May 2011

May 2011
photo by Amanda Wolfe
While stationed in Germany, U.S. Army pilot Eddie Wolfe takes a break from his military duties to make a skydive in Illertsheim.

May 2011 | Volume 52, Number 5 | Issue 619

Features

Upsizing and Downsizing for Canopy Performance by Jim Slaton
Celebration of Life—The Alpha Boogie by Merriah Eakins
A Call for a Meeting and Notice to Amend - an Important Notice to USPA Members
Don't Be a Victim: Protecting Yourself From Gear Theft by David Lund
Landing Off the Map—Jumping Into Exotic Locales with Donald Schultz by Hal Streckert
Safety Day 2011 - a Parachutist Special Report
Laid Back - a Parachutist Pictorial
A Message from FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt by Randy Babbitt

Columns

Foundations of Flight - The Side Slide by Axis Flight School
Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Hugh Roderick
Marcus Laser's Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

Safety Check - Self Reliance by Jim Crouch
The Rating Corner - Tandem Commandments by Jim Crouch
Ask a Rigger - Inspecting Your Gear by Kevin Gibson