90 Seconds of Bliss: What to Know About HALO Jumps at Skydive Cross Keys!

90 Seconds of Bliss: What to Know About HALO Jumps at Skydive Cross Keys!

For most licensed jumpers this is a big one on the Skydivers bucket list. Sixty seconds of freefall is fantastic but, like all adrenaline junkies, we always want more. 

On July 7th and 8th, Skydive Cross Keys invites Everest Skydive’s Tom Noonan to lead HALO jumps from 23,000 feet! That’s a whole 90 seconds of free fall! That’s extra time to add points to your bigway, show off your super cool freefall moves, or soar the airways in your wingsuit.

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Tips For Planning Your First Skydive The Smart Way

Tips For Planning Your First Skydive The Smart Way

Deciding to take your first skydive is a huge step. Taking a little extra effort in planning your first skydive can ensure an amazing and life-changing adventure!

First, of course, comes research. You want to find the right skydiving center (also referred to as dropzone) near you that has a good safety record, great customer service and strictly adheres to all safety related regulations. How do you check for that, you ask? Read on.

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Weather Hold Book Club: Mental Training for Skydiving and Life

Weather Hold Book Club: Mental Training for Skydiving and Life

Skydiving extends far beyond that thrilling time in the air. We spend a lot of time on the ground waiting for loads, waiting out weather holds, and just plain old goofing around. Why not use that time to improve your skydiving knowledge? We’re here to help!  Introducing our Weather Hold Book Club, where we will review skydiving books to better our skills and training and make each jump even more amazing!

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Will Your Second Skydive Be As Much Fun?

Will Your Second Skydive Be As Much Fun?

So you’ve made your very first skydive a little while ago. Congratulations, you are now a skydiver!

It was breathtaking, exhilarating, adrenaline pumping, and totally out of this world!

And while you’ve been wanting to feel this thrill again, you’re probably wondering whether your second jump will be as much fun. You’ve seen it all before, right?..

Well, not exactly!

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Skydiving Training: How, Where, And Why to Get Your Skydiving License

Skydiving Training: How, Where, And Why to Get Your Skydiving License

Like all of us at some point, you’re itching to get started, but you’re not quite sure where to go for your skydiving training! There are so many schools, different training methods, levels, instructors, prices, and so many factors to consider.

We’ll try to lay it out as simply as we can to help you make informed decisions.

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How to Choose the Right Skydiving Center

How to Choose the Right Skydiving Center

Skydiving for the first time is truly the adventure of a lifetime. When you are ready to take the leap and start researching the best place to go, you definitely want to pick the skydiving center that won’t disappoint.

When choosing where to have your first skydiving experience, as with any extreme sport, you want to be in good hands of experienced and professional people. So what are the things you really need to check for?

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Cherry's Skydiving Story

Cherry's Skydiving Story

"Once you have tasted the sky, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."

It was a beautiful afternoon in late November. Trees had shed their last leaves, warm sunshine blazed through clouds, and winds breezed through my hair. I had visited Cross Keys for the first time to make my tandem jump, and it was absolutely the most exhilarating experience of my life...

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People of Skydive Cross Keys: Pancake

People of Skydive Cross Keys: Pancake

Pancake is a walking talking goofball. If you are lucky enough to have him as your instructor, be ready to laugh! 

Jumps: 20,000 +
First Jump: 1995 Long Island, NY, static line.
Little Known Fact: Pancake (yes, it’s his real last name) never drank beer at all until he had his first cutaway, and had to buy a case of beer. We don’t believe him, but that’s what he says. He’s also learning conversational Klingon (Now that sounds kind of like him).

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