First Jump: May 2010 Cross Keys
Jumps to date: a little over 1600
Where you will find him: Scheming around the dropzone
First Jump: May 2010 Cross Keys
Why do people skydive?
Some are in it for the rush, some want to push their limits, some are working on their bucket list. These are great reasons. But here’s an even better one, and any of the sport skydivers will tell you: skydiving changes lives.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
A professional skydiving center in NJ, near Philadelphia and New York. Open year round, we offer first time tandem skydiving, skydiving training and licensed skydiver jumps.
"There is absolutely nothing that I have experienced in my life that compares to the rush skydiving gives off. There are tons of pics and a real good video that I will never get tired of viewing and showing to my friends and family. I should have skydived sooner in my life. I've been missing out! If I could rate this a 6 out of 5, I would. Yes, I'd do it again, and again, and again, and again..."
- Mike S.
"The tandem jump was the best time of my life! I'm so glad I did it at Cross Keys. The staff is very professional and friendly. And I loved my freefall video. Definitely coming back soon!"
"This is actually one of the best places I have been to. The crew is really awesome. Thank you guys for giving us such an amazing experience!"
"Absolutely amazing!! My instructor not only got us to the ground carefully, but also made me feel safe while also maintaining the excitement (even after the last second nerves kicked in). They did a phenomenal job with my photos and video (worth EVERY penny). The excitement is unmatched!! If you're thinking about skydiving, I would definitely recommend Skydive Cross Keys!!"