June 2011

June 2011
photo by Willy Boeykens
USPA #90569
During the Flight of the Phoenix dives at Skydive DeLand in Florida, Andrey Veselov photographs the event's namesake formation.

June 2011 | Volume 52, Number 6 | Issue 620

Features

Flight of the Phoenix—World Team Builds Impressive Pictorial Formation by Jim McCormick
Tragedy in Artarctica—Lessons from the South Pole by Musika Farnsworth
VFS Camera Tricks and Traps by Niklas Daniel and Sara Curtis
55 Over Elsinore—Skydivers Over Sixty Set 55-Way Formation Skydiving World Record by Russ Manhold
Drop Zone Weather Forecasting by Megan Walker-Radke
Winging It - a Parachutist Pictorial
Size Doesn't Matter—The Truth About Female Tandem Instructors by Jen Sharp

Columns

Foundations of Flight - Level Changes While Belly Flying by Axis Flight School
Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Mike Engel
Sandy Grillet's Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

Keep an Eye Out - Don't Forget the Gear Check
Safety Check - Eliminating Canopy Collisions by Jim Crouch
The Rating Corner - Ground Controllers by Jim Crouch
Ask a Rigger - Advice for Women from Parachute Labs (Jump Shack) by Nancy LaRiviere