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Tandem Skydiving in NJ: Conquering Your Fears

When approaching your first time tandem skydiving in NJ, a person such as yourself can expect to feel a broad range of emotions: curiosity, excitement, anticipation—and of course,  fear. Fear is the emotion that we deal with most frequently in tandem skydiving, and it can be felt as soon as someone mentions the word “skydive” […]

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Wingsuits and Skydiving above NYC

  Wingsuit flight over Manhattan! Yeah, that just went down. The best thing to happen to the extreme sports world since the word extreme just helped pull off one of the most epic specialty jumps of the decade. RedBull used it’s considerable financial resources and influence to aquire almost unheard of access to the airspace […]

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The Meteorological Calculus of Skydiving

By Michele R. Blood, Ph.D. “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds” The aspirational creed of the USPS is inspiring. Despite some pretty horrific conditions, most of us receive our mail in a timely manner. Rarely does weather prevent mail carriers […]

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Tandem Skydiving in New Jersey: Quick Facts

By Michele R. Blood, Ph.D. What is tandem skydiving? Skydiving is a sport enjoyed by countless Americans from all walks of life. The USPA estimates that 3.1 million jumps take place every year, many of which are tandem jumps. In a tandem jump, the instructor and student are harnessed to one another. Picture the student […]

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Top 5 Adrenaline Rush Activities

Fight or flight. It is one of the most basic of all human responses designed to preserve life. And curiously, this primal response is experienced very differently by different people. While some crave the hormonal cascade, others avoid it at all costs. If you are among the former, the mere description of the following top […]

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How Old Do You Have To Be For Tandem Skydiving in NJ?

I remember my first tandem skydiving experience and the exhilaration that leaping from a moving airplane brought to my life. I had just turned 18 and was finally old enough to jump. I recall waiting five long years for the moment to come. In the meantime, I called every skydiving facility I could find. I’d […]

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Skydive Jersey Opening Day

It’s already shaping up to be a great season at Skydive Jersey! On our opening day we reunited with instructors and staff and welcomed a few new faces. We have a new pilot, Ben, whose extensive flying experience began in Oregon, then continued in several other locations, including working with skydivers in California, Las Vegas, […]

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Skydive for Your Anniversary: Love Is In the Air

Skydive for Your Anniversary: Love Is In the Air Your wedding anniversary is right around the corner. You’ve been wracking your brain for the ultimate gift idea, but keep coming up empty. Jewelry seems passé. Does he really even want a power tool? The idea of repeating the same, tired dinner-and-a-movie routine already has you […]

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Why is Skydiving so Addictive?

Why is Skydiving so Addictive? By Michele Blood, Ph.D. For some, the decision to plan a trip to go skydiving near New York City was a foregone conclusion. It was not so much if you would ever go tandem skydiving. It was more a matter of when and where. Many new jumpers have long been […]

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Pattenburg House: Home of the Skydiver Special

Pattenburg House: Home of the Skydiver Special After an exhilarating day of skydiving, you may build up quite an appetite, and may want to treat yourself to some adult beverages, as well. Luckily, Hunterdon County’s finest bar and grill is only about ten minutes from the field. Pattenburg House is an historic tavern in Asbury, […]

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