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Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858
James Davis dives toward a building formation during the Wuest Ways event at Skydive Perris in California.
At Skydive San Diego in Jamul, California, instructor Patrick Woodruff takes Rachelle Babler for a tandem skydive to release the ashes of her father, 28-year Navy veteran Stanley Ljosdal. Ljosdal never got to make a jump, and Babler said, “That’s why I had to do it for him.”
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.
At Skydive Perris in California, John Miller releases the ashes of his newly discovered half-brother, Randy, whom he met through DNA tracing for the first time last year and who died of natural causes before being able to make a skydive with his sibling.
Around the world, October is the month dedicated to breast-cancer awareness. For many years, the skydiving community marked this month with Jump for the Cause, an event that brought women together to raise money for breast cancer research and set women’s world record formation skydives.
At Skydive Perris in California, jumpers release the ashes of longtime California jumper Linda Hardesty, D-15263, and her father, Ted Hardesty.
Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California release the ashes of longtime skydiver Bud Krueger, D-3664.
Duffy Fainer, D-9662, makes his 4,000th jump in the center of a room dive during the Top Flight 20-Ways event at Skydive Perris in California.
Jumpers say goodbye to their friend Vern McGarry, D-7054, during his ash dive at Skydive Perris in California.
Kevin Kierce leads the base down the hill during the Top Flite formation skydiving event at Skydive Perris in California.
Karen Bodin (purple helmet), D-37818, makes one of a series of birthday jumps organized by Kevin Kierce at Skydive Perris in California.
When some of the best skydivers in the world learned that Kids for Peace was launching the Do It for Peace campaign to inspire people worldwide to take action, they just had to be part of it! On September 27, 34 world-class skydivers with a combined total of 195,000 jumps united and accomplished a peace-sign formation at Skydive Elsinore in California.
Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858
The 4-way base of a 20-way formation flies down the hill during a Wuest Ways event hosted by big-way organizers Doug and Marilyn Wuest at Skydive Perris in California.
John Rodgers of San Diego, CA is a graphic artist and illustrator with more than 10 years' experience in the field. This painting, entitled "Shuttle Jump," was inspired by Rodgers' interest in space and his friendship with Randy Forbes, B-9040, an avid skydiver. "Both Randy and I were delighted to see Michael Carroll's 'Skydivers Over Jupiter' in PARACHUTIST...when I saw (it) I thought to myself...perfect, now I can bring that same sort of felling a little closer to home."
The USPA Board of Directors held its fifth meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 29-31.
The USPA Board of Directors held its fifth meeting of the 2019-2021 term in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 29-31. For the second time, the board meeting was broadcast live via Zoom Webinar for USPA members to observe and over 130 USPA members registered to attend the virtual meeting.
Twenty-five years is no small amount of anyone’s lifetime. A quarter of a century. Roughly one-third of the lifespan of an average American male. And the number of years Ed Scott has dedicated to the U.S. Parachute Association, the sport of skydiving and skydivers across the United States and around the world.
This annual summary looks at each 2019 fatality and places it in an appropriate category.
Piloting a jump plane is among the most demanding of flying jobs, with multiple takeoffs and landings in a variety of conditions and with a variety of loads, as well as the need to refuel often throughout a day.
Safety Day presents the perfect opportunity to strengthen the relationship between jump pilots and skydivers.
The 2019 USPA Parachuting and Skydiving Nationals determined which teams and individuals will represent the U.S. in every discipline at the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Parachuting Championships Mondial (all-events competition) in Tanay, Siberia, in 2020.