Photo Interview: Mikhail Markine | Excerpt

“It is hard to point out one specific thing. I feel like in the grand scheme of things I do things because I want to grow and I want to learn. So any one thing is sort of a steppingstone on that path. So it is hard to point out one particular thing. I am proud that I can do anything that I choose to do. The idea that I have been able to keep the ball rolling through all sorts of weird situations and circumstances is important to me. I started tinkering with computers when I was 12, and went full time with Google when I was 22 years old. I started jumping in 2006, and almost 10 years later I am on Airspeed.””It is hard to point out one specific thing. I feel like in the grand scheme of things I do things because I want to grow and I want to learn. So any one thing is sort of a steppingstone on that path. So it is hard to point out one particular thing. I am proud that I can do anything that I choose to do. The idea that I have been able to keep the ball rolling through all sorts of weird situations and circumstances is important to me. I started tinkering with computers when I was 12, and went full time with Google when I was 22 years old. I started jumping in 2006, and almost 10 years later I am on Airspeed.”
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Instagram dispatch from the dogs of Skydive DeLand

Luna Crossman ready for action! Looking for furry jump buddies. ?? ❤
@skydivedeland
#skydivedog #iwannabelikemydaddy #pugglesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram (dont worry it’s just a dog harness) ?Luna Crossman ready for action! Looking for furry jump buddies. ?? ❤
@skydivedeland
#skydivedog #iwannabelikemydaddy #pugglesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram (dont worry it’s just a dog harness) ?
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Instagram dispatch from more dogs of Skydive DeLand

While we were going gah-gah over pooches today @flyinryan88 tagged us in this post we couldn’t help but like and repost. This is Pilot the pup. ?❤️ Thanks for the tag Ryan! ?
#dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #skydiving #packing #packjob #aerodyneWhile we were going gah-gah over pooches today @flyinryan88 tagged us in this post we couldn’t help but like and repost. This is Pilot the pup. ?❤️ Thanks for the tag Ryan! ?
#dogsofinstagram #puppiesofinstagram #skydiving #packing #packjob #aerodyne
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Instagram dispatch from the BFFs of Skydive DeLand

Let’s take a moment to appreciate our best friends. Cue @emilycharabowski in this selfie from a couple of summers ago.
Emily is the mother of a 2month old. Her first. And an amazingly strong woman. She has worked alongside me for two weeks now @skydivedeland for #flight1 #canopycoaching in 100 degree heat in this hot #floridasummer weather and lost 10lb of her baby weight. She makes me feel weak everyday. Good on ya mum! #tiptopstheoneLet’s take a moment to appreciate our best friends. Cue @emilycharabowski in this selfie from a couple of summers ago.
Emily is the mother of a 2month old. Her first. And an amazingly strong woman. She has worked alongside me for two weeks now @skydivedeland for #flight1 #canopycoaching in 100 degree heat in this hot #floridasummer weather and lost 10lb of her baby weight. She makes me feel weak everyday. Good on ya mum! #tiptopstheone
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BSBD Gage Galle

Gage Galle died in a BASE jumping incident in Norway over the weekend. No details are currently known about the accident. Gage was a member of the PD Factory Team and had just placed fourth in the Swoop Challenge. He lived and worked in Hawaii and had more than 9,000 jumps in his 10-year skydiving […]Gage Galle died in a BASE jumping incident in Norway over the weekend. No details are currently known about the accident. Gage was a member of the PD Factory Team and had just placed fourth in the Swoop Challenge. He lived and worked in Hawaii and had more than 9,000 jumps in his 10-year skydiving […]
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Skydiving Roast – Drunken Skydiver History at VectorCamp

Those attending the first VectorCamp at Chicagoland Skydiving Center are in for a treat tomorrow night (August 12)! Bill Booth (United Parachute Technologies), John LeBlanc  (Performance Designs) and Jason “Cookie” Cook (Cookie Helmets) will be joining in for Drunken Skydiver History  – The Roast of Industry Legends. You don’t want to miss out on this event, so head to CSC if you can (free entry to this portion of the camp!). If you can’t make it in person, tune in to the Blue Skies Mag Facebook page around 8:30 pm (Central Time) for live snippets from the event.Those attending the first VectorCamp at Chicagoland Skydiving Center are in for a treat tomorrow night (August 12)! Bill Booth (United Parachute Technologies), John LeBlanc  (Performance Designs) and Jason “Cookie” Cook (Cookie Helmets) will be joining in for Drunken Skydiver History  – The Roast of Industry Legends. You don’t want to miss out on this event, so head to CSC if you can (free entry to this portion of the camp!). If you can’t make it in person, tune in to the Blue Skies Mag Facebook page around 8:30 pm (Central Time) for live snippets from the event.
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