite us to visit her in Alaska, where she and her husband have been flying planes over the wilderness at the world’s end. I’d never been to Alaska. I’d always wanted to go.

Suddenly, a thought occurred out of the ether. I turned to Joel.

“Hey, do you want to jump in all 50 states?”

“No,” he said, without missing a beat.

A few moments went by. I kept scrolling.

“Wait. Yes.”

And suddenly, it was real.

More Than the Sum of Its Jumps By Annette O’Neil   (May 2018) Homepage Features

Operation Enduring Warrior Helps Combat-Wounded Veterans Take Flight

Skydiving Makes a Difference: A Parachutist series on nonprofit organizations that give back to their communities

United Nations—The 2019 FAI World Cup of Formation Skydiving and Artistic Events A USPA Staff Report with contributions from Skydive Arizona Marketing and Events Coordinator George Hargis   (Dec 2019) Features

During the first week of October, you could hear a variety of languages anywhere on the drop zone: Chinese in the boarding area, French on the packing mats in the hangar, Norwegian around the pool, German at the mock-up and Russian at the manifest window. 

Wingsuit Nationals Completes at Chicagoland   (Aug 2016) Competition Records

The 2016 USPA National Championships of Wingsuit Flying completed Wednesday, August 24—two days ahead of schedule—at Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois. This marked the second year for USPA’s newest Nationals competition, both years hosted by Chicagoland.

October 2004 Cover   (Oct 2004) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Joel Kiesel took this shot of 4-way team Elsinore Vengeance, with Dave Correia, Debbi Correia, Alan Keyser and Jeff Smith, launching out of the Super Otter over Skydive Elsinore in California.

April 2004 Cover   (Apr 2004) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Joel Kiesel took this shot of Chris Fiala standing on Stan Gray, while John Skinner flies head down and docks on Fiala over Skydive Elsinore in California.

October 2003 Cover   (Oct 2003) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Joel Kiesel took this shot of skysurfer Kathee Johnson and camera flyer Steve Miller exiting for a training jump over Skydive Elsinore in California.  The team, Elsinore Boardwalk, represented the U.S. at the world championships in France in September.

October 1988 Cover   (Oct 1988) Featured Photos Covers

Thomas Adamski provided this photo of his friends Chapin Strickland, D-10158, and Patty Kerns, D-10652, joining freestyle Ts over Northampton, MA.