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You’re Never Too Old to Skydive

15967237_SA healthy sense of adventure can develop at any age. Sometimes children who are overly cautious in their youth grow to seek out thrills like roller coasters and extreme sports later in life. Many people think that there’s a deadline to the excitement you could be having. However, as news reports around the country keep showing, senior citizens love the rush of adrenaline just as much as the younger generations.

Take, for example, this press release published on technology publisher SYS-CON Media’s website about a 94-year-old man who is taking his second skydiving trip in just two years. What started as a promise to his wife before she passed away has turned into an intriguing and lovely little tradition at one British skydiving company.

While his wife was alive, Jack Hake promised her that he would skydive with her cremated ashes to commemorate her life and their love. When the story hit social networks, it caught fire and spread throughout the world, even being picked up by major television production companies like CBS America News and ITV.

Hake was already an adventure seeker before fulfilling his promise to his late wife, but it seems like skydiving has really taken a hold of his imagination, because he’s returning to GOSkydive to complete a second jump with their team. Nearing the century mark, the 94-year-old Hake shows few signs of slowing down, and an official press release from GOSkydive indicates that he may even consider a third jump if the second one goes well.

Here at Virginia Skydiving, we’re always pleasantly surprised by the wide age range among our satisfied customers. We’ve catered to young adults, thirty-somethings, middle-agers and even some adventurous seniors who want to seek the thrill of free-falling from a thousands of feet in the air. If you want to try one of the most exciting activities that the state of Virginia has to offer, call us today to schedule your next thrill ride!

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Marriage Proposals While Skydiving

There are few experiences in this world that can get your heart racing like whipping through the air at high speeds, hurtling towards the Earth and then being held aloft by a parachute. Some liken it to other life events that can get your adrenaline pumping, like buying a home or proposing to a loved… Continue Reading

Overcoming Your Skydiving Fears

Surprisingly, one of the main reasons that individuals decide to skydive, is to overcome their fears. By taking the plunge, they are proving to themselves that they can do anything that they set their mind to.  Individuals who fear skydiving the most, often have the most exciting and exhilarating experiences. Common fears that first time jumpers have… Continue Reading

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

3 Ways to Skydive Safely!

Skydiving should be an exciting adventure for everyone, from first-timers to veterans. These days, that’s most of skydiving’s point, to offer an experience that nothing else in the world can offer: the feeling of true free-fall. But, like anything good and fun, you have to do it safely, or else it won’t be fun at… Continue Reading

Preparing for a 25 Mile Skydive

At Virginia Skydiving Center, our tandem skydives start from 13,500-14,000 feet above the ground. That sounds like a lot – and it is – but in miles it’s only a little over 2.5. So, multiply that by 10 and you get what Felix Baumgartner will attempt to do: a 25 mile skydive in which he expects… Continue Reading