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When Deke found out he was being inducted into the International Skydiving Hall of Fame, he had been involved in parachuting since his very first jump in 1951. Deke’s first five jumps happened in September of that year, all at the Army Parachute School at Fort Benning, Georgia, when the Korean War was in full swing.

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Condolences to the family of Nathan "Nate" Pond, Member, Hall of Fame 2015, who passed away peacefully Sunday at his home in Andover, Vermont.  Nate was a legend to friends, skydivers, airplane pil

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In addition to playing a substantial role in the development of photography and videography in the skydiving industry, few have dedicated more of their time, resources, and funds to advancing skydive filming, or made skydiving more accessible to the non-skydiving world, through countless timeless images and films, than Tom Sanders.

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Destined for a remarkable life.

Kate Cooper-Jensen was born into a family that was anything but conventional. Her dad was a press attache; her mom a government agent. Her first years were spent in Indonesia and Brazil. Her first language was Portuguese.

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If Andy Keech Doesn’t Impress You, You’re Unimpressable -- And He’s a Gosh-Darned Nice Guy, Too

Let’s face it: We all want to be Andy Keech when we grow up. As it turns out, so did Andy. That worked out well for him.

“It was 1943,” he remembers, “and I was a little boy, standing with my mother at the intersection of the two main streets in my little country town in Australia, waiting to drink from a water bubbler. 

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All About the Guy Who Nailed That Surprise Record: Alan Eustace is an interesting flavor of adventurer: part logistician, part scientist, part dreamer, part daredevil. If Iron Man had a real-world counterpart, it would certainly be Alan. We all remember the day in 2014 that he quietly beat out Felix Baumgartner’s much-ballyhooed Red Bull Stratos jump for sheer altitude -- and we all remember wondering who, exactly, he was, having seemingly popped out on the tip-top of the skydiving scene out of near-nowhere. So -- let’s address that, shall we?

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If you think past Hall of Fame inductees rest on their laurels, having “served their time,” and now wait idly, keeping themselves locked away, pristine in high ivory towers—you’d be wrong. Rather, many, like Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld, are still right in the thick of it all: managing a dropzone, teaching, coaching, and competing.

Humble, well-spoken, inspiring—these are just a few words that come to mind after even the slightest chat with world-renowned skydiver and long-time safety advocate Dan BC

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We have exciting news to share with all those who are helping us move towards presenting the International Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame to the world.  The Board of Trustees has announced that we will break ground on the building within 18 months.

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