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K-State Today Student Edition

November 1, 2016

Learn to skydive: First jump course offered Nov. 11-12

Submitted by Kevin Dice

Diving out of the airplane

Join the K-State Parachute Club for its 52nd year of skydiving. The club's fifth training session of the semester will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in 206 K-State Student Union. Training continues at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 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 and $27 with gear rental.

Sign up for this course or any of the other course dates for this semester online

Email info@skydivekstate.com with any questions, and check out the club's Facebook page and club website for more information. If you'd like to make a tandem jump instead, email tandem@skydivekstate.com.

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