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  • Archbishop Mitty High School Coach Presumed Dead After Skydiving Accident in New Zealand

    01/15/2018 1:26:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    A San Jose high school tennis coach is missing and presumed dead after a skydiving accident last week in New Zealand, police and high school officials said. Tyler Nii appears to have died last Wednesday after he plunged into Lake Wakatipu in the South Island of the country. Nii, 27, was a tennis coach at Archbishop Mitty High School, according to a Facebook post Friday by the school's department of athletics. "Tyler Nii, beloved coach of our men's and women's tennis programs passed away this week in a tragic accident," the post said. "All of us: players, coaches, friends and...
  • Skydiving Santa Crashes on Florida Beach While Bringing 'Elf on a Shelf' to Child

    12/05/2017 10:30:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Dec 5, 2017
    A skydiving Santa looking to make a grand entrance while taking an Elf on the Shelf to a 9-year-old girl crashed into a tree and light pole before hitting a Florida beach and breaking his leg. News outlets say George Krokus was dressed as Santa Claus during a Saturday skydive to deliver toys to the Tampa Bay Beach Bums Operation Santa Charity Volleyball Tournament. Madison Spiers saw the crash and later found a note from the "elf" named Kristoff who visits her house during the holidays. It said, "As we were about to land this big tree jumped right out...
  • 2 wingsuit flyers BASE jump into a plane in mid-air (VIDEO, HOLY SMOKES!!!)

    11/29/2017 5:47:54 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 28, 2017
    French wingsuit flyers recently completed an unbelievable stunt following a B.A.S.E. jump from the top of the Jungfrau mountain in Switzerland. Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet, known as the Soul Flyers, caught up with and flew into a plane in mid-air. As part of their project A Door in the Sky, which they had spent several months training for by completing more than 100 test flights in Empuriabrava in Spain, the duo B.A.S.E jumped from the top of the Jungfrau, one of Europe’s highest mountains, and flew into a Pilatus Porter light aircraft in mid-air. Now that's a different way...
  • Jill Kelley's world: White House visits, meals with generals, and name-dropping emails

    11/17/2012 6:57:23 AM PST · by RummyChick · 68 replies
    tampa bay times ^ | 11/17 | levesque & leary
    TAMPA — Her business card is utterly ordinary. No big titles. No hint of connections with the military and political elite. It lists her address, her phone number and her name in elegant script: "Honorable Jill G. Kelley." But the outsized portrait of herself that Kelley presents to the world will fit on no card. It's seen in her emails to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and others. She drops names. She mentions lunch at the White House in a casual aside, one of three visits she has made there in the last six weeks. The top U.S. general in Afghanistan...
  • Skydiver Plans To Jump From Plane At 25,000 Feet With No Parachute

    07/28/2016 7:02:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 72 replies
    cbsla ^ | 07/28/2016
    “I have 18,000 jumps jumping out with a parachute on my back and here I’m gonna do it without anything.” His safety net will actually be a net: 100 feet by 100 feet. It will be about 200 feet above the ground. Aikins will be traveling at around 120 miles per hour when his body hits it. “It’s actually like a big hammock. It kind of cradles you and cups you and it’s really soft in the beginning and it hits a little bit hard at the end,” he said. Aikins will use his own body to position his free...
  • Man has a seizure while skydiving at 9,000 feet

    03/02/2015 8:22:15 AM PST · by Brother Cracker · 11 replies
    Odd_News ^ | March 1, 2015 | Thor Benson
    PINJARRA, Australia, A video was released of a man having a seizure while skydiving in Australia. The incident happened on November 14, 2014. The intermediate-level skydiver had the seizure at an altitude of around 9,000 feet. The man was allegedly unconscious for about 30 seconds. An instructor glided on a collision course and successfully made contact and opened the man's parachute at around 4,000 feet. The man regained consciousness and was able to land safely with the parachute.
  • Skydiver’s Helmet Cam Captures a Falling Meteor Almost Hitting Him

    04/03/2014 1:21:29 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 46 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | april 03,2014 | Michael Zhang
    For the first time ever, a meteor has been captured on camera falling through the sky after it has finished burning. And that’s not all: the baseball-sized space rock nearly slammed into the man behind the camera.
  • Norwegian Skydiver Almost Gets Hit by Falling Meteor — and Captures it on Film

    04/04/2014 6:34:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | by Nancy Atkinson
    It sounds like a remarkable story, almost unbelievable: Anders Helstrup went skydiving nearly two years ago near Hedmark, Norway and while he didn’t realize it at the time, when he reviewed the footage taken by two cameras fixed to his helmet during the dive, he saw a rock plummet past him. He took it to experts and they realized he had captured a meteorite falling during its “dark flight” — when it has been slowed by atmospheric braking, and has cooled and is no longer luminous. Norwegian astrophysicist Pål Brekke confirmed to Universe Today that the story is true. “I...
  • Meteorite Narrowly Misses Norwegian Skydiver [Video]

    04/03/2014 11:19:48 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 13 replies
    The Telegraph [UK] ^ | 4/3/14 | The Telegraph [UK]
    A skydiver in Norway captures the first ever footage of a falling meteorite after it has stopped burning.
  • Change one word in this to "government" and this would be excellent advice for liberals...

