i61: January 2015
On the cover
Belgian FS team NMP Pch HayaBusa during the recent Dubai International Parachuting Championship. Photo by Bruno Brokken www.brunobrokken.com
On the Cover
Moe blows bubbles and Bruno photographs a photographer.
We’ll just let the caption speak for itself. “The gentlemen of Bay Area Skydiving geared up for a load on the annual Speedo Day. • Photo by Jessie Brownlow”
- Reader Question: What’s your jumping weather window?
- Comic Relief: Take It DZ by Nadene Beyerbach, adventurecreative.ca
- Best Maps Ever. Former tunnel god Derek Percoski is a cartographer. Who knew? bestmapsever.com
- Miracle 11’s Continuing Miracles by Mike Robinson
Ridiculous Maneuvers: An Interview by Missy Keough
Ridiculous fun, more like.
Early on you could tell that these guys were badass. I liked their commitment, discipline and tenacity. So I casually said, ‘You guys need a cameraman?’ They said yes so fast I had to duck! Were they desperate or did they just have a keen eye for talent? I like to think they chose the latter.
New Days at Skydive Taft by Christopher Rosenfelt
One step at a time and are doing it 100 percent organically, so it will take time. Long term we want to build a healthy, sustainable business that is an awesome place to be and hang out, whether in the air or on the ground.
Bridge Day ’14: A Photo Essay by David Cherry
Centerfold by Randy Swallows
Get the Shot by Tony Hathaway
I always think of using the camera settings to control the background lighting, and the flash to control the foreground lighting.
Super Sky Sleuth
Gotta find them all!
Tunnel Got You Stiff? by Emma Tranter
So, if you stretch and strengthen your legs you will access more freedom in your back.
SkyCouples: Montana & Mario by Eli Godwin
We got set up through a good friend of mine, Dan BC, who set me up as her playercoach. Best blind date I ever had!
Pivot! by Sydney Owen Williams
With the help of some of my more seasoned friends, I want to talk to you about the pivot point. The idea that if you set a good foundation from the getgo, you’ll have a much better chance at success throughout your career in the sky.
New Music in Dubai by Kurt Gaebel, NSL
It was a great start for Canada into the musical part of international formation-skydiving competitions, and it may not be the last time that “O Canada” is played.
Viewer Mail by the Fuckin’ Pilot
Until pilots actually stand up for themselves and demand the treatment they deserve for all the training they’ve suffered through and responsibility they are given, they’re gonna get fucked.
If You Want to Make Money … Stop Worrying about Money by James La Barrie
Everyone needs to dream, but focusing exclusively on money can be a creativity and passion killer (the two elements needed for massive success).
The Bigger Pursuit by Melanie Curtis
Who were you before you went skydiving? Who are you now?
Seems like if you’re not flying a brightly colored G3 with hipster glasses and an elasticated wristband alti under your fucking armpit you aren’t cool enough to skydive with.
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