Monday, December 29, 2008

Skydiver Dies After Chute Fails to Open

A woman is dead after her parachute failed to open while she was skydiving in Riverside County The body of the 33 year old Newport Beach woman was found Friday in an open field near the Perris Valley skydiving facility

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Samsung Mobile Takes to the Skies to Attempt Guinness World Record for Fastest Text Messaging While Skydiving - VIDEO

Team of Pro Skydivers Text Message During Freefall outside Los Angeles to Give New Meaning to XTREME TEXTING

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mid-schoolers trampled mobbing skydiver

Mid-school students shoving toward a skydiver who landed at their school trampled nearly two dozen classmates sending three to the hospital this afternoon

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Florida Skydiver Survives 10,000-foot Fall

A 27-year-old Florida man is alive after falling at least10 000 feet when his parachute was damaged during a skydiving jump in Miami Dec 9

Monday, December 8, 2008

Plane's Pilot Ejects, Parachute Lands In Tree

The pilot of the F A-18 jet survived He suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment

Thursday, December 4, 2008

One Less Thing On Her Bucket List

Getting into a skydiving jump suit is not something Kay Dearing 83 thought she d ever be doing But after seeing the movie 147 Bucket List 148 she added it to hers

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

First Ever Everest Skydive Successful

Three skydivers made a record-breaking skydive on Sunday by jumping over the world s highest peak Mount Everest in Nepal Oct 6

Monday, September 22, 2008

FAA Investigates Plane Crash

Two men parachute before plane crashes

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Skydiving Grandma: 'They Didn't Think I Would Do It'

Marjorie Schroeder s kids didn t want her white water rafting so she went skydiving instead

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Airport Hosts Parachute Competition

ELLINGTON -- Ellington Airport hosts a precision parachute competition

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

NW skydivers 'Leap for Lupus'

Northwest skydivers are going to great heights to raise money in the fight against lupus They gathered for the Leap for Lupus in Shelton Sunday One of the skydivers has the disorder which affects the immune system KING 5 photojournalist Ron Sanford shows us the event that has special significance

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

Bear Grylls brakes record

Bear Grylls sets new world indoor freefall record

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Raw Parachute Jumper Lands in Band

A parachutist went off course Thursday at the start of a military review dropped feet-first into the 1st Infantry Division s band and injured three members July 17

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Blumenthal Plans To Take On Skydive Co.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is launching an investigation into a skydiving company he believes is scamming consumers

Parachute Crashes Into Military Band: Hot Video

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Skydiving Web Site Is A Scam, Woman Says

Susan Lipper says she was looking for the perfect gift for her husband when she saw a van on the highway advertising a skydiving Web site

Thursday, July 10, 2008

French parachuting team lands on Place de la Concorde

They re seven six of whom are part of the French military team of parachuting -- together they were the first ones ever to land of the Place de la Concorde in Paris on Thursday as part of the rehearsals ahead of the Bastille Day celebrations on July 14 Images of the jump rehearsal

Friday, July 4, 2008

Skydiver Talks About Friend's Tragic Death

A man from Brighton died from an skydiving accident yesterday after his parachute failed to open

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Major Rocket Launch

Not only was it a great day for a parade it was a great day for launching a rocket Around 75 people were near Baldwin today as Pat Riepl launched his 8 and a half foot rocket Pat Riepl Rocket Launcher It took quite a few months to build it actually and then I worked until 1 30 last night getting some of the electronics in it and then I finished those up this morning It took about four hours this morning The Rocket went so high that air traffic needed to be notified After the FAA cleared the launch the countdown began The rocket stayed in the air for about 15 seconds and flew about 800 feet After the parachute deployed the rocket landed about 50 yards from its launch site The rocket is signed by veterans from as far back as World War II Pat Riepl Rocket Launcher it s kind of interesting when the people come in they might be signing a loved ones name on there someone who actually died in one of the conflicts or they might just be signing their own name Riepl launched a similar rocket last year and plans to continue launching in the future

Skydiver Dies During a Jump

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Raw Video - Skydiving Granny - Sky Diving Video News []

No explanation needed; phenomenal footage of a skydiving grandmother... Rad. Great form!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Will Clinton's Base Jump to McCain?

Some in the Democratic party are concerned about whether Barack Obama will be able to unify his party after the long battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton Some super-delegates are even planning to skip the party s convention June 11

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

VIDEO - More coverage of Sloan Carafello's Suicide by Jumping from a Plane with no Parachute.

Carafello took photos of himself on the way down. Footage includes interview with Bob Rawlins, pilot and owner of Duanesburg Skydiving in upstate New York. He claimed he had a school project and just wanted to take photos but once the door was open he leaped from the plane, without a chute, following a student, instructor, and videographer who were able to film him on the way down... At the end of his fall, Carafello hit a house near Routes 7 and 20 in Duanesburg. He had left "General Swarzenegger" as his next of kin / emergency contact.

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Monday, June 9, 2008

Rescuers Spot Parachute Of Missing Paraglider

Rescue workers use a high-powered scope to locate a missing paraglider s parachute but still haven t seen any sign of the chute s operator

Man Dies After He Jumps From Plane Without Parachute

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Skydiving Plane Crash Lands After Engine Stops In Mid-flight

The pilot of a skydiving plane in Greensburg is being called a hero after the plane s engine stalled 8 000 feet above the ground

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Man Celebrates 90th Birthday By Skydiving

5 26 08 - A local man turned 90-years-old this week and he decided to celebrate by taking his first leap out of an airplane

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Conn. Company's Parachute Lands On Mars

SOUTH WINDSOR -- A South Windsor company makes parachutes used by NASA

New Freefall Record Falls Flat

French Skydiver s Helium Balloon Leaves Without Him Team Said

Monday, May 26, 2008

5/26/08 - Former Iraqi soldier makes parachute jump to honor U.S. troops

5 26 08 - Former Iraqi soldier makes parachute jump to honor U S troops

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Catherine Anaya Goes Skydiving

Catherine Anaya checks another item off her bucket list

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Local Woman Killed In Skydiving Plane Wreck

Federal investigators responded Sunday after a small plane crashed in southwest Missouri killing two skydivers and seriously injuring two other people

Saturday, April 5, 2008

2 Dead In Longmont Skydiving Accident

A skydiving instructor and his student died Saturday after making a tandem jump over Vance Brand Municipal Airport 7NEWS reporter Lane Lyon explains

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

FBI: Newly Found Parachute Not Cooper's

The FBI and the man who provided four parachutes to skyjacker D B Coooper in 1971 say the parachute recently found in Washington could not possibly have been used by Cooper April 1

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Parachute May Be Long-Vanished Hijacker's

A torn and tangled parachute found by children in southwest Washington state may belong to famed hijacker D B Cooper who jumped out of a jetliner in 1971 with 200 000 in cash never to be seen again March 26

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Possible Clue Found In D.B. Cooper Mystery

Hoping to solve at least part of a 36-year-old mystery the FBI is analyzing a torn tangled parachute found in southwest Washington to determine if it belonged to famed plane hijacker D B Cooper

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Navy SEAL Killed in Parachute Jump in Arizona

A Virginia Beach-based Navy SEAL was killed during a parachute training jump in Arizona The name of the victim is being withheld while his relatives are notified Feb 13

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Raw Empire State Jumper Foiled

A former TV stuntman tried to parachute from the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building in 2006 Now he s suing saying the building s operators defamed him when they said he engaged in illegal activity Jan 15