i78: June 2016

On the cover

Adam Andrews takes a selfie after jumping off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho.

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Cover Photo | Adam Andrews

Featured Photo | Luanne Horting

What’s that pilot chute doing to that poor jumper?

The FlyBy

Rainbow Boogie 2016

New FAI World Records

Impulse 2 Goes to Mountain View

Aeroscraft Progress

Icarus X Series

CYPRES Maintenance

Reader Question: Inspirational Jumpers

Surviving BASE, Part 1 of 3 | Chris “Douggs” Mcdougall

Pretty much all my original BASE jumping buddies are dead from various accidents. I started questioning why I’m still alive while my friends are dying. I will never fully know but here are a few reasons why I think I’ve survived BASE jumping so far.

Sri Lanka 2016 | Matt Blank

Several days later as I exited the World Trade Center the doorman stopped me to talk to me about Lonnie’s jump; he smiled and said, ‘Sir, thank you for coming to Sri Lanka. You have changed the way I see my country and your group has also changed Sri Lanka.’

Live Bigz Sequentials Photo Essay | Brian Buckland

Centerfold | Jessica Brownlow

Jessie might be on target to be our most prolific centerfold photographer ever! For good reason.

Scott Robinson, Sam Lendle and Chip Keating display some excitement while flocking over Skydive California. Photo by Jessica Brownlow. | Blue Skies Magazine i78: June 2016 | http://blueskiesmag.com

Scott Robinson, Sam Lendle and Chip Keating display some excitement while flocking over Skydive California. Photo by Jessica Brownlow. | Blue Skies Magazine i78: June 2016 | http://blueskiesmag.com

High Jinks, Part XI | James L. Hayhurst

Alan Eustace is no Felix Baumgartner.

As he walked out the door, it struck me that I had just met a remarkably humble man. I mean, here he was, about to make a jump from over 50,000 feet—one of the most dangerous feats known to man—and he apologizes for interrupting our conversation? And I couldn’t tell him from the janitor?

The Sanity Line | Moe Viletto

Our beloved Moe is back with more wisdom.

The farther away from the Sanity Line, the more insane it gets—until you come to the next fence surrounding a drop zone where you can scurry inside where it’s once again sane.

The Sanity Line

Don’t Let Your Next Demo Go Viral | Jeff Agard

The bad kind of viral.

Remember, you are either paving the way or shutting the door for future skydiving opportunities based on your actions. There are lawyers attached to every demo, and they don’t like it when you wrap a canopy around a light pole or hit people.

Know Culture, Know Happiness | James La Barrie

Are you hiring for the wrong reasons?

It only takes one negative attitude to destroy the culture of an organization. One person. I brought in many.

+Turning Points+ 4-Way Juniors, Part 2 | Kurt Gaebel, NSL

It is bad enough to me that FAI/IPC decided to separate genders and generations from each other, and that is not a new statement. However, I am glad that the officials and law-makers in our sport have at least not separated the girls from the boys in the official 4-way Junior category.

On Love and Loss | The Fuckin’ Pilot

They don’t tell you how empty the statement ‘You just have to let go and forgive yourself’ is when you mourn the loss of someone who you can’t help but feel deserved so very much more from you than you gave.

On Love and Loss

Miracle Upgrade | Melanie Curtis

If you are in a down time of your life or skydiving, know that this is your miracle upgrade in the making.

SkyGod

‘Hey everyone! Look quick! This guy’s a skydiver!’ Hear that? Of course you don’t. It’s the sound of literally no one giving a flying shit.

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