Check out our archive of articles and write ups to learn more about the sport of skydiving, our drop zone, and fun things to in the Finger Lakes region.
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A High-Flying Family Affair
At the end of 2015, Justin Baker purchased a historic dropzone Finger Lakes Skydivers located in Ovid, NY. He gave it a new name--Skydive Finger Lakes--and the rest is history. The path he trod to get there is a unique one, indeed.May 31, 2017
What is HALO Jumping?
HALO (high altitude low opening) jumps are typically used by the military for the delivery of people & equipment into hard to reach areas via air transport.April 29, 2017
Skydiving For Dummies: What You Need to Know
You don't have to be an "A" student to get an A license--so much is clear. Even so, there are baseline bits of information that you need to have for a successful skydive.April 24, 2017
Can I Bring A GoPro On My First Skydive
Given our immaculate views of the Finger Lakes from 10,000 ft, many first time skydivers ask if they can bring a GoPro on their first skydive.March 28, 2017
Which Is Safer: Skydiving or Driving
Curious which activity is more dangerous, skydiving or driving? Here we look at skydiving safety statistics and how common skydiving accidents are.March 20, 2017
How To Prepare for Your First Skydive
In anticipation of your first jump, you may be feeling a bit nervous, and we experienced skydivers know that feeling prepared always helps. To help you prepare for your skydive, we've compiled ten 'DO's and 'DON'T's to make your first time skydiving experience one you'll never forget.February 26, 2017
Steps to Get A Skydiving License Explained
Want to get certified for solo skydiving? You can typically achieve your skydiving A license in 25 jumps. Here we explain the four steps to becoming a licensed skydiver at Skydive Finger Lakes.February 21, 2017
How To Manage Skydiving Risks
Without a doubt, modern equipment and training techniques have done much to increase the safety of skydiving. Here's how we manage skydiving risks.January 24, 2017
How Many Parachutes Does a Skydiver Have?
When skydiving, how many parachutes are there? Here's some interesting facts that explain how skydiving rigs use two parachutes to keep you safe.January 24, 2017
The view and experience are more than I could have ever imagined.
» Katherine W.