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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.

Join Our Team This Summer!

» May 4, 2017

Are you looking for a truly unique summer job surrounded by amazing coworkers who jump from planes. If this sounds intriguing... click to learn more!

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.

What is a Skydiving Landing Like?

» December 26, 2016

What does a skydive landing actually feel like? Is it easy or hard? Does it hurt? Is the landing speed fast or slow? Read more on parachute landings.

Can You Be Too Old To Skydive?

» November 30, 2016

The only age limit that's ever actually observed in skydiving is the minimum age: 18 years of age. At WSC, we've hosted tandem guests well into their 90's.

What Does It Take To Become a Certified Skydiver?

» November 23, 2016

Like most athletic skills, skydiving takes lots of practice & commitment to master. Here's what you need to know about how to become a certified skydiver.

Health Benefits of Skydiving

» October 31, 2016

Curious about the health benefits of skydiving? Trust us -- a day of skydiving will leave you worked out! But there are also some other, more unexpected benefits.

Can You Go Skydiving When It's Cold?

» October 20, 2016

Making a tandem skydive in warm weather is worlds away from the experience of skydiving in winter. Here we offer some cold-weather skydiving tips.

Why Is There a Skydiving Weight Limit?

» September 30, 2016

The forces of nature dictate that there be a weight limit for skydiving as all objects fall at different speeds! We explain why there's a skydiving weight limit and why we have a surcharge for different weights.

Why Is Skydiving So Expensive?

» September 23, 2016

In a world where a gallon of gasoline costs less than a gallon of mineral water and free stuff seems to fall out of the internet like manna from heaven, the price of a tandem skydive seems proportionately high. Especially if you're a first-time jumper, the cost can be surprising.

The Biggest Regret: Not Getting Video

» September 16, 2016

That seems like a weird regret, huh? The fact is: it's not. Not getting video of one's first skydive is a super-common regret, and we wish it didn't happen so often. Here's a quick lil ' education to help ensure that you don't fall victim, too!

Skydiving Tips To Improve Your Experience

» August 15, 2016

No pressure or anything, but...you only get to do that first tandem skydive once. I mean: you can skydive every day for the next fifty years (which some rad old people we know have actually done!) but the first time is the only first time you've got.

What To Know Before Choosing A Skydiving Center

» August 7, 2016

Before booking a skydive, it's important to do your homework as no two skydiving centers are the same. Here we offer some tips on choosing a dropzone because it's a little trickier than it might seem.

Tandem Skydiving with WSC: How We're Different

» August 1, 2016

It is with humility that we say we are different. In fact, we go out of our way to be different. We recognize that skydiving can be intimidating and so we go to great lengths to ensure that our guests feel comfortable and part of our community. We welcome you to Wisconsin Skydiving Center.

Following Up with Christie Munn

» July 3, 2016

Christie Munn is an amazing human being and a valued member of the WSC family! We catch up with Christie to see where she's been over the past two years.

Skydiving Instructor Spotlight: Sara Wilson

» June 30, 2016

Sara Wilson is passionate about skydiving and she will not let anything get in her way of accomplishing her dreams! Enjoy our rapid fire sitdown with Wisconsin Skydiving Center's newest tandem instructor - Sara Wison!

Is Skydiving Scary?

» May 2, 2016

Is it scary? Are you kidding? As a matter of fact, if you aren't scared jumping out of an airplane, you might want to seek some counseling! Skydiving is scary, and that's exactly why you are doing it!

Why Wisconsin Skydiving Center Doesn't Do Business with Groupon... and why you shouldn't either!

» April 15, 2016

In 2010, when Groupon appeared on the market, it seemed like the greatest thing ever had descended upon us; customers were loving cheap skydives, Drop Zone owners were hoping for upsells and repeat business, and Groupon was happily skimming off the top... it appeared as though everyone was winning.

Anna Mae Returns!

