Free Flight Illusions


Once upon a time, I burst with the illusion to attempt skydiving. A leap that many of us dare to consider at some point in our lives. The ultimate bucket list experience for anyone willing to dare take a significant risk, so as to experience an incredible feeling in return. Well understood, it appeared that anyone could go on and try a skydive on any given day. Many friends of mine would talk about how they went on their 18th birthday and how they now see themselves as entitled “thrill-seekers,” and how they were now official “adrenaline junkies.” I respected that. [...]

Free Flight Illusions2022-02-07T12:42:13-08:00

Samantha’s AFF Level I


Nestled in the mountains of Banning, California I discovered Skydive West Coast while on my hunt to find the perfect drop-zone to learn how to skydive. The moment upon walking through the doors of SWC I was warmly welcomed with a hug from the most educated and experienced skydiving instructors you will find in the world, Tanya and Robbie Spencer. Tanya and Robbie are extremely well known in the skydiving community and together have 50 years of experience and over 30,000 jumps! When these two incredible humans teach the art of skydiving to anyone, they give you their full, undivided attention [...]

Samantha’s AFF Level I2022-02-07T12:42:54-08:00

Flight-1 at Skydive West Coast


Canopy Course in Banning 30 years ago, a parachute was simply something that you had to use to get to the ground after your freefall, so that you could pack up and go again for another skydive. Changing from round to square parachutes (really rectangle, but square by comparison) the new square parachutes were large, slow and opened properly only some of the time. Today, things have changed quite a lot in the parachute world. Advancements in design and technology have us jumping parachutes that are easily ten to twenty times faster than what was on the market 30 years ago. [...]

Flight-1 at Skydive West Coast2019-05-14T17:16:47-07:00
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