| Apr 30, 2012
| 5:01 AM
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...
| May 4, 2012
| 6:40 AM
Lenami Godinez-Avila had just started a tandem hang-gliding flight with an instructor – a gift from her boyfriend – when she fell from the glider, plunging hundreds of feet to her death Saturday in a heavily wooded part of western Canada,...
| May 7, 2012
| 2:21 PM
BRITISH COLUMBIA -- Hang-gliding enthusiasts gathered at the site of a fellow flier's death over the weekend as witnesses recalled the last words the victim's boyfriend yelled during her deadly flight.
Lenami Godinez-Avila, 27, was on her first flight on...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:31 PM
A video uploaded to YouTube a week ago, showing an 80-year-old woman nearly slipping out of her parachute during a tandem skydive, has an Acampo business in hot water.
The incident happened over a year ago, with the FAA receiving an email of the video...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 3:48 PM
LODI, Calif. (KTLA) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is fining an instructor $2,200 for not properly securing an elderly woman during a skydive in 2011.
Laverne Everett was crossing skydiving off her bucket list, jumping out of a plane flying...
| May 28, 2012
| 5:39 AM
Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary will hold a Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday.
The service is free and open to the public.
It will be held at the park at 8201 Greenback Lane near Fair Oaks Boulevard in Fair Oaks.
Boy Scouts and Cub...
| May 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
Do you have a bucket list? Well, it was what was on Laverne Everett's bucket list that almost caused her to kick the bucket. The little lady wanted to let the good times roll for her birthday. So, she decided to do something that would have many "young-...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 2:52 PM
Ever seen frogs falling from the sky?
You can have a front row seat to the action this weekend at Lake Wawasee...and it's all for a good cause.
The Elite Frogs Skydiving Team made up of active duty and retired Navy SEALs will be performing Saturday...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 7:40 PM
The newly released version of NASA's descent video showing Curiosity zipping down to Mars takes the perspective of "a skydiver's helmet-cam," says a mission scientist.
The video, taken by the Mars Descent Imager, features mission control audio, synced up...
| Jun 6, 2012
Three years ago, ahead of the Chicago Air and Water Show, I got the incredible opportunity to skydive for the first time with the U.S. Army Golden Knights. There are not enough adjectives to describe how impressive they are. The experience led to my...
| Jul 8, 2012
Since he was a young boy growing up in upstate New York, Blaze Sanders always said he wanted to be an astronaut. He's doing his best to live up to his dream.
Sanders, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, worked as a...