International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame Inductees Named for 2018

Recently the International Skydiving Museum and Hall of Fame announced the list of the 2018 hall of fame inductees. The museum plans to honor these individuals who range from skydiving instructors to former Olympic competitors at Skydive city in Zephyrhills on November 1st-3rd. Skydiving pioneers like Ray Cottingham, Daryl Henry, Suzie Joerns, Coy McDonald, Roger Ponce de Leon, Jay Stokes, …

Howard Jones

Howard Jones: 93 Year Old Former WWII Tail-Gunner Takes to the Skies Again on a Tandem Skydive

Every year for the last 10, Howard Jones has indulged in a tandem skydive in celebration of his birthday. This year is expected to be no different despite the fact that the 93-year-old is in hospice after being diagnosed with congestive heart failure. As his birthday jump typically kicks off in June, coordinators with PruittHealth Hospice in Beaufort gifted Mr. …

Federal Agents Raid Lodi Skydiving Center

A California drop zone that has been featured by media outlets in a number of stories regarding skydive fatalities was recently raided by the FBI. The Lodi Parachute Center was served with a search warrant this week as federal agents overran the facility. In the past, the skydive center had been much maligned for lackadaisical training practices and not properly …