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  • Wing-Suited Skydiver Falls to Death near Murrieta

    Wing-Suited Skydiver Falls to Death near Murrieta
    MURRIETA -- Two people watched in horror as a 40-year-old skydiver fell to his death during a jump near Murrieta, according to authorities. Stephen Harrington of Boston, Massachusetts, landed on the driveway of a home in the 38000 block of Calle de...
  • Paraglider Reported Missing off Newport Beach

    Paraglider Reported Missing off Newport Beach
    NEWPORT BEACH -- Authorities are searching the waters off Newport Beach for a paraglider who was reported missing. A group of surfers reporting seeing a paraglider go down about 5 p.m. Sunday about one mile west of 36th Street in Newport Beach, said...
  • Parachutist Crashes Into House

    An Ellington family had a surprise visitor Saturday morning- when a sky diver landed on their house. The parachutist, aiming to land at Ellington airport, was apparently blown off course. Her parachute deployed, however she landed on the roof of a home...
  • Former Pres. Bush Celebrates 85th Birthday by Skydiving

    Former Pres. Bush Celebrates 85th Birthday by Skydiving
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine -- Former President George H.W. Bush marked his 85th birthday on Friday the same way he did his 75th and 80th birthdays: He leaped from a plane and zoomed downward at more than 100 mph in freefall before parachuting safely to a spot...
  • How to fly high above (and beyond) I-Drive

    How to fly high above (and beyond) I-Drive
    Nowhere are there more daydreams about air travel than on a congested highway. So where better to put signage that touts helicopter rides "from $20" than Interstate 4? Air Florida Helicopter Charters, based on International Drive, backs up to I-4 and...
  • Father and Daughter Hurt in Marion Aircraft Crash

    Father and Daughter Hurt in Marion Aircraft Crash
    Police say a paraglider crashed in someone's front yard in the 1700 block of 33rd street in Marion. It happened around 9:30 last night. Dale Johnson and his 16-year old daughter Olivia were on board at the time. The two were airlifted from Marion General...
  • Paragliding Jump Goes Bad After Man Crashes Into Trees

    Paragliding Jump Goes Bad After Man Crashes Into Trees
    It was a dramatic rescue near the top of Tiger Mountain Tuesday, after a paraglider crashed into trees. Officials say Gene Beaver was jumping with the "Northwest Paraglider Group", when he went off-course and hit the trees. Rescuers had to use a Navy...
  • Paraglider Who Crashed Into A Tree On Tiger Mountain Tells His Story

    Paraglider Who Crashed Into A Tree On Tiger Mountain Tells His Story
    A Spanaway paraglider who crashed into a tree on Tiger Mountain is recovering at Harborview Medical Center. Gene Beaver has eight broken ribs, a torn liver and a broken shoulder, but is in good spirits. Beaver took flight from Pu Pu Point in Issaquah...
  • Hang Gliding in Charlestown, NH

    It started thousands of years ago according to Greek Mythology. There, on the Isle of Crete, Icarus planned his escape from exile. Fashioned with a pair of wings made by his father from feathers and wax, a giddy Icarus took to the skies. As legend tells...
  • Volkswagen GTI appeals to fast crowd

    Volkswagen GTI appeals to fast crowd
    The Volkswagen GTI is an acquired taste, like skydiving, bronco riding, sword swallowing or watching the Cubs and Bears. That means this performance compact isn't for everyone; it's for enthusiasts who measure its appeal more by how fast, rather than how...
  • Hang glider rescued from cliff

    Hang glider rescued from cliff
    The San Diego Fire Department and Lifeguards were literally over the edge Thursday afternoon, as they had to rescue a paraglider that had crashed onto the rocks at Blacks Beach. "This is something that everyone trains for and practices, and we do get...