Skydiving

Four men are charged in connection with this parachute jump down One World Trade Center. (Credit: WTC BASE Jump/YouTube)

Judge Scolds World Trade Center Parachuters, Won’t Toss Case

The decision puts James Brady, Marko Markovich, Andrew Rossig and their alleged lookout, Kyle Hartwell, on track for a January trial over the September 2013 stunt.

11/18/2014

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on July 30, 2014. (Credit: CBS 2)

Heartbroken Family Of NYC Correction Officer Killed In Skydiving Accident Speaks Out

Gary Messina was killed and his instructor critically injured during a tandem jump at Calverton’s Skydive Long Island on Wednesday.

07/31/2014

A skydiver was killed and another was seriously injured on Long Island on Wednesday when their parachute failed to open. (Credit: CBS 2)

Police: 1 Skydiver Dead, 1 Critically Hurt After Parachute Fails On Long Island

Around 4 p.m., two jumpers believed to be involved in a tandem jump at Skydive Long Island in Calverton somehow ended in a free fall, police said.

07/30/2014

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Transform Father’s Day Into The Adventure Of A Lifetime

Want to do something fun with your dad for Father’s Day? Check out these exciting activities that are sure to be an adventure!

05/28/2013

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Up In The Air: 6 Great, Local Airborne Adventures

Airborne adventures aren’t for the faint of heart, of course, but there’s something special about being able to see the world from the vantage point of a bird. Read on for places that will take you up, up, up in New York City and beyond.

05/03/2013

Amber Gandolfo (Credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Following Disastrous Skydiving Incident, L.I. Woman Discusses Her Ordeal

She is shaken up, but very grateful to have little more than a few scratches. The young woman who was stuck dangling from a tree after skydiving in Calverton on Long Island spoke about the ordeal on Thursday.

07/26/2012

CBSNewYork.com Web Producer Evan Bindelglass goes skydiving over Sussex County, New Jersey (file photo)

Skydivers Rescued From Manorville Tree

Strong winds and skydiving do not mix, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

07/25/2012

David Winoker (Credit: CBS 2)

Fatal Tandem Skydive Jump That Killed Westchester Man Deemed Accidental

Plattekill police are now releasing information saying the instructor, 26-year-old Aleksandr Chulsky, had a medical condition or some kind of trauma to his neck, maybe from a significant jolt from opening the chute.

06/18/2012

Graduating cadets at West Point (file / credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

West Point Cadets Look Ahead To Graduation

Graduation is this weekend at the United States Military Academy, and the West Point cadets are excited.

05/25/2012

Fred Mack, sporting red, walks to the plane on his 100th. (credit: CBS 2)

Man Skydives In N.J. On His 100th Birthday

Fred Mack made his first skydiving jump when he was just 95-years-old. At the time, he vowed he would repeat the jump, if he managed to live to the century mark.

03/21/2011

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NY Skydive Teacher Claims Being Gay Got Him Fired

The lawsuit filed last week in Brooklyn federal court claims that Donald Zarda was fired because of his sexual orientation. It said Zarda’s employer told him the customer complained Zarda had touched her inappropriately.

10/05/2010

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Drop Zones: Best Destinations Near New York City For Skydivers

Before leaping into the air from 10,000 feet up and falling at about 120 miles per hour, here are some important tips to know before going skyward with a New York-area skydiving company.

08/08/2010

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

Survivor Of NY Plane Crash: I’ll Skydive Again

One of the five skydivers who survived when their airplane crashed in western New York said he plans to resume skydiving as soon as he’s able.

CBS 2–08/03/2010

Hospital Bed (credit: CBS 2)

Survivor Of NY Plane Crash: I'll Skydive Again

One of the five skydivers who survived when their airplane crashed in western New York said he plans to resume skydiving as soon as he’s able.

CBS 2–08/03/2010