Blessing from the Sky

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An aerial celebration of the Chinese new year

Elite skydivers from around the globe gathered in DeLand , Florida for a skydiving formation challenge to celebrate the Chinese new year

Blessing from the sky by Edson Pacheco

Blessing from the sky

“I was honored to be part of the production and responsible to film and edit this documentary about a skydiving formation challenge called ” Blessing from the sky” for the Aero Sports Federation of China to celebrate the Chinese new year.

“It was a great feeling to see old friends from the Skydiving World again and meet new ones, this was a incredible task well orchestrated by Solly Williams, (hats off to you Sir)

“I’d like to thank all the production team: Brian Festi, Richard Powell , Max Li , Ralph Wilhelm , Zach Lewis, Jordan Av-tal, Carolina Caballero Beguiristain .

“Special thanks to Mr. Peng Ding, Mr. Yongly Wang, our outstanding translator Yu Liao , Hari Ganapathy , Luc Maisin, Eliott Lesimple , Chris Lynch, Jeana Billing, Carey Whitley , Laiming Zhu, Yu Lou, Feng Feng, Edward Bushman Anderson , Mandy Feijen , Bart Daenen , Mariuschka Lovera…

“Unfortunately I don’t know most of the people that participated in this event so please feel free to share this video with all of them… Thank You!”

Edson Pacheco


**[Adventures in China ]( Pete Allum**

The pre-cursor to this event, skydivers build the Chinese Flag in freefall for a massive airshow. Here the idea for the ‘Heavenly Blessing’ formation was drawn on a napkin! ****

Meet: Lesley Gale

Lesley has been in love with skydiving for 35 years. She is a multiple world and national record holder and a coach on 20 successful record events worldwide. She has over 100 competition medals spanning more than 25 years and has been on the British 8-way National team at World events. She started Skydive Mag to spread knowledge, information and passion about our amazing sport.
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