The World of Competition

September 26, 2022

The World of Competition (and how to get in) Most of us know, skydiving can take us places we never expected to go. It’s one of the best things about it. We travel across the country for events, boogies, records and coaching. In the competition world, that exploration can extend FAR beyond the United States.…

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USPA National Canopy Piloting Championships at Skydive Midwest

September 13, 2022

USPA National Canopy Piloting Championships at Skydive MidwesT September 2nd through the 7th of 2022, Skydive Midwest hosted the United States Parachute Association’s Canopy Piloting National Championships for the first time ever. Hosting a national competition has been a long-time goal of the owners, Keith and Megan George. Canopy Piloting is a discipline of skydiving…

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Skydive Midwest Post Jump guide

A Skydiver’s Travel Guide to Wisconsin

July 4, 2022

A Skydiver’s Travel Guide to Wisconsin Things to do after your skydive If you’re coming out to Skydive Midwest, chances are, you’ve come prepared to spend the day. If weather is perfect and things are going smoothly, you could be finished with your skydiving experience earlier than you planned. So, what can you do with…

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Should I Tip My Instructor?

June 20, 2022

Should I tip my instructor? There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to tipping in the skydiving industry. So, navigating who to pay and how much can be tricky. We have a few insights on the workload and expectations of the experience which might help you to decide how much gratuity to…

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Skydive Midwest How to Become a Licensed Skydiver

How Do You Become A Skydiver?

June 6, 2022

How do you become a skydiver? So, you’ve heard of tandem skydiving and you know someone who has done it but what the heck are skydiving lessons? How does one learn to skydive, become licensed or become a professional skydiver? Well, it’s actually a lot more accessible than you might think. THE BASICS So, what…

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How Much does Skydiving Cost

How Much Does Skydiving Cost?

May 23, 2022

HOW MUCH DOES SKYDIVING COST? (And how to get the best value for your money) This is a great question but an even better question would be: How much SHOULD skydiving cost. The average cost of a skydive should range between $200-300. If you’ve found a skydive cheaper than that, there are some buyer-beware facts…

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Skydiving Video and Pictures Explained

Skydiving Video and Pictures Explained

May 2, 2022

SKYDIVING VIDEO AND PICTURES Explained People often have questions about getting video and photos of their skydive. Should I get it? Which video/picture package should I get? How does aerial photography work? Can I jump with my own gopro? We can answer all of these questions and offer some pro-tips on how to get a…

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Recurrency Checklist

April 20, 2022

recurrency Checklist: What should I review before jumping again? So, you’re coming off of an absence from skydiving for whatever reason. Perhaps you’re at a Northern DZ and you haven’t jumped all winter. Or maybe you’re returning from an injury. Maybe you had a personal or financial reason for taking a break. Whatever the reason,…

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Choosing the Right DZ

Which Skydiving Center Is The Best?

April 1, 2022

which skydiving center is best? When it comes to skydiving in the Midwest, you have a lot of choices. Skydivers and Drop Zone Owners (DZOs) all think their skydiving center or Drop Zone (DZ) is the best. They’re proud of their home DZ and they’ll all tell you theirs is better than the rest. The…

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Skydiver Longevity

Skydiver Longevity – 7 Tips to Prolong Your Skydiving Career

March 1, 2022

SKYDIVER LONGEVITY7 Tips to Prolong Your Skydiving Career You might think of skydiving as a young man’s game, but you’d be surprised. The largest demographic of licensed skydiver is 30-39 years old, making up 25% of United States Parachute Association Membership. The 2nd largest demographic, making up 23% of membership is 60+ years of age!…

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