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January 2020
Covers | January 2020

January 2020

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Photo by Gustavo Cabana | USPA #80952

Forty-three jumpers turn points over Skydive Perris in California on their way to claiming the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale World Record for Largest Four-Point Canopy Formation Skydive.

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Featured Art | January 2020

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By Daniel Silva | B-49187

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Acrylic on drywall

Daniel Silva | B-49187
Huntington Beach, California
danthehandymansilva@gmail.com

Author: Daniel Silva
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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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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | January 2020

Featured Jumper

Photos by Kamuran Bayrasli | D-21394

Mike Scotton (red, yellow and black rig), D-33933, makes his 1,000th jump with friends at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York.

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | January 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Mark Kirschenbaum/Hypoxic | D-28511

During the Aeronautrixx Unicorn Sisters in Skydiving Boogie at Skydive California in Tracy, organizer Julie Kleinwort and Jack Wang assemble a Mr. Potato Head in freefall, a fun activity that also helps to develop proximity skills. 

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Featured Event
Featured Event | January 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Marina Prokopenko comes in for landing at the Gemini Bridges geologic formation during the MOAB Boogie hosted by Skydive Moab in Utah.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | January 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Aref Al Awadhi | D-27077

Faris Al Obaid, Mohammed Al Mutairi, Nicole Arnulphy and Abraham Harutyunyan fly a tube formation at Kuwait Skydive & Fly.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | January 2020

Centerspread

Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017

Siân Stokes and Milko Hodgkinson enjoy a fun jump during Tsunami Skydivers’ Boogie in Belize.

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December 2019
Covers | December 2019

December 2019

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Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

John Skinner wears a bright and color-coordinated outfit for a freefly jump at Skydive the Ranch in Gardiner, New York. 

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Centerspread
Centerspread | December 2019

Centerspread

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Olav Zipser, Waleed El-Malt, Ammar Mohamed and Wade Sutcliffe peek out the back of a C-130 Hercules while preparing to jump over the Great Pyramids of Giza during the Sky Seekers Boogie in Egypt.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Closing In
Closing In | December 2019

Closing In

Photo by Norman Kent | D8369

Photo by Norman Kent | D8369

Konstantin Petrijcuk leads an angle-flying jump during the Jump for the Rose Pinkfest boogie at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas, that raised money for breast-cancer clinic The Rose.

Author: Norman Kent
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“High Altitude, Low Pull”
Featured Art | December 2019

“High Altitude, Low Pull”

By Shelrie Houlton | D-35229

“High Altitude, Low Pull”
Mixed media

Shelrie Houlton | D-35229
Merritt Island, Florida
shelriedawnsdesk@gmail.com

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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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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | December 2019

Featured Jumper

Photos by Pete Jabczynski | D-25812

On back-to-back loads organized by T.J. Hine at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois, Doug Janssen (left photo, red helmet), C-46750, celebrates his 2,000th jump and Larry Stein (right photo, blue jumpsuit with black grippers), D-9016, celebrates his 5,000th jump.

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | December 2019

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Carlos Rodriguez | D-33453

A tandem student points out his altitude as he makes his first skydive with instructor Jeff Whitt at Skydive Spaceland–Houston in Rosharon, Texas.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | December 2019

Featured Event

Photo by Michael Brewer  | D-33350

Kevin Arcamona chases down the base during Skydive Midwest’s Freefly Fest invitational sequential event in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | December 2019

Featured DZ

Photo by Lonnie Kirk | D-18988

Jeff Weiss makes a sunset swoop at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio.

Author: Lonnie Kirk
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Closing In
Closing In | November 2019

Closing In

Photo by David Wybenga I D-31862

At the USPA Nationals at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, camera flyer Chad Ross of Polaris shoots his teammates, Matthew Fry and Katie Hansen, on their way to taking gold in artistic freefly.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | November 2019

Centerspread

Photo by David Cherry I D-33500

Beau Riebe swoops the pond during the open freestyle canopy piloting test event at the USPA Nationals.

Author: David Cherry
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November 2019
Covers | November 2019

November 2019

Cover

Photo by David Wybenga | D-31862

Prior to the start of the USPA National Championships at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina, members of SDC Rhythm XP (Douglas Barron, Andrew Happick, JaNette Lefkowitz and Steve Lefkowitz) practice for the open 4-way formation skydiving event, where they took the gold medal.

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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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