We just got word that i57, the September 2014 issue of Blue Skies Mag, is in the mail to subscribers around the world!
If you don’t have your copy by the end of the month, please let us know! Be patient though, it’s not called snail mail for the fun of it.
If you’re not a current subscriber, you can >> SUBSCRIBE HERE << and tell us you want to start with this issue. Otherwise, we’ll start you with i58, the October issue.
We start out with a profile of Norwegian BASE jumper Kjersti “Kitty Cat” Eide, by the always fabulous Cynthia Guzman.
In the FlyBy: Take It DZ, the monthly comic by Nadene; tit4tat, the ever-popular breast-cancer awareness PSA; reader question of the month; Lonnie Bissonette’s first jump back at the bridge that bit him 10 years ago; and the opening of the 2014 DZ Awards Voting!
An ekstremsportveko ’14 photo essay by Chris “Giant” Stewart, Team One Call.
A peek into Douggs’ personal BASE logbook.
“The Four Times You Might Quit Skydiving” by Gil Sharon. Yes, you might actually think of quitting someday.
A Photo Tour of the Windy City’s Two Biggest Boogies: Skydive Chicago’s Summerfest and Chicagoland Skydiving Center’s Independence Boogie, by Norman Kent.
“Predicting the Future” by Moe Viletto. A select few were there to hear this speech Moe gave at Bridge Day a few years back; we thought it was still relevant enough for everyone to read today.
“The Perfect Madness of a BASE-Jumping Dad” by Alastair Macartney. How do you reconcile being a parent with participating in the world’s most dangerous sport?
James La Barrie has more DZ-management wisdom. “The Devil Is In the Details” will help your DZ go from good to unforgettable. More business = more jumps for you.
Feel like it’s been a rough year for fatalities? Sydney Owen Williams, former n00b, feels you. “If You Stay” might help you keep trucking.
4-way guru Kurt Gaebel of the NSL explains why you might be disappointed with your outdoor results after an awesome indoor training session in “The 4-Point Indoor Illusion.”
I’ll admit it, I asked the Fuckin’ Pilot how he managed to get porn in Dubai. His response — and more, of course — in “Fuckin’ Porn: Pros & Cons.” Remind me to think before I ask questions.
Melanie Curtis Grillet, highcomms.com, makes friends EVERYWHERE. You totally can, too. “Car Selfies and RAPA Revelations” might help you figure out how.
We hope you like it! Please let us know what you think, and don’t forget to vote in the 2014 DZ Awards. Results will be in the December issue.