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