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Flip through the pages of back issues from September 1957 to today as if you were holding the real magazine! Once you open an issue, swipe the hand icon to the left to begin reading. (You may need to disable your pop-up blocker to view.)

September 1993 Cover   (Sep 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Norman Kent, D-8369, captured this image of Howard Daugherity and Richard Powell landing in formation as the sun rises at Flagler Beach, Florida as part of an advertising project for Performance Designs' new "Stilleto" canopy.

August 1993 Cover   (Aug 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Pine Pienaar, D-13240, took this shot of tandem instructor Jim Wallace, his passenger Peter Gallagher and Gail Sims as the trio exited over the California countryside between the Perris Valley and Bear Creek airports.   Gallagher, who normally pilots the balloon, said after his first jump, "Now I know why you guys love jumping out of my balloon so much."

July 1993 Cover   (Jul 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Fun Air Productions' Michael McGowan, D-5709, aims his lens at a 10-way formation over the ramps at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.

June 1993 Cover   (Jun 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Mike Lee, D-10990, took this shot of tandem instructor Art Paton and his passenger Debbie Good over Perris Valley Skydiving on Paton's 1000th tandem jump.

May 1993 Cover   (May 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Norman Kent, D-8369, puts Tampa CReW between himself and the sun over Flager Beach, Fla., while filming a promotion for Performance Designs Lightning canopies.

April 1993 Cover   (Apr 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Tom McCollough exits, Wes Keeley lands, and Dave Kaiser races down the hill at the Paraski Nationals at Snowbird, Utah.  See Jerry Rouillard's story and more of Keith Stewart's photos of the meet on page 28.

March 1993 Cover   (Mar 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Kicking off PARACHUTIST's new cover design are two freefall photographers, Jamie Paul (in the photo) and Tony Loper (behind the camera).  Paul is currently men's freestyle co-champion videographer.

February 1993 Cover   (Feb 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Photographer Tom Sanders, D-6503, captured this shot of Jan Davis over Monument Valley, Utah while filming a television commercial for a German razor blade manufacturer.

January 1993 Cover   (Jan 1993) Featured Photos Covers

Graphic artist Lore Tucker of Reedley, CA designed this month's cover as the logo for the 1992 U.S. National Skydiving Championships hosted by SkyDance SkyDiving at Skydive Arizona.  A complete report of this year's Nationals begins on page 28 of this issue.

December 1992 Cover   (Dec 1992) Featured Photos Covers

This photograph of Diamond Quest '92, the group that successfully completed a new world record 38-way canopy relative work formation over Richland, WA on October 10, appears courtesy of the Tri-City Herald newspaper located in Tri Cities, WA.  A complete story on the new CRW record appears on page 30 of this issue.

November 1992 Cover   (Nov 1992) Featured Photos Covers

The late Mike Allen, D-10180, took this photograph over the Florida Keys during Memorial Day weekend 1991.  Regretfully, PARACHUTIST has not been able to use it until now; Allen did earlier this year in an automobile accident in his home state of Florida.  His excellent photography has appeared several times within the pages of PARACHUTIST.

October 1992 Cover   (Oct 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Tom Sanders, D-6503, gets a shot of his favorite subject, Jan Davis, over Palau in Micronesia (see related story on page 41).  The project is part of Sanders' upcoming adventure sports movie,  "Over the Edge," planned for release early next year.  The film will include breathtaking footage of hang gliding, fixed object jumping, scuba diving, bungee jumping and skydiving.

September 1992 Cover   (Sep 1992) Featured Photos Covers

George Frey, D-7674, captured TOP POP Bill Wood on a dead-center strike at last year's POPS Winter Meet held in Umatilla, FL.  This year, the POPS Nationals are scheduled for September 27-October 4 at the Raeford Parachute Center in Raeford, NC.  The meet will include accuracy competition, Hit 'n' Rock and 4-way scrambles judged by video.  For more information , contact Wood at (919) 875-3261.

August 1992 Cover   (Aug 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Clarence R. Thorn, a freelance specialist from Washington, DC, created this month's cover design to symbolize the history and progression of the Parachute Club of America and its successor, today's USPA.  His design first appeared on the 25th anniversary edition of PARACHUTIST in August, 1982.  PCA's original symbol, the triangle was based on a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), who envisioned a way for man to descend from the sky even before the concept of air travel.

July 1992 Cover   (Jul 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Guy Wright, D-7958, exits from the tailgate of a DeHavilland Caribou over the United Parachtute Club in Gilbertsvill, PA.  Photograph by Mike McGowan.

June 1992 Cover   (Jun 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Gus Wing, D-7117, chases freefall photographer Norman Kent (with out camera this time) as he sizes up skysurfer Bob Hallett over Skydive DeLand, FL.  See related story on page 23.

May 1992 Cover   (May 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Official USPA National ParaSki Championships photographer Keith Stewart, D-8176, took this shot at the landing area of this year's meet in Park West, UT.  Keith served his second year in a row as USPA's official photographer, and his work appeared on the May 1991 cover as well.

April 1992 Cover   (Apr 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Randy Thurston, D-10000, captured this shot of Dave Scott, D-12799, over Skydive Carolina! while filming a commercial for a new brand of strapless sandals, which are stuck to Scott's feet with a special adhesive that makes them reuseable.

March 1992 Cover   (Mar 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Mike McGowan, D-5709, gets his second cover in 1992 (see feature on page 25).  This time, he captures Team Pursuit practicing over Skydive Arizona.  Members include (top) Kevin Vetter, (right wing) Chris Knight, (left wing) captain Joe Lambright, and (bottom) newest member Paul Joseph.  McGowan flew into the top of the formation, flipped upside down in his risers and released to position himself for this shot.

February 1992 Cover   (Feb 1992) Featured Photos Covers

Norman Kent, D-8369, was on hand to film a group of world class skydivers invited to perform at the Club Med resort in Eleuthra in the Bahamas last October.  He shot this group exiting from a Twin Otter over the island.

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