i93: September 2017

Jeremy Dubansky hangs out above Chicagoland Skydiving Center in Rochelle, Illinois, during their annual Independence Day Boogie. Photo by Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum • gethypoxic.com

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Cover Photo | Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum • gethypoxic.com

Featured Photo | Photo by Javier ‘Buzz’ Ortiz • www.jophotovideo.com

Andrew Hermetet, Riley Marshall and Beau Riebe exit above the Lost Prairie Boogie hosted by Meadow Peak Skydiving in Marion, Montana.

The FlyBy

Slipping It In: “Don’t Be Shy With the Lube” | Mara Schmid

It was one of the dumbest ideas I’d ever heard, and I’ve heard a lot of dumb ideas.

My Journey to Flight—Enter the Sky Family | John Donahue

Trust, say yes, and the impossible will become possible.

Centerfold | Norman Kent • www.normankent.com

Par for the course jump during the Lost Prairie Boogie hosted by Meadow Peak Skydiving in Marion, Montana.

“Murica @#$% Yeah!” | Zej Moczydlowski

But never underestimate the ability of skydivers to come together in the name of insane ideas.

DZOs: It’s Time to Wake Up! | James La Barrie {Dropzone Marketing}

The DZs offering low prices are feeling it more than anyone as low-margin pricing doesn’t allow for much savings to manage both a down year and preparations for the winter.

+Turning Points+ 30-Year Anniversary | Kurt Gaebel, NSL

I hear some people saying that belly flying in formation-skydiving competition is boring and dying out. Huh – what do they know …

Grounded! | The Fuckin’ Pilot

If you’ve got a load full of A-C licensed jumpers, but all the high-time D licensed kids are sat happily on the ground, you may want to reconsider putting that ticket down!

Saving Lives | Melanie Curtis

When I looked at James’ chest strap, my brain tweaked just a touch. He has a black harness and black hardware and dusk was making it dark inside the airplane, so I looked again. I leaned in and touched it to be sure. And I was. His chest strap was misrouted.


If you’re a badass Bitch and want to get laid you need to seem clueless. A Valkyrie ain’t going to get you the D, but upsize to a Pilot 168 and act like you don’t know how to pack it? Boom, all the little boys come running.

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