New Parajet Team Pilot

It’s official, Tightwad’s own Blannie Wagner is the newest Parajet Team Pilot, sponsored by Parajet USA!

If you’ve been reading her column, “Paving the Runway,” you know this is a BFD for the girl who could barely even lift a paramotor off the ground. Many hours of fitness, sweat and hard work later, we present to you Blannie Wagner, Parajet Team Pilot:

Blannie Wagner stands next to her new sponsored Parajet paramotor

Parajet Team Pilot Blannie Wagner

Congratulations Blannie! Great shirt, btw ;)

Skydiving Hotties Calendar

To keep track of the passage of time, there really is nothing that beats the feel of a nice old-fashioned, page-turning calendar hanging on a wall.

The kind that is just the tiniest bit naughty. Makes you smile. Maybe blush a little. And supports a good cause. That is where the people behind the Skydiving Hotties Calendar come in.  They want to make you exactly one such calendar, and at the same time, be the force of good in their community (located near Skydive the Farm).  To make this dream come true, 12 good men are needed. Please read the message below and rally to help.

Are you a hot male skydiver? Have a friend/boyfriend/husband/DZ acquaintance worthy of a calendar page? Send us a photo and help support a great cause. 12 hotties will be selected as we put together a drool worthy 2014 calendar — proceeds go to support the foster children at Murphy Harpst.
All submissions must be received no later than Dec 31, 2013. Please submit a ‘hot bod’ shot as well as 2-4 photos of the applicant skydiving. All photos must be high-resolution, and please keep the porn shots to yourself.  
Photos and questions should be sent to

An expert panel will review all submissions, and the calendar will go in to production no later than Jan 15, 2014. Stay tuned for purchasing information!



We unfortunately do not have information as to how to get on the review panel. If we get that information, you can rest assured we will keep it to ourselves.

Calendar will ship early February.  Cost is $25, which includes US shipping. International shipping available, email for details. More info will be available on the Skydiving Hotties Facebook page.

Headbands Available in the Store Now

We’ve had these awesome Bondiband headbands in our office and on the road for a while, and they’re finally in the shop!

The biggest reason I haven’t gotten this product up is that on their own, they look a little weird. You really need to see them on someone’s head to get how cute they are, but we lacked suitable models – until now! The awesome chicks at Skydive New England volunteered to model our headbands in each cute color. So now you can see proof that the headbands are packer approved and look super hot while keeping hair out of your face. Thank you, ladies!

Happy Kuwait National Day!

Mohammad Al-Refaei did a jump celebrating Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day at Skydive Empuriabrava in Spain with a 250 sq-ft flag.

Kuwait National Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the date Amir Sheikh Abdallah Al Salem ascended the throne in 1950; he was so instrumental in the development of modern-day Kuwait that the National Day is celebrated on this day instead of an independence day. Liberation Day is February 26, and commemorates the withdrawal of Iraq.

He also made it to the front page of the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Watan: Video: Kuwaiti parachutist Mohammed Al-Refaei jumped in Spain to celebrate the holidays.

Well done, Mohammad, and happy Kuwait Day!

Edited to correct Liberation Day date – it’s February 26, not January. And Mohammad reports that the super catchy song is called “Proud To Be Kuwaiti” and is one of the National Day songs.