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2009-04-24 15:41:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., April 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, Peter Rizzo, Executive Director of the United States Polo Association, USPA, (www.us-polo.org), issued the following statement about the ongoing investigation into the tragic death of 21 polo ponies earlier this week: "The United States Polo Association pledges continued full cooperation with federal, state and local authorities in the ongoing investigations into Sunday's tragic accident.

2009-04-19 00:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Airborne Systems Group, which has combined the world's leading parachute brands specializing in aerial delivery, rescue and survival equipment, and engineering services, today marked the 90th anniversary of the historic parachute jump by Leslie Irvin, who later pioneered an entire parachute industry. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090419/LA98771) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071210/LAM094LOGO) Born near Los...

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2009-04-15 19:30:00

Two Air Force officers finished 103 tandem skydives in 24 hours Wednesday in Florida to earn a Guinness world record, witnesses said.

2009-04-04 13:48:19

A nonagenarian Englishman says he truly enjoyed jumping from an airplane to raise money for the Royal National Life-Boat Institution. George Moyse of Bournemouth, who turns 98 Wednesday, said following his inaugural 10,000-foot leap he will likely enjoy the thrill of sky diving again, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. It was lovely.

2009-03-16 17:26:00

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren and Former Team Members Gather at Fort Bragg to Recognize Milestone FORT BRAGG, N.C., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Golden Knights, the U.S.

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2009-03-13 15:55:00

NASA and U.S. Air Force test pilots have just dropped a 50,000-pound "dummy" rocket booster on the Arizona desert--and stopped it before it crashed.

2009-03-06 20:02:56

A team of amateur sleuths say they are scouring Oregon and Washington state for clues to the fate of a 1971 airline hijacker who jumped from a plane. Retired businessman and amateur scientist Tom Kaye said his team of amateur investigators have conducted experiments with money in the Columbia River to try to reconstruct the path taken by some of the cash taken by the hijacker, who called himself D.B.

2009-02-23 20:16:12

Authorities in Vermont said a skydiver was brought safely to the ground after he nearly collided with a 7,200 volt power line and clung to a voltage regulator. Brattleboro Police said Cameron King -- a veteran jumper with Orange, Mass., skydiving company Jumptown -- was blown off course by a strong gust of wind during his Saturday jump at the Brattleboro Winter Carnival, the Brattleboro Reformer reported Monday. You could see he was coming down very fast, then all of a sudden his parachute...

2009-02-18 11:45:15

Four generations of a family came together in Lake Wales, Fla., to skydive together even though one member is 94, family members say. Darcy Shepard said in honor of her 18th birthday, family members from four generations took to the skies in parachutes last weekend, CNN reported Wednesday. While at 18 Shepard represented the youngest family member skydiving last Saturday, the teenager said her 94-year-old great-grandmother, Harriet, also took part in the family adventure. If she can do it at...

2009-01-14 06:00:00

YUMA, Ariz., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Airborne Systems, a world leader in parachute design and manufacturing, announced they successfully completed a test drop deploying an 18,000 lb payload from 17,500 MSL under a modified modular ram-air parachute.


Word of the Day
bawbee
  • A coin originally worth six pennies Scots, and later three; held equivalent to an English halfpenny.
  • (in plural) Money; cash.
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