About

Blue Skies Magazine is the independent voice of air sports.

Our only agenda is to make you want to get out and enjoy the blue skies. We publish a nearly monthly (11 issues/year) print magazine that covers skydiving, BASE jumping, paragliding — not to mention the totally unrelated stuff people who do those sports might be interested in.
Photo of Roberta Mancino over Skydive Dubai by Noah Bahnson

What We Do


Publish a Magazine


Blue Skies Magazine is printed 11 times a year, with one combined issue. It is supported by advertising and is available on a subscription basis anywhere in the world.

Dat Mag

Talk to You


We have pretty damn lively communities on facebook, twitter and google+ with discussions, feedback, fun links, photos and everything good about social media.

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Help a Brother Out


If you can’t find what you’re looking for, ask us! We can probably tell you — or find someone who can — who the friendliest load organizer at Skydive XYZ is, what hours the PD factory tours run, or how to get in touch with that special someone (or case of beer).

Get some help

Grow Yo Biz


We have a combined 20 years of experience working in nearly every aspect of the skydiving industry, from working on the DZ to marketing for manufacturers, from being on staff at USPA to organizing the Skydive Expo. To here! We love sharing what we’ve learned.

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Support Jumpers


We like to keep it in the family. If you’re a skydiver, BASE jumper, paraglider, whatever, and need help with something cool you’re doing, let us know. We can help get the word out about your charity jump, boogie fundraiser or call for help.

Do Good

Enjoy Life


This started out as a way to fill a sixth ‘what we do’ but it’s actually why we’re here and not in cubicles filing TPS reports. We believe in having fun with life and everything we do serves that goal. Stop by our office and enjoy life with us via cookies and coffee.

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Who We Are


Kolla Kolbeinsdottir

Co-Owner

Kolla herds the advertising and subscribing cats.
kolla@blueskiesmag.com


Lara Kjeldsen

Co-Owner

Lara edits the magazine and does the website stuff.
lara@blueskiesmag.com


Pierre Kotze

Graphic Design

Pierre picks the photos and makes the magazine look pretty.
pierre@blueskiesmag.com


Volunteer Contributors

Melanie Curtis

Life Coach

Mel is a professional life and skydiving coach. She writes a monthly column with tips on how to manage stress, life, love, relationships, 4-way teams, and more!
Highcomms


Kurt Gaebel

Turning Points

Founder of the National Skydiving League (NSL), Kurt has brought 4-way formation skydiving into more people’s minds and hearts than probably anyone.
National Skydiving League


Dean 'Princess' Ricci

The Fuckin' Pilot

Pilot (4,500 hours incl. 4,300 flying jumpers), TI (8,000+ jumps) & man whore (stats unknown), there’s no subject Dean doesn’t have an opinion or story for.
The Fuckin’ Pilot


SkyGod

Ask SkyGod

Listen to the silence. And when the silence is deafening, you’re in the center of your own universe. When you get lost in your imaginatory vagueness, your foresight will become a nimble vagrant.
Ask SkyGod




Chris 'Douggs' MacDougall

BASE hero

One of the most widely respected, balls-out, living-the-dream BASE jumpers in the world, Douggs has guided readers through living life like a scumbag, and been referenced in nearly every BASE article we’ve printed.
BASE Dreams


Annette O'Neil

World Traveler

Annette travels the world BASE jumping and writes about it with a lyrical femininity that shows how beautiful BASE — and the world — can be.
Clever Ginger Creative


Cynthia Lynn Guzman

Cynthia Lynn Chronicles

Cynthia has goes deep inside the BASE world to bring us interviews with the superstars previously thought unreachable except by Swiss cable car.
The Cynthia Lynn Chronicles




Blannie Wagner

Paving the Runway

Blannie and her boyfriend Garrett are opening an air-sports center near Tightwad, MO and showing us how it’s done.
Truman Lake Air Sports


Sydney Owen Williams

Tales of a Former N00b

Sydney feels your pain, newbies. She is in charge of events and marketing at Skydive Elsinore and is the tail flier for Elsinore Horizon NOW, but remembers what it’s like to be starting out.
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