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Photographer David Keith, D-5441, took this shot of fellow videoman Martin Evans, tandem instructor Mike Ince and his passenger over SkyDance SkyDiving in Davis, California. Keith's inverted flying style provided the unique angle on the formation.
Bill Davis got this shot of brother Bob landing at the annual Virginia City (NV) Camel Race. "The event draws in excess of 20,000 people to the small mountain town between Reno and Carson City," says Bob. "Camel jockeys come from around the world to race their dromedaries down C Street." Bill, pictured here, is an emergency medical technician awaiting entrance to medical school who often works as a member of the ground crew during his brother's demonstration jumps.
CRW photographer Pay Hayter, D-12821, lurked a 17-way diamond over Kapowsin Air Sports in Washington state to get this shot in 1992. Several jumpers on the load were also part of the Diamond Quest '94 group who just built a new world record over Davis, California, on October 12. Check "Paragrams" on page 13 for more details.
Photographer Tom Sanders, D-6503, captured this shot of Jan Davis over Monument Valley, Utah while filming a television commercial for a German razor blade manufacturer.
Tom Sanders, D-6503, gets a shot of his favorite subject, Jan Davis, over Palau in Micronesia (see related story on page 41). The project is part of Sanders' upcoming adventure sports movie, "Over the Edge," planned for release early next year. The film will include breathtaking footage of hang gliding, fixed object jumping, scuba diving, bungee jumping and skydiving.
Mike Ince, D-7424, sneaks up behind Sherry Herssig over SkyDance Skydiving in Davis, CA, nestled in the wine country northeast of San Francisco.
Tom Sanders, D-6503, gets back-to-back covers (see last month) with another breathtaking photograph. This time, it's his favorite subject, Jan Davis, under canopy over Mt. Edgemont in New Zealand.
Dave Keith, D-5441, provided this shot of Cathy Conklin and James Hulse going floater for a load out of DC-3 "Our Douglas" over Hulse's house in Santa Maria, CA. Eleven jumpers built a round for the back-yard demo.
Gus Wing, D-7117, was over the SkyDance DZ in Davis, CA to film this "room dive" organized by Bungee Wallace during the Wilbury Invitational held there on August 18-20.
Jan Davis, D-11120, Cathy Conklin, D-9073, and Gary Wirth, D-8986, frolic in an azure Illinois sky before the camera of frequent cover contributor Tom Sanders, D-6503.
Tom Sanders grabs the action on film as B.J. Worth doubles for James Bond and Jake Lombard (with knife) plays the part of the evil Necros in the upcoming 007 film "The Living Daylights." Worth's story on how the complex stunts required by the script were filmed begins on page 18.
Who's that guy under a square canopy flying around the Eiffel Tower? Why's that helicopter hovering so close? And what's that boat with the balloons doing in the Seine River? It's all in the name of Hollywood and the greater glory of James Bond movies and you can find out all about it by reading B.J. Worth's story on page 27. Cover photo by Don Caltvedt.
Don Caltvedt got this shot of James Bond (Jake Lombard, doubling for actor Roger Moore) and the evil Gobinda (B.J. Worth) battling it out atop a Beechcraft as a Helio-Porter chase plane films for the movie "Octopussy." For more on how Worth, Lombard and others put the sequence together, see this month's story on page 19.
Francis Rogallo, who had the original idea of using the “ wing” as a device to not only lower an object safely to earth but to allow man the ability to “ fly” longer between deployment and ground impact, has been working with this project since 1945.