Canopy pilots at Scottsdale, Arizona

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Scottsdale, Arizona - A skydiver is seen in this photograph taking part in a swooping competition on April 9, 2011. He was part of a team of aerial performers who jumped from a helicopter and tried landing at a marked point on the ground. These "canopy pilots" leveled off and navigated a course in front of spectators. The event was a "swooping," which consists of competitive parachuting where skydivers -also known as "canopy pilots"- try to touch down at a ground mark to win. Photo by Eduardo Barraza © 2011
Scottsdale, Arizona - A skydiver is seen in this photograph taking part in a swooping competition on April 9, 2011. He was part of a team of aerial performers who jumped from a helicopter and tried landing at a marked point on the ground. These "canopy pilots" leveled off and navigated a course in front of spectators. The event was a "swooping," which consists of competitive parachuting where skydivers -also known as "canopy pilots"- try to touch down at a ground...
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