Meet The Owner: Aaron Oehrle-Steele

March 2, 2018 by Skydive California
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Skydive California may be the new kid on the block, but really, their recent inception is something that works in their favor and is what sets them apart. The dropzone emerged onto the California skydiving scene a little over three

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Skydiving Instructor Spotlight: Tom Grayson

March 19, 2018 by Skydive California

Meet California Skydiving Instructor: Tom Grayson Tom Grayson receives accolades from his students as well as other professional skydivers. He’s got an award-winning personality and an ability to establish rapport with students that is hands-down some of the best in

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Instructor Spotlight: Cristin Brown – AFF Instructor

March 23, 2018 by Skydive California
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AFF Instructor Extraordinaire! Cristin Brown (CB) is a super passionate AFF instructor and camera flyer, and in the ‘real world’ she is a yoga instructor as well! She has been with Skydive California a little over a year and has

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How Much Does it Cost to Go Skydiving in California?

April 15, 2018 by Skydive California
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California Skydiving Cost Traversing the internet to discover the cost of a skydive, you will inevitably find a price spread nearly as diverse as the California landscape. What accounts for the differences? For that matter, what are the differences? Well,

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Booking a Skydive

April 17, 2018 by Skydive California
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What to Know Before Booking a Skydive There are several reasons to begin looking into tandem skydiving. Maybe you realized a tandem skydive would make the perfect gift; or perhaps, you have felt a lingering twinge of longing since you

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Do Skydivers Have a Backup (Reserve) Parachute?

May 14, 2018 by Skydive California
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Do skydivers have a backup parachute? We get this question all the time, ‘do skydivers have a backup parachute’, and the answer is—yes!  Skydivers—tandems included—jump with two parachutes, a main and a backup parachute, which in the industry, we call

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Why I Can’t Skydive With My GoPro

May 22, 2018 by Skydive California
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Why I Can’t Jump My GoPro Welcome to the digital age, where we are uniquely able to capture nearly every experience, no matter how extreme, in a variety of forms.  The favored configuration of the ability to relive an experience

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Best Places to Skydive in the US

May 29, 2018 by Skydive California

We Tell All on the 7 Best Places to Skydive in the US Skydiving centers (aka dropzones) are peppered across our country and are as diverse as the topography and terrain of each state. Whether you are on the coast

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Do You Have to Be Physically Fit to Skydive?

June 1, 2018 by Skydive California
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What are the Top Physical Skydiving Requirements? By now, we’re pretty sure you know that skydiving is a real-live sport. Being that it’s a real-live sport, you may wonder how much physical fitness is required to skydive. We’re here to

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What are the Benefits of Skydiving?

June 7, 2018 by Skydive California
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Skydiving Benefits? We hear it a lot, folks. That question is pretty specific — and we understand why. Indeed, the benefits of skydiving and the benefits of participating in any challenging physical activity are very related. Since skydiving is a

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First Time Skydiving

June 7, 2018 by Skydive California
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Top 10 Tips for Preparing for Your First Time Skydiving You’ve booked your first skydive, which means the countdown is on. Here are some pro first time skydiving tips to help you get ready for your skydiving experience: Have Your

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What to Expect When You Go Tandem Skydiving

June 26, 2018 by Skydive California
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BUY THE TICKET, PREPARE TO TAKE THE RIDE: WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR TANDEM SKYDIVE Regardless of whether tandem skydiving in California has long been on your bucket list or you’ve suddenly developed the itch for adventure, your first jump

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How do Skydivers Know When to Open the Parachute?

July 3, 2018 by Skydive California

Skydiving—it’s a real rush! Picture it: the clouds are zipping by as jumpers descend down the background of a bright blue sky, the wind rushing up against them as they fall. Some of them coming down in groups, students with

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Chances of Dying Skydiving

July 9, 2018 by Skydive California

You may be wondering about the chances of dying skydiving. Ew. Morbid, huh? Sure, skydiving carries a risk of death. Absolutely! However: While that risk exists, it needs to be taken in context. Let’s sit a spell and contrast it

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You’ve Made Your First Tandem Skydive, Now What’s Next?

July 16, 2018 by Skydive California
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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” -Eleanor Roosevelt You made your first tandem skydive. You were adrenaline filled and flying—completely

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What Every College Student Needs to Know About Tandem Skydiving

July 30, 2018 by Skydive California
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Pop quiz: Tandem Skydiving is: A. Scary B. Transformative C. Repeatable D. The most efficient way to expand your worldview, break free of old patterns, tone up your risk assessment muscles and make lifelong friends E. All of the above

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Solo Skydiving Requirements

August 8, 2018 by Skydive California
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What Do You Need to Do to Skydive By Yourself? When it comes to skydiving, you could say that flying solo is quite the achievement. That being said, you may wonder what are solo skydiving requirements? What makes skydiving solo

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The Competitive Types of Skydiving Disciplines

August 29, 2018 by Skydive California
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DIFFERENT TYPES OF SKYDIVING FOR SKYDIVING COMPETITIONS There are several amazing ways you can engage on a competitive level with one of the most awe-inspiring sports in existence! Tens of thousands of people sign up for a tandem skydive every

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Skydiving Near the Bay Area – What To Know

September 6, 2018 by Skydive California
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Skydiving Near the Bay Area & San Francisco – What To Know Each year millions of tourists fly into San Francisco International Airport keen to discover the lure of the Bay Area with famous attractions like the iconic Golden Gate