» June 24, 2015

We are proud to announce that Anna Mae Milnar returns for her 10th skydive!

WSC Welcomes Shannon Pilcher

» May 14, 2015

This weekend, we are excited to be hosting one of the most recognizable names in the sport - Shanon Pilcher. We are honored to host Shannon as he brings great knowledge in canopy flying and 4-way to our community with a humble attitude. We look forward to welcoming him to the WSC culture!

Meet Milos Ivackovic: WSC Skydiver and Mountaineer

» May 12, 2015

Miloš Ivackovic is a world class mountaineer and now skydiver! He has been featured in major newspapers, magazines and television programs for his accomplishments and we're proud to welcome Miloš to our skydiving family.

Wisconsin Skydiving Center featured in Blue Skies Mag

» April 7, 2015

We were honored to be featured in this month's Blue Skies Magazine!

Learn to Skydive: Managing Your Emotions

» March 20, 2015

Owner of Wisconsin Skydiving Center, Bo Babovic addresses emotional management and awareness while learning to skydive. The insights Bo offers are priceless!

Exciting Events on the Horizon at WSC!

» February 24, 2015

It maybe February, but we've been planning lots of great things for this season at Wisconsin Skydiving Center!

2015 - The Best Year of Your Life!

» January 1, 2015

It's the dawn of a new year and with it brings hope for a year of change and reaching your full potential. What will make this year extraordinary for you?

Melissa Jahnke's Check Dive

» December 31, 2014

It has finally come! I am more ready than I will ever be. Everything that I have learned and worked so hard for has come to this one culminating jump. Its time for an AFF "CHECK DIVE".

Melissa Jahnke - Almost There!

» December 30, 2014

It starts to hit me that I am going to be a licensed skydiver by the end of the day! I try to fight back tears, as this means so much to me! I find myself in a dreamlike state, numb with emotion of pure happiness, and disbelief that this dream is coming true.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey To Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 17

» December 18, 2014

Melissa Jahnke takes in a demo knowing that one day she'll be on it and shares her experience with AFF Level 17 as well as her excitement to being so close to achieving her goal!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 16

» December 11, 2014

We begin working right away on swooping position. It will take more groundwork to develop muscle memory, as this is a new maneuver that I haven't done. I practice the entire dive flow with Jake, and then work on my own as he goes up on a jump with Ericka. I send her off with a big hug, and good luck.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 15

» December 4, 2014

The drop zone is hopping. The new AFF students are working diligently with Bo, and there are a bunch of new tandem students arriving for their skydives. Some of my fellow AFF students arrive; McKenzie, Ericka and Joe are all there ready to jump. We start going over the wind patterns.

Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Special: SAVE $50

» November 28, 2014

Our best promotion of the year and you won't find us on GroupOn! Save $50 on a tandem skydive! Click for details!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 14

» November 21, 2014

This week has been filled with bright emotion, as I am within 10 jumps of my check dive! I am centered, and positive, and my momentum is unstoppable. This mental state I am in has my perspectives heightened, and everything seems beautiful, and fragrant. I am in love with life, and nothing can bring me down. I can tell skydiving has literally changed my outlook on everything! I feel so free!

Why Skydive? McKenzie Explains!

» November 14, 2014

McKenzie Genin is an enthusiast of freedom - she does what makes her feel alive which usually involves anything outdoors. This year, she became a skydiver and here, she tells us why.

Why Skydive? Sean Kennedy Explains

» November 11, 2014

Why would anyone jump from a perfectly good plane?! We hear this question a lot and we train a lot of people to become licensed skydivers... so we thought we'd ask them to get their answers. This week, we pick Sean Kennedy's brain...

