Skydiving from 30,000 Feet!

“Oakland Center, we have jumpers away at flight level three zero zero.”

Created on January 14, 2009

(was created on April 7, 1997 at
but ISP changed domain to

NOTE: This page is under a new domain (mine!) and not all links and images are uploaded yet. I will one by one upload and update.

Last update: 10/19/12

Note: Many links on this site are not working, pending updates (i.e. chasing info that disappeared).

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Miklos by Mike
Mike Ince is there to photograph Miklos Talyak, the first to jump from 30,000 feet over Central California (meaning he left the plane first). Miklos is also the first Hungarian to skydive at the North Pole. “HALO” means “High Altitude Low Opening,” a military term for skydiving.

Disclaimer and Purpose


Parachuting is a high risk activity and can result in serious injury or death.

This website is for noncommercial, informational purposes only. This is not an instructional guide.

The purpose is to provide information on skydiving from high altitudes. I am not an instructor and I am not claiming to be one. For those interested in learning to skydive or participating in a high altitude jump, you must obtain training from competent and rated instructors.

Michael Wright, D13106
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