May 2012

May 2012
photo by Harry Parker
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After waiting all day for the winds to die down, Matthew Spicer concentrates on his exit during a student currency jump over Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

May 2012 | Volume 53, Number 5 | Issue 631

Features

Safety Day - a Parachutist Special Report
A Shared Passion—Spring Fling 2012 by Walt Appel - Online Content
The Road Less Traveled—Becoming a Skydiving Judge by Randy Connell
On the Cutting Edge—Canopy Test Pilots Discuss the Challenges of the Job by Hal Streckert
It Takes Four - a Parachutist Pictorial
Hybrid Time! by Cindy Coker and Luke Hively
The Boogie in Nicaragua by Carol Jones

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Jessica Kniffen
Tales from the Bonfire - The Big Question by Paul Yeagley
Luke Aikins' Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner - Flight Planners by Jim Crouch
Safety Check - Preparing for the Worst by Jim Crouch
Keep an Eye Out - Seriously?!?
Foundations of Flight—Diving Exit by Axis Flight School