February 2012

February 2012
photo by Dawie du Plessis
USPA# 190345
In the Himalayas, Bill Booth jumps from 30,000 feet with Mount Everest as his backdrop.

February 2012 | Volume 53, Number 2 | Issue 628

Features

Preparing for Safety Day - a Parachutist Special Section
Soaring to New Heights—the 3rd Dubai International Parachuting Championships by James Hayhurst and Lindy Leach
The Zephyrhills 50-Year Reunion and Turkey Meet - a Parachutist Special Report
Leap Year 1912 by Lisa Ritter
One Man, One Mission, 80 Jumps!—Pat Moorehead Celebrates 80th Birthday with Benefit for National Skydiving Museum

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Larry Hayhurst
Tales from the Bonfire - 20 Years, Four Months and 10 Days by Sandy Reid
Bryan Scott's Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner - Instructional Rating Renewal Seminars by Jim Crouch
Safety Check - Preventing Premature Break Releases by Jim Crouch
Keep an Eye Out - Worn Lines
Foundations of Flight—Two-Way Vertical Transitions (aka “Over-Unders” or “Burble Hopping”) by Axis Flight School
The Escher by Andy Malchiodi