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  • Skydiver Injured At Perris Airfield

    Skydiver Injured At Perris Airfield
    PERRIS, Calif. (KTLA) -- A skydiver was injured Friday afternoon after his parachute deflated and he fell 100 feet to the ground. Riverside County firefighters responded about 1:30 p.m.to Perris Valley Skydiving and found the man responsive but suffering...
  • 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...
  • Put your stress on vacation

    Put your stress on vacation
    Got stress? If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?) But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
  • Kara Flies With US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights!

    Kara Flies With US Army Parachute Team Golden Knights!
    During the 2011 Dakota Thunder Air show Saturday at Ellsworth AFB the U.S. Army Parachute Team the "Golden Knights" gave Magic 93.9's Kara McKenzie the chance to board their aircraft and watch the Gold Team Jump. Gold Team Roster: SFC JD Berentis,...
  • 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...
  • "Skywackers" fly like a bird in Botetourt Co.

    "Skywackers" fly like a bird in Botetourt Co.
    This weekend you may be wondering 'is it a bird? is it a plane?".  No, it's not Superman. But these people can fly. On Friday a group of hang gliders and paragliders got in a few flights in Eagle Rock. The wind was blowing just enough for them to soar...
  • Coney Island Landmark Parachute Jump Goes Dark

    Coney Island Landmark Parachute Jump Goes Dark
    While the Empire State Building lights up the night sky in red, white and blue this holiday weekend, it's lights out for another city landmark: Brooklyn's very own Eiffel Tower, the iconic Parachute Jump at Coney Island. The $1.5 million lighting...
  • 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...
  • Photographer's mission coming into focus

    Photographer's mission coming into focus
    Barely a decade into his career, photographer Jason Lazarus and his work are everywhere, all the time. From Floridian residencies to solo shows in Cologne, Germany, to single snapshots plucked for local project spaces, Lazarus is a photographic man about...
  • 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,...