This recent video from Alê e Paulinho, shot at Skydive Arizona in Eloy, Arizona, shows two canopies colliding. Watch the upper left corner, between the front and rear risers. Many thanks to Alê for sharing this, so that those of us that have (and hopefully never will) seen a canopy collision in person have the opportunity to review it and understand how violently bad things can go – and how fast.
We do not have any other information on this video as of yet, but wanted to share it. It may seem like a big sky up there, but in the world of fast-moving canopies all aimed for roughly the same spot on the ground, we are more and more in each other space.
Getting current for the summer season, we want to encourage you all to take your canopy ride very seriously. Plan it as you would plan your skydive, be clear on landing protocols and patterns at the dropzone you are at, get briefed when you visit a new dropzone. Watch your airspace, watch out for yourself, watch out for others. The skydive truly is not over until you are back safely in the hangar.
I have no idea how LTD works, as I am your average Joe working the monotonous day-to-day. However, I am excellent at living vicariously. This is the full version of Episode 1 – LTD from the Satori Factory featuring our talented flying friends from all over the World. Chock full of Arizona’s incredible scenery, infectious laughter (seriously…point 1:57. Best laugh ever), an “I would totally poop my pants cutaway” and a remake of the “Point Break” skydiving scene. “LTD to the max” as I believe Petter states.
If you can watch this is movie theatre mode, it’s like you’re THERE man. Don’t forget to subscribe to Satori Factory’s YouTube page so you don’t miss a beat!
A wee little year-end video, showcasing the highlights of jumper Ben Nelson and friends, based out of Skydive Spaceland.
Ranging from a head down sequential World Record, to head up World Records and general jumping, this video has a little bit of everything.
Footage provided by Ben Nelson, Antonio Arias, Matt Tinley, Tom Johnston, Dalton Swan and Nick Lott
Project: Flight is an all wingsuit montage video project that spans multiple nations and participants. Some of those include our esteemed contributor Chris “Douggs” McDougall and Luke Hively.
GoWorld Project acted as an aggregator to help gather footage from contributors all around the world, resulting in this eye-delight.
The full feature is set to be released on New Year’s Eve. If you plan to be surfing the internet that night, you should bookmark the Negative4 Productions YouTube channel and go watch – or just check it out when you finally get out of bed January 1st, 2015!
This movie was sponsored by Apex BASE and SAFEISH Clothing.
Edson Pacheco is a local artist – specializing in the medium of film and photos. Edson used to be a videographer at Skydive DeLand – and his signature move was a little performance at the end of each jump, using an Animal hand puppet (from the Muppet Show). People loved it – and they also loved his professionally put together videos of their jump.
Each year, many jumpers from all over the world visit Skydive DeLand to jump or train. If the weather doesn’t play nice, or if you bring some non-jumping family members or friends, DeLand has lots to offer outside of the dropzone. Check out Edson’s videos for a little taste of our downtown, featuring local skydiving real estate broker Bee Powell of Bee Realty Corp!
DeLand was recently voted the best little downtown for it’s many shops, restaurants and lovely tree covered downtown area. Come on by, we know you’ll love it!