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. Dropzones start Safety Days in May, which often marks the beginning of another season. Safety days are an opportunity for all experienced jumpers (or fun jumpers) to run through safety procedures and discuss… Read More
It was my birthday, my mom had agreed to try her first skydive, it was beautiful and warm out – I was pretty freaking pumped. My mom would be doing a tandem with the instructor who taught me to skydive. Coincidentally, he is also the instructor I desperately do not want to disappoint. At the time I had just over 100 jumps and he offered to let me jump with my first… Read More
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 winter in the off season, but this is generally the end. I find I am reflective at this time of the year. It was only September 2014 that… Read More
If you have not figured it out by now, I am not one to back down from a challenge. Even when everyone else thinks it’s a crazy. One of my adventure checklist items is cliff jumping. I’ve jumped from small cliffs, but never a “real” cliff. This summer I had been to a cottage on the Georgian Bay and the rocky scenery struck me as likely to have jumping rocks. Googling lead… Read More
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 adventure it was. Summerfest is a skydiving boogie. For non-skydivers, this means a skydiving event or party – more accurately 10 epic days of skydiving with some of… Read More
The problem with being a restless soul, is I am always looking for the next adventure. I sometimes wonder if that means I will never be entirely happy with the day-to-day routine, but hey, if it means I get to try new things … While looking for ways to keep active this winter, I stumbled on indoor rock climbing. Many people I skydive with rock climb, so it seemed like a good… Read More
I did it, I did it, I did it (well a few weeks ago, but this is late)! I am officially a solo certified skydiver. I have a real CSPA license card and everything. And what does that mean? Well basically I am allowed to jump all by myself. LITERALLY only by myself. I’m not allowed to jump with other people unless they have a Coach 1 or 2 rating. But now… Read More
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