October 2012

October 2012
photo by Norman Kent
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Jumpers converge on the base during the head-down world record attempts at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.

October 2012 | Volume 53, Number 10 | Issue 636

Features

Bringing it All Together—The 138-Way Head-Down World Record by Erin Horton
Summerfest - a Parachutist Pictorial
The USPA Board of Directors Summer Meeting 2012 - a USPA Staff Report
Jeff Steinkamp—USPA Gold Medal for Meritorious Service 2011 - a USPA Staff Report
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?—Tales from Skydiving in the '60s, Part 2 by Musika Farnsworth
On the Line: Succeeding in 4-Way: Part 5 of 6—Jump Preparation (Dirt Diving) and Debriefing by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Jorge Bauza
Phil Peggs' Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner - Fandango Part Two? by Jim Crouch
Safety Check - Preventing Aircraft Stalls by Jim Crouch
Keep an Eye Out - Premature Deployment on Climb-Out
Foundations of Flight—Taking Grips by Axis Flight School