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5-way formation skydive!

It occurred to me, after some discussion on Twitter, that I haven’t posted any skydiving videos for a while!  Part of the problem is that I haven’t had that many videos taken over the past half-year; the other part of … Continue reading

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Bill Murray makes a skydive!

(h/t my Mom)  For the opening of the 50th Chicago Air & Water show on Friday, actor Bill Murray decided to take the plunge and make a tandem skydive!  The raw footage of his skydive can be seen at the … Continue reading

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Skydiving again, finally!

I finally managed to make a couple of skydives this weekend, after about a six-week hiatus.  My undesired “break” from the sport was a combination of bad weather on the weekends at home and travel on the others.  In celebration … Continue reading

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Skydiving ‘Free for All’: A speedstar jump

I broke out another of my skydiving videos to post on YouTube the other day. This one, below the fold, is what is known as a “speedstar”. Most formation skydives are meticulously planned to be “slot perfect”: that is, every … Continue reading

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A major falling-out with some of my friends…

Alas, I fear I must report that I recently had a major falling-out with some of my friends. We have these sort of events all the time, but this time I managed to catch it on video, which is after … Continue reading

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Mythbusters missed a few!

I just finished watching the new episode of Mythbusters, in which they investigate a famous scene from the movie Point Break: Patrick Swayze leaps from a plane at 4000 feet, and Keanu Reeves hems and haws for fifteen seconds before … Continue reading

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