At Skydive San Diego in Jamul, California, instructor Patrick Woodruff takes Rachelle Babler for a tandem skydive to release the ashes of her father, 28-year Navy veteran Stanley Ljosdal. Ljosdal never got to make a jump, and Babler said, “That’s why I had to do it for him.”
From left, Junior Melton, Dana Parker, camera flyer Dave Durant, Floyd Kehl, Chuck Surges and Al Lavine pose for the camera in October at Skydive Indianapolis in Frankfort, Indiana, after setting the Jumpers Over Seventy State Record for Largest Formation Skydive with a 5-way.
Lew Sanborn, D-1, celebrates his 90th birthday at Mid-America Sport Parachute Club in Taylorville, Illinois, where friends held a cookout in his honor and presented him with a certificate proclaiming him the 23rd member of Jumpers Over Ninety (a subgroup of the Parachutists Over Phorty Society).
On July 14, friends and colleagues of Kellie Infante, B-46875, performed a memorial series of jumps at Skydive Perris in California, her home drop zone.
Phil Lamm (upper right, blue helmet) and friends complete a 16-way in celebration of his 3,000th jump at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.
Friends of jumper Kellie Infante, who passed away earlier in the year, honor her memory by performing a simulated ash release with pink feathers at Skydive Perris in California.
Tandem instructor Mike Hennessy gears up a tandem student at Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington.
Sven Jeseppi swoops in during a speed round at the Florida Canopy Piloting Association meet at Skydive City Zephyrhills in Florida.
Brendan Greeley (left) and wingsuit flyer Alexander Lemaire carve around each other at Skydive Danielson.
Mirjam Grossenbacher enjoys a freefly jump at USPA Foreign Affiliate DZ Skydive Switzerland in Reichenbach.
Photo by Elliot Byrd | D-32251
Josiah Rich and Jason Brigmon of U.S. Freestyle Team Axiom XP make a training jump at Skydive Paraclete XP in Raeford, North Carolina.
Photo by George Katsoulis | USPA #93010
At Skydive Perris in California, the Top Flite team, led by Kevin Kierce, flies a 16-way during its first skills camp since the DZ re-opened.
While at Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Longmont, Colorado, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first jump, Bill Boles, D-2907, poses in the landing area with his daughter, Kristin, who is an AFF student and accompanied her father in the plane for the occasion.
On their return to the sky after the lifting of lockdown orders, Bob Compton, Terry Dauplaise, Eric Knight and Celine Pelletier launch an open accordion at Skydive Perris in California.
David Robinson (red and white rig), D-33346, and friends celebrate his 70th birthday with a 17-way formation of the number 70 at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
Justin Fuller performs a gear check on Alyssa Buron before boarding the plane at Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.
Jumpers participate in the Virginia state sequential formation skydiving record attempts—which nearly completed before one of the planes experienced mechanical trouble and ended the attempts—at Skydive Suffolk.
Jamie Miller follows Ryan Uldrich out the door as he leads an angle jump at Skydive Cross Keys.
Members of the various freefly teams who competed in the TeXas Speedway freefly vs. bellyfly event at Skydive Spaceland-Houston in Rosharon, Texas, get together after the competition for an angle dive.
Photo by Daniel Schiermeyer | D-31153
Near the end of a beautiful day, Jurga Berry exits a helicopter at Skydive Carolina in Chester, South Carolina.
From left: Matt Congdon, Keith Jones, Chris Haslam, Colin Conway and Scott Robinson enjoy a canopy flock at Skydive Midwest in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, the weekend after quarantine lifted.
Tim Carothers models the latest in 2020 fashions on the way to altitude on re-opening weekend at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.
Tom Camire (green helmet), D-25536, makes his 2,700th jump during Summerfest 2019 at Skydive Chicago in Ottawa, Illinois.
Instructor Matt Leonard of Superior Flight Solutions films James Deller’s landing for use in the debrief during a canopy course at Jumptown in Orange Massachusetts.
John Pitts lands during the re-opening weekend at Skydive Tennessee in Tullahoma.
Bradley Allen hangs below Mariah Funcannon (left) and Steve Osner at Skydive Kansas City.
Photo Norman Kent | D-8369
Caroline Layne daydreams about the fun she had at the End of the Year Boogie 2019-2020 hosted by USPA Foreign Affiliate Skydive Cuautla in Puerto Escondido, Mexico.
Painting by Yvette Walter I D-32690
“Fun with Friends”
Acrylic on canvas
At Dallas Tandem Skydiving in Ennis, Texas, Tandem Instructor Rudy Reyes uses his downtime to play with an old C-9 canopy.
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