CanPara Cover: Dec-Mar 2014!

I would like to thank Canpara (Canadian Skydiving Magazine) for utilizing one of my WVWR photographs for the Dec-Mar 2014 cover spot. It depicts the new 63-way Women’s Vertical World Record over Skydive Arizona.

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90Percent Cover – January 2014!

I would like to thank 90Percent (Italian Skydiving Magazine) for utilizing one of my WVWR photographs for the January 2014 cover spot. It depicts the new 63-way Women’s Vertical World Record over Skydive Arizona.

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Skydive Radio Photo of the Week Show #198!

I would like to thank Dave at Skydive Radio for making my image below their pic of the week! Skydive Radio is the world’s leading internet radio show dedicated to the sport of skydiving.  Weekly episodes include commentary, feature interviews with industry insiders, listener-contributed photos, and e-mails from an audience that spans the globe.

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2013 Women’s Vertical World Record 63-Way

“A group of 63 women fell to Earth and set a new world record Saturday. The skydivers from around the world descended to Eloy, Ariz., from 18,000 feet in the air, setting a new world record for the most amount of women flying headfirst in a formation…” -Daily News

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Here are some of my selects (Prints are available for purchase by contacting me at Info@NiklasDaniel.com)

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World Record in the Media and other Publications:

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Daily Mail – Daily MotioniLoveSkydiving.org – Blue Skies Mag -

And here is a great video edit by Emma Merritt

Parachutist Center Fold – December 2013 Issue 650

I would like to thank USPA Parachutist for utilizing one of my Women’s Vertical World Record Camp photographs for the December Center Fold spot. It depicts jumpers converging on the base over Skydive Arizona.

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Skydive Radio Photo of the Week Show #197!

I would like to thank Dave at Skydive Radio for making my image below their pic of the week! Skydive Radio is the world’s leading internet radio show dedicated to the sport of skydiving.  Weekly episodes include commentary, feature interviews with industry insiders, listener-contributed photos, and e-mails from an audience that spans the globe.

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Women’s Vertical Record Camp

halloween-carnivale-2013Skydive Arizona hosted its 5th Annual Halloween Boogie on October 25th – 27th. This event featured $21 jump tickets, free boogie beer every night, organizing by Arizona Airspeed and Arizona Arsenal, Cornhole Tournament, Saturday Night party with DJ, Costume Contest, and much more. In addition, Arizona Arsenal hosted the Women’s Vertical Record Camp which was designed to get the participants ready for next months World Record Attempts in Eloy. The goal is to break the current 41 way world record starting on November 28th.

 

Here are some of my selects from the camp:

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Below is a great video by Bill Schmitz of the Carnivale Boogie. It also includes some footage of the Women’s Vertical Record Camp:

Aerial footage from:
Amy Chmelecki
Bill Schmitz
Brandon Atwood
Konstantine Petrijcuks
Niklas Daniel
Simon Bones
Steve Curtis

Music:
Django Django, WOR

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.

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(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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Parachutist Cover January 2013 Issue 639

I would like to thank USPA‘s Parachutist for utilizing one of my USPA Nationals photographs for the January 2013 cover spot. The photo depicts the U.S. Army Golden Knights 4-way formation skydiving team’s videographer, Scott Janise, filming Laura Dickmeyer, Angela Nichols, Jen Schaben and Dannielle Woosley as they exit a Twin Otter on their way to become the first all-female team to medal in the open class at the USPA National Skydiving Championships.

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Attention Skydiving Ladies!

Hey all Skydiving Ladies attending the Eloy Christmas boogie. On Dec 27 and 28 we will be having a fun Arizona Women’s State Belly Record. Freeflyers welcome!!! Last year we did a 27 way. Come and join the fun and register ASAP!

In addition, on January 27th – 29th 2012, Skydive Arizona will be hosting the very first SIS (Sisters in Skydiving) event! Big sisters are setting up a slumber-party style event especially for little sisters. Geared to women with 200 jumps or less.  This event is a great opportunity for young female skydivers to meet vendors and big sisters! Please contact Lisa Mazzetta at lisamariemaz@gmail.com for more information.