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 …