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The sport of jumping from an aircraft and performing acrobatic maneuvers in the air during free fall before landing by parachute.
- ‘The aircraft belonged to Skydive Thailand, which takes passengers for skydiving.’
- ‘The 50-year-old did his first jump for charity in 1983 and soon became addicted to skydiving, taking part in a host of competitions.’
- ‘You can keep fishing - skydiving is the extreme sport for me.’
- ‘His goal is simple, the perpetuation of the sport of skydiving.’
- ‘It is similar to the maneuvers I perform in freefall while skydiving.’
- ‘Some people get over their acrophobia by going skydiving or bungee jumping.’
- ‘But the statistics show that skydiving is one of the safest sports in the world; driving to a dropzone is generally more dangerous.’
- ‘We weren't thrill seekers jumping off cliffs, or skydiving, or driving fast vehicles, but we did what many of you do.’
- ‘Sky surfing is skydiving with a special board that lets the jumper perform tricks in mid-air.’
- ‘We've both done some skydiving, bungee jumping, and whitewater rafting.’
- ‘This was rather puzzling, because she had been exercising vigorously until 10 days earlier, and enjoyed the sport of skydiving.’
- ‘And different experiences are something that Julie has thrown herself headlong into, including free-fall skydiving and abseiling.’
- ‘And she's into skydiving, hang-gliding and bungee jumping!’
- ‘They have been actively involved in sport all their lives, from athletics to skydiving, from basketball to scuba diving.’
- ‘Gilbert bet that he would try skydiving if Roddick won his first Masters tournament.’
- ‘Since he got involved in skydiving in 1980, Colonel Strand has accumulated approximately 1,600 jumps.’
- ‘Fifteen years ago, skydiving did not have full-time teams.’
- ‘I'd had many adventures and skydiving seemed merely the next in line.’
- ‘Treut shows them partying, having dinner, skydiving, riding motorcycles, performing their art, and having fun.’
- ‘Not only do they jump out of perfectly good airplanes - they name parachutes and skydiving schools after Icarus.’
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