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Cover August 2021   (Aug 2021) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

During the P3 Power Play at Skydive Perris in California, 18 jumpers test out a spiral-staircase formation designed by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld in preparation for attempting a 54-way version of the same formation the next day.

July 2021 Cover   (Jul 2021) Featured Photos Covers
Centerspread   (Jun 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread
Centerspread   (Mar 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread

 

During the New Year’s Beach Boogie hosted by Skydive Cuautla in Mexico, Caroline Layne (left) and Amanda Hart sit-fly over Puerto Escondido and have so much fun that they laugh out loud.

February 2021 Cover   (Feb 2021) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

Jumpers exit during the Florida Head-Down Record attempts hosted by Collective Pitch at Skydive DeLand, where they set a 47-way state record.

How Skydiving Changed My Life By Bob Rhynearson   (Feb 2021) People How Skydiving Changed My Life

Skydiving didn’t really change my life, it was my life. It started at a very young age, even though I didn’t make my first jump from an airplane until I was 18.

Centerspread Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369   (Jan 2021) Featured Photos Centerspread Records

Camera flyer Matt Biggs shoots a formation building during the North Carolina State Record Attempts at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford.

Centerspread By Norman Kent | D-8369   (Oct 2020) Featured Photos Centerspread

Jumpers form a big-way round, the signature formation of the 2020 Heroes Skydiving event at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

June 2020 Cover   (Jun 2020) Featured Photos Covers

Photo Norman Kent | D-8369

Caroline Layne daydreams about the fun she had at the End of the Year Boogie 2019-2020 hosted by USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.

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.

Featured Event Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369   (May 2020) Featured Photos Featured Event

Jumpers at the New Year’s Beach Boogie at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico enjoy a sunset tracking jump organized by Luis Prinetto and Remi Angeli. 

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.

Skydivers’ Town—DeLand, Florida, Celebrates 60 Years of Jumping By Mike Johnston   (Jan 2020) Features

On December 26, 1959, Dr. John Gaffney (“Doc” to his skydiver friends) led the Central Florida Sky Divers Club to the DeLand Municipal Airport to jump from a Tri-Pacer flown by the airport manager, Bob Lee.

Closing In Photo by Norman Kent | D8369   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Closing In

Photo by Norman Kent | D8369

Konstantin Petrijcuk leads an angle-flying jump during the Jump for the Rose Pinkfest boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, that raised money for breast-cancer clinic The Rose.

Sammy Vassilev | D-19270 By Brian Giboney   (Dec 2019) People Profiles

Sammy Vassilev began jumping in 1989 in Bulgaria, where he grew up around the sport. (His mother was a world champion.) He moved to the United States in 1991 and immediately began having an impact on the sport here as a talented skysurfer and camera flyer.

Bras for a Cause Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369   (Dec 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call Featured Photo Five Minute Call

Marian Sparks (center) founder of the breast cancer charity Jump for the Rose, makes a pink-bra-clad skydive with (from left) Marshall Madden, Greg Armstrong, Patie Duttlinger and James Davis during the Jump for the Rose Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

Adam Buckner | D-16514 By Brian Giboney   (Nov 2019) People Profiles

Like so many jumpers of his generation, Adam Buckner—at the time a freestyle BMX rider—started skydiving in 1991 after seeing the movie “Point Break.”

September 2019 Cover   (Sep 2019) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

At Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, 84 skydivers set the Féderátion Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Head-Up Formation Skydive.

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.

Closing In Photo by Norman Kent  I D-8369   (Aug 2019) Featured Photos Closing In

The Fly Warriors (Raph Coudray, Luis Adolfo Lopez-Mendez and David Nimmo) get in a 3-way at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

The First 75 A Parachutist Special Section   (Jul 2021) People

In 1946, when legendary exhibition jumper Joe Crane founded National Parachute Jumper-Riggers Inc., he brought with him a licensing system for parachutists that he had earlier originated.

If You Build It—The 2021 4-Way Formation Skydiving Beginner Class Test Event By USPA Director of Competition and Records Steve Hubbard   (Jun 2021) Competition

For the first time, USPA is hosting a beginner 4-way formation skydiving competition at Nationals.

Drive and Dedication—Kirk Knight, D-6709, Receives the USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service A USPA Staff Report   (Mar 2020) Features

As chief judge at the 2019 USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, Kirk M. Knight chose to receive USPA’s prestigious Gold Medal for Meritorious Service—bestowed on him by unanimous acclaim of the USPA Board of Directors earlier in the year—at the banquet following the event.

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.

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