Latest Parachuting Stories

2009-09-29 16:42:23

Police in Indianapolis said they have received two recent reports of base jumpers parachuting from buildings in the city's downtown. Investigators said a jumper described as a man around the age of 20 could face burglary and trespassing charges for using a fake ID to gain access to the top floor of the 21-story Barton Tower Apartments and prying open a fire exit before parachuting from the building Sept.

2009-09-28 14:21:40

A 92-year-old New Hampshire woman said she jumped out of a plane at 13,000 feet to just try something different for a change. Jane Bockstruck of Swanzey said she does not know exactly what inspired her to go skydiving Sept.

2009-09-23 12:30:27

Three adventurers say they have successfully completed an extremely high-altitude skydive, jumping from 20,000 feet onto a spot near Mount Everest in Nepal. Leo Dickinson, Ralph Mitchell and Ramesh Chandra Tripathi jumped Wednesday from an airplane onto a sandy plateau near the Sherpa village of Gorak Shep, which at an altitude of 16,945 feet, became the world's highest drop zone, The (London) Daily Telegraph reported. It was not just Everest.

2009-07-27 14:24:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- iFLY California offers a great staycation package for local residents in Northern and Southern California by allowing the whole family to experience the thrill of indoor skydiving at an affordable price.

2009-06-12 16:31:00

FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 85th birthday with a tandem jump with the U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights. The event took place in Kennebunkport, Maine at St.

2009-06-09 16:56:00

FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, will have the honor and privilege to perform a tandem jump with the 41st President, George H. W. Bush, as he celebrates his 85th birthday.

2009-05-25 13:29:57

A 70-year-old Missouri woman who received a heart transplant in 2001 said she lived a lifelong dream by skydiving in Vandalia, Ill. Judy Kaufman of Chesterfield said she jumped out of a plane at 11,000 feet Sunday at the Archway Skydiving Center with her husband, two sons and grandsons looking on from the ground, the St.

2009-05-20 12:31:38


2009-05-14 16:46:19

A Nevada man said he celebrated his upcoming 80th birthday by skydiving with 11 friends at Boulder City Municipal Airport. Al Masters, 79, whose 80th birthday is coming up in July, said he and his entourage, most of whom he knew from the Legacy Golf Club, plummeted 15,000 feet during their May 3 tandem jumps at the airport's Las Vegas Skydive, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday. The soon-to-be octogenarian said he was by far the oldest person on the skydiving trip -- the second oldest person...

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