It’s closing in on that time of year again where you have to figure out what to get that special someone who jumps out of planes all the time. Why not grab them a copy of the latest USPA 2014 Calendar! I was fortunate enough to have 2 months this year using photos I took from boogies across the USA. It’s the perfect thing for the office to day dream the day away!
Last weekend I flew out to California to film the California State Vertical Record at Skydive Perris. SoCal Converge (National and World Champs) were hosting the event and invited over a 100 of their closest friends to build a massive formation over the skies of Perris Valley. The first day of the event started off great with 100+ ways as the jumpers were flying their slots but only some were picking up their grips. Then the weather gods decided to not shine on us and Friday & Saturday were weathered out due to clouds. Living in Boston now, I only had the opportunity to get on the first jump of the day on Sunday. Unfortunately they didn’t get it and I was off to fly home along with several of the other jumpers. A few jumps later after many people left and the ax was swung, they narrowed it down to a 64-Way and secured new Cali State Record. Photographer Iwan van der Schoor was still on hand and captured this great shot. I just wish I could have been there to take the photo of it. That said, I did manage to get some great shots over the weekend. Here are a few for you to peak at, but as usual, if you’d like to see the ENTIRE GALLERY, click here.
Looking forward to next time. Thank you SoCal Converge for getting me out there.
Again, if you’d like to see the ENTIRE GALLERY, click here.
I really do love the Canadians! When I went up last year and took some shots of their Canadian Record, the CSPA (Canada’s version of the USPA) decided that they would use some of the record shots to dress up not only their new Membership Cards for 2013, but also some wind blades at the 2013 Canadian Nationals.
Well, that was exciting! I’ve been wanting to cover another Sequentials event with the California guys for years now and we finally made it happen. It all went down in Texas when they transported and rebranded the 8th BIGZ Sequentials 2013 to Houston! Over 40 amazing fliers converged on the DZ and danced away the days in the sky.
THANK YOU MX, Dona, the Mikes, Alana & Stephen for helping make it all happen and inviting me to be a part of it. So glad we can all get together and help do what Robby wanted us to do, push the limits in the sky and do what hasn’t been done before. Can’t wait til next time….
If you want to see ALLLLLL of the images, you can jump right in and see the ENTIRE GALLERY HERE.
Otherwise, here is a sneak peak:
And just a few more that I have to share. Robby’s selfie on my camera the last time I stayed at his house and then him sneaking up under canopy to say hello! Miss you Robby!