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Skydiving and wingsuiting down a 4,500-foot mountain – CNN International

The 43-year-old professional skydiver and base jumper has performed over 7,000 jumps in his career – but his latest death-defying stunt was arguably the most jaw-dropping. Performed on July 14, the jump involved free-falling from a helicopter onto Norway’s Stetind, a mountain unique for its obelisk shape. Thirty seconds after landing, he had to base-jump […]

White Allies Should Reconsider Parachuting Into the Black Community – Voice of San Diego

Hundreds of protesters march through University Avenue to demand justice for George Floyd, a Black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.⁣⁣ / Photo by Adriana Heldiz In the 1900s, parachutes were mostly used by experts to get into hard-to-reach areas with their equipment and supplies in tow. They were targeting their landing […]

A Skydiving Accident, Opioid Addiction, and One Surfer’s Path to Redemption – Surf News

Tyler Farnham was lying in a hospital bed, his body mangled – numerous broken bones, an IV drip of painkillers in his arm, and enough metal pins and rods stuffed under his skin to make the tinman jealous. “Surfing was always on my mind,” said the Cocoa Beach, Florida native. “I had a poster of […]

Lafayette 101st Airborne veteran goes skydiving for the first time –

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette veteran who spent time jumping out of planes to serve our country is now jumping out of a plane for fun. For the first time since serving in the military, 77-year-old Gary Foreman is trying skydiving. “I was talking to my son one afternoon and I was kidding around with […]

Dispute with Middletown has skydiving company considering new locations in Butler County – Hamilton Journal News

MIDDLETOWN —  A Middletown’s skydiving and aviation businesses has started looking for other locations in Butler County after the latest dispute with the city over the Middletown Regional Airport. The city council recently approved moving to the skydiving landing zone at the airport to an area company officials say is unsafe. Start Skydiving co-owner John Hart […]

Parachute feeds truckers –

PARACHUTE, Colo. (KJCT) – The town of Parachute is showing their appreciation to truckers… with a hot meal. Off of exit 75 along I-70, a community group called The Kitchen Help prepared food for truck drivers to show their appreciation. Every mom and pop business and over a thousand community members in Parachute donated to […]

Army Probe Calls For New Procedures After Deadly Ranger Parachute Accident –

The 75th Ranger Regiment should review its oversight of civilian-contracted parachute packers and implement several procedural changes following a March 2019 free-fall accident that killed a seasoned member of the elite Army unit, an investigation into the incident has determined. In the pre-dawn hours of March 15, Sgt. 1st Class Ethan Carpenter and his fellow […]

Skydiving business to resume operations, but police warn customers to stay away – Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – An Oahu skydiving company has been taking reservations for flights this weekend at Dillingham Airfield, but police are warning customers they could be cited or arrested. Skydive Hawaii repeatedly said on Facebook this week it is restarting weekend operations beginning Saturday. The company says it will require face masks, check temperatures […]

Roxboro parachute maker pivots to PPE – The Courier=Times

By George Willoughby [email protected] Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, North American Aerodynamics has added the production of facemasks to its menu of manufactured goods.General Manager Linn Long said the company’s manufacturing process is 90 percent government parachute manufacturing, but the manufacturers also create sport parachutes.Long said the current male and female civillian world champions and the […]

Skydiver body not ‘equipment’ for deciding employee status – Business Insurance

The “bodies” of skydiving instructors cannot be considered equipment for determining independent contractor status, the Idaho Supreme Court held Thursday in a challenge filed against a skydiving company by the Idaho Industrial Commission. In State Ex Rel. Industrial Commission v. Sky Down Skydiving LLC, the justices unanimously held that a magistrate judge erred in his […]