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2017 | Skydiving Articles

Is A Skydiving License Worth It

» May 30, 2017

To earn your skydiving license is to meet an inspiring challenge. In our opinion, it's the most rewarding challenge you will have the opportunity to meet!

Top Fears In Skydiving & How To Overcome Them

» May 16, 2017

Facing your fears head-on makes for a more rewarding life. Skydiving, as a calculated risk, is an enriching first step forward into a less timid life.

4 Great Reasons To Skydive With Family

» May 12, 2017

Ready to take family bonding to a whole new level? Skydiving is a great way to cement some incredible memories that will last a lifetime for your family.

Are Skydiving Risks Acceptable?

» May 5, 2017

Skydiving does carry risks--as does literally everything else that's interesting in this life--and those risks need to be thoughtfully, individually evaluated by each person who's stoked to undertake the adventure of freefall.

How To Become A Great Skydiver

» April 24, 2017

Learning to skydive is one of the biggest challenges you'll ever undertake. Becoming a great skydiver? Now that's a lifelong project. if you're ready to put in the work--you can become a great skydiver, too! Here's what you need to know.

Four Unexpected Takeaways from Skydiving

» April 17, 2017

Taking carefully measured risks and then accomplishing something that scares the "bajeezus" out of you is actually a really healthy thing. Here's why.

The Real Reason Skydiving is So Great

» April 10, 2017

At first, skydiving is all about freefall. But--as you progress in the sport and start to build up your skills--you learn the true allure of skydiving.

How Does Skydiving Compare With Other Extreme Sports?

» April 5, 2017

How does skydiving stack up to other extreme sports? It's definitely different from your mental image of "extreme"--and it's different in ways you'll like.

Why Grannies Love To Skydive

» March 28, 2017

When people back away from the idea of a skydive with a terrified look on their faces, our favorite thing to do is show them photos and videos of the many grandmas who have chosen the Wisconsin Skydiving Center to make a jump.

When Skydiving, How Long Are You In the Air?

» March 21, 2017

Ever wondered how long a skydive lasts? In this article, we break down the time spent in each phase: getting to altitude, in freefall, and under canopy.?

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Skydive

» March 14, 2017

Skydiving is not for everybody, you know! In fact, we highly recommend that some people stay on the ground. Here are our top three reasons not to skydive.

Skydiving Doesn't Discriminate

» February 28, 2017

Tired of hate speech and divisiveness? Skydiving erases the philosophical differences between us, dissolving discrimination and providing a way to heal.

Skydiving Terminology Explained

» February 25, 2017

Skydiving, like any sport, has its own language. Here's a glossary of top skydiving terms from Wisconsin Skydiving Center to help you navigate the dropzone.

Do You Have To Be a Daredevil To Love Skydiving?

» February 23, 2017

You might be surprised to find that, "adrenaline junkies" aren't the norm at the dropzone. What you will find is a pretty solid cross-section of humankind.

The Real Truth About Skydiving

» February 21, 2017

The public believes a lot of unfortunate misconceptions about our sport-- mostly perpetuated by the media. Here we offer the real truth about skydiving.

Which Is Safer, Skydiving or SCUBA Diving?

» February 19, 2017

There were 21 fatal skydiving accidents in the US in 2015, which equates to 0.006 fatalities in every 1,000 jumps, according to data from the United States Parachute Association (USPA). In scuba diving in the same year, there were 0.164 deaths per 1,000 dives, as stated in the Diving Medicine for Scuba Divers journal (2015). This means, statistically speaking, skydiving is safer than scuba diving.

The History of Skydiving

» February 19, 2017

Skydiving has a rich history, but it's true advancement began in the 1940s and has rocketed to places we couldn't have imagined just 15 years ago. There's never been a time in skydiving more exciting than today!

Is Skydiving Worth the Money?

» February 2, 2017

Wisconsin Skydiving Center is not the cheapest place in Wisconsin to make a skydive. We don't want to be! WSC's focus is on the entire customer experience--and about helping new jumpers to see what skydiving is really all about. That means that a high-volume, cheap-as-chips skydive model doesn't fit with our company's beloved core values.


Everybody there at WSC was just as awesome as the experience I had jumping out of my first ever plane ride. I am definitely coming back for a second jump because of the people that work there.

» Tyler Curtis