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 13

» November 10, 2014

Melissa's journey of becoming licensed is getting closer. Her skills are improving and with it, her spirits are soaring. Enjoy this week's read of her AFF Level 13 jump.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 12

» November 1, 2014

I have been very anxious this past week to get back to the drop zone. I can tell the daylight is getting shorter, and there are more and more signs that fall his just around the corner. I sit this Saturday out, as I attend a wedding for my Dad and his new wife Cindy. They are beautiful together, and I am very blessed to have them both. By some miracle, the weather was over cast all day, and it made it easy on me to go an extra day with out jumping.

Why Skydive? Joe Popp Tells His Story

» November 1, 2014

Why would anyone jump from a perfectly good plane? Joe Popp shares why he got started in the sport.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - 2nd Solo Jump

» October 29, 2014

I wait about 10 seconds and Tim nods. I shout "check in, Horizon, up, down..." and then I am off in free fall. I look up as I leave the airplane, and can see it flying away as I begin my free fall. I am free! All alone, and flying solo!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 11

» October 22, 2014

Everyone at work can tell that I am going to be skydiving in a matter of hours. I am rocking out the radio loudly, and moving quick and efficiently. "Today is going to be a great day", I keep repeating to myself. I try not to spend too much time staring at the clock, and just enjoy the momentum I have going. My regular customers come to see me, and are eager to hear about my stories. Many of them tell me I am brave, or crazy. Either way, they always leave with a smile, and a sense satisfaction knowing that they know a skydiver!

10 Questions With Tim Diedrich

» October 22, 2014

Tim Diedrich loves to be outdoors including being 12,000 feet above the earth! Learn about Tim and his passion for skydiving, cooking, hunting and traveling!

10 Questions With Alissa Krantz

» October 14, 2014

Alissa Krantz is a superhero at Wisconsin Skydiving Center! She is the ultimate packer and keeps the operation moving! Oftentimes the packers don't get the glory they deserve, but they are some of the hardest working people on the DZ and Alissa definitely qualifies as one of them!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 10

» October 14, 2014

"Its amazing the natural high that I get from skydiving. It's not an adrenaline rush, but more of a rush on spiritual level. It's hard to describe, but it is nothing like I have ever experienced in my life."

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 9

» October 9, 2014

Leaving your comfort zone and learning to skydive can be an intimidating experience. Melissa Jahnke shares her journey with a candid recap of what it was like to reach her dream of becoming a licensed skydiver.

10 Questions with Laura Duffy

» October 8, 2014

The people at Wisconsin Skydiving Center have become more than just friends, but family and WSC feels like home. I honestly believe that although it was the actual skydiving that captured me, it is the skydiving community that makes this such a meaningful and sustainable endeavor for me.

The Best Skydiving Videos of 2014

» October 3, 2014

We've scoured the interwebs and watched countless skydiving videos from all over the world! We've created our Top 10 list of the best skydiving videos of 2014.... enjoy!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 8

» September 30, 2014

Melissa Jahnke continues to share her journey of becoming a licensed skydiver. Melissa shares her journey of backloops on AFF Level 8.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 7

» September 24, 2014

Becoming a licensed skydiver is a journey filled with highs, lows, great confidence and despondency. Mix in some fear, nervousness and not everyone makes it through. Follow the story of Melissa Jahnke. A mother and wife who works full time to support her family all while living out her dreams.

10 Questions with Jake Lumsden

» September 24, 2014

Jake Lumsden is a skydiver at Wisconsin Skydiving Center. Like others at WSC, Jake was bitten by the skydiving bug in his youth and decided to pursue his curiosity of taking to the sky. He has big dreams for the future and he's going to get them done. Read and learn more about Jake in this week's 10 Questions With...

10 Questions with Maggie Paucek

» September 17, 2014

Maggie Paucek is a multi-faceted talent with passions based in music (she's performed at Carnegie Hall) a love for meterology and she loves to skydive. Learn more about her in this week's 10 Questions With... Maggie Paucek.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver AFF Level 6

» September 16, 2014

Melissa shares her journal from AFF Level 6 in her road to becoming a certified skydiver. If you've ever thought about becoming a skydiver and wanted to know what it's truly like to become a skydiver without a filter or slant... this is it! Melissa's journey has been insightful and amazing!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 5

» September 9, 2014

The journey of Melissa Jahnke continues with AFF Level 5!

