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Formation Skydiving: Powerful Women Breaking Records

Formation Skydiving: Powerful Women Breaking Recor...

On this same day last year, the Arizona women’s 27-way formation skydiving state record was set during the Holidays Boogie at Skydive Arizona — 32 years after the 20-way formation skydiving record was set back in 1978. Well, it’s that record-breaking time of year again. They’re having another go at it today to beat last... Watch Video »
Old School Skydiving: Don't Try This At Home

Old School Skydiving: Don't Try This At Home

This is an old school shot before my time, so I’m not really sure what’s going on here. But it seems like a great way to squeeze in a few more skydivers on a full load. Anyone know more details about this shot? Photo via Jeremy Renkil. View Photo »
Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

With plenty of aircraft to choose from and world-class organizers from all levels, the Summerfest boogie at Skydive Chicago is the place to be. Photo via STF 4Loko. View Photo »
This Is Why We Fly

This Is Why We Fly

I don’t know about you, but this is why I skydive. An incredible shot of the tracking teams at the P3 Big Way Camp at Skydive Perris earlier this year. Photo by Juan Mayer Photography. What is it about skydiving that gets you excited? View Photo »
X Marks The Flock

X Marks The Flock

A great shot from the center of a 17-way X formation at Fly Zone Fermo in Italy. Photo by Cristian Vasari. View Photo »
Get Away From Me!

Get Away From Me!

When there are 200 skydivers on a big way record jump, the only thought running through my mind at break-off until landing is, “get away from me!” If you’re looking for video, check out Craig O’Brien’s footage from this 200-way California state formation skydiving record attempt at Skydive Perris. Photo by Juan Mayer. View Photo »
200-Way Record Attempt Over California

200-Way Record Attempt Over California

Following yesterday’s photo of the 200-way exit, this is Craig O’Brien’s video of 200 of the world’s most talented skydivers attempting to break the California state record at Skydive Perris in October 2011 (submission as an official record is still pending). Congrats to everyone on the jump! Craig, that’s some badass backslididing at break-off. Watch Video »
Big Way Traffic: 200-Way Exit

Big Way Traffic: 200-Way Exit

A little traffic is expected on big ways, especially when 200 skydivers exiting 9 aircraft attempt to set a new California state formation skydiving record at Skydive Perris. Landing must have been interesting; kind of like this big way landing traffic, only twice as many skydivers/canopies. This is just a teaser for tomorrow’s video, so... View Photo »
Blue Skies and Water Over Thailand

Blue Skies and Water Over Thailand

A 14-way formation skydive at the 2009 Thai Sky Festival in — you guessed it — Thailand. Unfortunately the 2011 Thai Sky Festival was cancelled but will hopefully be back next year. This shot reminds me of a few skydiving pics in paradise, like Luigi Cani flying his wingsuit over Fiji and this 6-way formation... View Photo »
Chasin' The Big Way Base

Chasin' The Big Way Base

Skydivers chasing the base on a big way formation skydive during the four-day P3 Big Way Camp at Skydive Perris in September. Photo by Juan Mayer Photography. View Photo »
Amazing 400-Way Formation Skydiving World Record

Amazing 400-Way Formation Skydiving World Record

This is an old clip from 2006 of the World Team completing the 400-way formation skydiving world record in Thailand. This isn’t like the Mission 100 big way at Parachute Montreal or the Square One 200-Way Sequential at Skydive Arizona. This is a very impressive 400-way… like a game of human Tetris in the sky.... Watch Video »
New Brazilian 102-Way Record at Skydive Arizona

New Brazilian 102-Way Record at Skydive Arizona

I love the look of “raining people” on big way formation skydives. This is a great feel-good video. Congrats to the Brazilian Dream Team for setting a new 102-way Brazilian big way record at Skydive Arizona on April 20, 2011. Juan Mayer also snapped a great shot of the exit on this jump. Watch Video »
The Exit: 102-Way Brazilian Record at Skydive Arizona

The Exit: 102-Way Brazilian Record at Skydive Ariz...

Chasing the base on the 102-way Brazilian record attempt, which the “Brazilian Dream Team” successfully completed on April 20, 2011 at Skydive Arizona. Congrats to everyone on the new Brazilian big way skydiving record! Photo by Juan Mayer. View Photo »
Big Way Skydive Traffic: 100 Canopies Landing

Big Way Skydive Traffic: 100 Canopies Landing

A bit of traffic in the air at Parachute Montreal for the Mission 100 big way — the recent attempt at setting a new Canadian 100-way record. Unfortunately they were just a few grips shy of setting the new record, but there’s always next year! Photo by Katherine Weishar. View Photo »
Building A Big Way

Building A Big Way

Building a big way formation skydive at the 2011 Euro Big Way Camp in Poland. Photo by Juan Mayer Photography. View Photo »
Big Way Formation Skydiving at Skydive Empuriabrava

Big Way Formation Skydiving at Skydive Empuriabrav...

A 32-way big way formation skydive over Costa Brava at Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain. Watch Video »
Canopy Formation 100-Way World Record

Canopy Formation 100-Way World Record

This was the 2007 canopy formation 100-way world record set at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, Florida. I would definitely prefer to be in one of the outer slots instead of the middle. What about you… which slot would you want on a big way canopy formation like this? Watch Video »
Lean, Green, Tracking Machine

Lean, Green, Tracking Machine

Bill Legard tracking off from the big way formation at the 2011 Arizona Challenge at Skydive Arizona. You’ll never have trouble spotting Bill in his lime green jumpsuit on a big way — or from the ground. Photo by Juan Mayer Photography. View Photo »
60-Way Skydiving Record in Ukraine

60-Way Skydiving Record in Ukraine

This is the Ukranian 60-way big way formation skydiving record set in 2009 at DZ Borodianka. The exit was at 16,000 feet (4,800 meters) and the completed formation was only flying for a few seconds before break-off… but a success! Watch Video »
Complete 75-Way Big Way Formation at AZ Challenge

Complete 75-Way Big Way Formation at AZ Challenge

This 75-way big way formation at Skydive Arizona’s 2011 Arizona Challenge was completed and flying for 8 seconds! Juan also captured some cool pics of a 16-way formation and tracking off at the Arizona Challenge. Photo by Juan Mayer Photography. View Photo »