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Skydiving + Football = Pure Excitement

The NFL is a force in this nation, arguably the most popular and most watched sport in the country. Everyone has his or her favorite football team. Most men (and some women) have played a Madden videogame at some point in life. Let’s just say that the pigskin is a prominent part of the American consciousness, something that stampedes through the blood like an army of Adrian Petersons.

The game of football excites the average American, lets us live out our dreams of wildness and abandon, where the only true path also happens to be the toughest path, the road less traveled so to speak. This past weekend was an exercise in excitement, as four of best NFL teams and two hot rivalries met for combat in Denver and Seattle respectfully. The Broncos with Manning at the helm defeated Tom Brady’s Patriots for the AFC Championship. Richard Sherman’s post-game rant went viral right after his Seahawks inched by the 49s to lay claim to the NFC title.

It was an exciting weekend, no doubt, but one made filled with more excitement than the average football weekend, thanks in large part to skydiving. Yes, skydiving. Before the Broncos/Patriots game, members of the Denver Broncos parachute team, the Thunderstorm skydive team, parachuted into Sports Authority Field. Although they do this every game, given that it was the AFC Championship Game, their was something special and gave the title game an exciting push. It was certainly a spectacle! Below is a video of the team in action.

Skydiving makes everything better. It makes all life burn with passion and intensity. While we can’t promise that you’ll be parachuting into a football stadium, we guarantee an intense experience! Contact Virginia Skydiving Center today and book a trip today!

*Video courtesy of Denver Broncos Thunderstorm


Americans Dominated the 2012 World Parachuting Championships

Welcome to open skies! Did you know that there’s a World Parachuting Championships and that it just wrapped up on December 9th?  Not many people are aware of the WPC.  The championships, held in Dubai, attracted more than 800 ambitious daredevils.  Were you one of them? The championships cover almost every facet of skydiving.  People… Continue Reading

Why Do People Skydive?

This is a surprisingly good question that someone asked on Yahoo Answers, around 4 years ago. The question is a lot older than 4 years though; it’s a question that goes back to the beginning of skydiving. Originally, parachuting developed as a military tactic, both for rescue and sending troops into battle. But that does… Continue Reading

Jim Crouch

Jim Crouch

Jim is the owner of Virginia Skydiving Center. He is a USPA Tandem Instructor Examiner and Coach Examiner, USPA Tandem Instructor, USPA AFF Instructor, IAD Instructor and PRO Rated demonstration jumper. He is also a USPA Safety & Training Advisor, FAA Senior Rigger and single and multi-engine commercial airplane pilot with more than 4,000 skydives.… Continue Reading

Camden Gonzalez

Camden is USPA AFF and Tandem Instructor with over 1000 skydives. Before joining the West Point staff in July 2010, he attended school at the University of Florida, where he served as President and Safety/Training Officer of the Falling Gators Skydiving Club. If Camden isn’t at the drop zone on the weekend, then you can… Continue Reading

Tracie Grady

Tracie is one of our manifest coordinators and during the week she is a meeting/event planner for two associations which is her forte and Director of Administration at Eisenman & Associates, Inc. – An association management firm.  She enjoys bowling, racing and the occasional skydive. Continue Reading