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Skydivers know the dangers, jump as a family

November 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 SUPERIOR, Wis. — There’s only one thing better than jumping from a plane — adrenaline coursing through your body — to fall, then float freely through the open sky. And that’s doing it together, as a family.

This shared passio…continue reading on

Free falling at 91

October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized

Carol Denke of Alexandria has dreamed of skydiving for more than 60 years. Finally, at age 91, she can cross it off her to-do list.

The mother of three, grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 16 accomplished her goal on September 14, just 11 d…continue reading on

What you’ll see during supersonic skydive

October 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

When Felix Baumgartner makes his 23-mile supersonic skydive over southeastern New Mexico Tuesday morning, more than two dozen high-definition and high-resolution digital cameras will be recording the event. Some views will be streamed live, but with a 20-second delay. Continue Reading

Skydiver aims to break sound barrier in free fall

October 1, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The risk of a gruesome death has never stopped “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner in all his years of skydiving, and it’s not about to now. Next Monday over New Mexico, he will attempt the highest, fastest free fall in history and try to become the first skydiver to break the sound barrier. Continue Reading

Karl Aho takes the plunge

August 30, 2012 in Lake County News-Chronicle

At age 83, Karl Aho of Two Harbors decided it was time to take the plunge. Sunday, Aug 26, he did it. Aho, who is already a pilot, an author, an artist, a craftsman, gardener, husband, father and grandfather celebrated his 83rd birthday by adding “skydiver” to his list of titles. Continue Reading

Vertical skydiving world record broken in Illinois

August 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) Falling at speeds of up to 220 mph, a group of nearly 140 skydivers shattered the vertical skydiving world record as they flew heads-down in a massive snowflake formation in northern Illinois. Continue Reading

On mission to skydive in all 50 states

June 21, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A broken neck, a broken back and a laundry list of other injuries led doctors to believe that 27-year-old Nicole Smith of Atlanta would never walk again. Continue Reading

Skydivers: Missing hot-air balloon pilot kept them safe before T-storm sucked in craft

March 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Authorities used helicopters, airplanes, horses and all-terrain vehicles to search the woods in south Georgia for Edward Ristaino, 63, who was ferrying the five skydivers Friday night when the fast-developing storm struck. Continue Reading

High flying birthday

March 10, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

Watching movies can be dangerous for Marty Lyngen. It makes her want to jump out of airplanes.
A couple years ago, Lyngen watched The Bucket List, in which two men who are going to die decide to accomplish all the things on their list before they “kick the bucket.”
As soon as the movie was over, Lyngen started a list of her own. On her 70th birthday, she was going to go skydiving. Continue Reading

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Sky’s not the limit for area club

July 25, 2010 in INFORUM

Area skydivers are officially putting their names in the record books.
Jumpers from Skydive Fargo, the only skydiving drop zone in the Dakotas, set a string of five state records June 9 through July 11.
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