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The Fun Culture of Skydiving

» August 2, 2018

The skydiving culture goes way beyond skydiving. Learn how the skydiving culture permeates the people in the sport and why it is so magnetizing.

Can You Skydive While Sick, High, or Drunk?

» July 23, 2018

Find out if you should jump from an airplane while your sick, high, or drunk as well as the consequences of jumping under the influence or if you aren't feeling well.

What it Takes to Get on a World Record Skydive

» May 24, 2018

Find out what it takes to get on a World Record skydive and experience the ultimate experience!

Skydiving Parachute Opening

» May 1, 2018

Everyone wants to know what happens if the parachute doesn't open. Learn about how skydiving parachutes open and modern parachute emergency procedures.

Wind Tunnels Vs Skydiving

» April 14, 2018

Find out how wind tunnels compare to skydiving and what makes indoor skydiving and regular skydiving great!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Skydive?

» November 15, 2016

We get this question a lot from parents with eager teens tugging at their sleeves. Here we answer the question, how old you have to be to go skydiving.

Is There a Weight Limit to Skydive?

» October 19, 2016

The skydiving weight limit for tandems at Jumptown isn't about prejudice; it's about hard mathematics and our dropzone's dedicated emphasis on safety. Let us try to explain.

Skydiving Altitude: What You Need To Know

» September 15, 2016

The skydiving altitude you jump from is an important part of your skydiving experience. Here, we explain what difference it makes.

Do I Have What It Takes to Skydive?

» July 19, 2016

Asking yourself the question... should I go skydiving? Unarguably one of life's great adventures, find out whether you have what it takes to skydive.

Skydiving vs Bungee Jumping … Which Is Scarier?

» July 5, 2016

Trying to decide between skydiving or bungee jumping? Both are fantastic sports for anyone who wants an adrenaline rush. But, which is scarier?

Can Skydiving Be Therapeutic?

» June 22, 2016

Can skydiving be a form of therapy? Read here to learn about the benefits of skydiving and why therapists wish they could prescribe it!

Top 10 Reasons to Skydive

» April 8, 2015

"Why would anyone want to jump from a perfectly good airplane?" We give you 10 GREAT REASONS!!!

The Rewards of Skydiving

» November 2, 2014

No matter what we do in life, there is an element of risk. Unfortunately, the news media tends to focus on one side of skydiving... the risk. Seldom are the rewards highlighted. Here, we highlight the rewards of a sport we love.

Why Jump From a Perfectly Good Airplane?

» October 30, 2014

Why Jump from a Perfectly Good Airplane?

Why would anyone want to jump from a perfectly good airplane? If a skydiver was given a dollar for every time they heard that... they'd be rich. It's hard for people to get their heads around this concept. Most skydivers find it difficult to explain the 'why' for this so called madness, but here's the answer... FREEDOM.

Five Best Skydiving Destinations In The World

» October 3, 2014

This week we ask the question: if you could skydive anywhere in the world, where would it be? With opportunities to make a jump in just about every corner of the globe, the options are overwhelming. However, there are a few places whose beauty is best appreciated from 13,000 feet. Check out our list of The World's Most Beautiful Skydiving Destinations.

Top 10 Record Breaking Skydives!

» September 18, 2014

World records don't come easy - especially in skydiving as the boundaries being pushed could be disastrous! We feature the Top 10 World Skydiving World Records in History!

Top 6 DZ Dance Off Challenge

» September 17, 2014

About a two months ago, Melanie Curtis, Jorge Alonso and our friends at Skydive Carolina were all sitting around the dropzone waiting for the clouds to clear when they had an idea - create a dance, and challenge the rest of the skydiving world to beat them!

AFF Camp

All the staff were professional and reassuring and they made us feel very comfortable!

» Sharon and Lauren Parker