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Skydiving team from Qatar trains at Lodi Parachute Center

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Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 12:00 am

For a moment, the men are nothing more than four or five tiny specks in the sky, framed by red and white parachutes. You have to hold your hand against your eyes to shield the sun from your view; otherwise you could miss the parachuters entirely.

They appear to float effortlessly back down to Earth. And then, in the last 20 seconds, their grace turns into bared teeth and tugging on their parachutes as they try to hit a blown-up target lying on the grass at the Lodi Parachute Center.

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