The Fall Guy

When Bill Booth was a college student, he was driving in his car when another young man literally fell from the sky, landing in the road directly in front of Booth. It was a skydiver, a participant in what was then an experimental and risky sport. Booth picked him up, drove him back to the airport and changed his life forever.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Skydiving History

On August 16, 1960, Air Force Capt. Joe Kittinger rode a helium balloon to 102,800 feet — the very edge of space — and jumped. Fifty years later, to commemorate man’s longest leap, Kittinger became the first inductee into the National Skydiving Museum Hall of Fame. We look back on this epic event as we approach the 60 year anniversary.

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Russ Manhold

Russ Manhold is a member of SOS, Skydivers Over Sixty. He and a team of daredevils recently smashed the record for jumping in formation when everyone involved is over the age of 60.

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Doug Garr

Doug Garr is one of America’s most fascinating writers, and he’s an expert on everything from what’s making Americans fats to skydiving.

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