Skydive Radio

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Discussions including skydiving disciplines, safety, news, and feature interviews with industry experts.

Show #126, March 31st 2010 - with Julian Boulle
Mar 30 2010
This week's show is brought to you by ChutingStar Rigging Loft in Rockmart, Georgia and Skydive Chicago. Special guest listener this week is Rob Stevenson... he'd say hello but he doesn't have a mic. Dave and Karry record seminars at the Skydive Expo in Deland but who knows if you'll ever get to hear any of it. Give it up for Mike Gruwell of ChutingStar Rigging Loft! ChutingStar not only acts as a local rigging loft but is also a fully-stocked, online gear service & sales outlet. Items are shipped throughout the world every day. Education is a focus with ChutingStar with their online blog section known as the Rigger Rant & Rave. And we hear they are in the middle of production on a few hundred "how to" videos for their site as well. Skydive Radio listeners receive an additional 5% discount with online purchases (coupon code: skydiveradio). Safety First with Brian Germain: Checklists and Procedures. Ask Brian to talk on a safety subject by leaving a voicemail at 575.SDR.TALK. Pic of the Week is Niklas Daniel capturing his own shadow on the bottom skin of his canopy over Perris Valley. Skydive Chicago is open! SDC has a busy season planned with events such as Battle at Midway, Summerfest, and USPA Nationals to name only a few. Chris Peterson wants to know how to set loved ones' minds at ease and gives a shout-out to Skydive Southwest Florida. Interview with proximity flier Julian Boulle. Poor Meredith gets all her shit stolen in Puerto Rico. Good thing she has a gaggle of friends who supply her with rum and get her back to Chicago. Guess Meredith isn't so poor after all. THURSDAY-THURSDAY-THURSDAY.... poker night. Make a side bet with Jim "Guido" Harris and you're prolly gonna win.

Show #125, March 10th 2010 - with Amy Chmelecki
Mar 10 2010
Bunny is GO!!! Weather looks like it may be starting to break everywhere. Dave and Karry go to the Puerto Rico Boogie again this year. Free rum and beach landings, what more could you ask for? Shout out to Marianna from Skydive New England. We first met her at the Invasion Boogie then again in Puerto Rico. Skydive Chicago is currently running a dz on South Padre Island, TX during the month of March. Tandems and fun jumpers are welcome. This week's Safety First with Brian Germain is about returning to skydiving from a long layoff. An email from Andy Byzet asking about different jump planes is read. Pic of the Week: Arizona Arsenal does a training jump over Skydive Spaceland. Artistic photo by Ori Kuper. Dave converses with Amy Chmelecki about her prediction for the next VFWR, "To be CRUSHED!" TJ Spear from Quad Cities Skydiving Center sends in an email describing his predicament after acrobatically placing his legs in his lines upon deployment. Sara Robinson receives a big thank you and shout out from Tara Poteet for being a great friend and a, "damn good," AFF instructor. One final shout out from the hosts of SDR to Martin Klamphera. Karry met Martin when he handed her a donation to the show during the Invasion Boogie. Thanks Martin, you rock! Skydive Radio is to attend the Skydive Expo in hopes of getting some great audio content for future shows. Don't forget Thursday night poker. Who knows what shenanigans are to happen next?

Show #123, September 29th 2009, with Melissa Nelson
Sep 29 2009
This week's show is brought to you by Skydive Sebastian's Keys Boogie and Skydive Chicago. Help stop power lines from being erected along the SDC dropzone. In the noteworthy words of Kirk Smith, "We're against that!" Go to and join the letter writing campaign. Jump4Hope is successful in raising and donating $36,000 to the American Cancer Society. LSPC's tandem and static-line programs flourish. Members unable to make the Couch Freaks Boogie receive a surprise visit from a jumpable helicopter. Russ Haas gets a gold star for yet another creative plan for obtaining higher altitude. Careful Linda, sounds like Russ has figured out it's much easier and cheaper if you're just, "... willin' to show yall's boobs!" Safety First: Brian Germain gives an alternate method for getting out of line twists. Skydive Sebastian is hosting the Keys Boogie this November 5-8. Visit for more information. Blue Skies Magazine continues to impress us. Pic of the Week is Johnny Longspot striking a pose over Green Bay Skydivers in Pulaski, WI. Photo by Russ Haas. Melissa Nelson is engaged - congrats! She also reads an excerpt from her father's true life story, Sugar Alpha, to be published in the near future. Make a trip to Skydive Chicago and learn first hand what all the hooplah is about. The Tiki Bar, Sky Lounge, and Eat Up Cafe all offer scrumptious food and drinks after a long day of jumping. Voicemail by Jason Waller compliments SDR and approves the "sexy voice" method of getting people's attention.

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