i77: May 2016
On the cover
Eric Naranjo flanks Matt Blank, who is flying the Coalition Duchenne Squirrel Aura II wingsuit for boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common fatal childhood genetic disease. Full story on page 4. Photo by Dan Dupuis.
Cover Photo | Dan Dupuis
Featured Photo | Jeff Chan • jeffchanphotography.com
Take It DZ comic by Adventure Creative • www.adventurecreative.ca
#Fly4Dusty – The cover boys fly to raise awaress of Duchenne for Coalition Duchenne.
Reader question: What’s the most important question to ask at a strange DZ?
Sky Assistant. GET IT.
D’oh. In our April issue, we told you the centerfold photo subject was Jason White, but it was actually Andrew Muse. Both badasses, but only one was actually our centerfold poster boy. Sorry to you both, Jason and Andrew!
New products from Fluid Wings, Aerodyne, Squirrel and Apex BASE
300 Imperfect Jumps for Parkinson’s
Photo Interview: Mikhail Markine | Zach Lewis
Get to know a member of Arizona Airspeed.
I have gotten into the really cool habit of keeping a little mini journal that I write in right before I got to bed and right after I wake up. It helps keep me focused on the positive and keep track of the lessons for those things that didn’t go as planned.
High Jinks, Part X | James L. Hayhurst
Back to Roswell.
The StratEx compound was as modest as Stratos headquarters had been grand, consisting of a doublewide mobile home that served as the assembly and meeting place, a singlewide trailer that served as mission control, and some porta-johns.
Centerfold | Greg Gasson • skydivingstunts.com
72-way head up at Eloy.
2016 Summer Boogie Guide
Not a comprehensive list, but this should get you started on your summer plans!
That Boogie with the Funny Name | Kolla Kolbeinsdottir
Kolla chats with the source.
Flajflaj does mean something, but it’s clear to you only if you take part. I can’t explain it.
All for the Love | James La Barrie
Those who can, wrestle; those who can’t, get excited for Mondial.
Can there be a more pure form of sport than one in which participants literally put their lives on the line for no financial gain?
+Turning Points+ 4-Way Girl Power, Part 2 | Kurt Gaebel, NSL
No controversy here. Move along.
Yes, a girl may have to use 50 percent of individual maximum strength where a boy has to put in only 40 percent. So what?
A Farewell Celebration | The Fuckin’ Pilot
That poor, poor girl.
Three cups of coffee, a whole lot of Google Translate and many “I’m so sorry, if I’d only known I wouldn’t have’s” later, I finally had her calmed down and laughing a bit.
How to Actually Be Cool | Melanie Curtis
Nice is the new SkyGod.
If you are reading this and on any level are noticing you’re that guy being a jerk to younger jumpers, anyone who’s not perceptibly “cool” or just other people in general … check yourself before you wreck yourself.
If you’re in the market for stuff of any kind, buying from these guys (and letting them know you saw them in Blue Skies Mag) will help keep the mags coming to your door.
|AltiForce||Bee Realty Corp||Bev Suits||Fluid Wings||Icarus Canopies|
|Larsen & Brusgaard||Opening Shock||Skydive Arizona||Skydive Radio||Speedfly Soboba|
|SunPath||The Ranch PRO Shop||Tony Suits|
|Vigil America||Wicked Wingsuits||Handsome Dave DeWolf’s Rigger Courses|
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