Skydiving on ABC World News Tonight


Skydiving should be the closing segment of tonight’s ABC World News broadcast, unless it gets bumped by breaking news.

A couple of weeks ago Mile-Hi Skydiving in Colorado hosted USPA’s Canopy Piloting National Championships and two other swoop meets in a weeklong event billed as “Swoop Week.” Just before the start, USPA’s PR firm JWalcher Communications convinced ABC World News to send a crew to capture this exciting segment of our sport.

My job most of that Saturday was to assist the crew’s producer, correspondent, camera person and sound person in figuring out what to film, who to interview, etc. They interviewed Jessica Edgeington, Shannon Pilcher and me, and they filmed from many vantage points including from the airplane. We were sure to say that these were highly experienced athletes but who all started with their first jump. We’ll see tonight how they edited all of it, but we can be pretty sure it will make skydiving look edgy and exciting.


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