Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sign up for the USPA Solo Challenge

Take the USPA Solo ChallengeWhy don’t you take the United States Parachute Association (USPA) Solo Challenge? It’s a pretty simple challenge, but it will change your life. Very simply, why don’t you make it a goal to make a solo freefall? After you make your first Tandem, it’s only four jumps away! With one more training Tandem jump, and a Ground School Course, you will be ready to make a solo student jump! After three Instructor Assisted Deployment jumps, you will be ready for your first solo freefall! It’s not as daunting as you think. You’ll still be under the direct supervision of an instructor and you’ll still receive parachute steering assistance from the ground, but you will have shown that you have what it takes to exit an airplane then deploy and steer your own parachute safely to the ground.

Are you up for the USPA Solo Challenge? It's simple to get started.

Just call Skydive Inc. to get more information on our Student Training Program and how you can get to your first solo freefall. Our number is: (269) 998-7747. We will get you registered with USPA and make you eligible for the First Freefall Challenge!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Student Day

Not only have we been having great success in bringing in first time jumpers with our Tandem Program, we have also seen a large increase in the amount of people interested in continuing on past that first jump and going through our student program.

With our progression training, your first Tandem jump counts towards your United States Parachute Association (USPA) "A" license requirements. We utilize the Tandem skydive as an initial instructional tool to prepare you for your first solo student jump.

With the increase in jumpers going through our student program we decided to set up a special student day where our staff could get together with our students and work with them one-on-one without the distractions of the normal drop zone operations to deal with. This allowed us to focus on just the students and their proficiency skills and allowed the students to jump several times and advance more quickly.

The evening was a great success! The weather was perfect all evening and we had a half dozen students show up to jump. We had a couple of students working on their freefall skills, several working their way through their Instructor Assisted Deployment (IAD) jumps and practicing their pilot chute deployments, and one who finally had the opportunity to make his first solo student jump!

Congratulations to all the students who came out and jumped and many thanks to the Skydive Inc. staff that showed up to make it happen.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Wednesday Jumping

Wednesday jumping went really well despite dodging weather most of the day. We started at 9:00a and jumped all day with a large group of ER professionals who came out equipped with matching t-shirts, diapers, and a great attitude.

We dodged clouds, hail, and rain but we got all of them up to make their first skydives! A fun time was had by all.

We did some experienced jumping at the end of the day and Travis made his 200th jump and his first wingsuit jump! Nice job.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

First Skydive.

I always find it both exciting and fascinating when I stumble upon something on the internet that someone else has posted about their skydiving experience with us.

I find it exciting that someone found their experience with us so incredible that they take the time to share it online and I find it fascinating to hear how other people view their skydiving experience.

Here's a blog entry from someone who came out a couple of weeks ago and made a skydive with us.

If anybody else comes across anything on the web about us, let me know!

Skydiving on Wednesday 13 AUG 08

We will be skydiving this Wednesday starting at 9:00a and continuing all day long! We've got a bunch of first time Tandem students coming out to jump.

We should have two planes starting at about 4:30p for the normal Wednesday jumping.