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What Should I Wear Skydiving?

» December 19, 2017

You know what to wear when you are running, biking, or hiking, but it's not every day you go skydiving. So, what should you wear for the big jump? Lucky for you, we have the perfect wardrobe in mind -- read our head-to-toe guide on what to wear skydiving.

5 Reasons Skydiving Makes the Perfect Gift

» December 11, 2017

'Tis the season of giving, and we all know it can be tough to find the perfect gift to fit everyone on your shopping list. But from granny to godson and all the uncles, aunts, and cousins in between, we think we have just the thing-a skydive.

How Skydiving Solves Everything

» October 13, 2017

Your problems have no weapons effective against skydiving. Skydiving does solve everything! Once you try it for yourself, we're sure you'll heartily agree.

How To Become A Wingsuit Flyer

» October 6, 2017

There's no argument that wingsuiting is the closest skydiving discipline out there to actual human flight. Here we address the most common questions about learning to fly a wingsuit.

Why Skydiving School is the Best Kind of School

» September 18, 2017

What if we told you that there's a school that will refresh you to the core of your being? Skydiving school has the power to do just that--and here's why.

5 Most Popular Skydiving Disciplines Explained

» September 5, 2017

Here we explain the distinct features of the 5 most popular skydiving disciplines: formation skydiving, freefly, angle flying, wingsuiting, and swooping.

Can You Skydive At Night?

» August 25, 2017

Can you go skydiving at night? Skydiving offers some of the greatest views you'll ever see - and they're completely different in the dark! Learn more here.

Every Thrill Seeker’s Dream Come True

» August 10, 2017

Skydiving isn't just for adrenaline junkies. It's every thrill seeker's dream come true from the professional skydiver down to the first-timer. Here's why.

Best Skydiving Centers in the USA

» July 25, 2017

From sea to shining sea, where will you find the very best skydiving in the USA? We've chosen our very favorite locations, based on skydivers' general consensus (as well as loads and loads and loads of our own boogie travel). Here's our go-to list of great places to skydive.

What You Should Know Booking A Group Skydive At Jumptown

» July 11, 2017

Interested in booking a group skydiving adventure at Jumptown? Read helpful tips on what to expect and how to enhance your skydiving group experience.

Would You Take This Bet? Scientifically, You Should.

» June 26, 2017

What if every little opportunity in your life were a bet in your favor? What if every measured risk you take means that you're setting yourself up to come out ahead? What if we could prove that to you--with science?

Why Skydiving Is More Mental Than Physical

» June 13, 2017

The idea that "skydiving is more mental than physical" is repeated so often in the sport that it's practically a truism. While you don't necessarily need to be very physically strong to be a good skydiver, you do need to be mentally strong.

How Do Skydivers Land Accurately?

» May 22, 2017

When you've never made a sport skydive, the art of jumping out the airplane door at the right time to land in the middle of a ten-foot circle might sound like some sorta voodoo.

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.

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