i39: January 2013

VFS world champions Raphaël Coudray, Frederic Nenet, Nicolas Ratier, Julien Guiho and Yannick Poletti of the French "Team4Speed" during the 2012 World Parachuting Championships in Dubai. Photo by Rolf Kuratle, EAA.

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In This Issue

Resolutions for the End of the World by Dean “Princess” Ricci aka The Fuckin’ Pilot

Is The Fuckin’ Pilot really a safe zombie sex advocate?

Resolutions for the End of the World

Kickass Designs, Facebook Posts, & Free Canopies: The NZ Aerosports SkyArt Competition Uncut by Shannon Seyb

Boobs, flames, turtles, dragons, Spongebob Squarepants, and Decepticons have one thing in common: They all failed to win NZ Aerosports’ SkyArt competition.

Turkish Delights: Hijinks over Father Mountain by Annette O’Neil

Were you in the market for another exotic locale to daydream about? We got your exotic daydream fantasy subject right here.

XRW How-To by Katie Hansen and TJ Landgren

Do you really know what you’re doing up there? Maybe read this article before your next XRW attempt. The life you save could be your own.

2012 World Parachuting Championships: A Photo Essay by Rolf Kuratle, Emirates Aviation Association

Have you heard of this placed called Dubai? It looks amazing!

Flopping Your Hog: A Guide to Boogie-ing on a Weather Hold by Faith Hewitt-Treadwell

Sandy hijinks at Skydive Palatka.

Homegrown Good Times by Amahra Perry

The best boogie you’ve never heard of, deep in the heart of the Midwest.

Racquetball, Anyone? by Moe Viletto

We are super psyched for the chance to publish some of the craziest, actually really happened stories by an urban BASE pioneer. This is the first of hopefully many entries into the BASE history category.


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Centerfold: Roberta Mancino flies the crack by Noah Bahnson

She’s the shit.

Mission to the Eiger, Part 3 by Alastair Macartney

The conclusion of Jump4Heroes epic journey to the epic Eiger. With minimal casualties this time around. Video coming out any day now…

No More Needles for Me by Ian Smith

Ian sold plasma to buy his first rig.

My Egg Carton by Mariah Veis

Mariah sold future humans. Mariah wins.

World Wingsuit League Grand Prix

Speedy wingsuiting in China. Julain Boulle wins.

A Day with a Champion by Jay Sylvester

In what other sport can a beginner compete on the same team with a world champion? Skydiving wins.

Turning Points: Mondial 2012 in Dubai—and a Golden Opportunity by Kurt Gaebel, National Skydiving League

Kurt goes to Dubai with skepticism, comes home with belief. We all win if Dubai wins.

Baby, You’re a Firework by Melanie Curtis

Everyone says you should make your dreams come true, but Melanie can actually show you how.

SkyGod’s New Year’s Resolutions by SkyGod

“Resolution #1: Stop telling people to f*** off unless they really deserve it.” Sorry SkyGod, but we think you may have already broken that resolution.