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Welcome to the November / December '09 edition of my newsletter!

My intention is to keep you informed of happenings and upcoming events.
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USPA Post Cards

Check out USPA's newest edition of post cards, available at the USPA headquarters.

It features the theme "The Thrill of Skydiving" with a picture I took of USA National Freefly Team "SoCal Converge".

To view more pictures of SoCal Converge, please visit their Facebook page.

Got Credit?

Well you are in luck! The USPA has a new credit card available, featuring four different skydiving images as the background.

Our personal favorite? Spaceland Blue exiting a 5 over Spaceland, Texas!

To view more of these unique credit cards, please visit the USPA website.


Thank you Skysystems!

I would like to thank Skysystems
for my new Vapor Wes Pro.

The Wes Pro is built with ultra light
weight composite construction, and offers a large platform to mount a variety of cameras.


Picture Gallery on the PD Website

If you haven't done so in a while, check out the Featured Photographer page on the Performance Designs website.

It includes a new gallery consisting of picture I took over the last couple of years. Check it out, and see if you got published! ;)



Check out this months 90percent WebNews !   (→ right)

It features the 2009 USPA Nationals and the Chicks Rock Boogie.

New Picture Blog

I've joined PictureSocial, a network for photographers, and will continue to post pictures there.

PictureSocial is a place where photographers from all experience levels can share their knowledge and learn from others.

If you are already a member, please check out the group "Skydiving". I created the group so that skydivers and non-skydivers alike can enjoy and compare notes on their work.



Past Events

Skyhook in Action!

Blue member Annie Peterson got a chance to test her skyhook during a malfunction she experienced over Eloy.
Here is what she had to say:

"I had a reserve ride last Sunday while training in Eloy…"

To read the whole story, please visit the UPT website .


AXIS Hollywood Tunnel Camp

On November 5th, AXIS went out to the iFLY Hollywood Tunnel at the Universal City Walk.

We covered a wide range of flight, everything from basic FS and Advanced Freeflying.

AXIS Flight School now also featured on Bev Suits website!

Group shot of AXIS Hollywood participants

Brianne and Chaz working on verticals

Getting our head-down on!

Jana working on Head Down



Thanks for coming out and flying with us!

Picture of the Month

Albert Berchtold on a practice run during the 2009 USPA Nationals. Also featured on the PD Blog!

Things to look forward to

Nik's Camera Workshop

I am planning on hosting a camera skills camp for people interested in learning how to shoot 4-way and larger formations in the near future. I would like this to be a group event to promote a healthy learning environment, however, one-on-one sessions are also available. 

Here is what I plan to cover in the course: 

  • Find out what gear and set up is right for you.
  • Exploring different exit-techniques and timing.
  • Refining body flight skills in the wind tunnel.
  • Learn to fly with camera wings / learn to fly them more efficiently.
  • Learn about competition rules and requirements. 

Upon completion of the workshop, I will even help you find a team to shoot!

If you are interested in such a course, please notify me via e-mail at  info (at) niklasdaniel.com.

Blue on the Road to Russia

For more information about the upcoming world meet, please click here.


Spaceland Blue pictures now featured on the UPT website!

Blue was also featured in the latest Blue Skies Magazine (Issue# 5). The article was written by Blue member Anne Peterson, and gives a short history about the team.

Blue now also featured on Bev Suits website!



Upcoming Events

12/12/2009 – 12/13/2009:   Spaceland Blue Winter Tunnel in Eloy, AZ
12/23/2009 – 1/4/2010:   Unavailable

Pictures and videos by Niklas Daniel if not otherwise stated.

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