10 Questions with Ryan Kuehn

» September 8, 2014

Ryan Kuehn is an active member at Wisconsin Skydiving Center - he's traveled to all 50 states, has traveled extensively to Japan and has some major aspirations! Learn more about Ryan in this week's 10 Questions With...

The Most Influential Skydiving Movies in History

» September 5, 2014

There have been many movies made about skydiving, but few motivated people to come to the dropzone in droves like our list. For you skydiving movie purists... DropZone and Cutaway didn't make the list (sorry) as the cheese factor was over the top! (Blasphemy!) We've put Fandango in at 6 as an honorable mention because it's a classic, but it may have scared people more than got them to a dropzone!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level 4

» September 3, 2014

The Melissa Jahnke AFF series continues! Melissa shares her journey through AFF Level 4.

10 Questions with Trevor Nagle

» September 3, 2014

Trevor Nagle is a skydiver and college professor. We catch up with him to learn more about his passions and why he decided to start skydiving!

Mastering Skydiving Lingo

» August 31, 2014

If you don't hang around the DZ (Drop Zone) very much, you may be unfamiliar with many of the terms used. Brush up on some skydiving basics that are used everyday without thinking twice. The terms used here center around the basic introduction to skydiving like where we jump and the equipment used.

The Rewards of Skydiving

» August 29, 2014

Many people focus on the risks of skydiving - the risk is real, but few talk about the rewards. The rewards are great and is what keeps us coming back for more, week after week!

Insider Tips To Enhance Your Skydiving Experience

» August 27, 2014

Skydiving: Tips to Help Enhance Your Skydiving Experience!

Before booking your skydive, there are a few tips that can enhance your skydiving experience.

10 Questions With Joel Graves

» August 27, 2014

Joel Graves has an amazing story! Having survived a traumatic motorcycle accident, Joel is living life fully! Learn more about Joel in this week's 10 Questions With...

5 Skydiving Events the World Will Be Watching

» August 25, 2014

Though the summer is nearly over, there's still a lot of skydiving to be had! Here we list five major events that the world will be watching!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level III Attempt 2

» August 25, 2014

This week, we read about Melissa's challenge to get through AFF Level III...

How To Select the Right DropZone

» August 21, 2014

How To Select the Right Drop Zone

There are lots of drop zones in the United States who offer skydiving, but no two drop zones are the same! There isn't a manual out there telling you what to look for.... so we're here to share some insider knowledge!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level III

» August 20, 2014

Melissa Jahnke continues her journey through AFF - In this week's article, Melissa shares her thoughts as she tackles an AFF Level III jump - a challenging skydive for many beginners going through the program!

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver - AFF Level II

» August 14, 2014

Melissa Jahnke is stepping out of her comfort zone and is on the road to becoming a licensed skydiver. She's fallen in love with the sport and she shares her inner thoughts, excitment and insecurities of the steep learning curve required to become a certified skydiver. We're rooting for her every step of the way!

Top 10 Record Breaking Skydives!

» August 12, 2014

It's an amazing feat to be a world record holder in anything - but to be a record holder in skydiving means you're pushing the limits of what anyone thought was possible. We list our Top 10 Record Breaking Skydives!

10 Questions with Melissa Jahnke

» August 11, 2014

Melissa Jahnke is an aspiring skydiver at Wisconsin Skydiving Center. She is writing a series about becoming a licensed skydiver, so we though it appropriate to learn more about her. This week we feature Melissa Jahnke in our weekly 10 Questions With... series.

Melissa Jahnke: My Journey to Becoming a Skydiver

» August 5, 2014

Melissa Jahnke has fallen in love - In love with skydiving! Melissa shares her journey - thoughts, feelings and emotions as she begins the road to realizing her dreams as a certified, licensed skydiver. Follow this series and be amazed by her journey!

