September 6, 2016
Learn to skydive: First jump course scheduled for Sept. 16 and 18
Join the K-State Parachute Club for its 52nd year of skydiving. The club's second training session of the semester will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in 206 K-State Student Union. Training continues at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Abilene Municipal Airport where you will make your first jump.
The club's United States Parachute Association-rated instructors will teach you everything you need to know to confidently exit the airplane, pilot your canopy and ensure a soft landing.
The cost for the course is $170 and includes more than six hours of training, gear rental and your first jump. Subsequent training jumps average about $45, and in as few as 25 jumps, you can become a licensed skydiver, jump anywhere in the country, and represent K-State in the United States Parachute Association Collegiate Nationals competition. Jump tickets for licensed skydivers are $22 from 10,000 feet, $27 with gear rental.