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i64: Pachangon

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i64: April 2015 | Cover Photo and Story: Josh Ruiz-Velasco above the Riviera Nayarit during SkydiveMex’s Panchangon 2015 boogie. Photo by Norman Kent • www.normankent.com
Written by Lara

That’s just fun to say, even though I’m probably saying it wrong. Pa. Chang. On and on and on.

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We’re not normally huge fans of boogie articles. No one cares what you ate, everyone knows manifest worked really hard and no kidding, there was a weather day. BUT. Actual boogies are crazy fun, and Benjamin Forde gets how to capture the fun; you might not understand exactly what happened, but that kind of sums up the actual boogie experience, in our experience.

No one knows what they ate at Pachangon, we’re pretty sure manifest worked hard and no kidding, Benji Forde and his girlfriend are both that hot. As for the true identity of Anonymous? Let’s just say he’s the jumper who loves a good boogie; Pachangon was no exception.

Blue Skies Magazine i64: April 2015 | blueskiesmag.com

i64: April 2015 | Cover Photo and Story: Josh Ruiz-Velasco above the Riviera Nayarit during SkydiveMex’s Panchangon 2015 boogie. Photo by Norman Kent • www.normankent.com

In this issue (full details and links to online versions here!):

  • Cover Photo and Story: Benjamin Forde takes you on a journey through the fear and loathing in Mexico. Photos by Norman Kent
  • Featured Photo | Samantha Schwann captures John Blackburn, Wade Baird, Andy Locke and Friday Friedman in the Skydive Arizona tunnel.
  • Cheers to 50 Years! | Curt Vogelsang got to crash Bill Booth’s 50-years-in-skydiving party
  • How to Ride the Unrideables | Annette O’Neil chats with Red Bull’s Jon DeVore
  • Photo Interview: Nancy Koreen | Zach Lewis shoots and interview’s USPA’s hottest staff member. Sorry, Ed.
  • Centerfold: The U.S. Army Parachute Team has added a vertical-formation skydiving (VFS) team to its roster, calling it the Golden Knights Vertical Program (GKVP). Here, the team trains at Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida in preparation for this year’s USPA Nationals, where they plan to compete in the VFS open category. (l to r): SGT Dan Osario, SGT John Long, SSG Trey Martin and SSG Reece Pendleton. Photo by SFC Jon Ewald.
  • Welcome to the Wisconsin Skydiving Center | By James La Barrie
  • Tough Deal: Knock Out Airspeed | Turning Points By Kurt Gaebel
  • My Last Fuckin’ AFF | By the Fuckin’ Pilot
  • Weird | By Melanie Curtis
  • SkyGod’s Spring Break | By SkyGod

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