Blog

bottrop skydiving
My Experience
Cori Sirois

Tunnel Huck Jams

Are you looking to fly more time in the wind tunnel, but not spend so much money? Maybe you want to start sharing time with others, so you can get practise flying with friends? Well a tunnel huck jam is just the thing for you! In this article we are going to explain to you what a huck jam is. And why it is beneficial

Read More »
Head down formation world record
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Top 5 Craziest Skydive World Records

Lets start of by stating that there are a lot of skydiving world records. There are so many different disciplines in skydiving, and there can be multiple different records within each discipline. It is amazing to see the skill and determination behind the people attempting and making these world records. The motivation behind the individuals to become the next biggest formation, or the fastest or

Read More »
helicopter skydive
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Hot Air Balloon vs Helicopter Skydives

It is a quite common goal for most skydivers to make a jump from a hot air balloon and a helicopter. Its like a right of passage for a skydiver to make these epic jumps. From the moment you begin your skydiving life, you hear the tales of other jumpers, how amazing it is to make these jumps. Which we can confirm, it is insanely

Read More »
Skydiving in Empuriabrava
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Drop Zones near to Wind Tunnels

Maybe you are planning a skydiving vacation and want to be near to a wind tunnel for training. Or you are looking to relocate, and want your new home to offer the most for your flying obsession. Whatever the reason, we wanted to make this list of drop zones near to wind tunnels for you. Now you can easily scan our list to find these

Read More »
Skydiving at night full moon
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Skydiving at Night

The average person is going to think skydivers are crazy for jumping out of airplanes into the big blue sky. Now imagine when we tell them that there is also night skydiving! This adds a whole new level of intensity to our sport. Actually, its not just non-skydivers who’s palms get sweaty thinking about skydiving at night. Some of us licensed skydivers still get nervous,

Read More »
Canopy swooping
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Different Types of Skydiving Disciplines

Its fair to say that the general public thinks of skydiving as being strapped to a person while making a tandem skydive. Or simply jumping from a plane and being in a belly to earth position until you end up under a parachute. Yet in reality, there are many different types of skydiving disciplines one can learn and progress in. When I first found myself

Read More »
skydiving airplanes people jump from
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

Top 8 Skydiving Airplanes

There are a variety of different airplanes that are used for making skydives. These planes are often referred to as jump planes. Each drop zone has its own jump plane. The type of skydive aircraft can depend on the size of the facility and how many skydivers jump there regularly. A jump plane can be small carrying only 4 passengers or a plane that carries

Read More »
Max Martin
Indoor Skydiving
Cori Sirois

5 Minute Call with Max Martin

It is always a curiosity to get to know more about some of the great flyers in our sport. We want to know how they got to where they are, which opportunities came their way and what they are doing presently. What motivates them and who has been their inspiration? We are fortunate to have sit down this week for our 5 minute call with

Read More »
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

2-Ways for Days

“2-ways for days! It’s the best way to start a skydiving weekend.” This is the phrase I have said many times to my friends at my home DZ. It doesn’t matter if you skydive in a bustling drop zone or if you are part of a small one. A 2-way skydive is always a good call to make a new friend, improve skills, check out

Read More »
canopy pilot landing
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Different Skydiving Landing Areas

There are rules and methods to landing your parachute at each drop zone. An important rule is the designation of different skydiving landing areas. To the untrained eye, the parachute traffic at a skydiving drop zone may seem a bit hectic. However, as experienced skydivers we know that there is a method to the madness. Okay, well I must admit, sometimes it is hectic madness,

Read More »
Skydiving in the heat
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Skydiving in the Heat

Summer is here, and we all are loving the long, sunny hot days. This is the prime skydiving season for many drop zones around the world. However, along with the sunshine comes extra skydiving precautions which we need to take into consideration. Skydiving in the heat can bring on its own set of variables. So while we are all happy to have the hot summer

Read More »
Tandem Instructor job
Curiosities
Cori Sirois

Different Jobs in Skydiving

Have you ever thought about all the different people that make the drop zone function each day? There are many different jobs in skydiving, not just being a skydive instructor. In fact, not all of them involve jumping out of the airplane! A drop zone is a very fun atmosphere to have a job, and even if you are not a skydive instructor, you can

Read More »
PD Factory Team
Skydiving Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Top 10 Skydivers to Follow on Social Media

This week I want to share with you all the top 10 skydivers to follow on social media. These accounts showcase some of the best views from the top, awesome canopy piloting, funny memes and in general just skydiving goodness! These accounts give us a glimpse into the dedication and effort athletes put into pursuing their passion. Check out this list of the top 10

Read More »
Skydive traditions
Contributor
Cori Sirois

The 5 Most Crazy Skydiving Traditions

There are a few long-established customs within the world of skydiving. It does not take long in the sport to become privy to these skydiving traditions. And I am going to warn you, a lot of these skydiving rituals involve beer! Skydivers have always been known to be a bit of a wild group of kinfolk. And so, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we

Read More »
Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Do You Know the Difference Between a Tandem & Solo Skydive?

Aright, so you have been thinking about making a skydive. But now you are trying to figure out how to make it possible. Maybe you are wondering what the difference between a tandem and solo skydive are. And which one should you make? Don’t worry, at some point, many of us have been in the same position as you. Lets take a look into the

Read More »
sun protection and skydiving
Drop Zone
Cori Sirois

Only Burn Your Jump Tickets

Finally, it is that time of year again! The summer is approaching, the weather is getting nicer and the sun is once again shining on us. To skydivers, the most important thing this mean is, it is the skydiving season! Thank goodness for that. However, along with the beautiful weather and long days of jumping on the drop zone.  This time of year also brings

Read More »
Skydiving Injuries Report
Drop Zone
Augusto Bartelle

How To Avoid Friday Freakout Skydiving Accidents

Even though everyone loves watching Friday Freakout by Jointheteem, no one wants to be the main feature on those videos. That’s why currency and taking a good look at the primary information USPA gives us annually regarding skydiving incidents is essential. It aids in avoiding skydiving accidents and injury, while keeping skydiving safety at the top of our minds. According to Deloitte US, in 2020,

Read More »
Skydiving is fun
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Why Skydiving is Fun?

Why is skydiving fun? Obviously if someone is asking why skydiving is fun, they have never made a jump themselves!! The experience speaks for itself. Even the most scared folk land after their skydive with a HUGE smile of their face. Skydiving and flying a canopy is extremely fun! But if you haven’t made a jump yet, or wonder why skydivers become so addicted to

Read More »
Maja tunnel social media account
Indoor Skydiving
Augusto Bartelle

Top 10 Tunnel Flyers to Follow on Social Media

Although they make flying around a wind tunnel look easy, we all know its anything but that! This list of the top 10 tunnel flyers to follow on social media is going to leave you dizzy. These top flyers are incredibly skilled in the wind tunnel and post some amazing content for people to see. These tunnel flying social media accounts not only draw the

Read More »
Adventure Seekers - A Skydiving Trip to Egypt
Curiosities
Augusto Bartelle

Adventure Seekers – A Skydiving Trip to Egypt

Since the first time I saw a picture of the pyramids, I knew I had to go there at some point. My time arrived and right now, I’m writing this article inside the Alitalia airplane on my way to Cairo, to go skydiving in Egypt. Since I was in school, I was addicted to Egypt. It was the only notebook I really put lots of

Read More »
(Visited 1,249 times, 16 visits today)