Belgian oldest TV show iComme : Skydive Arizona special edition

Watch the Belgian TV show iComme about the Eloy crew. Reached 27% of the belgian homes that day. Best results ever. Special thanks to Georges Reuter!

Rookie Round Up October 5th & 6th

fall-rookie-round-up-skydive-arizonaDAE77B93498BThis event is for licensed skydivers who are new to the sport. You must have fewer than 300 jumps to participate (some exceptions may be made for jumpers re-entering the sport after a significant amount of time off).

Come jump all day Saturday and Sunday and receive FREE freefall and canopy coaching from Arizona Airspeed members, Arizona Arsenal members, Axis Flight School coaches, and Skydive Arizona’s load organizers.

Saturday Night – FREE BBQ & Beer – Hang with the coaches and get to know other new jumpers. There is no registration fee, but you must be registered to participate. Slots are limited and registration closes September 28th at 5 p.m. TO REGISTER: Email with the following information:

Name / Home Dropzone / Number of jumps


Rookie Tunnel Time with FREE coaching!

Friday evening October 4th

Cost is $75 for tunnel time and space is limited

To register email

Parachutist Cover – August 2013!

I would like to thank Parachutist Magazine for utilizing one of my Todd Love photographs for the August 2013 cover spot. It depicts Todd doing 9-way over Skydive Arizona.


Todd Love completes A-License at Skydive Arizona!

Todd Love in Freefall Congratulations Todd! It was an honor to meet you and jump with you. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to next time 🙂

Todd flying with his Instructors Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School (to Todd’s right), and Tom Deacon (to Todd’s left). Also accompanying him are Skydive Arizona locals Sandy Radsek (red shirt), Ian Mackenzie, and 4-way Team Arizona Airspeed (Above Camera flyer is Justin Price of Airspeed).

Todd Love during his grad jump over Skydive Arizona - flying in the head up orientation.

Todd Love during his grad jump over Skydive Arizona – flying in the head up orientation.


Turbine Madness Boogie and Arizona Challenge Events

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Skydive Arizona hosted the annual Turbine Madness Boogie from May 24th to the 27th. The event featured $21 jump tickets, tons of load organizers, boogie beer, and a DJ. In addition Arizona Sponsored teams AZ Arsenal and AZ Airspeed hosted their annual Challenge events for their respective disciplines.



Arizona Arsenal Vertical Challenge

Planned Dives for the event included complex multiple point formation jumps that required two planes. Some of these formations resembled shapes such as a yin yang, windmills, animals, and many more.


Here are some of my selects from the Vertical Challenge:

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Congratulations to Brianne Thompson!


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Brianne of AXIS Flight School had the amazing opportunity of attending both the Vertical and Airspeed Challenge! To the left you will see the plan for the most difficult formation of the belly event. The photo below shows the completed jump and was taken by Willy Boeykens.


Event Video and Photos  by Trunk

“Really quick / short edit of fun jumps from this weekend. We got a tube exit, horny gorilla, cannonball, geek the camera jump, few VRW, and watching the az vertical challenge leave.. Thx Niklas Daniel, Amy Chmelecki, Nancy Koreen, Dave Funpoleez Rhea, Ed Varley, Nick Blacksher, John Blackburn, Alaska Sean Anderson, Sara Curtis, Renae Pearson, ASet Ag, and others to be listed in the comments… hopefully…” – Mark ‘Trunk’ Kirschenbaum

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Ernie Torres sets new World Record

This morning Ernie Torres set a new World Record for the number of pine boards broken in freefall! The previous record was 7, set by Jason David Frank, best known for his role as the Green Power Ranger Tommy Oliver. Ernie shattered the old record by breaking 12 boards. He was supported by Skydive Arizona, Arizona Airspeed, Arizona Arsenal, AXIS Flight School, instructors from Adventures in Skydiving and SkyVenture Arizona, and other local talent.


(World Record Board Breaking Crew)

Screen Shot 2013-05-23 at 7.40.48 PMThe event is a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to “honor and empower wounded warriors.”




Here is a quick look from my view of the jump:

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More Images by Terry Schumacher:

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90Percent Cover January 2013

I would like to thank 90Percent (Italian Skydiving Magazine) for utilizing one of my Arizona Airspeed photographs for the January 2013 cover spot. The photo depicts the U.S. Arizona Airspeed 4-way formation skydiving team’s videographer, Bill Schmitz, filming Thomas Hughes, Josh Hall, Niklas Hemlin and Mark Kirkby as they fly their way to become the 2012 USPA National Skydiving Champions.


Please click here to view the PDF version of the Magazine.

2012 USPA Nationals Media Coverage

“The USPA Constitution binds USPA “to sanction skydiving competitions, to document officially all state, national and world skydiving records set by citizens of the U.S., and to select and train the United States Parachute Team for world competition.” The Skydiver’s Competition Manual prescribes procedures by which national competitions are selected and conducted, how judges are rated, how records are set, and how teams are selected. Annually, USPA conducts the National Skydiving Championships to recognize national champions in seven skydiving competition disciplines: Canopy Formation, Canopy Piloting, Formation Skydiving, Freefall Style, Accuracy Landing, Artistic Events (Freestyle Skydiving and Freeflying) and Vertical Formation Skydiving. In addition, USPA hosts the National Collegiate Parachuting Championships annually for the collegiate skydiving community. Official U.S. Teams are chosen from the results of the National Championships (excluding Collegiates) from the top competitors in each Open class to represent the United States at international skydiving meets.” –

Event Photographers Ori Kuper, Niklas Daniel, and Greg Gasson

Here are some of my selects from the 11 day event.


Here is some of the video footage we collected during the VFS event:

To view more, please visit the USPA YouTube Channel.

Outside News Coverage

ESPN Playbook – Visual Posts

Associated Press – RAW: National Skydiving Championships in Ariz.

Phoenix Channel 3 News

Phoenix’s CBS 5 Start Smart Morning News

Galleries and other Photo Pages

USPA Facebook Album

AXIS Flight School Album

USPA Nationals


For more information on scores, please visit the Omniskore website!