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  • Marine who died in Perris skydiving accident identified

     
    A Camp Pendleton Marine who plummeted to his death Tuesday afternoon during a parachuting training exercise in Perris was identified Wednesday as Caleb Medley, 26, of Burlington, Colorado, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office....
  • “Long Island Medium” Season 3 recaps “The Flying Larrys” and “My Keys Now”

     
    Theresa Caputo wasn’t comfortable – at all – with husband and son (the Larrys) decision to try skydiving in the Long Island Medium Season 3 episode of “The Flying Larrys.” In her familiar Long Island tone, Theresa quipped, &#...
  • NGC special will chronicle Felix Baumgartner’s epic space jump

     
    If you were one of the millions who watched Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking free-fall jump this past Sunday — when he became the first person to free fall while breaking the sound barrier — you know what an impressive accomplishment it...
  • Skydiving Instructor Fined for Letting Woman Slip Out of Harness (VIDEO)

    Skydiving Instructor Fined for Letting Woman Slip Out of Harness (VIDEO)
    LODI, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is fining an instructor $2,200 for not properly securing an elderly woman during a skydive in 2011. Laverne Everett was crossing skydiving off her bucket list, jumping out of a plane flying...
  • Skydiver suffers burns after falling into Lodi power lines

    Skydiver suffers burns after falling into Lodi power lines
    A 62-year-old man remained in a Northern California burn center Monday after he flew into some power lines while skydiving in Lodi. Mark Elizondo is doing relatively “fine” but suffering from burns after he misjudged the wind Sunday...
  • 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 --...