March 2017

March 2017
photo by Raymond Adams| D-30158
During a jump at Lake Beresford near Skydive DeLand in Florida, Beau Riebe realizes that there's no chance he's landing in the boat that Luis Prinetto is driving while Claudio Cagnasso (who earlier also missed the boat) watches from a passenger seat.

Features

In Formation and On Target—The 2016 National Collegiate Parachuting Championships by USPA Director of Competition Randy Connell
How to Nail a Gear Check by Annette O'Neil

Flying South—Skydiving in Antarctica by Carol Peri

Parachute Flight Dynamics by Niklas Daniel and Brianne Thompson

Military Aviation's Lessons for Skydivers by Chet Boyce

African-Sky Blue by Annette O'Neil

Airmanship for Canopy Pilots by Ken Stone

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Donna Bachler
Trent Alkek D-24348 Profile by Brian Giboney
Tales from the Bonfire—The Cheststrap by Kate Cooper-Jensen

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner—Helping with Safety Day by Jim Crouch
Keep an Eye Out—Frayed Risers
Safety Check—Wingsuit Rules and Recommendations  by Jim Crouch
Fundamentals of Flight—2-way Belly Star Exit by Axis Flight School