Category: Skydiving

Skydiving Accolades

Hi all, Unlike most sports, skydiving does not often get the recognition in the press, unless it’s a tragedy. As the 2014 jumping season comes to a close, I would like to send out kudos to the jumpers around the world that have garnered accolades. There have been many state records across the country this…

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National Skydiving Championships – Recap

Hi All,  Nationals is almost over and what a great event! We started out a little rough with the first two days being hampered by weather, but great days on Saturday and Sunday (albeit a tad cold) put us back on schedule to start 8-way Monday morning. A briefing was held Sunday evening, and my…

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Skydiving – Lesson 2: Competition

Hi all, With the US National Skydiving Competition coming up in two weeks I thought I would explain to my Wuffo friends what my 8-way team has been practicing for. The United States Parachuting Association states on their web site (www.uspa.org) that parachuting competition dates back to at least 1930 in Russia, where jumpers demonstrated…

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Skydiving — Lesson 1

Hi all, I have said one of my longtime passions is skydiving, so I want to introduce all non-skydivers to my sport. July is a busy jumping month for me with 4 weekends of boogies* and planned jumping events. First, a little history of the sport borrowed from Parachuting: The Skydiver’s Handbook, by Dan Poynter…

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