A different perspective...Read More
Mike Masters is really "The Most Interesting Man In The World" of skydiving. He possesses an incredible range of superhero skills - from motorcycle racing to fire breathing to lock picking to sword fighting to cooking the best Eggs Benedict you've ever had, and we're just lucky to call him a CK local!Read More
It’s always been on your list. It’s a long time dream to soar up in the sky and feel what it’s like to fall free. It’s truly an experience out of this world. And to help you prepare, we talked to people around the drop zone - from instructors with 20,000+ jumps to first timers who just landed. Here's their best advice.Read More
One day, when we least expected to see a T-Rex, one came straight to our door. He pointed at the parachutes and roared, "I want to jump!". We had nothing better to do, so we said, let's give it a try.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
"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...Read More
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).
Skydiving is an incredible adventure that lets you experience things you've never felt before. Between the adrenaline rush of that first step out of the airplane, the weightless feeling of freefall, a breathtaking canopy ride and finally landing and feeling the ground under your feet, it's one hell of a journey that you want to remember for years.Read More
Rennay is our "dropzone mom". She is an A licensed skydiver who somehow manages to take care of everyone at the dropzone, from bringing snacks to cheering up students to just being there for everyone. She is one of those people that absolutely everyone enjoys hanging out with, and we are so happy that she calls Cross Keys her home dz!Read More
Nobody really remembers when the tradition of the skydiving Easter Bunny started at Cross Keys, but hundreds of local families know to come to Cross Keys on Friday before Easter every year to watch this unique show.Read More
We kept coming up with excuses to put off this infographic, but couldn't hold it any longer.
People come up with the most amusing explanations to hide their fear of skydiving. We thought we'd share them with the world!Read More
At Skydive Cross Keys, the culture of safety is one of our core values. That’s why the annual Safety Day is one of the most important events of the year. This year, despite the unjumpable winds and chilly 30-degree weather, we were very happy to see so many people attend Safety Day for the safety seminars and refreshers.Read More
Sarah is the Chief Packer at Cross Keys, and has been a Chief Officer of Fun / Event Organizer for many years. If you're a regular at CK, she probably packed your parachute at least once, and for sure heckled you from the packing mat more than once!Read More
Freezefest is a pretty epic winter boogie that is our unique tradition here at Cross Keys. A day full of chilly skydiving and a night full of playful nonsense. Our famous dodgeball tournament has been going on for about 9 to 11 years (no one is really sure). It’s always a night of ridiculous costumes, great vibes and a serious (though not sober) dodgeball competition. From crazy unicorns to men in tutus, we had it all.Read More
We treasure experiences, special moments and adventures way more than material things. So why do we still buy our friends STUFF, when what we really want are more FUN TIMES together?
We surveyed our Skydive Cross Keys for the most desirable experience gifts this holiday season. These guys sure know how to have a good time :) And, spoiler alert, their wish list was NOT just skydiving! Use this as your idea guide and skip the crowded malls this month.Read More