Swoop, There It Is: Skydiving Championships of Canopy Piloting Hit Rosharon (w/ VIDEO)
Among those participating in the championships are a Rosharon man who has made over 7,000 skydives and U.S. Army SFC Greg Windmiller, a member of the Army's Golden Knights skydiving team, who also owns the world speed record for canopy piloting. Can you say "bad-ass mofo"?
Maybe jumping out of a plane ain't your thing (though, trust us, it's awesome), but watching these guys and gals land from the safety of Mother Earth is its own kind of impressive. We sent our photography intern Francisco Montes out there this morning to catch some of the athletes in action. Check out his slideshow of the competition as well as the video below.
The competition runs through tomorrow. Skydive Spaceland welcomes spectators.
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