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  • Skydiving Facts That May Surprise You

    Skydiving Facts That May Surprise You

    Do you believe any of these common skydiving myths? Here, we share some amazing facts about skydiving you may not know.

    December 20, 2016
  • Steve Vaughn's Story: The 7-Day-A-Week Weekend

    Steve Vaughn's Story: The 7-Day-A-Week Weekend

    Not many 15-year-olds' lives change when they're hanging out at the mall--and certainly not for the better. Steve Vaughn, however, is a notable exception to that rule. One day, the young Shelby resident happened across a demo jump at the local mall, and it was destiny from there on out.

    December 6, 2016
  • Top 5 Skydiving Mistakes For First Time Skydivers

    Top 5 Skydiving Mistakes For First Time Skydivers

    When you prepare for your first time skydiving, there are many things to consider. Learn the top 5 mistakes people make when skydiving for the first time. With these tips for first-time skydivers on how to prepare for skydiving, you'll be sure to have the best experience!

    November 30, 2016
  • Faster, Stronger: Skydive Carolina Attains a New Twin Otter

    Faster, Stronger: Skydive Carolina Attains a New Twin Otter

    We're excited (no--thrilled) to announce that Skydive Carolina will be adding a Twin Otter to its fleet. This does mean that the dropzone and our previous jump ship--the beloved Grand Caravan--will be parting ways, but she's going off to new adventures and leaving us in the excellent hands of the world's very best skydiving aircraft.

    November 11, 2016
  • Does Skydiving Discriminate?

    Does Skydiving Discriminate?

    If you're looking to hang out with a crowd that doesn't discriminate, you've found it. Skydivers care about one thing only, and that is jumping.

    October 25, 2016
  • 5 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Heights

    5 Tips to Overcome Your Fear of Heights

    Fear of heights: perhaps, if you've broken through the other big fears in your life, it's your final frontier. There are few fears as petrifying, as tenacious...or as common. Few people on the planet live totally acrophobia-free lives, and we're not even sure those guys are lucky! After all, there's far more to this than meets the eye.

    October 24, 2016
  • 30 Years of Skydive Carolina: Danny Smith's Story

    30 Years of Skydive Carolina: Danny Smith's Story

    Danny Smith is a proud member of a rarefied group--he's one of the only people on the planet who has been an active skydiver for half a century. This year, as he celebrates his 50th year in the air, the dropzone he founded--the world-famous Skydive Carolina--celebrates a birthday of its own, with thirty candles in the cake.

    September 22, 2016
  • Albert Mancinelli Jumps For Airborne Veterans--At 94 Years Old

    Albert Mancinelli Jumps For Airborne Veterans--At 94 Years Old

    When we're more than nine decades old, we hope to still call the sky "home." Recently, we had the honor of jumping with an extraordinary military veteran who does just that.

    August 18, 2016
  • The Sky Can Save Veteran Lives

    The Sky Can Save Veteran Lives

    Skydive Carolina is proud to support Jim Osterman in his efforts to improve--and, in some cases, even save--veteran lives. We thank him for his tireless efforts on the behalf of his fellow veterans and look forward to championing him in every way we can.

    July 26, 2016
  • Do You Have What It Takes To Skydive?

    Do You Have What It Takes To Skydive?

    It's not uncommon for first-time tandem skydivers to spend the night before their jump biting their nails. The truth is... almost everyone is scared before they make their first skydive. And it's part of what makes the experience so great!

    July 20, 2016
  • Why Jump?  An Interview with Blake Reid

    Why Jump? An Interview with Blake Reid

    We're always curious about what motivates our guests to make the decision to skydive. This week, we chatted with one of our recent guests to learn why he decided to take the 14,000 foot plunge!

    July 18, 2016
  • Customer Spotlight: David Nance

    Customer Spotlight: David Nance

    Two years shy of his 40th birthday, David Nance decided that at 38, he would finally cross off one of the biggest items on his bucket list: skydiving. As an ultramarathoner, we wanted to learn more about him and his desire to jump with us.

    June 15, 2016
  • Skydiving as Therapy?

    Skydiving as Therapy?

    You won't find this published in many medical journals, but our experience over 30 years has taught us that skydiving can be an amazing form of therapy. We see it all the time and we think there's something to it.

    May 25, 2016
  • AFP Skydiving NC: What Is AFP and Is It For You?

    AFP Skydiving NC: What Is AFP and Is It For You?

    Accelerated freefall progression, or AFP, is a method of learning to skydive. You'll experience solo freefall from jump 1, assisted by two instructors and following a full day of training. Find out more about AFP (also known as AFF) and if it's right for you.

    April 30, 2016
  • Skydiving Charlotte? Buyer Beware

    Skydiving Charlotte? Buyer Beware

    If you're searching for a place to skydive in the Charlotte area and type in the words 'skydiving' and 'Charlotte' into Google, you'll find that Skydive Carolina comes in second in the listings to a website known as skydivingcharlotte.com.

    March 29, 2016
  • To Our Customers: Why We Discontinued Groupon

    To Our Customers: Why We Discontinued Groupon

    In 2010, the amazing phenomenon of GroupOn made its appearance in e-mail inboxes nationwide changing the way people shopped. It seemed like the ultimate win-win for businesses and consumers alike.

    Six years on, we feel the disadvantages of offering a great deal outweigh the advantages... especially to our customers.

    March 24, 2016
  • 10 Questions with David Fulk

    10 Questions with David Fulk

    Dave Fulk has been an instructor at Skydive Carolina since 2014,but he's hardly new to the sport! Dave LOVES the sport of skydiving and enjoys sharing it with his students. This week, we pose 10 questions to... David Fulk

    March 19, 2016

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I did my first AFP jump on National Airborne Day last August and don't have enough space here to convey how awesome it was!

» Stephen Day

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