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Closing In Photo by Ralph Turner I C-43075   (Feb 2020) Featured Photos Closing In

Rafael Dunin, Reid Moak and Andrea Nelson shred the skies during the Invasion boogie at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

Jumpers Rally for Suicide Prevention Photo by Ralph Turner   (Jan 2019) Featured Photos Five Minute Call

Members of Fly Team Evil exit a balloon during the suicide-prevention event.

Holiday Escapes A Parachutist Pictorial   (Mar 2018) Homepage Features
May 2017 Cover   (May 2017) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Ralph Turner | C-43075

Anais Zanotti and Salim Rubiales move in to dock during a freefly jump at Skydive Miami in Homestead, Florida.

September 2016 Covers   (Sep 2016) Featured Photos Covers

Photo by Ralph Turner | C-43075

Sarah Endrix skysurfs on Keith Portela while exiting over Skydive Miami in Homestead, Florida.

Gold Medals on the Gold Coast The 2018 FAI World Championships of Artistic Events, Canopy Formation, Formation Skydiving and Speed Skydiving   (Dec 2018) Features

A USPA Staff Report with contributions from Team Managers Eli Godwin, Karl Meyer, ShawnaRae Miliano and L.J. Wobker

The world’s most elite skydivers representing more than 40 nations made their way to Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, for the 2018 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships of Artistic Events, Canopy Formation, Formation Skydiving and Speed Skydiving October 6-13 to vie for World Champion titles. The U.S. showed up with a healthy delegation of 12 teams and six speed competitors to compete in 10 events.

September 2018 Cover   (Sep 2018) Featured Photos Covers

PHOTO BY Ralph Kristopher
With a spectacular view of the Chugach Mountains, Pryce Brown exits from a Super Cub flying above a wilderness area northwest of Anchorage, Alaska. 

The Secrets of D.B. Cooper, Part Three - Criminal Profile by Musika Farnsworth   (Jul 2010) Homepage Features

For whatever reason, hundreds of people are convinced they know who D.B. Cooper was—or themselves admitted to being the most recognized hijacker in the world. Maybe it’s the extraordinary circumstantial evidence. Maybe it’s the desperate need for an answer. Maybe it’s a secret wish to make a difference in the world. But sometimes, no matter how hard we wish, no matter how hard we believe, we just can’t make something true. Today, the FBI has DNA from Cooper’s J.C. Penney clip-on tie that he left on the jet and partial fingerprints from the cocktail glasses he drank from while in flight. They can now quickly confirm or eliminate suspects.

The Secrets of D.B. Cooper, Part Two - Evidence of Absence by Musika Farnsworth   (Jun 2010) Homepage Features

A single man, an immense amount of cash, four parachutes and a jump from an airliner. Where does the largest manhunt in the United States lead when authorities don’t have a clue as to who the suspect might be?

The Secrets of D.B. Cooper, Part One - Notorious Flight 305 by Musika Farnsworth   (May 2010) Homepage Features

Would you jump into a mountain forest for $1,052,000? In the dark? In the rain? In November?
In 1971, one man did. Unfortunately, the cash was stolen and the aircraft was hijacked Boeing 727 with fighter jets and FBI agents in a helicopter following it.
Was he an experienced skydiver or an ordinary criminal attempting an extraordinary theft? Did he survive and escape, or perish in a forest in Washington State? Thirty-nine years later, no one knows for sure.

January 1985 Cover   (Jan 1995) Featured Photos Covers

Stephanie Griffin, Kathy Steffen and Debbie Turner touch down a triplane at the San Diego Airsports DZ.  Tom Sanders of Aerial Focus, a frequent contributor to PARACHUTIST, took the shot.  Debbie, incidentally, was featured in the May, 1984 issue of PARACHUTIST when she qualified as number one of USPA's Eagle Freefall Award, according to the system created by Vice President George Bush.

March 1969 Cover   (Mar 1969) Featured Photos Covers

Ralph Minnarich shot this sunset silhouette with a 16 mm gun camera (over Elsinore, California) and blew it up through an internegative process. The jumper is Jeep Gehrighty.