Thierry L. Photographie – 2016 Calendar

Thierry Leger  is a photographer who fell in love with the sport of skydiving. Health concerns forced him to hang up the rig, but the love for the sky remains.

Photo by Thierry Leger

Photo by Thierry Leger

He had a dream of making a series of snapshots relating to the sky –  and with the help of 8 models, the idea to create this calendar at a skydiving center was born.  The photos were mainly shot at or around Skydive Center  in Gap, Tallard, France.

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Photo by Thierry Leger

Visit his website (in French) to view the images or to place an order for the calendar. You can also follow him on Facebook.

 

Wings Rig for sale on Craigslist

A link to this particular Craigslist ad has been floating around social media circles lately. The person selling the *shute* is likely not a skydiver and does not list a price, serials, DOM, number of jumps or really much of anything. We contacted the seller but have not heard back with more details, if we do we will update this post.

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Screen grab of ad – click for a larger image

Sometimes when we see ads like that, it is stolen gear being sold – but not always. As with any used gear purchase from an unknown seller, it’s a good idea for the potential buyer to vet the purchase the best they can before handing over some cold, hard cash. We did speak with Sunrise Manufacturing, the maker of the Wings container, and they were not aware of this container being reported as lost or stolen. They did however point out that it is not a very young chute either, and estimated the age at about 15 years.

If it is not stolen, this might be a great deal to be had – or if it is stolen, maybe the skydiving community can help spread the word and get the rig back to its rightful owner.

Click here to visit the ad on Craigslist in Jackson, MS.

 

Performance Designs Hiring: Video Production

DeLand based parachute manufacturer Performance Designs, Inc is looking to hire a person to handle video production as a part of their marketing department team. Job description is posted below, but you can visit the PD website for more information.

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Are you an experienced skydiving videographer or action sports video producer looking for a dream job? Well you’re in luck! We are actively seeking a videographer to join our marketing team. This awesome, creative person will be responsible for editing, producing and creating compelling visual media for PD’s branding, educational and marketing efforts. In addition to extensive video production skills, we’re looking for someone with a creative eye, and a good sense of humor, and an appreciation for a good doughnut.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

– Create engaging video content from concept to completion, and maintain all workflow processes
– Develop and maintain a production calendar to ensure the best quality and highest volume of work
– Coordinate with other departments such as Engineering/R&D to create video content

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

– Video shooting/editing skills; a portfolio of past work is required
– Ability to shoot video content both in the field and in a studio setting
– Proficient with Final Cut Pro (or equivalent video editing program) with editing transitions
– Adobe Suite experience (After Effects a plus)
– Proficiency with DSLR cameras and their specific manual settings
– GoPro (all models), drone and steady cam
– Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
– Willingness to learn other applications, as required
– Knowledge of MAC OS

TurnedOn Contest: Best GoPro Face

Hypoxic, maker of all things geeky and electronic for skydiving (and other extreme sports) is running a contest, starting today and ends on Friday August 14, 2015 by 5pm PST.

Photo Contest – submit your best shot of  a “GoPro Face” on the Hypoxic Facebook page or on Instagram (@gethypoxic) and tag it with #GoProFail
Rules?! There are no rules. Simply share your best “GoPro” Face, tag it with #GoProFail and make us laugh! This is a quickie – ends Friday 5pm PST!

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No runners-up, only the best entry wins! What do you win? Most importantly, DZ bragging rights! We’ll also send you a Turned on by HYPOXIC Status Indicator for your GoPro Camera – just think, no more embarrassing “Am I blinking” idiotic gestures again! Heck, we’ll even send you a Turned On tee so you can flaunt your prowess and make everyone envious of your supreme online contest winning skills. 

Want to know more about Turned On? Visit the TurnedOn website and stop being that, “Am I On?” guy. Good Luck – You need it!

Skydive Tecumseh hosting “Get to Know Your Reserve” Event

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By Nick Barson, event organizer.

Michigan dropzone Skydive Tecumseh will be hosting an event for its jumpers and visitors the weekend of August 22-23, 2015, in cooperation with Aerodyne Research.

The goal of the event is to allow participants to experience what it is like to fly a reserve canopy – without having to experience a malfunction or an emergency beforehand. A tour rep from Aerodyne will be on hand with several reserve demos, ready to assist jumpers in selecting a canopy that fits their experience and skill level. For those that want to practice tight landings, an inflatable obstacle landing area will be set up for those who wish to practice tight off field landings.

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Rules/Restrictions: ALL licensed jumpers are welcome to participate. However, only C & D licensed jumpers will be allowed to land in the obstacle area. A & B licensed jumpers MUST receive coaching on how to fly/land the reserve canopies before being allowed to jump them. All reserve jumps must be done as hop-n-pops (no terminal velocity openings allowed). The reserve you jump must be equal to or larger than your current main parachute.

Prizes: There will be numerous prizes for participating in this event. “Grand Prize” is a discount voucher for a full set of gear from Aerodyne (main/container/reserve). There will also be a discount voucher for a new main, as well as a discounted voucher for a new reserve. All prizes will be given away by random drawing. For every jump you do on an Aerodyne standard reserve you receive 2 entries. For every jump you do on an Aerodyne sport main you receive 1 entry. Jumpers will be eligible to win more than one prize in the random prize drawing with the exception of the “Grand Prize”. If you have already won a prize and your name is drawn for the Grand Prize you can choose to keep what you have already won OR take the grand prize. Prizes surrendered in this circumstance will go back into the random drawing.

There is a $25.00 registration fee (click here to sign up). The first 50 registrants (or all registrants received by August 1st whichever is greater) will get an event t-shirt. Photo and video will be taken of the landings. All are welcome to come back to the campground in Tecumseh Saturday and Sunday evenings for some food, beverages, and to watch video of the day’s landings in the obstacle area. Come on out for what is sure to be an amazing event! Please call 517-423-7720 with any questions or visit the event page on Facebook.

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