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April 2020
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April 2020

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Photo by Tom Sanders | D-6503

Plane owner Marcus Bastruck, pilot Oliver Wermann, camera-wing-mount fabricator Mike Bess and camera assistant (and wife) Denise Sanders helped Tom Sanders capture this photo of freefall camera flyer Bruno Brokken filming a formation skydiving group exiting a Super Caravan during Tsunami Skydivers Exotic Boogies’ event in the Maldives.

Author: Tom Sanders
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“Dog DayZ at the DZ”
Featured Art | April 2020

“Dog DayZ at the DZ”

By Stephanie Bush

“Dog DayZ at the DZ”
Acrylic on canvas

Stephanie Bush
Facebook.com/stephaniebushdesigns

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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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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | April 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

At the Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, Xiaoyang Ma, A-91902, competes for the first time at the USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships, where he took a bronze in novice sport accuracy. 

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Centerspread
Centerspread | April 2020

Centerspread

Photo by Norman Kent I D-8369

Patrizio Di Toma rides in a raft held by Alex Klöckner (left) and Franco Darman at the New Year’s Beach Boogie at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Mexico.

Author: Norman Kent
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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | April 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Melanie Johnson | D-28964

Instructors Kyle Whittier and Carmen Villamil (who mentions this photo in her “Profile” in this issue) take a student on his first AFF jump at Start Skydiving in Middletown, Ohio.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | April 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Larry Melton flies the American flag on Veteran’s Day during the Jump For Valor Boogie at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | April 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Wingsuit flyers Reto Nyffenegger, Daniel Ossio and Marc Pfiffner execute a very precise dive plan to fly in coordination with Pilatus Porter pilot Moritz Hollowman at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Algarve.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Closing In
Closing In | April 2020

Closing In

Photo by Craig O’Brian | D-19294

Katie Hansen and Matthew Fry of Team Polaris, the 2019 USPA National Champions of Freefly, get in some training at Skydive Perris in California.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | March 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Daniel Darby | D-33942

Kasha Farrington flies in a wingsuit stack over Katie Hansen at the She Flocks event at Skydive Perris in California.

Author: Deborah
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March 2020
Covers | March 2020

March 2020

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Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

Matthew Lovetri sets up another on-target landing on his way to taking gold in the open sport accuracy event, as well as the Most Competitive Collegiate Skydiver award, at the USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

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“100th Landing”
Featured Art | March 2020

“100th Landing”

By Sietske Dils

“100th Landing”
Watercolor

Sietske Dils

Author: Sietske Dils
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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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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | March 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Canopy formation coach Brian Stempin high fives new CF jumper Scot Flynn during a training jump at the Freeze Your Pups event at Skydive DeLand in Florida.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | March 2020

Featured Event

Photo by Daniel Darby | D-33942

Kasha Farrington flies in a wingsuit stack over Katie Hansen at the She Flocks event at Skydive Perris in California.

Author: Daniel Darby
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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | March 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Adrian Daszkowski | D-31628

Ingvild Finvåg, D-34774, celebrates her 600th jump by hanging from a hybrid with friends at Skydive Spain in Seville.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | March 2020

Featured DZ

Photo by Kristian Caulder | D-27107

At Skydive Elsinore, Brian Hromin leads an angle jump toward the Santa Rosa Mountains. 

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Centerspread
Centerspread | March 2020

Centerspread

Photo by Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

Air Force Boomers turns points on its way to taking the silver in open 4-way formation skydiving at the USPA National Collegiate Skydiving Championships at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales.

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Closing In
Closing In | March 2020

Closing In

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Konstantin Kunts rips up the pond at midnight on New Year’s Eve at Skydive City Zephyrhills’ Z-Carnivale.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | February 2020

Centerspread

Photo by Juan Mayer I D-26130

Wingsuit flyer Alex Stont makes his way back to the landing area after a jump with the Skytrash Wingsuit Team during the DBX Boogie at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.  

Author: Juan Mayer
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Closing In
Closing In | February 2020

Closing In

Photo by Ralph Turner I C-43075

Rafael Dunin, Reid Moak and Andrea Nelson shred the skies during the Invasion boogie at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.

Author: Ralph Turner
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February 2020
Covers | February 2020

February 2020

Cover

Photo by Bruno Brokken | USPA #96017

Jim Dolan, Brad Jessey, Janet Jessey and Casey Pruett fly a 4-way over Meteor Crater, the most well-preserved meteor-impact site in the world, in the desert of Arizona.

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | February 2020

Featured Jumper

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Monica Dunigan (10 o’clock), B-51298, celebrates her 100th jump with friends during the Ladies by the Lake Boogie at Cleveland Skydiving Center in Garrettsville, Ohio.

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | February 2020

Featured Training Photo

Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010

Organizer Christy Frikken smiles for the camera while leading a jump during the P3 Sequential Camp at Skydive Perris in California.

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