Where do you find out about skydiving events?

As the kickoff to skydiving season for most of the US gets a bit closer, it’s time to start thinking about what events you want to hit this year.

Generally speaking, events at your home DZ are probably pretty easy to find. Posters around the drop zone, a calendar on the website, event pages on Facebook – chances are you’re probably in the loop about what is going on during the year.

But if you’re looking for an event outside of your home drop zone, where do you find that information?

There are so many epic events out there, and a lot of us really dig traveling, so how do you plan your skydiving trips? Where do you find the information you need? What kind of information are you looking for when you are seeking out an event?

Let us know in the comments, or shoot me an email.

Hopefully I’ll be able to catch up with you guys somewhere out there this year. :)

Peregrine Manufacturing moves – the Glide gets a new home!

Peregrine Manufacturing, Inc. is moving up in the world. The operations have just moved  to a brand new commercial production facility located in Brooklyn, Connecticut. The new digs are just across the runway from Skydive Danielson, perfect location for testing and maybe some fun jumps.

Peregrine Manufacturing, Inc is a relatively new container manufacturer although the brains behind it are old hands in the industry, with decades of container manufacturing between them. Congrats to the team and best wishes for 2015!

Tony Suits releases new wingsuit: The Foghead

From Tony Suits:

We are proud to announce the release of our newest wingsuit: The Foghead.

The what?
Let us explain. “Neblekopf” directly translated from German is “foghead” (Nebel = fog, Kopf = head). We chose this name from the Name That Suit competition, as a tribute to our dearly departed friend, Jeff Neblekopf.

Jeff was more than just a friend. His help at TonySuits was invaluable. Working closely with Tony over 10 years, Jeff assisted in the designing and development of wingsuits.
It was during this time that he discovered the German meaning of his last name, which quickly became an affectionate nickname, and then the name of the studio where he showcased his artwork.  And now the name of our newly released intermediate suit.

Tell me more about this new wingsuit?
R2B2 was the prototype, a wingsuit with BIG performance in back and belly flying.

We would like to give a big thanks to:

  • Blue Skies Mag for hosting the ‘Name That Suit’ competition
  • All the people who submitted name suggestions
  • The winner of the naming competition, Aaron Webb
  • Matt Higgins, for providing the comp award, his new book, Bird Dream

Jeff was a talented and enthusiastic individual who lives on in the hearts of many, and it is our hope that this tribute honors him and his wife Sita.


Cessna from Skydive Sussex flips over following an off airport landing

incidentsA small Cessna from Skydive Sussex carrying 5 jumpers and a pilot experienced engine troubles and was forced to land off. The plane put down in a field near the Sussex Airport in Wantage, New Jersey.  Due to the wet/muddy conditions in the field, the plane flipped over on landing.  Only minor injuries were reported and all occupants are reported to have been able to walked away. Dropzone owner Rich Winstock was piloting the plane.

The incident remains under investigation.

News Report: NorthJersey.com, nj.com