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“Behind the Lens”
Featured Art | September 2020

“Behind the Lens”

By Hannah Borg-Ore

“Behind the Lens”
Colored pencil and felt-tip pen

Hannah Borg-Oré | B-52582
Miami, Florida
orehannah@gmail.com

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Tales from the Bonfire | 1986 Is Calling
Tales from the Bonfire | September 2020

Tales from the Bonfire | 1986 Is Calling

By Kevin Gibson

His name is also Kevin. He didn’t even tell me until the end of the phone call. I had to ask.

Author: Kevin Gibson
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How Skydiving Changed My Life
How Skydiving Changed My Life | September 2020

How Skydiving Changed My Life

By Pete Rogas

It’s an age-old story: Boy is out having a blast; a young lady (many years younger) tickles his fancy and—wouldn’t you know it—they’re married.

Author: Pete Rogas
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Jared Miller | D-22031
Profiles | September 2020

Jared Miller | D-22031

By Brian Giboney

Jared Miller, D-22031, is the chief instructor at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, one of the busiest drop zones in the world. He started skydiving in 1995 and now has more than 22,000 skydives and multiple ratings.

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Parachutist Around the World
Parachutist Around the World | September 2020

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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“Natural Transition”
Featured Art | August 2020

“Natural Transition”

By Annalisa Beery

“Natural Transition”
Ink on paper

Annalisa Beery
annalisabeery.wixsite.com/faiththroughfreefall
annalisabeery@gmail.com

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Letters | August 2020

Opening Shock

By William Grut

The recent accident-statistics report—“Non-Fatal Incidents Summary” by Ron Bell in the May issue of Parachutist—was interesting and prompts me to bring up, once again, the problems of opening  shock.

Author: William Grut
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Tales From the Bonfire | I Was Already Dead
Tales from the Bonfire | August 2020

Tales From the Bonfire | I Was Already Dead

By Rick Thues

I was in a 2-way with my good friend (in freefall, OK?). She had only 100 jumps, and I had more than 2,000.

Author: Rick Thues
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Mike Brewer | D-33350
Profiles | August 2020

Mike Brewer | D-33350

By Brian Giboney

Mike Brewer, D-33350, is a skydiving filmmaker, instructor and organizer who has a huge international presence as a part of Kinetic, an organization comprised of creative athletes dedicated to exploring the world together.

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Parachutist Around the World
Parachutist Around the World | August 2020

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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“Ski and Donna Dive the Hills”
Featured Art | July 2020

“Ski and Donna Dive the Hills”

By Ebby Boehm

“Ski and Donna Dive the Hills”
Acrylic on canvas

Ebby Boehm | D-9410
Bradenton, Florida
Ebbyboehm@gmail.com

Author: Ebby Boehm
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Pablo Hernandez | D-29869
Profiles | July 2020

Pablo Hernandez | D-29869

By Brian Giboney

Pablo Hernandez, D-29869, is a highly accomplished Spanish canopy pilot whose father taught him how to jump at a young age.

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Letters | July 2020

Letters

D-Valuation

The D license represents that the holder has earned and demonstrated the highest level of expertise in our sport and is a master parachutist.

Author: Jim Graham
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Letters | July 2020

Letters

How to Count

Should jumpers who die inside skydiving aircraft be counted as skydiving fatalities?

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Tales From the Bonfire | A South Florida Cutaway
Tales from the Bonfire | July 2020

Tales From the Bonfire | A South Florida Cutaway

By Mark Perry

My second jump of the day, an 8-way formation skydive, was uneventful until I tracked away and pulled.

Author: Mark Perry
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Parachutist Around the World
Parachutist Around the World | July 2020

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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Parachutist Around the World
Parachutist Around the World | June 2020

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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“I Met Myself on the Mountain”
Featured Art | June 2020

“I Met Myself on the Mountain”

By Kayla Perron

“I Met Myself on the Mountain”
Ink on paper

Kayla Perron | B-47722
Orlando, Florida

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Tales From the Bonfire | The Wild, Wild Midwest
Tales from the Bonfire | June 2020

Tales From the Bonfire | The Wild, Wild Midwest

By Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld

As most older skydivers are aware, the Midwest was the wild, wild Midwest in the early 1980s.

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David “Junior” Ludvik | D-25148
Profiles | June 2020

David “Junior” Ludvik | D-25148

By Brian Giboney

David “Junior” Ludvik, D-25148, started skydiving in 1999 at Skydive Tecumseh in Michigan.

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Making It Through Together
Gearing Up | May 2020

Making It Through Together

By Ed Scott

In no wild nightmare could I have conceived that a virus would ground skydiving and, indeed, shut down the world.

Author: Ed Scott
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“Sunset Swoop!”
Featured Art | May 2020

“Sunset Swoop!”

By Sam Holliman

“Sunset Swoop!”
Colored pencils and pastels on paper

Sam Holliman | USPA #300435
Durham, North Carolina
Sam.holliman@gmail.com

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Larry Yount | D-18792
Profiles | May 2020

Larry Yount | D-18792

By Brian Giboney

Larry Yount, D-18792, was a military jumper who turned into a multi-talented, multi-discipline sport skydiver extraordinaire.

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Parachutist Around the World
Parachutist Around the World | May 2020

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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“Dog DayZ at the DZ”
Featured Art | April 2020

“Dog DayZ at the DZ”

By Stephanie Bush

“Dog DayZ at the DZ”
Acrylic on canvas

Stephanie Bush
Facebook.com/stephaniebushdesigns

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Carmen Villamil | D-30297
Profiles | April 2020

Carmen Villamil | D-30297

By Brian Giboney

Carmen Villamil, D-30297, began jumping in her native Puerto Rico but now makes her home at Skydive Arizona in Eloy. She is involved in many aspects of the sport—instructing, videography, rigging and competing—and has excelled at each.

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Parachutist Around the World
Parachutist Around the World | April 2020

Parachutist Around the World

Author: USPA Staff
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Increase Knowledge on Safety Day
Gearing Up |

Increase Knowledge on Safety Day

By Ed Scott

Actions have consequences. So do accidents, especially fatal accidents.

Author: Ed Scott
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“100th Landing”
Featured Art | March 2020

“100th Landing”

By Sietske Dils

“100th Landing”
Watercolor

Sietske Dils

Author: Sietske Dils
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Letters | March 2020

Letters

This is a Sport?

The 50th anniversary of my first jump is next month and I can’t tell you how much fun it was to watch the 1969 film “This is a Sport?” that you included in the recent USPA Update!

Author: Bob Dodt
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