Oh but it is. Our 50th issue is in the mail now (you probably already have it if you’re a subscriber, actually).
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Here is what is in this momentous issue:
63 ladies attempting a new women’s vertical world record above Skydive Arizona. Photo by Norman Kent • www.normankent.com
Cover Story: Gone with the Wing by the Eleven of Us
You’ve seen the video, now read the story straight from their mouths.
63 ladies doing a dirt-dive for an attempt to set a new women’s vertical world record at Skydive Arizona. Photo by Wade Baird.
Reader Question: What did your friends and family think when you started jumping? And what do they think now?
Ink of the Month, Monthly tit4tat, and “Dive: A Student’s High-Flying Submission to the ‘Doritos Crash the Super Bowl’ Ad Contest” by Jack Heston
Speed Flying for Skydivers by Angie Aragon
It’s all fun and badassery until someone ends up eating through a straw for the rest of their life. Angie takes the first step toward proficient, safe speed flying – shockingly not an oxymoron!
Meet the D4W Team: Arizona Rampage
Meet one of the teams behind those amazing tunnel-flying videos (like this one! vimeo.com/83959820) and the emerging dynamic 4-way discipline.
Return of the BirdMan
Rejoice, our favorite Finn is back! Jari Kuosma and BIRDMAN are back in a big way. A big Fuji-san way.
Doing some CRW on the way down during the Skydive European Challenge big-way record attempts at Skydive Empuriabrava, Spain. Photo by Bruno Brokken • www.brunobrokken.com.
Why Winter Weather Sucks: A Meteorological Perspective by Megan Walker-Radtke
We’re droppin’ some science, yo. Face it, you’re not jumping in this weather so you might as well spend the time learning why, right?
Paving the Runway: SLAP Tears and Scooter Tows by Blannie Wagner
The new DZ in Tightwad is coming along smoothly-just like Blannie’s shoulder.
SkyCouples: Patrick & Michael by Eli Godwin
♥ ♥ ♥ Eli interviews the smoochiest members (we think) of the FS team 55 North. ♥ ♥ ♥
Turning Points: Getting Away with Murder by Kurt Gaebel, NSL
Woah. Woah, man. Have you read this yet?? Real, honest opinions, in print, signed by an actual skydiver! Will wonders never cease? (PS – We want more of these crazy things called signed opinions, so send them in to me at email@example.com!)
You Kiss Your Mother with That Mouth? by the Fuckin’ Pilot
The pilot’s mom and my mom are awesome. Yours probably is too. Go hug/call/thank her.
Mega by Melanie Curtis, highcomms.com
63 women, woah! And it all began with a thought.
SkyGod’s Friends of Femurs
SkyGod proposes Sisters In Skydiving’s counterpart. Save the boys!