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  • Schaumburg man dies during first solo skydive

    Schaumburg man dies during first solo skydive
    Karthik Balakrishnan was to return to his native India next week to help support his parents. But before he left, the software engineer wanted to follow his passion and parachute solo for the first time. “None of us liked it because we knew the...
  • Celebrating the flying 'birdmen'

    NEWPORT BEACH — With aircraft made of little more than bamboo and plastic sheets, a ragtag group of aerial adventurers threw themselves off a hilltop here on May 23, 1971, launching what became known as the birth of the hang gliding renaissance....
  • Apodaca: Summer signals a time to let go

    June is a time of changes. All over Newport-Mesa, families enjoy the beginning of summer. Children finish another year of school, graduation ceremonies are held, and plans for the future are made. I often tell my two sons that change happens whether we...
  • OC weekend wrap-up: Air show and more

    OC weekend wrap-up: Air show and more
    It was an eventful weekend in Ocean City, both on the ground and in the air. Some of the news was not so good, including the death of a 52-year-old boater. Here's a quick wrap-up: -A Glen Burnie man out for a fishing trip died after the 16-foot boat he...
  • Paramotoring over the St. Johns River

    Paramotoring over the St. Johns River
    Drifting low over the St. Johns River, you can see everything. The winding, lazy flow of the north-flowing river sparkles through to a sea of grass. “Ever since I remember, I wanted to fly,” says Eric Dufour, who runs Paratour, a business in...
  • New River Gorge offers vacation with zip

    New River Gorge offers vacation with zip
    West Virginia's New River Gorge area was already a destination for adrenaline junkies, but now the thrill factor has reached new heights. Two hundred feet, to be precise. That's the height at the highest point of Gravity, the mile-long zip line that is...
  • Photographer's mission coming into focus

    Photographer's mission coming into focus
    Barely a decade into his career, photographer Jason Lazarus and his work are everywhere, all the time. From Floridian residencies to solo shows in Cologne, Germany, to single snapshots plucked for local project spaces, Lazarus is a photographic man about...
  • What is it like to leap from an airplane at 14,000 feet?

    What is it like to leap from an airplane at 14,000 feet?
    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to jump out a perfectly good airplane from nearly 14,000 feet, experience free fall at 120mph, and then drift back to the earth under the canopy of a parachute? Experience the thrill of skydiving through the...
  • Enter 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' giveaway

    Enter 'Torchwood: Miracle Day' giveaway
    UPDATE JULY 15: Entries are no longer being accepted. Thanks for reading and watch for a post listing the winning entries. Enjoy "Torchwood: Miracle Day!" With "Miracle Day" just a few days away, Starz and I thought a celebration was in order. And that's...
  • GM Red Tag Sale: Cadillac, Hummer, Saab Deals

     
    Our coverage of GM???s Red Tag Sale rolls on, and this time we???re taking a look at available deals on Cadillac, Saab and Hummer models for 2008 and 2009. Given the pricey nature of most of these vehicles, the percent-off......
  • Skydiver killed, another injured near Perris airport

     
    One man was killed and another critically injured in a skydiving accident Friday afternoon near the Perris Valley Airport, authorities said....