January 2017

January 2017
photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468
Jumpers set the 40-way Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Night Formation Skydive at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Features

Making A Safer Sport: Safety Day is March 11 a Parachutist Special Section
60 Cycles: A Life-Celebration Event by Marian Sparks
Officially Dark by Jim McCormick
I've Just Learned to Freefly... Now What? by Joel Strickland
Wings Of The World— The Fédération Aéronautique Internationale 1st World Championships of Wingsuit Performance Flying and 1st World Cup of Wingsuit Acrobatic Flying by Alix Raymond

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Linda Kretzler
Jessie Farrington D-6853 Profile by Brian Giboney
Tales from the Bonfire—Just a Fun Story About My 1,000th Skydive by Sunnydale Hyde

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner—2017 Instructor Examiner Standardization Meetings by Jim Crouch
Keep an Eye Out—Misassembled Reserve Soft Links
Safety Check—Spotting  by Jim Crouch
Fundamentals of Flight—MFS Block 1 - Double 69 by Axis Flight School