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$14 Hop & Pops EVERY FRIDAY!

APRIL (Open Friday - Sunday)

  • 4th-6th - Falling Gators Boogie
  • 19th - Easter relays during the day and water training in the evening
  • 27th - Basic Skills Canopy Course

 

Monday
Apr142014

Easter Saturday 

It's that time of year again....the Easter Egg-stravaganza for Peep's Sake!  And now a brief pause for the collective groan.

At Skydive Palatka we will be celebrating this time of the year with an Egg Hunt for everyone.  There will be Easter Eggs strewn around the main landing area containing goodies of all types for every load that goes up.  Grab an egg and you may walk away with some yummy candy, a pull up cord, a packing ticket, or more!

In the late afternoon we will also be setting up our Easter relay races.  Prepare your team of 3 for the Easter skydiving adventure of a lifetime.  It begins by feeding a teammate a Peep in freefall, landing in a designated zone, tying yourselves together for some 4-legged walking, and finishing up with a hard-boiled egg and beer.  All timed of course!  And all necessary items will be provided.

We hope to see you for the Easter Saturday fun.

 

Monday
Apr072014

2014 Collegiate Boogie

Thanks to everyone who joined us in the merriment this past weekend.  Friday kicked off the fun and the evening saw Austin Rametta covered in whipped cream as he was pied for his 100th jump.  Although we had a bit of a weather hold on Saturday, we still managed to get up 22 loads after singing Happy Birthday to Scott Roberts (of Fluid Wings).  A great raffle Saturday night left many people loaded with goodies and the sponsors that the UF Falling Gators Club procured did not disappoint. There was the usual mayhem at the party Saturday night as the beer was flowing, making for a leisurely start on Sunday and another 20 loads.  It is our sincere wish that all boogie goers may be well-rested and recuperated by this coming weekend.  We can't wait to see you next year!

Thanks to everyone who contirbuted photos!  More photos can be found on the Facebook event page.

Monday
Mar312014

Your favorite boogie memory?

Saturday
Mar292014

Jack LaLonde-almost winner at POPS meet

At the Lake Wales POPS meet held on March 21-23, 2014, Jack LaLonde brought home second place in the sport accuracy competition.  We only found out about his accomplishment when the new Top POP called to find out where to send Jack's plaque after he left it at the banquet.  The following is a brief interview that we had with him at the DZ.

How many events did you enter?  I only did the sport accuracy competition.

What is sport accuracy?  3 jumps from 4500' and you try to land on a target

Did you feel any pressure?  F* no.  I've been doing this for 35 years at POPS meets.

How did you feel when you found out you won 2nd place?  Pissed off.  I fell down on my last jump when the wind died off.

Were you wearing spandex (question contributed by Akio)?  no response

Why did you leave your plaque behind at Lake Wales?  I was so excited to go home with my wife...

How can we all be as great as you?  Keep your enthusiasm....this applies to everything in life.

Tuesday
Mar252014

Falling Gators Boogie 

We would like to remind everyone about the upcoming Falling Gators boogie, taking place April 4-6.  The Skyvan will be flying here and there is bound to be good times had by all.  So, if you are in north Florida, or just wish you were, check out the boogie website for more information (click on the graphic).