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  • Skydivers Raising Money for Breast Cancer Patients

    Skydivers Raising Money for Breast Cancer Patients
    Premier Skydiving is holding their sixth annual "Jumping for Ta-Ta's Boogie" Friday through Sunday to raise money for local breast cancer patients. On Friday, experienced skydivers will participate in a jump-a-thon, making as many skydives as possible...
  • 60 Seconds of Terror: Tandem Skydive Nearly Goes Wrong

    60 Seconds of Terror: Tandem Skydive Nearly Goes Wrong
    A video uploaded to YouTube a week ago, showing an 80-year-old woman nearly slipping out of her parachute during a tandem skydive, has an Acampo business in hot water. The incident happened over a year ago, with the FAA receiving an email of the video...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 'Jumping Jay' lives for the free-fall

    'Jumping Jay' lives for the free-fall
    Walking through the Sparr Heights Community Center in Glendale on Thursday, Jay Fragoso was interrupted mid-stride. “Jumping Jay,” a guest called out, beckoning him over for a handshake. It is an appropriate moniker for a man who, at 72,...
  • Skydiving Instructor Killed in 'Swooping' Stunt Gone Wrong

    Skydiving Instructor Killed in 'Swooping' Stunt Gone Wrong
    PERRIS, Calif. (KTLA) -- A skydiver killed during a jump in Perris died after miscalculated a risky maneuver referred to as 'swooping.' Paramedics and firefighters responded about 2 p.m. to the Perris Valley Skydiving field after friends tried and failed...
  • Sky Art

    Sky Art
    When the time finally arrived for the much-anticipated Champs Sports matchup between Florida State and Notre Dame, the moment was punctuated with streaks of pink smoke across the dusk skies, over the Florida Citrus Bowl, Thursday, courtesy of the world-...
  • Reno Air Races Announce 2012 Dates, Safety Review Panel

    Reno Air Races Announce 2012 Dates, Safety Review Panel
    The Reno Air Race Association (RARA) announced Wednesday that the National Championship Air Races will be held in 2012. The group also announced the formation of the Blue Ribbon Review Panel. The panel will study and review any possible changes that...
  • Wroten overcomes problem knee to partially climb Mount Rainier

    Wroten overcomes problem knee to partially climb Mount Rainier
    Amanda Wroten used to have handicapped plates on her car. Now, the personalized tag on her 2010 Ford Escape reads, "MY SUMIT." That message serves to remind her how far she's come. Once a 200-pound high schooler with hereditary knee problems severe...
  • Skydiving Quadriplegic Plunges to Death at Festival

    Skydiving Quadriplegic Plunges to Death at Festival
    MARION, Montana -- A quadriplegic skydiver plunged 18,000 feet to his death because he was unable to manually deploy his parachute, and his emergency chute was not set to automatically release, authorities said on Monday. Zack Fogle, 27, of Kingston,...
  • Small informal group chasing the enigma of D.B. Cooper

    Small informal group chasing the enigma of D.B. Cooper
    Scotland has the Loch Ness Monster, Roswell its UFOs, and in the Pacific Northwest there's the plane hijacker on the run with a bundle of cash named D.B. Cooper. Nearly 40 years after Cooper parachuted into the cold night air from a hijacked Northwest...