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  • Marine who died in Perris skydiving accident identified

     
    A Camp Pendleton Marine who plummeted to his death Tuesday afternoon during a parachuting training exercise in Perris was identified Wednesday as Caleb Medley, 26, of Burlington, Colorado, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office....
  • Air Show Returns to Reno One Year After Deadly Crash

    Air Show Returns to Reno One Year After Deadly Crash
    RENO, NV (KTLA) -- The Reno National Championship Air Races are underway for the 49th annual event, despite last year's deadly crash. Ten spectators died at last year's show when pilot Jimmy Leeward lost control of his P51 Mustang and crashed into the...
  • Skydiver Makes World Record Jump from Edge of Space

    Skydiver Makes World Record Jump from Edge of Space
    ROSWELL, New Mexico -- The sky proved no limit for Felix Baumgartner. The Austrian daredevil, in fact, rose to the edge of space Sunday -- 128,100 feet, or 24 miles, above the Earth -- before plunging faster than the speed of sound. Minutes later, he...
  • 81-year-old Skydiver's Instructor Fined

    81-year-old Skydiver's Instructor Fined
    She's the 81-year-old dare devil who decided to take a 13,000 leap in to the sky. But, when it all went wrong, she became the 81-year-old YouTube sensation. And now, the Federal Aviation Administration is talking about fining the instructor a $2,200...
  • Skydiver gearing up again for jump from stratosphere on Sunday

    Skydiver gearing up again for jump from stratosphere on Sunday
    (Reuters) - An Austrian daredevil hopes to end a week-long delay on Sunday and skydive from a balloon flying 23 miles above the planet, breaking a 52-year-old altitude record - and the sound barrier in the process. On Saturday, skydiver Felix...
  • Skydiver Breaks Record For Manned Balloon Flight At 23 Miles High

    Skydiver Breaks Record For Manned Balloon Flight At 23 Miles High
    ROSWELL, New Mexico (Reuters) - Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the record for the highest manned balloon flight on Sunday after his craft rose 23 miles above New Mexico, project sponsors said. The 43-year-old daredevil was inside a capsule...
  • Daredevil lands jump from edge of space

    ROSWELL, New Mexico -- Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound -- at one point hitting Mach 1.24, according to a team official -- during his record-setting jump from 128,000 feet Sunday over southeastern New Mexico. "He made it --...
  • Maryland skydivers see boost in interest after Baumgartner's record-breaking feat

    Maryland skydivers see boost in interest after Baumgartner's record-breaking feat
    When a man willingly jumps from 24 miles above the Earth and lives, there is going to be some buzz. On the heels of Austrian Felix Baumgartner's record-setting "supersonic" skydive from the stratosphere last Sunday, the skydiving community in Maryland...
  • Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island

    Free Friday: Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island
    Each week we tell viewers what they can get for free. This week's free list: 1) Free Tickets to Luna Park at Coney Island Luna Park at Coney Island will be hosting its third annual 'Nights of Horror' event throughout the month of October. This weekend,...
  • 104-year-old Jumps Off 2,400-Foot Cliff, Hopes to Reclaim Record

    104-year-old Jumps Off 2,400-Foot Cliff, Hopes to Reclaim Record
    CYPRUS -- She has lived through two world wars. She witnessed the reign of no less than five monarchs and 26 prime ministers. And she was friends with a survivor of the Titanic disaster. Now 104-yerar-old Peggy McAlpine is hoping to enter the Guinness...
  • B.C. glider instructor accused of swallowing evidence in student's falling death

    B.C. glider instructor accused of swallowing evidence in student's falling death
    Lenami Godinez-Avila had just started a tandem hang-gliding flight with an instructor Рa gift from her boyfriend Рwhen she fell from the glider, plunging hundreds of feet to her death Saturday in a heavily wooded part of western Canada,...