Top 10 Reasons To Skydive

» August 5, 2014

Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane? We give you 10 GREAT REASONS!!!

10 Questions with Jordan Lombard

» August 4, 2014

How do you define Jordan Lombard? One word: PASSIONATE!! Jordan has a different way of looking at life... and we can all learn from him!

The Wisconsin Adventure List

» August 4, 2014

Our community is made of personalities big on adventure and enjoying free time as much as anyone! It dawned on us... when it comes to adventure and things to do in Wisconsin, few are more qualified to share the best places to go than our staff and community of skydivers. So we present to you... The Top 10 Adventures in Wisconsin!!!

10 Questions with Tasha Morgan

» July 29, 2014

Meet Tasha Morgan - mother of two, athlete and an experienced skydiver with 20 years of skydiving experience! She's been around the sport her whole life and has much knowledge to share. Learn more about the amazing Tasha in this week's 10 Questions With...

10 Questions with Jocelyn Dawson

» July 24, 2014

Jocelyn Dawson is a well-traveled skydiver, World War II history buff, trained singer and aspiring actor...her interests are fascinating and you can learn more about her and her passions in this week's 10 Questions With....

10 Questions with Bo Babovic

» July 17, 2014

Bo Babovic is the co-owner of Wisconsin Skydiving Center with his wife, Alex. Bo looks at the the world and the challenges of life through a different lens... in struggle, he sees opportunity for improvement and in times of joy, he embraces the moment. Bo takes the ordinary and tries to make it extraordinary and it's because of this passion why WSC has the amazing culture it has. Enjoy, the insights of Bo with this week's 10 Questions With...

10 Questions with Alexander Henson

» July 7, 2014

Alex Henson is a true adrenaline junke! Aside from skydiving, he enjoys ATVs, motocross, motorcycle and snowboard riding in addition to SCUBA diving, cliff diving, surfing and snowboarding. In two short weeks, Alex will be living out a lifelong dream - joining the US Marine Corps. Learn more about Alex in this week's 10 Questions With...

10 Questions With Luke Pinion

» July 1, 2014

Luke Pinion showed up at WSC as a tall and skinny teenager to do a tandem skydive and left having been transformed by the experience. Today, Luke does it all at WSC as a tandem and AFF instructor as well as videographer and occasional manifester. We feature Luke in this week's 10 Questions With...

10 Questions with Jenny Buck

» June 27, 2014

Everyone has a unique and interesting story and Jenny Buck is no different! The convergance of interesting backgrounds and interests makes up a great culture within an organization and Jenny contributes to that. Read about Jenny, her interests and how she got into skydiving in this week's 10 Questions With... Jenny Buck.

10 Questions with Alex Kolacio

» June 17, 2014

Alex Kolacio is not just the co-owner of WSC, but also the master of detail that helps keep everything and everyone together. Alex is passionate about her family, the dropzone and the community of skydivers and guests who call WSC home. Read about her story both in and out of skydiving in this week's 10 Questions with...Alex Kolacio.

Tom Miller of the Janesville Gazette Jumps at WSC

» June 16, 2014

Tom Miller recently made a skydive at WSC and shared the details of his experience. Click to read about his candid experience!

Diary of a New Skydiver - Entry III

» June 14, 2014

Ericka Bailey is a new skydiver with the goal of becoming a licensed, solo jumper. In this blog series, Ericka shares her honest thoughts on the challenges of achieving her goals.

9 Questions Jim Faull

» June 10, 2014

Jim Faull is PASSIONATE about flying airplanes. He's got flying in veins and has many aspirations in aviation. Learn all about Jim in this week's 9 Questions With... Jim Faull.

