December 2016

December 2016
photo by Niklas Daniel | D-28906
EagleBear (Andre Gerner, Joseph Gerner and Nathan Roth) turn points on the way to taking the silver medal in open mixed formation skydiving at the USPA Nationals in Eloy, Arizona.

Features

Vying for Gold—The USPA National Championships of Formation Skydiving And Artistic Events by USPA Director of Competition Randy Connell
18,000 Jumpable Days—Skydiving For 50-Plus Years: Burl Baxter by Annette O'Neil
Out of Sight, Out of Frame: Using a Ring Sight by Niklas Daniel
The International Skydiving Museum And Hall of Fame Celebration Weekend a Parachutist Pictorial
Pass It On! Octogenarians Pay Tribute to Freefall Pioneers bys Carol Jones
Inventing, Building and Designing Solutions—Bill Jones Receive the USPA Gold Medal For Meritorious Service by Carol Jones

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Melissa Scott
Jason Russell D-23161 Profile by Brian Giboney
Tales from the Bonfire—The Crab Walk by Michael Gooch

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner—Rigging Knowledge for Instructors by Jim Crouch
Keep an Eye Out—Worn 3-Ring Locking Loop
Safety Check—Specialty Jumps  by Jim Crouch
Fundamentals of Flight—Forward Drive on the Belly by Axis Flight School