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Louise Wise

100 Years and still skydiving

Louise Wise made her first jump 6 years ago on her 94th birthday. What better reason than to make another for her 100th? Just to show how motivated she was, she originally scheduled her jump back in early May, but Spring time had other plans than blue skies for weather! Returning this time with friends […]
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A Tandem Instructors Perspective

At the age of 36, with almost half of his life spent in the sport, Rogers Stack has a few things to say about his time as a Tandem Instructor. Below he shares his progression in the sport, his perspective on first time tandems, and what he personally does to ensure a long prosperous career. […]
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Freedomfest weekend!

Saturday for the Freedomfest Speed Star Money Meet participants completed three rounds of jumps with mixed up teams completing one point formations in the fastest time. Registration funds went into a pot which was then awarded to top two fastest contestants for each belly and vertical categories. Eugene Fernandez (61.4 seconds) and Maria Tkachuk (63.48 […]
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Summer is Here!

Summer has just begun, and we are stoked for an incredible season! New jumpers, new events, new pilots and more! Have you been out yet to experience the 2021 season? Be sure to keep up with our events page to see what we have on deck! A new season, a new pilot! Meet Ben Vinych […]
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Remote work Redefined

Reflecting Skydiving: an extreme sport full of individuals defining their own path to happiness. Providing more than an adrenaline rush, the sport offers a variety of benefits, motivation, empowerment, character building, therapy for the mind, just to name a few. No matter the benefit a person receives, skydiving serves value to all while forcing us […]
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4-Way FS Rookie!

Skydiving Nationals 2.0, the first nationals remote skydiving competition, is shaking up the field by allowing athletes to jump at their home dropzone against people from across the country. Realizing this is a unique opportunity to get a large number of people interested in competition without the commitment of travel and time usually required to […]
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Skydiving Nationals 2.0

As most everybody knows, this year has not exactly been ideal, or what anyone predicted it would be like in January. This is true for all communities around the world, including our favorite community- Skydivers! One of the side effects of the pandemic includes USPA Nationals being canceled due to concerns from community members. This […]
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Tips For Your First Time Skydiving Experience

Trying just about anything for the first time can be nerve-wracking (hello first day of school, first date, first new job); your first time skydiving is no different. First time jumpers ask us all the time: what can I do to prepare for my first time skydiving and make the most of my experience? We’ve […]
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Top 7 Things You Didn’t Know About Skydive Chicago

Skydive Chicago’s original founder Roger Nelson was passionate about skydiving from the training techniques to equipment advancement, that he quickly became one of the sport’s pioneers in the early 1980s and on. His commitment to the sport led him to build one of the largest and most progressive skydiving resorts of its time called, Skydive […]
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