Female Parachute Instructor Snub Generated Worldwide Controversy

Female Parachute Instructor Snub Generated Worldwide Controversy

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A recent event that took place during a parachute equipment demonstration at a military base near Jerusalem has put the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and its human resources policies on the defensive. The incident occurred on August 8, when a group of Orthodox soldiers turned away from the presentation because a woman was conducting it. Initial reports claimed that fifty …

Levity Hammocks and Swings - Repurposing for the Future

Levity Hammocks and Swings – Repurposing for the Future

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Levity Hammocks and Swings Parachuting.com is proud to get the word out about Levity Hammocks and Swings. Initially, CEO Leah Levy did not set out to start a company that recycles used parachutes for environmentally-friendly products. She simply loves skydiving and she is smitten with parachutes. It’s easy to see why. Parachutes are bright and colorful. Their bold colors and …

Australian Grandma Takes Birthday Skydive

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Taking the age-old adage that you’re never too old to try something new to heart, a Rockingham grandmother took the ultimate leap of faith. Lois Keys celebrated her eightieth birthday with a skydive last week, landing on the stunning backdrop of Rockingham Beach in Western Australia. The grandma-of-four jumped out a plane at 14,000 feet along with her instructor, Leo …

Skydiver photographs golfers during Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon

Skydiver photographs golfers during Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon

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The viral image of three golfers playing a round during the Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon was taken by a skydiver. The internet quickly questioned the validity of this spectacular and shocking photograph of unconcerned golfers putting away on the golf course as an inferno blazed on in the background. Many believed it was created in photoshop. However, the photographer …

Popular World Skydiver Gives Skydiving Advice

Popular World Skydiver Gives Skydiving Advice

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Don Kellner is a world renown skydiver. He owns the skydiving business Hazleton Regional Airport in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Currently, Kellner holds the Guinness World Record for over 44,000 skydives. He has had a skydiving business for over 56 years. Kellner said that despite carefully planning a parachute landing, it is hard to carry it out completely according to that …

WW2 Veteran Skydivies

WWII Veteran Celebrates Birthday with Skydive

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Chuck Chapeta, 91, peered out of an airplane door before plunging two and a half miles to the ground. Chapeta and his tandem instructor Kazu Oyama from Skydive Midwest dropped 8,000 feet before deploying their parachute. “Then we coasted down like we were on a cloud,” Chapeta said. “I was very calm. My heart wasn’t pounding,” he said. “I never …

Jumping Records and HALO Parachuting

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Have you ever heard of HALO skydiving? It’s the next big thing in extreme sports, and if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love it. HALO stands for high altitude low opening, and these kinds of jumps come from the military, where they are sometimes a necessity. While a normal high altitude jump would have you falling from about 15,000 to …