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Skydive California: The Heart of College Skydiving

September 6, 2018 by Skydive California
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By enrolling and attending college, you made a statement: you were intent on reaching new heights. Well, we know up until now you’ve probably been keeping your sights directed more on a computer screen, the back of your eyelids as

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5 Things You Won’t Expect About Your Skydive

September 17, 2018 by Skydive California

5 Things You Won’t Expect About Your Skydive at Skydive California Before anybody goes on their first skydive at Skydive California, most people wonder “what will a skydive even be like?” We know that you’ll find skydiving to be something

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Top Fun Skydiving Information & Facts

September 24, 2018 by Skydive California
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Top 5 Fun Skydiving Information & Facts We’re nerds over here. Okay: We’re nerds that jump out of airplanes for fun. But we’re still nerds! And that means that we love to flex our bulging knowledge muscles for passersby. So:

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Is Skydiving Worth the Risk?

October 1, 2018 by Skydive California
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Is Skydiving Really Worth The Risk? Skydiving isn’t without risk. You could be injured skydiving. You can even be killed skydiving. Yikes! Is skydiving worth the risk you’re taking? You can probably guess that our answer is going to be

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How to Get Into Wingsuit Flying

October 1, 2018 by Skydive California
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How to Get Into Wingsuit Flying Ah, the wingsuit! When people think of skydiving, many automatically think about wingsuit flying. These contraptions work using principles similar to the ones that keep every other flying machine in the air, from fighter

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4 Tips to Overcome Skydiving Anxiety

October 9, 2018 by Skydive California
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Do you have skydiving anxiety? Cool. That means you have a brain and a pulse, and a brain and a pulse are prerequisites for enjoying a skydive. We’re off to a great start. Of course, managing that skydiving anxiety is

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Skydiving Near San Francisco Just Got Easier!

October 5, 2018 by Skydive California

Skydiving Near San Francisco Just Got Easier! It’s a new and exciting day for Skydive California! We’re excited to announce the opening of our reservations office in the world famous, Fisherman’s Wharf! Now, scheduling a skydive and getting transportation to

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Skydive Cal Partners with Mission Volant!

October 10, 2018 by Skydive California

Skydive California is honored and proud to partner with Mission Volant for a great cause! On Saturday, November 10th we will be offering tandem skydives to raise money for combat wounded veterans and to help prevent veteran suicide. Event Details

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Skydiving Door Fear

October 16, 2018 by Skydive California
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Managing Door Fear in Skydiving There’s this moment: the red-light illuminates, the door is opened, the green light glows, and it’s time to go. The second that door slides up is also the moment your heart catches in your throat.

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5 Interesting Parachute Facts & Types of Parachutes

October 26, 2018 by Skydive California
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Parachutes There’s more to a skydive than the freefall—a lesser discussed section is what happens after your 60-second descent at 120 mph. We’re talking parachute time. Our fabric friends don’t get enough love, and

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Jumping Out of an Airplane Feeling

November 8, 2018 by Skydive California
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What It Really Feels Like To Jump From a Plane Here’s the straight dope: Jumping out of an airplane feels really, really, really good. That’s why jumping off a plane ranks number-one on the world’s buckets lists, dear reader, and

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Skydiving Positions 101

November 8, 2018 by Skydive California
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A Beginner’s Guide to Skydiving Positions If you’ve been watching skydiving videos on the internet for a while, you may be super-intrigued by the large range of skydiving techniques those videos demonstrate — first and foremost, the plethora of skydiving

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Who We Are

November 12, 2018 by Skydive California
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Who We Are at Skydive California Skydiving dropzones have a lot in common. Right? Everybody has a plane, some parachutes, and some people. It might be easy to make the mistake of thinking that — well — all dropzones are

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Can You Breathe While Skydiving?

November 26, 2018 by Skydive California
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Skydiving and Breathing at the Same Time, Can you do it? Golly — you’d better breathe while you’re skydiving! After about a minute of freefall and between five and seven minutes flying a parachute, holding your breath would start to

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Is Skydiving Safe?

December 6, 2018 by Skydive California

IS SKYDIVING SAFE AND HOW DANGEROUS IS SKYDIVING? People who excitedly share their plan to skydive with others tend to be met with one of two responses: 1) Awesome! I’ve always wanted to do that!! or 2) Are you crazy?

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Skydive California featured in the Super Bowl!

February 8, 2017 by Skydive California

We are so proud to have been featured in one of the top commercials during Super Bowl LI. Thanks to SoFi for having such a great team, you guys were a blast to jump with! #SkydiveCA #SuperBowlLI

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What are Drogues in Skydiving?

December 9, 2018 by Skydive California
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What are Drogues in Skydiving? Especially if you’re a fan of cool engineering feats, you may have seen drogues used in several capacities — sea anchors on boats, safety systems on fighter planes, space shuttle landings, drag racing. These fabric

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Freeflying over Northern California

January 29, 2017 by Skydive California

Super Serious VFS and friends tearing up these gorgeous skies! Epic weekend in progress.#skydiveca #freefly #bluesky4dayz  

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Gorgeous Views and Blue Skies

January 26, 2017 by Skydive California
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The sun is out and the views are spectacular, so come join us for some amazing skydives this week! #letsjump #skydive    

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