This is DeLand – by Edson Pacheco


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!

Paramotoring in Patagonia, Argentina

This video comes to us from Esquel (a small town in Patagonia, Argentina), compliments of Federico Urquizu.

He is not a pilot himself, but has a few friends there that paraglide, speedride and paramotor.  The flying community in Esquel is small, but the views are absolutely breathtaking, especially when viewed through the artistic approach of someone like Federico, or Fede as he likes to be called. We hope to be able to bring you more of his work soon (both in print and video).

In this video, Nico Eyo flies his paramotor under the bridge of Rio Percey, a few kilometers outside of Esquel – becoming the first pilot in that area to do so.


Movie Club: vexedart


This Friday we bring you a snazzy video, that we don’t quite know how to describe. It’s an interesting mix of art and skydiving, so probably best to just let the creator of the video, contemporary visual artist Vedi Djokich, do the talking:

Combining elements of skydiving and art into one project revolving around time and the transformation of self: continuously moving beyond the cycle of fear, letting go of inhibitions, and falling into the unknown vision.

We can tell you though that it is stunning – and that there is some pretty darn awesome skydiving taking place, done by people that you would expect just that from. Heavy on the art part in the beginning – maybe even a bit dark and Dexter-esque for a bit, but keep going to get to the skydiving parts!

The video features many well known jumpers, such as Sara Curtis, Steve Curtis, Benjamin Forde, John Blackburn, Chazi Blacksher, Nick Blacksher, Nancy Koreen, Jason Peters, Niklas Daniel, Brianne Thompson and James Alan.

Movie Club: King of Swoop 2014


By Missy Keough

With the 2nd Annual Sun Path Products Canopy Piloting Open coming up hot on our heels (October 8th – 12th, in Raeford NC – click for Facebook event page) , I wanted to give some love to our team in blue and to all the additional canopy pilots that are out there doing the damn thang.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it 5,305 more times (or until I fade away): I am eternally grateful for this sport because I feel it’s the only sport where you can fly/learn with the best of the best.  THANK YOU to all the canopy pilots that take the time to come visit dz after dz, in order to teach us how to be the safest pilots we can be.

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