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Let’s Dance
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2020

Let’s Dance

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Chazi Blacksher and John Blackburn put on their dancing shoes at Skydive Arizona in Eloy for a local magazine piece promoting a children’s nonprofit event.

Author: David Cherry
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Florida Breezes
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2020

Florida Breezes

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Team Fastrax practices advanced flag-flying techniques at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

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Smoke Signals
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2020

Smoke Signals

Photo by David Wybenga | D-31862

Karen Lewis Dalton flies a smoke chain during the Women’s Skydiving Network PRO Camp at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

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Sounding Off
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2020

Sounding Off

Photo by Nikko Mamallo | D-34272

At Kapowsin Air Sports in Washington, (clockwise from top) Kasha Farrington, Zach Archer, Andy Farrington and Braden Roseborough fly over the Puget Sound at sunset with Mt. Rainier in the distance.

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Swinging Into Action
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2020

Swinging Into Action

Photo by David Cherry | D-33500

Levity founder Leah Levy product tests her company’s Pocket Swing, which is made from upcycled parachute fabric, underneath a Droplyne balloon flying over Arizona City, Arizona.

Author: David Cherry
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Follow the Sun
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2020

Follow the Sun

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Canopy formation skydivers fly a 16-way at the Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

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Wedding Planning
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2020

Wedding Planning

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

During the Turkey Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida, McKenna Knipe looks on as Per Bjorn Poulsen and Kimberly Bailey practice a jump that they’ll make during their upcoming wedding.

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Pressing Forward
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2020

Pressing Forward

Photo by Mike McGowan | D-5709

Tyler Buffington swoops in for landing at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

Author: Mike McGowan
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High Honor
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | February 2020

High Honor

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

At Skydive Perris in California, John Miller releases the ashes of his newly discovered half-brother, Randy, whom he met through DNA tracing for the first time last year and who died of natural causes before being able to make a skydive with his sibling.

Author: Randy Forbes
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V for Veterans
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | January 2020

V for Veterans

Photo by Tripp Schwab | D-33111

On November 11, participants in the Arizona Airspeed 40-Way Sequentials event hosted by Niklas Hemlin and Team Elite’s Guy Wright at Skydive Arizona in Eloy build a “V” in honor of Veteran’s Day.

Author: Tripp Schwab
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A Very Devoted Mother
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | January 2020

A Very Devoted Mother

Photo by Eduardo Chavez Garcia

Tandem Instructor Francisco Nieto y Torres, D-37152, celebrates his 1,000th jump by taking his mother on a skydive at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico.

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Pyramid Power
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Pyramid Power

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

A 14-way flies over the Pyramid of Khafre during the Sky Seekers Boogie in Giza, Egypt.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Sully’s Last Skydive
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Sully’s Last Skydive

Photo by Greg Shields | D-22654

Fellow jumpers at Sky Knights Sport Parachute Club in East Troy, Wisconsin, say goodbye to John Sullivan, D-25601, on an ash dive held during his memorial service that more than 100 of his friends, family and coworkers attended.

Author: Greg Shields
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Forever the Queen
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Forever the Queen

Photo by Norris Gearhart | D-24594

During the Carol Clay Birthday Boogie at Virginia Skydiving Center in Petersburg, jumpers celebrate the life of the jumper known to all as "the Queen" by making her honorary 20,000th skydive.

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Living on the Edge
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Living on the Edge

Photo by Kandace Rawling | D-38328

Niklas Daniel of AXIS Flight School at Skydive Arizona in Eloy demonstrates his edge-flying technique.

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Released Together
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Released Together

Photo by Randy Forbes  | D-10858

At Skydive Perris in California, jumpers release the ashes of longtime California jumper Linda Hardesty, D-15263, and her father, Ted Hardesty.

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Flying unicorns
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Flying unicorns

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

A herd of unicorns (Michelle Hart, Karla Katherine, Jeannette Copeland and Marina Prokopenko) takes to the skies at the Aeronautrixx Unicorn Boogie, a Sisters in Skydiving event at Skydive California in Tracy.

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Bras for a Cause
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | December 2019

Bras for a Cause

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

Marian Sparks (center) founder of the breast cancer charity Jump for the Rose, makes a pink-bra-clad skydive with (from left) Marshall Madden, Greg Armstrong, Patie Duttlinger and James Davis during the Jump for the Rose Pinkfest Boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

Author: Norman Kent
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Are You Ready for Some Football?
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2109

Are You Ready for Some Football?

Photo by Jeff Agard | D-16906

Carl Chittim of Aerial Extreme Skydiving Team leads the way into Levi’s Stadium for the San Francisco 49ers’ first home game of the season. 

Author: Jeff Agard
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Honoring a Friend
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

Honoring a Friend

Photo by Andrew Revesz | USPA # 343132

Jumpers honor longtime formation skydiver and rigger Jim Tafralian, who died in an August plane crash, by building a “JT” in the air at Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club in Ray, Michigan.

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On Top of the World
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

On Top of the World

Photo by Mark Norman | D-23126

Simon Whittle skysurfs above the World Islands at Skydive Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Mark Norman
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Up is Down, Down is Up
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

Up is Down, Down is Up

Photo by Mike Mullins | D-1663

Jeffery Kuhn says goodbye to pilot and DZO Mike Mullins as he drops from an inverted biplane at West Tennessee Skydiving in Whiteville.

Author: Mike Mullins
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Featured Jumper
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | November 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Bryan Buechler | D-20455

Jason and Mel Jerusalem, D-26171 and D-26162, celebrate 15 years of marriage by making a jump at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

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Life Celebration
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2019

Life Celebration

Photo by Cindy Akers

At Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio, Cheryl Compton watches her husband, Larry Compton of Team Fastrax, bringing home a 7,800-square-foot flag during the life-celebration jump for Fastrax team member Larry Lemaster, who died in the June crash of a King Air in Hawaii.

Author: Cindy Akers
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Two Milestones!
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2019

Two Milestones!

Photo by Mark Stoughton

Cheryl Stearns celebrates her 64th birthday by making her 21,000th jump at friend Gene Stoughton’s property in South Carolina.

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Forever Over Ohio
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | October 2019

Forever Over Ohio

Photo by Lonnie Kirk | D-18988

Dave Lunardi releases the ashes of longtime jumper Terry Zimmerlin, D-12981, at the Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

Author: Lonnie Kirk
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Attending the Dance
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

Attending the Dance

Photo by Kenyon Salo | D-25169

Gary Mancuso flies a 1,000-square-foot flag into the 1940’s World War II-Era Ball, a community event and fundraiser at the Boulder County Municipal Airport in Colorado. 

Author: Kenyon Salo
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In Style
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

In Style

Photo by Amanda Kubik | D-34582

Julie Kleinwort makes a freestyle training jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, in preparation for the USPA Nationals.

Author: Amanda Kubik
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Training in Paradise
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

Training in Paradise

Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017

Four-Way Formation Skydiving World Champion NMP Pch HayaBusa trains at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain.

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Saying Goodbye
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | September 2019

Saying Goodbye

Photo by Randy Forbes | D-10858

Jumpers at Skydive Perris in California release the ashes of longtime skydiver Bud Krueger, D-3664.

Author: Randy Forbes
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