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$14 Hop & Pops EVERY FRIDAY!

SEPTEMBER (Open Fri-Sun)

- 13th: SiS Event

-21st: basic canopy skills course

OCTOBER (Open Fri-Sun)

-10th -12th: Falling Gators Tandem Special (bring your UF ID)

 -30th-Nov. 2nd: Hog Flop Boogie

 

Sunday
Sep142014

Sword Fights in the Sky



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Akio for providing the swords and Jairo and Shane for providing the footage that these photos were taken from.

Sunday
Aug172014

Sisters in Skydiving Event

September 13th

Join us for a day of some all-female skydiving!  Our goals?  Send up plane loads full of women, have lots of fun, and build at least an 8-way star for the WSCR

Have a question about skydiving gear that you want answered?   Stay for a pot-luck dinner that will be followed by an equipment seminar. Bring your rig, clean your cables (you haven't done that in a while, have you?), and have some drinks with your fellow SiSters.

Monday
Aug112014

USPA Coach Rating Course

August 29th-31st

All participants must be current USPA members with at least a B license and 100 jumps.  The course will begin on Friday at 5:30 pm and will finish on Sunday.  Come join us: learn more about the SIM, IRM, and several other acronyms as well!

Course cost is $200+evaluation jumps.  Use our online appointment system to reserve your slot (click on "select event").

Tuesday
Jul222014

Student Training Program

Wondering where the training for AFF comes from?  At Skydive Palatka we follow the United States Parachute Association’s (USPA) training program, named the ISP that can be found in the SIM.  Lots of acronyms, to be sure, but they are all explained below.

The USPA’s Student Information Manual (SIM) can be accessed for free online or in app form (Apple and Android).  Or you can order this year’s print version from USPA or other skydiving stores.   Once you have found the SIM, then you only need to turn to Section 4 to see the Integrated Student Program (ISP).  The ISP is laid out into 7 Categories: A, B, C1, C2, D1, D2, and E. 

You can easily read up on your next level or review important information that has been covered in previous levels.  Each category contains a sample dive flow, advancement criteria, and explanations of any new skills or knowledge material.  After looking through Section 4, you may want to move on to the next 2 sections as you look to become an experienced skydiver.  Happy Reading!

Tuesday
May272014

Summer Courses

We have a packing class and a basic canopy skills course coming up in these summer months.  

The packing class is a must for anyone just off AFF that needs to learn how to pack a parachute and a great refresher for anyone who has gotten out of practice.  If you have not viewed the open parachute orientation video, then please let us know before you begin the packing class as it is very helpful.

When: June 13, beginning around 6:00 pm (and lasting about 3 hours) at Skydive Palatka

Cost: $40

The basic skills canopy course is suitable for anyone with at least 25 jumps and will satisfy all the requirements for the B license canopy progression card.  We will begin with a 1 hour session that covers topics ranging from canopy design characteristics to appropriate downsizing progression.  Following that (weather permitting) we will make 4 hop n' pops from 7000' to work on different canopy maneuvers and improve our landing patterns and accuracy.  Please be prepared to spend the day in this course.

When: July 20, beginning at 9 am at Skydive Palatka

Cost: $50 + the price of your jumps