Skydive Moab, Utah Freeflying | Daredevil Girls Skydiving

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Diana Blackburn – July 8, 2007. Skydive #1675 for me was over Moab, Utah. This was another fun WyDi roadtrip. Jeannie Bartholomew and I exited the Cessna 182 aircraft while Wyat Drewes filmed the jump with a Sony DCR-PC5 with fish eye wide angle lens and took pictures with a Canon Rebel XT with Sigma 15 wide angle fisheye lens. I’m the smaller skydiver that is stand flying most of the time. Jeannie is sit flying.

After the freefall I swooped my lil pink 59 Icarus Neos in downwind. My feet stuck in the mud and I did a full front flip through my risers to avoid injury! This was a fun jump and the only one I’ve ever done over Moab. I’d like to go skydiving here again someday. 🙂

Yes, this is THE Jeannie (Anderson) Bartholomew back when she only had a couple hundred jumps, before she worked for Mirage Systems and before she married Curt Bartholomew of skydiving team Alter Ego. She lived with Wyat and me in San Diego at this time and traveled with us.

I’m the original Swoop Girl. I created the Swoop Girl idea, movement, logo, t-shirts and website before Jeannie even started skydiving. I’m only saying this because she claims to have created the Swoop Girl movement, which is not true. And many people know this, but she’s out there saying it anyways. So I’m here saying, “Uh, no you didn’t, Jeannie.” Jeannie is my ex-girlfriend, so I added her to my swoop girl website as I saw early on that she was going to become a badass female canopy pilot. Maybe that’s where she got the idea that she actually created Swoop Girl. Or…maybe she’s just full of it. 🙂

The skydiving gear I was using in this video was my Velocity Sports Infinity Container System, Icarus Canopes 59 sq ft Neos, Bonehead helmet and Gatorz Sunglasses eye wear.

Wyat drewes died in a motorcycle accident August 10, 2007. Jeannie now lives in Florida with her husband and Alter Ego skydiving teammate Curt Bartholomew.


My name is Diana Blackburn (aka Daredevil Girl, aka Swoop Girl). This is my YouTube channel, Daredevil Girl. I’m a relatively new youtuber. I’ve been very adventurous my entire life. In fact when I was a kid I wanted to be a stuntwoman. I’m pretty sure that ever since I was born (in 1977) I knew that I wanted to fly. I’ve had dreams of flying ever since I can remember remembering. This has led me to a living a life of no fear, going on adventures and loving anything sports and extreme!

I upload many different kinds of videos to my channel every week. Many of these videos are from over ten years ago from my travels and road trips with my late fiancé Wyat Drewes. Wyat stole my heart. I loved him very much. I met Wyat in 2001 when I was a beginner skydiver. In 2003 we got engaged when he proposed to me at the bottom of a 1,700 ft waterfall on Maui. Wyat died in a motorcycle accident August 10, 2007 in San Diego, California. I miss him terribly every day. He was my best friend and a kindred spirit. I only date women now, Emily my girlfriend, exclusively. Sorry guys, I’m happily a lesbian.

I have a variety of original content. Videos you will see on my channel are mostly of me on adventures and doing things such as skydiving, speed flying, ground launching, paragliding, shark diving, snorkeling, base jumping, swooping, canopy piloting, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, speed riding, parkour, free running, getting tattoos, cliff diving, jumping off roofs, jumping off piers, zorbing, jumping off waterfalls, Hawaii travel, boxing, fighting, arm wrestling, knife wielding, shooting guns (shotgun is my favorite), punching bag, MMA, working out, doing push ups, doing hand stands, swimming, rock climbing, bouldering, rappelling, fishing, whitewater river rafting, hiking, camping, landscaping, zip lining, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), slam dancing and partying. I love to jump out of airplanes, but I REALLY love to jump out of helicopters!

I post a lot of cute and funny cat and kitten videos as well as videos of dogs, raccoons and other animals. Sometimes I post funny cute babies and kids. I also post videos of cooking, baking tips and survival tips. I post videos of my musician friends playing drums, guitars and singing (when they let me).

So come and check out more of this female daredevil in action. I hope you enjoy the show! If you do, please subscribe to my channel. Thank you YouTube fans and subscribers. I love you! Even the trolls, I even have love for the trolls! 2016 YouTube Queen and then onto my dream of becoming a YouTube millionaire! Help me realize this dream by sharing, commenting and liking my videos. Thank you! Love and light!

~ Diana Blackburn (Daredevil Girl)

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