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Skydive Instructor, Student Killed in Florida Jump

Skydive Instructor, Student Killed in Florida Jump

ABC News(ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla.) — Police are investigating how an experienced sky diving instructor and his student fell more than 13,000 feet to their deaths and did not deploy their main parachutes at a popular southwest Florida camp.Pasco County sherif…

Women Face Their Fears by Skydiving in Their Underwear

Women Face Their Fears by Skydiving in Their Underwear

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Imagine throwing all your inhibitions to the wind, literally.
That’s exactly what Jennifer Hoffman and Marisa Gallegos, founders of Esme & Eve Photography in Los Angeles, are doing. They’re going skydiving in …

Skydiving Lovebirds Fall Into Marriage from 13,000 Feet

Skydiving Lovebirds Fall Into Marriage from 13,000 Feet

Michael Pahl/Skydive Utah(SALT LAKE CITY) — When a Utah couple was wed Thursday, they decided to take the plunge, literally. Emily Lucero and Allan Toole boarded a plane in Tooele, Utah, as just another couple engaged to be married. After parachuting …

Felix Baumgartner Set to Break Sound Barrier with 120,000-Foot Skydive

Felix Baumgartner Set to Break Sound Barrier with 120,000-Foot Skydive

Red Bull(ROSWELL, N.M.) — In a jump set to break the sound barrier, as well as the world record for highest skydive, Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner is ready to leap from the edge of space — 23 miles above Roswell, N.M. — on Tuesday.When he jump…

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Lives by ‘Born to Fly’ Mantra

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Lives by ‘Born to Fly’ Mantra

Red Bull(NEW YORK) — “Born to Fly” reads the tattoo on 43-year-old Felix Baumgartner’s arm.  When he steps off the ledge of his capsule Tuesday morning, 120,000 feet above Earth, he will be flying faster than the speed of sound.  His body wi…

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner Preps for 120,000-Foot Skydive

Daredevil Felix Baumgartner Preps for 120,000-Foot Skydive

Red Bull(ROSWELL, N.M.) — Felix Baumgartner has a tattoo on his arm: “Born to Fly.”  He will put that to the ultimate test on Monday, when he attempts a record-setting, death-defying jump from the edge of space.”I practiced this for so many years…

Four Generations Skydive for Washington Man’s 87th Birthday

Four Generations Skydive for Washington Man’s 87th Birthday

KOMO/ABC News(TACOMA, Wash.) — Monty Montgomery had one wish for his 87th birthday. He wanted to go skydiving, and he wanted it to be a four-generation family event.His family granted his wish. Montgomery’s 60-year-old daughter, Donna Haskins, took th…

New Zealand Skydiver Survives Plunge

New Zealand Skydiver Survives Plunge

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A skydiver survived plunging to the ground Thursday afternoon after his parachute failed to open at the Motueka Airport on the South Island of New Zealand.Detective John Nicholls of the Motueka Police said in a state…

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive

Skydiver Felix Baumgartner Completes 18-Mile Dive

Red Bull(ROSWELL, N.M.) — 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 600 mph in 20 seconds. Mission Control gave the go ahead this morning for the la…

Skydiver to Jump from Edge of Space Wednesday

Skydiver to Jump from Edge of Space Wednesday

Red Bull(ROSWELL, N.M.) — It seems appropriate that Roswell, ground zero for UFO hunters, is hosting the mission to the edge of space because the sight of daredevil Felix Baumgartner diving back to Earth from 90 thousand feet will certainly spark new …

80-Year-Old Skydiver Laughs About Terrifying Fall

80-Year-Old Skydiver Laughs About Terrifying Fall

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — To mark her 80th birthday, Laverne Everett went skydiving, but the tandem jump went horribly wrong and video of the terrifying experience has gone viral.Now, Everett is talking about the frightening experie…

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap

FAA Investigating 80 Year Old’s Skydive Mishap

iStockPhoto/ThinkStock(WASHINGTON) — One 80 year old grandmother’s terrifying skydive is being investigated by the FAA after it went viral.The video was created by The Parachute Center, a skydiving company in Acampo, Calif., as a memento for jum…

80-Year-Old Woman’s Skydiving Trip from Hell

80-Year-Old Woman’s Skydiving Trip from Hell

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ACAMPO, Calif.) — A video of an elderly woman’s skydiving adventure gone horribly awry has gone viral, perhaps serving as a warning literally to look before you leap — or at least to mind your elders when it looks like th…

VIDEO: Skydiver Lands Safely Without Parachute from 2,400 Feet

VIDEO: Skydiver Lands Safely Without Parachute from 2,400 Feet

Karen Sutton – Limelight Marketing/Getty Images(LONDON) — Stuntman Gary Connery plummeted from 2,400 feet — without a parachute — and landed completely unscathed in the middle of more than 18,000 cardboard boxes in Buckinghamshire, England…

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