    03/24/2014 10:42:35 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-24-14 | The Looking Spoon
  • Felix Baumgartner will attempt to jump from stratosphere today

    10/14/2012 7:48:40 AM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 186 replies
    Red Bull ^ | Oct 14, 2012 | Vince Ferrer
    There will be a second attempt today for Felix to jump from a ballon at 120,000 feet and parachute, breaking the record for high altitude jumps. There should be a live feed on the website.
  • Skydiver to Attempt Record-Breaking Supersonic 'Space Jump' Oct. 8

    10/02/2012 4:08:00 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies ^ | September 25, 2012 | Staff
    An Austrian daredevil plans to leap from nearly 23 miles above the Earth on Oct. 8 in a supersonic plunge that, if successful, will be the world's highest-ever skydive. If all goes according to plan, a helium-filled balloon will lift off from Roswell, N.M., on Oct. 8 and carry Felix Baumgartner's custom-built capsule to an altitude of 120,000 feet (36,576 meters). The daredevil will then step out of the capsule into the void, breaking a skydiving record that has stood for 52 years.
  • Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Jump

    07/25/2012 2:53:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    abc ^ | 7/25/12 | GINA SUNSERI and KEVIN DOLAK
    Daredevil Felix Baumgartner this morning landed from his 18-mile dive back to Earth from the edge of space, in a plummet that reached a speed of more than 500 mph. Mission Control gave the go ahead this morning for the launch, saying "God Speed Felix" from Roswell, N.M., where the mission is being hosted. Baumgartner, an Austrian national, was lifted in a capsule carried afloat by a huge helium balloon. Click Here for Pictures: Felix Baumgartner's Dive The balloon took 90 minutes to get to 90,000 feet. The crane holding the capsule went up as fast as it could to...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS: Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump

    03/16/2012 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 36 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 3/16/2012 | Marcia Dunn
  • Record-seeking skydiver makes 13-mile test jump

    03/15/2012 8:15:58 PM PDT · by U-238 · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/15/2012 | Marcia Dunn
    Skydiving daredevil Felix Baumgartner is more than halfway toward his goal of setting a world record for the highest jump. Baumgartner lifted off Thursday for a test jump from Roswell, N.M., aboard a 100-foot helium balloon. He rode inside a pressurized capsule to 71,581 feet — 13.6 miles — and then jumped. He parachuted to a safe landing, according to project spokeswoman Trish Medalen. He's aiming for nearly 23 miles this summer. The record is 19.5 miles. "The view is amazing, way better than I thought," Baumgartner said after the practice jump, in remarks provided by his representatives. Thursday's rehearsal...
  • Sex On A Plane; FAA Investigating Male Porn Star’s Video Of Sex Acts During Skydiving Stunt

    10/14/2011 3:57:09 AM PDT · by sarah palin rocks · 24 replies ^ | October 14, 2011 | derised1
    I came across this video story and thought it was so insane that I posted it. Forget about 'Snakes On A Plane'. People will do anything to get on Howard Stern's show. I didn't know he was still relevant. Whatever...
  • The 40-year Mystery of America’s Greatest Skyjacking [The FBI Hunt for DB Cooper]

    07/30/2011 7:31:04 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 77 replies ^ | Sunday 31 July 2011 | By Alex Hannaford
    After hijacking an aeroplane and extorting $200,000 from the FBI, DB Cooper coolly made his escape via parachute. Forty years on, is America’s most elusive fugitive finally in sight? The night before Thanksgiving, 1971, a man calling himself Dan Cooper, wearing a suit and raincoat, walked up to the Northwest Orient desk at Portland airport in the United State’s Pacific Northwest and spent $20 on a one-way ticket to Seattle. On the plane, he donned a pair of dark sunglasses, ordered a whiskey, lit up a cigarette and coolly handed the stewardess a note. In capital letters, it read: I...
  • Skydiver's 15,000-foot plunge to earth an amazing survival story

    07/16/2011 5:25:17 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 42 replies
    A skydiver's worst fear is having the parachute fail to properly deploy, and if this occurs at 15,000 feet, death would seem certain. But Michael Holmes is living proof that humans are remarkably resilient, and that blind luck -- or miracles -- sometimes come into play. Holmes, whose frightening plunge was captured on video (see below), landed in dense vegetation and not only survived with only moderate injuries, he continues to skydive Holmes' amazing ordeal, which occurred five years ago in New Zealand, will be featured Sunday night at 10 and 10:30 (Eastern and Pacific) in the National Geographic series,...
  • Sky Diving Elite (Video - I've never seen anything like it)

    06/17/2011 6:38:15 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 22 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | June 14, 2011 | unknown YOUTUBE
    video at link
  • Skydiver charged with murder after love rival fell 13,000ft to her death

    01/25/2007 5:41:19 AM PST · by stm · 44 replies · 1,946+ views
    Timesonline ^ | January 25, 2007 | David Charter and Rory Watson
    A married woman who was having an affair with a fellow skydiver plunged 13,000ft (4,000m) to her death after her love rival and best friend tampered with her parachute, police say. Els Van Doren, 37, fell to earth in a garden in front of a group of onlookers. Els Clottemans, 22, has been charged with her murder. Minutes earlier the pair had joined hands in a star formation with two other skydivers including Ms Clottemans’s boyfriend, a Dutchman named only as Marcel, who police say was having an affair with Mrs Van Doren. While he and Ms Clottemans broke away...