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The Difference Between Graduating AFF and Earning Your A-license

» May 16, 2017

To earn your solo skydiving license, you'll have two hurdles to cross: completing your AFF and earning your USPA A-license. These are two distinct entities.

What is the Difference Between Skydiving and Paragliding?

» April 24, 2017

Skydiving and paragliding are the two most practiced airsports in the world. Here are some of the other spot-the-difference hints in the skydiving vs paragliding game.

5 Tips To Avoid A Bad Skydiving Experience

» April 24, 2017

As you chart your journey to the sky, you're gonna need some baseline information. Here are the quick-and-dirty details to get your skydive started off in the right direction.

First Jump Experience: Tandem Skydive vs AFF

» March 29, 2017

While many people choose tandem skydiving for their first jump, here at Jumptown, first-timers can also make their very first skydive solo. Of course each method has its pros and cons. We explore the differences between tandem skydiving and AFF to help you determine which first jump experience is right for you!

How To Become A Great Skydiver

» March 27, 2017

Ready to get into skydiving? To become a great skydiver takes persistence. Here are valuable tips on going from rookie to certified professional skydiver.

How Dangerous Is Skydiving?

» February 21, 2017

Everyone knows that--like everything in this life that's worthwhile--there's risk involved. But what exactly are those risks in skydiving? Most folks who ask us this question are looking for a more technical, data based response than the standard "aw, no, bro; don't worry; you'll be fine.

How to Convince Your Parents To Let You Skydive

» February 14, 2017

If you're the spawn of boss-level worriers, hang in there! We have a few pointers to help you navigate the process of convincing your parents to let you skydive.

The Amazing Story of Jacques-André Istel, Jumptown’s Original Founder

» February 14, 2017

Jacques-André Istel--our original founder, is one of skydiving's living legends. Read about his enormous impact on Jumptown and the sport of skydiving.

Skydiving: The Ultimate Amusement Park

» January 24, 2017

Skydiving is not just a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It's more like an amusement park, an epic activity to enjoy again and again, year after year.

Can You Go Skydiving In The Winter?

» January 24, 2017

While you certainly can go skydiving when it's cold, we believe that a great skydive is worth waiting for--and we suggest that you wait to jump until the warmer weather arrives.

DVD & Stills

Paul spent time talking with me, Diane looked out for me and Dan became my new best friend as my tandem instructor.

» Kathleen S.

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