Skydiving Articles

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.

2017 | All Categories

  • A High-Flying Family Affair

    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?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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
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