Category: Skydive

2017 year in review

2017 you have been a wild ride with lots of great things to reflect on. I have a lot to be grateful for this year!

So do you pack your own parachute?

  This is the top question I get asked when people learn I skydive. And the answer is a resounding, yes – actually I prefer to.

Skydiving journey: three years later

  Facebook recently reminded my of a memory from three years ago.

Jumping from a helicopter

  A moment of silence, as I stepped back and let myself fall. It was a new sensation and almost peaceful. It was not my first time jumping from a helicopter, but maybe the first time I really appreciated the experience.

Skydiving: how to hang out in the sky

  The skydiving season trickled to a start this year.  Unlike other skydivers, I jump with some regularity through the winter, so for me it was a slow start to the season with sporadic jumping in March and April.

Skydiving on a beach

  The sun was glimmering off the ocean below and I felt a warm breeze on my face. As I turned for final approach I scanned the beach below for hazards. There are certainly no lack on them; a volleyball net, palapas, rocks, palm…

Skydiving in the winter

Winter Skydiving

  For those of us that skydive regularly, jumping can be therapeutic. It is a brief escape from the 9 to 5 and a wonderful way to recharge.

Skydiving and getting lost in a farmer’s field

It was my birthday, my mom had agreed to try her first skydive, it was beautiful and warm out – I was pretty freaking pumped.

Skydiving: another season comes and goes.

Fall has come and gone. The last few vibrant leaves cling to the trees as a crisp wind blows past.  For many this marks the end of our skydiving season. Some of us crazy people will visit the one dropzone that stays open all…

Adult summer camp – skydiving style.

Have you been to adult summer camp? I guess I haven’t either, but I found the closest thing to it – Summerfest at Skydive Chicago. I mentioned in another post that this was one of my skydiving goals for the summer and what an…