September 2012

September 2012
photo by Gustavo Cabana
USPA #80952
A group of jumpers exit a Dornier aircraft over Prostejov, Czech Republic, during the annual Vector Festival

September 2012 | Volume 53, Number 9 | Issue 635

Features

Celebrating the Fourth - a Parachutist Pictorial
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?—Tales from Skydiving in the '60s, Part 1 by Musika Farnsworth
On the Line: Succeeding in 4-Way: Part 4 of 6—Block Training with Stage Drills by Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld
Czech, Please!—The 2012 Vector Festival by Rosi Sigmon
Taking the Long Way Home—How to Organize a Cross-Country Skydive by Brandon Aaskov
No Challenge Too Large—The P3 Power Play by Rich Delgado
Welkom World POPS!—The 11th World POPS Meet and Championships by Pat and Alicia Moorehead

Columns

Gearing Up by Ed Scott
Tales from the Bonfire—Malfunction Over Z-Hills by John Vanderschrier
How Skydiving Changed My Life by Jack Morse
Pat Works' Profile by Brian Giboney

Safety & Training

The Rating Corner - Safe Piloting by Jim Crouch
Safety Check - Helicopter Jumps by Michael Romanek
Keep an Eye Out - Worn Webbing
Ask a Rigger - 3-Ring System Maintenance by Jim Crouch
Foundations of Flight—Back-Flip Tranition from Sit to head-Down Daffy by Axis Flight School