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. …

Skydive Safety

Skydive Safety a Concern After Woman Suffers Injury Following a Fall

A woman suffered a skydiving injury after a fall in Miami-Dade County after falling from 13,000 feet. According to reports, the woman fell without a parachute and suffered injuries to her lower legs as a result of the hard landing following a skydive. She was discovered shortly after one in the afternoon at the intersection of Southwest 200th and 157th …

Alejandro 'Alex' Romero

Twenty-Two Year Old Marine, Alex Romero Killed in a Skydiving Accident in Coolidge, Was Recently Married

It was early morning, late January, the people in the community of Coolidge, Arizona had just started their day. Then, at roughly 7:45 am, residents saw something horrible happen. A man in a military uniform tumbled out of the sky. He appeared to be tangled in a parachute. According to one resident, it was a sight that will continue to …

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 …

Dorian Gimenez Captured in Epic Picture 12,000 ft Over the Wairarapa Region

A friend’s Gopro snapped an epic pic of skydiver Dorian Gimenez’s ​2600th skydive. While the two were preparing to parachute over Masterton’s Hood Aerodrome on Sunday last, fellow skydiver Romain Debiton’s action camera snapped the picture immediately following Gimenez leaving the aircraft.  At that exact moment, Gimenez just happened to lookup and the result is an amazing shot of skydiver Gimenez …

Air Force Academy’s skydiving teams take home gold at 2017 USPA collegiate championship

Last week’s United States Parachute Association National Collegiate Parachuting Championship saw the Air force Academy’s skydiving team take home numerous gold medals. More than 80 or more skydivers competed against one another in the event but it was the Air force academy’s Wings of Blue that put them all to shame. Participants competed in several formation skydive events at the Lake …