Wonderful! There is no better way to bond with others than hurling yourselves out of a perfectly good airplane. Are there calmer ways? Sure. But definitely no better ways. Now you have the task of planning a group trip. We know all too well what a complicated endeavor that can be. Our friends are skydivers after all; trying to get them organized makes herding cats look easy. But don’t worry! We are here to make planning and booking your group trip smooth, easy, and dare I say, delightful! We are itching to jump with you, so let’s get going!Read More
Spoiler alert: skydiving is great any time of year, any time of day!
But we all have our favorite seasons and other personal preferences, so let’s explore all the options.
Here is our guide to picking the best day for your jump.Read More
What do you get that friend that one friend that only talks about skydiving? Everything skydiving related, of course!
Here is our official guide to making your favorite skydiving junkie so EXTREMELY happy this holiday season!Read More
To a skydiver, even just the thought of blue skies and calm air invoke a daydream whose cheesiness could rival that of a princess fairy tale. But weather and skydiving can be confusing, and sometimes, even for a licensed jumper, hard to grasp. So here is your guide to the mysterious weather explained through everyone’s favorite (or not so favorite) - Disney Cartoons.Read More
Congratulations, you got your "A" license! Whether it took you weeks or a couple years, getting that "A" stamp pushed into your forehead is oddly one of the most accomplished feelings. You feel fully embraced by the sport you have become obsessed with!Read More
Manifest (that's what we call the "office" at the dropzone) is the coordinating center of all of the skydiving operations. It's the team on the ground that makes sure all the cogs in the skydiving wheel are oiled up and running smoothly. Today we're giving you a peek behind the scenes of our operation and the life of Team Manifest!Read More
We don’t blame you - it is mesmerizing. We all have fallen into the rabbit hole of wingsuit videos, but sitting on your couch won’t get you closer to doing the real thing. We talked to some of Cross Keys’ own wingsuit specialists to learn more about the fascinating discipline and what you need to do to get there. Here’s what they told us.Read More
This seems a bit counter-intuitive, but bear with me.
Skydivers always want to tell others about how exhilarating it is to jump out of a perfectly good airplane. We get a variety of responses, but one I hear frequently is “I would love to, but I am afraid of heights.” If this sounds like you, not to worry, you absolutely can skydive. Not only will you be able to take the leap, it will help you push through other fears in life!Read More
Even on film, skydiving is beautiful, heart-racing and exhilarating. Our beloved sport can seem quite mysterious to the outside world, and this leads to some fairly ridiculous films filled with movie magic and overdramatized plot lines. But even if those movies don't always depict skydiving accurately, they're still fun, breathtaking and inspiring in their own ways.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More