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Friday Freakout: Parachute Catches Fire, Goes BOOM!

Friday Freakout: Parachute Catches Fire, Goes BOOM...

Legendary skydive cinematographer Joe Jennings was asked to coordinate a burning parachute stunt for a music video. Normally they soak the parachute in gasoline and build an ignition switch. But the first attempt didn’t work, so they added gun powder and closed off the front cells to prevent the fuel from drying out too quickly.... Watch Video »
"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 »
Breathtaking Sunset Canopy Flock

Breathtaking Sunset Canopy Flock

Jonathan Tagle of the PD Factory Team organized a sunset canopy flock at Skydive Pink Klatovy in the Czech Republic during the 2011 Pink Canopy Piloting Open. Photo by Bruno Brokken. 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 »