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2019 | General

  • Winter Skydiving: Here’s What To Wear

    Nov 8

    Winter Skydiving: Here’s What To Wear

    Cold outside? Yeah, we know. If that leads you to the question of whether or not you can you go skydiving in winter, you're definitely one of us! The answer is yes, you can -- you just have to be a little more prepared than you would if you were jumping in the sultry summertime. If you know what to wear to go skydiving in colder conditions, not only can you skydive in winter, you can love wintertime skydiving! As long as the weather conditions are safe, skydiving is an all-season sport.

  • Skydiving vs. Indoor Skydiving in New York

    Oct 6

    Skydiving vs. Indoor Skydiving in New York

    We'd better start with an admission: The "vs." up there isn't a thing we really feel. In fact, all of us at Skydive Long Island would very happily replace it with an all-caps AND. Skydiving and indoor skydiving are close cousins, sure, but they are very different experiences.

  • SKYDIVE LONG ISLAND SUPPORTS GAY RIGHTS AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

    Oct 4

    SKYDIVE LONG ISLAND SUPPORTS GAY RIGHTS AND THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY

    "We hire our staff based on qualifications related to skydiving and hospitality. We do not discriminate based on sexual orientation, race, gender or religious affiliation. Personally, I have family members who are gay and it has always been my position to be supportive of gay rights and the LGBTQ community. We are all the same and we do not tolerate discrimination."

    -Owner, Brian Erler

  • Can You Wear Glasses or Contacts Skydiving? (And Other Important Skydiving Information)

    Sep 12

    Can You Wear Glasses or Contacts Skydiving? (And Other Important Skydiving Information)

    You're going skydiving for the first time! You have questions! Honestly, if you didn't have any skydiving-related questions on the way to stepping into a plane for the first time, we'd be pretty worried about you. After all, a skydiving aircraft isn't something you should walk into (or out of) with your intellectual eyes closed. Right? Great! Let's set 'em up and knock 'em down.

  • Skydiving: Best Gift Idea for Thrill Seekers

    Sep 12

    Skydiving: Best Gift Idea for Thrill Seekers

    We're about to blow your flippin' mind. Ready? Here goes: Tandem skydiving isn't just the most inspiring adventure you can have. It's also the most inspiring gift you can give! A tandem skydiving gift certificate is one of the best of all the gift ideas for thrill seekers (and beyond!). Not only is it one of the ultimate among adrenaline junkie gift ideas, it'll make sure cause your lucky recipient thinks of you affectiontely every time they see the big, blue sky. Winner!

  • 5 Things You Thought You Knew About Skydiving, But Are Wrong

    Aug 6

    5 Things You Thought You Knew About Skydiving, But Are Wrong

    Hollywood is certainly to blame for lots of the myths about skydiving that still make the rounds. (The round parachutes, that is! Ha! Get it? Get it?! Not funny? Okay.) After all, movies still haven't figured out how long freefall takes -- and they get the lingo all wrong (example: we never, ever, ever refer to our "chute") -- and, to add insult to injury, the movies all insist on referring to us, implicitly or explicitly, as "adrenaline junkies." Lawdy.

  • Top 10 Adventures in Long Island NY

    Aug 6

    Top 10 Adventures in Long Island NY

    The Long Island Rail Road which began services in the early 1800's began to reshape New York's landscape making island commutes accessible. Today, there are an incredible amount of attractions. However, here we explore the top 10 Adventures in Long Island!

  • Closest Skydiving to NYC

    Aug 5

    Closest Skydiving to NYC

    If you thought that skydiving in New Jersey was your most convenient bet, we have some news: it ain't. We're the closest skydiving dropzone to New York!

  • What is a Halo Jump?

    Apr 19

    What is a Halo Jump?

    What is a HALO jump? In short - it is a high altitude skydiving jump, typically used by the military. These days though, civilians can get in on the fun as well. How, you ask? Here's all you need to know.

  • Skydiving Does Not Discriminate

    Apr 9

    Skydiving Does Not Discriminate

    Looking for a crowd that doesn't discriminate and revels in an atmosphere of pure acceptance? Consider your local dropzone.

  • Skydiving vs Bungee Jumping

    Mar 18

    Skydiving vs Bungee Jumping

    Which is better: skydiving or bungee jumping? They are both awesome sports in their own right, and totally, completely, entirely, 100%, unmistakably different. If you're an adventurous soul, you owe it to yourself to try both!

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