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April 2019
Covers | April 2019

April 2019

Cover

Photo by Gustavo Cabana | USPA #80952

Franck Eloffe carves around a hybrid (Sharon Har-Noy Pilcher and Steve Curtis on their bellies with Pepijn Swint and Tom Feng hanging) during Tsunami Skydivers Exotic Boogies’ Party on the Playa 2019 in Tambor, Costa Rica.

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"100 Years of Freefall"
100 years of Freefall | April 2019

"100 Years of Freefall"

By Brian Hernandez

“100 Years of Freefall”
Colored pencil

Brian Hernandez | USPA # 322723
Lake Elsinore, California

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Desert Sunset
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2019

Desert Sunset

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Canopy pilot Junior Ludvik and wingsuit pilot Calin Dobos fly together at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Jump Like a Pharaoh
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | April 2109

Jump Like a Pharaoh

Photo by Gary Wainwright | USPA #137455

Milko Hodgkinson organizes a pyramid-shaped formation over the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | April 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Ioannis Vlachiotis | D-31871

At Skydive Athens in Kastro, Greece, Panagiotis Spanos, A-78613, makes a scantily-clad, midwinter jump to celebrate his 100th skydive.

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | April 2019

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Krystle Wright for Red Bull

During a USPA Tandem Instructor Rating Course during the Red Bull Fly Girls event at Skydive DeLand in Florida, rating candidate Katie Hansen and a faux student perform a mock exit.

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Featured Event
Featured Event | April 2019

Featured Event

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Jumpers build a sunset canopy formation during January’s Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | April 2019

Featured DZ

Photo by Eduardo Garibi | D-24051

Tandem instructor Alejandro Riebeling takes a break from making student jumps to skysurf over South Padre Island.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | April 2019

Centerspread

Photo by Michael Tomaselli | D-18530

Jumpers fly a canopy formation during the Freeze Your Buns Off Boogie at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

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Closing In
Closing In | April 2019

Closing In

Photo by David Cherry

During the annual Puerto Rico Freefall Festival at Xtreme Divers West in Arecibo, (from top) Dustin De Salvo, Rachael Duenskie and Derek Hart pull off a train exit.

Author: David Cherry
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CF World Team Sets Two World Records
Photos | March 2019

CF World Team Sets Two World Records

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March 2019
Covers | March 2019

March 2019

Cover

Photo by Raymond Adams  | D-30158

Professional stuntman Eric Salas cuts away from a flaming tertiary canopy (which he set afire with a flare gun) before deploying his true main canopy at Skydive Georgia in Cedartown.

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Centerspread
Centerspread | March 2019

Centerspread

Photo by David Wybenga

Photo by David Wybenga |  D-31682

CT True Blue from the University of Connecticut turns points on its way to taking gold in 4-way advanced formation skydiving at the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

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Closing In
Closing In | March 2019

Closing In

Photo by David Cherry

Photo by David Cherry |  D-33500

At the USPA National Collegiate Parachuting Championships at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Air Force Rejects competes in 2-way vertical formation skydiving, in which they took the bronze medal.

Author: David Cherry
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"Untitled"
Featured Art | March 2019

"Untitled"

By Josey Jones

“Untitled” 
Acrylic on canvas

Josey Jones | B-48775
Toronto, Ohio

Author: Josey Jones
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Desert Birds
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Desert Birds

Photo by Juan Mayer | D-26130

Johann Kruger, Rashid Abdullah and Darren Burke fly their wingsuits at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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Best Friends
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Best Friends

Photo by Raymond Adams | D-30158

Gian Franco Malinconi Reyes kneels down to greet his loyal companion, Frankie, in the landing area after a jump.

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Flagging Down a Record
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | March 2019

Flagging Down a Record

Photo by Sergey Ignatov | D-35570

On December 30, three Kuwaiti Army officers and USPA members, Salem Almail, Nasser Alsabah and Fahad Alyaqoub, set the Guinness World Record for Largest Flag Flown in Freefall with a 63-square-meter (approximately 678-square-foot) flag at USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Qatar in Al Khor, United Arab Emirates.

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Featured Jumper
To New Heights Featured Photo | March 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Katie Mendonca

At Dallas Skydive Center in Caddo Mills, Texas, Ken Gillespie, D-2952, waves to the camera after making a jump with streamers to celebrate his 50th anniversary of skydiving.

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Featured Training Photo
Safety & Training Featured Photo | March 2019

Featured Training Photo

Photo by Luke Aikins | D-21189

Safety and Training Advisor Keri Bell points out the signatures of the 59 A-license holders that Skydive Kapowsin in Shelton, Washington, trained in 2018.

Author: Luke Aikins
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Featured Event
Featured Event | March 2019

Featured Event

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

Jumpers fly a formation during the Wingsuit World Record Attempts at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Author: Norman Kent
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Featured DZ
Featured DZ | March 2019

Featured DZ

Photo by Reto Nyffenegger | D-29695

Tamsyn Signe leads a wingsuit flock during the March of the Penguins Boogie at Paracentrum Texel.

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February 2019
Covers | February 2019

February 2019

Cover

Photo by Michael Tomaselli  |  D-18530

Canopy pilot Iain Jensen and wingsuit flyer Will Kitto fly an XRW formation through the keyhole of a canopy formation during the Project Blacklist 2018 event at Skydive Sebastian in Florida.  

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Centerspread
Centerspread | February 2019

Centerspread

By Laszlo Andacs | D-22468

Photo by Laszlo Andacs |  D-22468
Joshua Reinert flies above the pyramids of Khafre and Khufu during the Sky Seekers Boogie in Egypt.

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Closing In
Closing In | February 2019

Closing In

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369

Photo by Norman Kent | D-8369
Bryce Schunke flies toward the formation during the wingsuit world record attempts at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.

Author: Norman Kent
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Warm Up
Five Minute Call Featured Photo | February 2019

Warm Up

Photo by Cornelius van der Walt | D-34613

Bradley Meyer prepares to make a hot-air balloon jump over Skydive Arizona in Eloy just before the DZ’s annual Christmas Boogie.

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Featured Jumper
Photos | February 2019

Featured Jumper

Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251

Joe Abeln and Laura Golly celebrate their engagement by doing a 2-way at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.

Author: Elliot Byrd
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Six PAC
Photos | February 2019

Six PAC

Photo by Jason Waller | D-26672

Jumpers (clockwise from top left) Eric Bjorn, Mark Dorminey, Alan Stephenson, Trixie Stephenson, Nuno Merino and J.D. Colley successfully launch a 6-way chunk out of a PAC 750XL over Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.

Author: Jason Waller
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Trashing the Place
Photos | February 2019

Trashing the Place

Photo by Juan Mayer

Photo by Juan Mayer|D-26130

Rashid Abdullah and Michael Sean Washburn of the SkyTrash wingsuit team train at the Skydive Dubai Desert Campus in the United Arab Emirates.

Author: Juan Mayer
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"Untitled"
Featured Art | February 2019

"Untitled"

By Christine Lewis

Acrylic on canvas

Christine Lewis
Facebook.com/clewisdesignstudio

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