What Is XRW?

Photo credit (above): Dan Dupuis In skydiving, several of our disciplines have the word “relative” in the title. “Relative Work” (or “RW”) is the word we use to describe “flat” jumps--where all the jumpers are oriented belly-to-earth, and the goal is to move relative to each other to take grips and make shapes. “Canopy Relative [...]

What Every Newly Licensed Skydiver Should Know

Photo credit (above): Dennis Sattler It’s not easy to be new in this sport. I know. I’ve been there. And guess what? So have all of the rest of us, from the dudemanbro whose wingsuit videos you gawk over to the tandem master who told jokes to the back of your head as you were [...]

By |November 9th, 2017|AFF/Learn to Skydive, Skydiving|

Why Continuing Education & Mentorship Are So Important

Earning your first basic license in skydiving is beyond rewarding. Getting that A-license stamp delivered joyfully to your forehead feels like becoming an adult in skydiving. (Finally, you can jump without someone holding your hand!) At that point, you’ve officially mastered the rudimentary basics of making a skydive. After you do that first solo jump [...]

By |September 1st, 2017|AFF/Learn to Skydive, Skydiving|

Accelerated Freefall Course: 7 Tips From the Pros

So you have your eyes set on the skies? Congratulations! Completing your Accelerated Freefall Course is one of the most satisfying, exciting and life-changing experiences you’ll ever have. We know it’s a challenge and we want to help you succeed, so we’ve put together our very best tips to smooth the way. 1. Jump Often. [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|AFF/Learn to Skydive, Skydiving|

AFF Skydiving Versus Tandem Skydiving

When people find out that it is possible to skydive with your own parachute without first having done a tandem, they’re often very surprised. A tandem skydive and an AFF skydive, of course, are mighty different. Here, we’ll take a look at the main differences between the two experiences--and help you work out for yourself [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|AFF/Learn to Skydive, First Time Skydiving|