January 2013

January 2013
photo courtesy by Niklas Daniel
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Over Skydive Arizona in Eloy, the U.S. Army Golden Knights 4-way formation skydiving team's videographer, Scott Janise, films Laura Dickmeyer, Angela Nichols, Jen Schaben and Dannielle Woosley as they exit a Twin Otter on their way to become the first all-female team to medal in the open class at the USPA National Skydiving Championships.

January 2013 | Volume 54, Number 1 | Issue 639

Features

Island in the Storm—the 2013 USPA National Skydiving Championships - a USPA staff report with style and accuracy coverage by Lindy Leach
Faces of Nationals - a Parachutist Pictorial
Dropping In after Dropping Out by Dough Garr
The National Skydiving Museum hall of Fame Celebration Weekend - a USPA Staff Report
The ML120—POPS Crush Big-Way Record by Carey Peck

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
Tales from the Bonfire - Making It Happen by Trevor Cedar
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Larry Wiezorek
Alexandra Iancu's Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner - Currency Training by Jim Crouch
Safety Check - Industry Response to the Bridle-Piercing Issue
Ask a Rigger - The Stratos Rig by Kelly Farrington
Foundations of Flight—Sit-to-Sit Front-Flip Transition by Axis Flight School