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June Parachutist features

May 8, 2009

We just approved the final proofs for the June issue; here is a sneak peek of what you will see in just a few weeks . . .

  • Historical profile of Leslie Irvin
  • A beginner’s guide to 4-way formation skydiving (first in a series)
  • Guinness Book of World Records: Tandem record (most tandems in a day)
  • Core exercises to combat back pain from skydiving
  • Intro to wingsuiting

We hope you enjoy!

Skydiving in USA Today

September 8, 2008

Your vote matters … bet you’ve heard that a lot lately, huh? Well your vote does matter and could help promote your favorite sport! USPA member Scotty Burns’ photo of a wingsuit jump with the space shuttle Discovery launch in the background is one of eight photos being considered for USA Today’s Reader’s Top Pick photo. Wingsuit jumpers include (left to right) Mike Masheff, Mike Swearingen and Douglas Spotted Eagle.

(left to right) Mike Masheff, Mike Swearingen and Douglas Spotted Eagle. Photo by Scotty Burns.

(left to right) Mike Masheff, Mike Swearingen and Douglas Spotted Eagle. Photo by Scotty Burns.

You can vote online once per day here: www.usatoday.com/marketing/brand_mkt/openair/photo_contest/flash.htm

Voting ends September 16, so get out and vote! The winning photo will be printed in USA Today—what a great way to show the rest of the world one part of our sport!

Oh, and watch for the October issue of Parachutist—Douglas shares the details of the jump in Pages from a Logbook.