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  • Flavor Profile: Wings Over New Haven

    Flavor Profile: Wings Over New Haven
    Do you love wings and airplanes? If so, ordering at Wings Over New Haven, or any of Connecticut's Wings Over locations (West Hartford, Newington, Bristol and Storrs) will give you a chuckle. Eating your order will make you go "Mmmm." Wings Over New...
  • 100-year-old man skydives for his birthday

    A Southern California man who said he always wanted to skydive finally did it Monday on this 100th birthday. Vernon Maynard, a retired car dealer, and his two great-nephews made their first skydive from 13,000 feet in Perris, said Jean Walcher of the U....
  • Skydivers' planes collide in air in Wisconsin, helmet cams capture video

    Skydivers' planes collide in air in Wisconsin, helmet cams capture video
    WHSV in Virginia reports: A mother who dressed up her 7-year-old son as a Ku Klux Klan member for Halloween said the costume is family tradition. Jessica Black made the costume for her son, Jackson, who told WHSV that he thought it was "cool." Get the...
  • NBC Dateline special to interview skydivers and pilots from Wisconsin plane crash

     
    In an incredible event last weekend, all nine skydivers, and both pilots, aboard two planes that collided in mid-air over Superior, Wisconsin, managed to survive the experience. This Friday, Nov. 8, NBC will air a special hourlong installment of Dateline ...
  • Two skydivers collide in Arizona, plummet to deaths

    Two skydivers collide in Arizona, plummet to deaths
    TUCSON -- Arizona police are investigating the deaths of two skydivers who collided and then plummeted to the ground after the canopies of their parachutes collapsed. The skydivers were foreigners who were part of a group of 200 men and women who jumped...
  • Getting the hang of it — hang gliding, that is

    Getting the hang of it — hang gliding, that is
    With a pneumatic whoooooooosh, I leave Earth again, and I am not even propelled by the sort of happy hour rocket fuel with which I'm sometimes associated. In truth, I do not have many happy hours. I have happy minutes, happy moments. An entire hour?...
  • New California abortion law: More dangerous than skydiving?

    At a time when so many states are chipping away at reproductive rights, making it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, how refreshing to see California standing up for women's rights. On...
  • Escape artist pulls off locked coffin skydive

    SERENA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin daredevil parachuted gently into a northern Illinois field Tuesday after managing to free himself from shackles and a locked coffin while plummeting through the air. Anthony Martin waved to the cameras and the crowd...
  • Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'

    Elgin woman killed in skydiving accident, 'chased after her dreams'
    An Elgin woman well known in racing and skydiving circles died during a jump in LaSalle County, officials said. Stephanie Eggum, 32, had cut her main parachute for some reason but deployed her reserve chute at low altitude and plummeted into a corn field...
  • ... Just dropping in for the IronPigs' game

     
    The skies are expected to be clear over Coca-Cola Park Tuesday evening, but that doesn't nothing will be falling from the skies before the scheduled game with Scranton. Aleth Matrone from the Misty Blues all women’s skydiving team will be jumping...
  • Lehigh Valley Air Show

     
    Here's one of many signs that I'm getting old. As we enjoyed Sunday's aerobatics and diplays at the Lehigh Valley Air Show, I told a friend that I had attended a media day a few years before for the last......
  • Iran arrests paragliding Slovaks, alleges they were spying

    BEIRUT-- Iranian authorities confirmed Sunday the arrests of several Slovakian nationals who were taken into custody on espionage-related charges while on a paragliding trip to Iran. Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of Iranian parliament's National...