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  • Celebrating the flying 'birdmen'

    NEWPORT BEACH — With aircraft made of little more than bamboo and plastic sheets, a ragtag group of aerial adventurers threw themselves off a hilltop here on May 23, 1971, launching what became known as the birth of the hang gliding renaissance....
  • Pro water skier puts her body on the line

    Pro water skier puts her body on the line
    SAN DIEGO -- Water skier, model, national champion -- Krista Rogers can do it all. The Carlsbad resident especially loves to jump. “I went skydiving this summer. I went hang-gliding. I've done a lot of things that should get your adrenaline...
  • Arts Commission declines 'Skydivers' sculpture

    Due to the need for costly renovations, the city of Newport Beach will not accept a donated bronze sculpture once displayed at Fashion Island. The Newport Beach Arts Commission unanimously voted Thursday to decline the Irvine Co.'s donation of...
  • Crews find balloonist who fell from 17,000 feet amid storm

    Crews find balloonist who fell from 17,000 feet amid storm
    A search-and-rescue team on Monday found the body of a missing hot air balloonist who had crashed in Georgia three days earlier. Acting on a tip from a witness who saw an object falling Friday, authorities dispatched a helicopter in the direction she...
  • Skydiving Sex

    Skydiving Sex
    It was porn in the sky when an adult film actor/skydiving instructor jumped out of a plane and engaged in adult activity with a woman while freefalling. The "gentleman" lost his teaching job when he posted video of his exploits on his adult only website...
  • Girl Spends Summer Selling Flowers To Buy Christmas Gifts For Needy Kids

    Girl Spends Summer Selling Flowers To Buy Christmas Gifts For Needy Kids
    A selfless six-year-old girl is proving you can be little and still make a big difference in the community. Maggie Hartman, is a first grader at Park Elementary School in Hudsonville, and a florist in the making. She spent the summer growing her own...
  • Skydiver writes book after surviving deadly crash

    Skydiver writes book after surviving deadly crash
    SAN DIEGO - The pictures from April 25, 1992, come from a moment that Dan Brodsky-Chenfield can't remember, but will never forget. “Everything was just your average day,” Brodsky-Chenfeld said about that day when his skydive team went to...
  • American Flag-Bearing Skydiver to Conclude Memorial Day Service

    American Flag-Bearing Skydiver to Conclude Memorial Day Service
    Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday. The service is free and open to the public. It will be held at the park at 8201 Greenback Lane near Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks. Boy Scouts and Cub...
  • Apodaca: Summer signals a time to let go

    June is a time of changes. All over Newport-Mesa, families enjoy the beginning of summer. Children finish another year of school, graduation ceremonies are held, and plans for the future are made. I often tell my two sons that change happens whether we...
  • Birthday skydive almost turns into last birthday wish

    Birthday skydive almost turns into last birthday wish
    Do you have a bucket list? Well, it was what was on Laverne Everett's bucket list that almost caused her to kick the bucket. The little lady wanted to let the good times roll for her birthday. So, she decided to do something that would have many "young-...
  • Paramotoring over the St. Johns River

    Paramotoring over the St. Johns River
    Drifting low over the St. Johns River, you can see everything. The winding, lazy flow of the north-flowing river sparkles through to a sea of grass. “Ever since I remember, I wanted to fly,” says Eric Dufour, who runs Paratour, a business in...
  • A Charity Case

    A Charity Case
      Three years ago, ahead of the Chicago Air and Water Show, I got the incredible opportunity to skydive for the first time with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. There are not enough adjectives to describe how impressive they are. The experience led to my...