Our May issue features some truly outstanding people. Laura Wagner and Scott Palmer (although you probably know him as Plamer) are kinda big deals, organizing at events, doing awesome shit in the tunnel and looking pretty hot. Zach Lewis and Missy Keough interview them and hey, they’re no slouches themselves.
Our cover story focus, Bryan Turner, was the kind of person who should have been featured in life for his commitment to ending extreme poverty–instead we only learned about it after he died. Hug your people, people.
And, if you know someone who maybe isn’t the shit-hottest jumper but is a remarkable person we should profile, send them our way! We’re not just about the sky and the tunnel and the exit point; the people in our sports are what really give the blue sky its soul.
In this issue (full details and links to online versions here!):
- Bryan Turner, 1982-2015 | We didn’t know Bryan Turner before he died at the Perrine, but his selflessness and dedication to a cause made us wish we did.
- Featured Photo | Kangook USA powered paragliding pilot Antoine Vignier tests new tubular arms for Kangook frames.
- The FlyBy | Take It DZ comic, Reader question, Strong’s fancy new packing manuals
- Plamer | Interview by Missy Keough
- Laura Wagner | Photo Interview by Zach Lewis
- Centerfold | Will Penny takes a canopy-powered selfie above Moorea Island, French Polynesia.
- Future Tech | by Joel Strickland
- The Magic in Great Marketing | by James La Barrie
- Man with a Vision | by Kurt Gaebel, NSL
- Same Old Song and Dance | by the Fuckin’ Pilot
- Whuffo Friends | by Melanie Curtis
- SkyGod Goes to Coachella
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.
Bee Realty Corp
Chattanooga Skydiving Company
Edge BASE magazine
In Flight Dubai
Jump at Life
Larsen & Brusgaard
Learn to BASE jump
Stavanger BASE Klubb
Sun Path Products
United Parachute Technologies
Velocity Sports Equipment