XRW Night Jumps at Skydive Arizona

“This photo is a bit cryptic, but when you are flying a tiny little high performance canopy right along a really-damn-big wingsuit, in the dark, a few thousand feet above a bunch of thorny, prickly things, your attention might not be completely on the camera work. Nik Daniel (canopy pilot) and Alex Swindle (wingsuiter) completed the first night-dock XRW (to the best of our knowledge) on the night of January 11th, in the dark skies above Skydive Arizona in Eloy, AZ”  - Blue Skies Magazine

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On February 8th, 2014 we tried it again with better cameras and more lights. Here are some of the images we were able to capture this time around:

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Blue Skies Magazine Cover – December 2013!

I would like to thank Blue Skies Magazine for utilizing one of my XRW photographs for the December 2013 cover spot. It depicts local Eloy wing-suiter Alex Swindle and myself completing a surf dock over Skydive Arizona. The photo was taken with a GoPro Hero 3 mounted to an extension pole set on time lapse mode (One photo per second).

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90Percent Cover – November 2013!

I would like to thank 90Percent (Italian Skydiving Magazine) for utilizing one of my XRW photographs for the November WebNews 2013 cover spot. It depicts local Eloy wing-suiter Alex Swindle and myself completing a surf dock over Skydive Arizona. The photo was taken with a GoPro Hero 3 mounted to an extension pole set on time lapse mode (One photo per second).

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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!

Skydive Radio Photo of the Week Show #184!

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.

XRW with Alex and Nik

AXIS learns to Wing-suit

Over the 4th of July weekend, AXIS Flight School took a trip to Skydive San Diego in an effort to learn something new… wing-suit flying.

Barry Holubeck, a highly accomplished wing-suit pilot, skydiver, photographer, and BASE jumper, showed us the ropes over two days.

 

Here are a couple of screen grabs from Barry’s Go Pro. (Brianne flying a blue Tony Suits T-Bird, and I am Flying a white Birdman Blade)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry has a long list of accomplishments, such as:

-Being one of the first humans to fly a wing suit next to Mount Everest

-First person to successfully perform a linked mixed formation flight while BASE jumping

-Wingsuit pilot for Raise the Sky – Project XRW

-Wingsuit pilot for AXIS XRW training camps

-Flights in Tianmen Shan, Hunan Province, China

… just to name a few

Some of his more recent work includes the Versizon FiOS Quantum Speed Flight Commercial, which is a must see!

Check out the behind the scenes footage to see how the commercial was made.

AXIS Flight School would like to thank Barry for his great instruction and time. Looking forward to flying with you again soon :)

A week later I borrowed a suit from a local jumper and expand on some of my skills with flocking dives. So here it is, my first couple attempts of taking photos back home while flying a wing-suit (this time a Phoenix-fly Phantom2):

Above images were taken with my Go Pro Hero 2.

MOAB

The M.O.A.B. Boogie (or Mother Of All Boogies) is an annual skydiving event held at Skydive Moab, Utah. AXIS Flight School attended the 8th annual event to organize formation and freefly jumps. In addition, I was able to take part in some of the off-site jumps, such as MOAB Airpark and Castle Valley in order to take pictures. Here is a short slide show of my selects, as well as some GoPro footage from an interesting jump I got to do with the tunnel instructors from SVCO (Skyventure Colorado).

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During my stay I had the chance to do three XRW jumps with Taya Weiss and Will Kitto! We managed to take a few hand docks and even a long surf. The picture below is a screen grab from Taya’s GoPro. As you can see in the image, I still have the front riser trim tabs, however with my new VE-75 I found myself having to engage them very little, if at all!

Thanks for the jumps Will and Taya! And thank you Skydive Moab for hosting this great event. Looking forward to next year.

XRW Training Camp

On March 25th, Barry Holubeck and Will Kitto came to visit me at Skydive Arizona for another XRW training camp. Skydive Arizona was a new location for us, as well as an unfamiliar discipline to the local staff. Over the weekend, we completed 8 jumps. We would like to thank Skydive Arizona and its staff for having been so helpful with their operations!

Also featured in the German Skydiving Magazine Freifall Xpress and Wingsuitnews.com!