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Skydiving in a City Near You

March 20, 2023

If you type “tandem skydiving near me” in your google search, you’ll find quite a few results claiming to be the skydiving center nearest to you or nearest to a major city. In the Midwest, you’ll find Skydive Chicago, Skydive Milwaukee and Chicagoland Skydiving Center…but are any of them actually located where their names suggest? Buyer beware: you might find yourself disappointed if you choose your skydiving center based on name alone without doing some research.

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Competitive Skydiving

November 24, 2022

Competitive Skydiving SDMW is the proud home to many skydiving teams and athletes. Which might make the average person wonder, how do you compete at skydiving? National and World Championship competitions for skydiving are held every year and include a multitude of different disciplines within skydiving. Formation Skydiving Formation skydiving is by far the most…

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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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The World of Competition

August 18, 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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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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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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