March 19, 2017

Closed Sunday, March 19th

We are closed Sunday due to forecasted high winds.  Have a great spring break!

March 16, 2017

Open Friday at 2:30pm, Saturday at 8am

We are open tomorrow at 2:30pm, wheels up by 3.  Saturday, we will open at 8am.  Static line instructor available for student recurrency and first jumpers both days.

Email us at tandem@skydivekstate.com if you’d like to do a tandem on Saturday.  I will need to check with our tandem instructors, but we likely can take a few people.

For students, winds should stay under student limits both days, but to minimize your chances of not jumping Saturday, try to show up early as winds may pick up throughout the day.  On Friday, we may be at or near the limit when we open but winds are supposed to steadily decline into the evening.

Looking forward to an incredible season.

Blue Skies!

Kevin


March 10, 2017

First Jump Class & Refresher Training

Room 227 of the KSU Student Union, 6-10pm.  If you have paid the deposit, the $120 balance is due.  Otherwise, the full course cost is $170.  If you are attending as a refresher, there is no cost except for club dues.

Happy to report that the plane is ready to fly.  We got 5 loads in yesterday and jumped our new student harnesses.

Despite the forecast, we will still have the morning portion in Abilene unless otherwise stated.

March 7, 2017

Free Student Refresher Training Friday

Because we have been closed for quite a while, we are offering free refresher training this weekend along with the First Jump Course.

If you have not made a jump in the last 30 days and were on freefall status, you must do a static line practice throw jump before continuing on to freefall jumps.

If you have not made a jump in the last 90 days, you must sit through the Saturday morning portion of the first jump course.

If you have not made a jump in the last 120 days, you must sit through the entire first jump course.

For those who have been out longer than 6 months, we are waiving the usual retrain fee.  (Club dues will still apply.)

Because it is a new semester, club dues are due.  This applies to everyone except for the people taking the first jump course (for the first time) as club dues are part of the price for that.

If you have any questions about the first jump course or refresher training, ask us at info@skydivekstate.com

Blue Skies!

March 6, 2017

First First Jump Course of the year Friday!!!

Future skydivers and current sky gods!

We have our signup page fixed. Get over to the signup page and get registered!!

There are a few that have signed up already but there was a lot of interest shown and there is still space available. Those who put down deposits will be given priority if we reach capacity for the weekend. An email containing instructions will be sent out to those currently signed up and any who sign up between now and Friday will be contacted before the course starts.

It looks like it is going to be a great season, so get a jump on the jumping!

Feb. 24, 2017

One more week (fingers crossed)

We are closed this weekend and cautiously optimistic that the plane will be ready for next week.

Blue Skies!

Feb. 14, 2017

Information Session, Thursday at 6

Join us on Thursday at 6pm to learn about the sport of skydiving and how you can get involved with the K-State Parachute Club.  We’ll talk a little about the club, skydiving gear, competitions, and all the sub-disciplines of the sport.  Open to the public.

https://www.facebook.com/events/353384601714673/

Feb. 3, 2017

2017 Skydiving Schedule Announcement

I hope you all are having a great winter!  We’ve got a new logo, new club jerseys, and within the next few weeks, we will be refreshing our club’s entire fleet of harnesses/container systems with the latest in student skydiving gear from UPT Vector.

You may have noticed a few events popping up on our Facebook page recently.  After a busy New Years with 5 of us competing in USPA Collegiate Nationals, our schedule for this season is mostly finalized:

Feb 11 (Sat) – B-License Water Training, KSU Natatorium, 6:30pm – 10pm
Feb 16 (Thu) – Skydiving Info Session, Room 227 KSU Union, 6pm-7:30pm
Mar 4 (Sat) – Safety Day (experienced jumpers), Start time TBA, There will be pizza…for real this time.
Mar 10-11 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
Mar 31-April 1 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
April 15 (Sat) – 3K DAY!!! (With Easter theme…for experienced jumpers, but spectator friendly)
April 21-22 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
April 28-30 (Fri-Sun) – Supervan Boogie Weekend!!
May 5-6 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
May 19-20 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
May 26-29 (Fri-Mon) – CLOSED for Memorial Day weekend skydiving events in KC area
Jun 16-17 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
Jul 7-8 (Fri-Sat) – First Jump Course, 6-10pm Friday & 8am Saturday
Jul 20-23 (Thu-Sun) – most likely closed for Redemption Boogie at LSPC

If you don’t already, “like” our Facebook page for occasional jumping updates:  https://www.facebook.com/skydive.kstate/

If you haven’t made a jump yet, consider attending our Skydiving Info Session on Feb 16th, and email info@skydivekstate.com if you have any questions.

Blue Skies!

Kevin Dice
President, KSUPC

Dec. 31, 2016

Closed through the end of January

We’ve got some  extensive maintenance to do this winter on the plane so we will be closed  probably through  the end of January, hopefully  no later than the beginning of February.  Keep a watch on the club fb page in case any trips are planned to other dropzone’s or IFLY in KC. Blue skies and Happy New year!!

Dec. 9, 2016

Saturday 10 December Flying from Nine to Noon (9-12)

Winds are going to be picking up in the afternoon, so put on some layers and come out and jump. Doors will be open around 830 and the pilot will be there at 9. It would be nice to have the first load going up shortly thereafter. Instructors and coaches available.

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