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  • Police release photos of 3 suspected of parachuting off Trump Tower

    Police release photos of 3 suspected of parachuting off Trump Tower
    Chicago police released surveillance photos Thursday of three men suspected of parachuting off the roof of Trump International Hotel and Tower, the city's second-highest skyscraper. The three broke into the top level of the riverfront high-rise around...
  • Day in the Life of a Skydiving Instructor

    In this week's Day in the Life, Mike Kauffman gives us an inside look at skydiving. While most people find jumping out of an airplane at 10,000 feet crazy, Mike has been doing it for almost 20 years now and calls it "safer than driving to work." Mike...
  • Skydiving for a good cause

    Skydiving for a good cause
    Have you ever wanted to go skydiving? If skydiving isn't an exciting way to do a fundraiser, we don't know what is! It's called Jump for the Rose, a local charity where skydiving nets money for The Rose, a non-profit breast cancer organization. It's...
  • Skydiver Makes World Record Jump from Edge of Space

    Skydiver Makes World Record Jump from Edge of Space
    ROSWELL, New Mexico -- The sky proved no limit for Felix Baumgartner. The Austrian daredevil, in fact, rose to the edge of space Sunday -- 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, above the Earth -- before plunging faster than the speed of sound. Minutes later, he...
  • 81-year-old Skydiver's Instructor Fined

    81-year-old Skydiver's Instructor Fined
    She's the 81-year-old dare devil who decided to take a 13,000 leap in to the sky. But, when it all went wrong, she became the 81-year-old YouTube sensation. And now, the Federal Aviation Administration is talking about fining the instructor a $2,200...
  • Skydiver Breaks Record For Manned Balloon Flight At 23 Miles High

    Skydiver Breaks Record For Manned Balloon Flight At 23 Miles High
    ROSWELL, New Mexico (Reuters) - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight on Sunday after his craft rose 23 miles above New Mexico, project sponsors said. The 43-year-old daredevil was inside a capsule...
  • Daredevil lands jump from edge of space

    ROSWELL, New Mexico -- Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound -- at one point hitting Mach 1.24, according to a team official -- during his record-setting jump from 128,000 feet Sunday over southeastern New Mexico. "He made it --...
  • Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island

    Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island Luna Park at Coney Island will be hosting its third annual 'Nights of Horror' event throughout the month of October. This weekend,...
  • Elite skydiving team to take the plunge, help Navy SEAL foundation

    Elite skydiving team to take the plunge, help Navy SEAL foundation
    Ever seen frogs falling from the sky? You can have a front row seat to the action this weekend at Lake Wawasee...and it's all for a good cause. The Elite Frogs Skydiving Team made up of active duty and retired Navy SEALs will be performing Saturday...
  • NASA releases raw skydiver's view of Curiosity's big drop to Mars -- plus play-by-play

    NASA releases raw skydiver's view of Curiosity's big drop to Mars -- plus play-by-play
    The newly released version of NASA's descent video showing Curiosity zipping down to Mars takes the perspective of "a skydiver's helmet-cam," says a mission scientist. The video, taken by the Mars Descent Imager, features mission control audio, synced up...
  • Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II

    Violet Cowden dies at 94; civilian WASP aviator during World War II
    Violet Cowden never lost her love of flying, a passion born when she was a young girl envying the hawks soaring above her family's South Dakota farm in the 1920s. When she was a young first-grade teacher learning to fly out of an airfield in Spearfish,...
  • 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,...