December 2011

December 2011
photo by Bruno Brokken
USPA #96017
Canopy formation skydiver Chris Gay lands near hot-air balloons on display at the China International Airsports Fiesta in Laiwu

December 2011 | Volume 52, Number 12 | Issue 626

Features

POPS Nationals 2011 by Tom Zukowski
The 200-Way Club—The Californai State Record for Largest Formation by Kate Cooper-Jensen
Charity, Skydiving and Sportsmanship—Texas Women Set Record and Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research by Wendy Parrish
How to Change the World (One Fun Weekend at a Time) by Taya Weiss and Eli Bolotin
Skydive Moab's Mother of All Boogies - a Parachutist Photo Essay
Ready to GO! - a Parachutist Pictorial
Pioneers of Sport Parachuting by Cliff Davis with contributions from Jim hall and Kim Emmons Knor
The China International Airsports Fiesta - a Parachutist Photo Essay

Columns

Foundations of Flight - Sole-to-Sole by Axis Flight School
Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Laura Bonner
John LeBlanc's Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner - Canopy Control Footage by Jim Crouch
Safety Check - This Year's Wish List by Jim Crouch *Online Content*
Keep an Eye Out - Avoiding Line Twists
Ask a Rigger - Pilot Chute Life Span by Kevin Gibson