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Pilot Training

We like to make sure our staff is fully prepared and properly trained, and since our pilots are in charge of keeping you safe for the plane ride to altitude, that means the pilots need to constantly practice both normal and emergency procedures to stay sharp. We regularly put the pilots through this type of training in the actual airplane in flight, not using a simulator. This keeps everything as real as possible to having actual emergency situations.

The training consists of stall recovery, steep turns to demonstrate coordinated flight, and flying and landing with just one engine operating, and a bunch of other procedures. Our beautiful King Air airplane and all three pilots performed perfectly, once again. But, that does not mean we will not continue to practice procedures, so we remain sharp and work as a team to stay as safe as possible.

Pilot Bruce Staples performs a steep turn while the instructor monitors the training.

The History of Skydiving

Skydiving is such an exhilarating activity but not for the faint of heart! Many divers love the adventurous sport but are unfamiliar of its roots. The modern history begins in the late 18th century when Jacques Garnerin from France, performed jumps from balloons over Europe. Tiny Broadwick became the first woman to jump from an… Continue Reading

The Future of Skydiving: Spacediving

Technology is constantly improving in every aspect but one such company in the bio-medical and information technology field is going to extremes. A company by the name of Juxtopia is bringing forth a new development in skydiving suits that might be able to allow skydivers to take their dives a little bit further – plunging… Continue Reading

What the Skydivers are Saying

For those who have dropped from the sky with a parachute on their back out of perfectly good airplane are the ones for which this blog is intended. Because when you understand why people skydive – the excitement, the rush, the thrill, the complete feeling of reckless freedom – only then can you begin to… Continue Reading

Santa to Sky-Dive This Christmas?

The Christmas season is finally here and people are beginning to shop and look for ways to get into the holiday spirit. Aside from shopping and spending time with family and friends, we all know nothing says Christmas quite like Santa Claus, especially if you are a child! In Thousand Oaks, CA, Janss Marketplace is… Continue Reading