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Friday Freakout: Swooper Slams Into Water — Aerial View

Friday Freakout: Swooper Slams Into Water — Aeri...

Nailed it! Thanks to Stay Awesome Productions for the aerial shot. Watch Video »
Project Orange - The Fun Stuff

Project Orange - The Fun Stuff

A little bit of trash talking, some swoop crashes, and just overall a good time during Performance Designs’ Project Orange — an event that encompasses all aspects of canopy flight. Enjoy the fun stuff :) Watch Video »
Airplane vs. Parachutist

Airplane vs. Parachutist

Here’s another kind of formation flying… this time with badass Red Bull Air Force aerobatic pilot, Martin Sonka, flying side-by-side with skydiver/parachutist, Petr Mestak. Martin holds the airplane in ever so slightly angled flight — much like a helicopter — right next to Mestak underneath his cross-braced parachute. Very impressive. Watch Video »
PD Tveir: The League of Extraordinary Swoopers

PD Tveir: The League of Extraordinary Swoopers

In an effort to keep things new and fresh, Performance Designs came up with “PD Tveir” for their PRO pilots — a challenging and creative new format that was the first complete two-way swoop comp of its kind. This looks like tons-o-fun, but don’t try this at home unless you’re the proud owner of a... Watch Video »
Swooping With Style: 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals

Swooping With Style: 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nat...

The best swoopers from across the country gathered at the 2012 USPA Canopy Piloting Nationals — hosted at Skydive The Farm — in search of the title of National Champion of Canopy Piloting. With a new host, new competitors, and new rules, a new champion was crowned. Curt Bartholomew took first place, followed by Nicholas... Watch Video »
PD Factory Team. Aerobatic Plane. Dizzying Demo.

PD Factory Team. Aerobatic Plane. Dizzying Demo.

You may get dizzy watching this, but it’s only because the PD Factory Team does a beautiful spiral with smoke — along with an aerobatic plane — as a demo jump for the Dubai International Parachuting Championships (DIPC). The Palm alone is incredible. Add this stuff, and it’s just stunning. And watch through to the... Watch Video »
Project XRW: Flying Dreams Over Skydive Sebastian

Project XRW: Flying Dreams Over Skydive Sebastian

Absolutely incredible footage from Project XRW of wingsuiters flying alongside parachutes over Skydive Sebastian. The PD Factory Team setting the canopy base, and the wingsuit pilots — organized by Taya Weiss — coming in to fly their slots. Amazing inside and outside footage of the whole thing. The exit shot of the wingsuit pilots… wow!... Watch Video »
XRW: Leave It To The Pros

XRW: Leave It To The Pros

Wingsuiting and canopy piloting at it’s finest. Combining the two (XRW) is complete badassery. In order to keep videos like this from going batshit scary and turning up on Friday Freakouts, don’t try this at home, kids. These guys are pros. Now check out the first-ever Project XRW by Raise the Sky… this stuff is... Watch Video »
Parachuting Over The Dubai Skyline (DIPC)

Parachuting Over The Dubai Skyline (DIPC)

Team Hayabusa under canopy after a 4-way formation skydiving round at the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Danny Jacobs. View Photo »
Distance Battles in Dubai (DIPC)

Distance Battles in Dubai (DIPC)

Following the Mad Swooping Skills video I posted earlier this week, here’s a mix of the canopy formation, formation skydiving, and canopy piloting rounds from Day 3 of the third annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Keep your eyes peeled at 4:43 for some swooping carnage. Oh, and a rant from the... Watch Video »
Stacking Storms (DIPC)

Stacking Storms (DIPC)

Canopy Formation teams from France stacking a dozen PD Storms on a practice run for the closing ceremony at the 3rd annual Dubai International Parachuting Championship (DIPC) at Skydive Dubai. Photo by Bruno Brokken. View Photo »
Joyride In Blue Skies

Joyride In Blue Skies

Nick Batsch and Will Penny on a joyride with the Petra 72, after their CRW session with Will at the wheel. Photo by Will Penny. View Photo »
New Skydiving Toy: The Wingman Cam

New Skydiving Toy: The Wingman Cam

Who needs Goose or Jester from Top Gun when you have the Wingman Cam, a new flying camera platform (FCP) for GoPro cameras (or any other small format cameras). Although it’s used primarily by paragliders, Jeff Provenzano of the Red Bull Air Force takes his new toy out for a few spins on a parachute... Watch Video »
Flying Into The Grand Canyon

Flying Into The Grand Canyon

Yves “Jetman” Rossy scoping out his landing area at sunset before his flight over the Grand Canyon with a jet-powered wing. Photo by Bruno Brokken. With a price tag of over $200,000, who wants a “Jetman” wing for Christmas? View Photo »
Close-Up Canopy Formation Over China

Close-Up Canopy Formation Over China

A stunning close-up shot of the Canopy Formation World Team doing a demo jump at the 2011 China International Airsports Fiesta in Laiwu, China — the largest air sports event in China. Photo by Bruno Brokken. Check out the video from the canopy formation 100-way world record from a few years ago. View Photo »
Swooping For Silver at The World Cup

Swooping For Silver at The World Cup

This is how it’s done! Jason Moledzki of the PD Factory Team swooping — and taking 2nd place in accuracy — at the 2011 FAI World Cup Canopy Piloting. Photo by Bruno Brokken. Check out Bruno’s breathtaking sunset canopy flock photo and his hilarious Fun Jumper vs. Tandem Factory video — winner of the 2010... View Photo »
Fly The Golden Sky

Fly The Golden Sky

There’s not much to say… other than I wish I was flying in this golden sky with these skydivers. Photo by Trond R. Teigen. When and where was your most memorable sunset jump? View Photo »
"Most Beautiful Photo" Award Winner

"Most Beautiful Photo" Award Winner

This incredible shot of Chris Stewart flying his 89VX in Voss, Norway won the “Most Beautiful Photo” award in the Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports) 2011 Summer Photo Competition. Congrats to Chris and Nils for winning, and thanks to Norman Kent for judging the photo competition. Photo by Nils Predstrup. View Photo »
Pilots of the Caribbean

Pilots of the Caribbean

This SkyArt canopy was part of the Icarus Canopies (by NZ Aerosports) 2011 Summer Photo Competition. Nothing says “good luck” like looking up at skull and crossbones before swooping. Photo by Gatsby Rynbout. If you were to get a SkyArt canopy from NZ Aerosports, what design would it be? View Photo »
Dodging Dozens Of Hot Air Balloons

Dodging Dozens Of Hot Air Balloons

Luke Aikins and Jeff Provenzano of the Red Bull Air Force dodging dozens of hot air balloons before swooping the crowd at the 29th annual Quick Check Balloon Festival in New Jersey. Photo by Luke Aikins. View Photo »