10 Questions with Kim Laufenberg

» June 1, 2014

Kim Laufenberg is not your ordinary girl. Skydiver, rugby player, world traveler and a soon to be member of the Peace Corps in Africa! Learn all about her in this week's 10 Questions With...

10 Questions with Dan Schultz

» May 21, 2014

Dan Schultz doesn't dream of the life he hopes to have... Dan Schultz is living the life he's dreamt of living. Read about him and his many interests in this week's 10 Questions With... Dan Schultz.

10 Questions with Shawn Myers

» May 11, 2014

If you've spent anytime at Wisconsin Skydiving Center then you know Shawn Myers! He is PUMPED about skydiving and LOVES the sport! He just completed his 300th skydive a couple of weeks ago and continues to add to the WSC culture!

Ericka Bailey: The Diary of a New Skydiver Entry 2

» May 7, 2014

Skydiving is hard. As someone who has many things in life come very easily to me, I have to say that this has been one of the biggest challenges I have undertaken. This applies mentally, emotionally, physically.

10 Questions with Christie Munn

» May 5, 2014

Christie Munn was an AFF student last year and got her license. She became a packer towards the end of last season and is now going to start training for manifest. She is shy, brilliant, and funny and works with stem cell research and programs robots. Even though she is fairly new to our staff, she fits in and is loved by all as if she had been here forever. Learn more about Christie with this weeks 10 Questions With...

Ericka Bailey: The Diary of a New Skydiver

» April 23, 2014

"I'm not a superhero, I'm a mom. I take care of people for a living. I'm not a daredevil. But I couldn't get that feeling out of my heart- that this was what I wanted, no, needed to do. This would be living." An excerpt from student Ericka Bailiey who is going through AFF at Wisconsin Skydiving Center.

10 Questions with Jeff Nelson

» April 21, 2014

Jeff is the chief pilot at WSC and an AMAZING pilot! Jeff is part of our drop zone family and has been with us for a long time. We are grateful to have Jeff for his integrity, experience, expertise. Learn about him with this weeks 9 Questions With... (this week, it's 10 Questions).

9 Questions with Charlie Rogers

» April 20, 2014

Charlie is a valued member of the Wisconsin Skydiving Center instructional staff and has been with us since DAY. NUMBER. ONE. Read and learn all about Charlie in this week's 9 Questions with... Charlie Rogers.

9 Questions with Chris Boeve

» April 14, 2014

Chris Boeve is a special member of the WSC team. He first appeared at AtmosphAir at the age of 14 and literally became a dropzone kid as Bo taught him how to pack. From there, it was skies the limit. He's a popular member of the community and never has a negative word to say about anything. He's a positive influence and has gained the respect of everyone in the WSC community.

A Double Amputee and a National Champion - Meet Alistair Hodgson

» April 6, 2014

Here at WSC we believe in overcoming obstacles, facing your fears and achieving your greatness. Alistair Hodgson inspired us!

Nine Questions with Rita Kempfert

» April 6, 2014

In the words of DropZone owners Bo and Alex, Rita Kempfert is "Small but her presence is large. She is an incredibly hard worker who rolls up their sleeves and gets things done."

World Record - Jumper Lands Smallest Parachute

» April 5, 2014

The most advanced skydivers in the world usually jump between a 90 square foot and a 106 square foot parachute - the new world record was a mere 35!!!!

Jumper Spotlight: 9 Questions with Kevin Bukstein

» April 1, 2014

Are you looking for inspiration? Look no further than our own Kevin Bukstein. This month's Parachutist Magazine features Kevin in the section, "How Skydiving Changed My Life." Kevin's story is inspiring and proves that if you can dream it, then you can do it.

AtmosphAIR becomes Wisconsin Skydiving Center

» March 1, 2014

Change is in the air at AtmosphAIR!!! We have a new vibrant look and we're excited to present our new logo, company colors, company name and website.


Great facility, excellent pre-jump training and passionate instructors who have your complete satisfaction as the only acceptable outcome.

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