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K-State Today Student Edition

October 5, 2021

Learn to skydive: First jump course scheduled for Oct. 8-9

Submitted by David McCune

Photo courtesy of Skydive at Kansas State

Join Skydive at Kansas State, a registered independent student organization, for its 57th year of skydiving. The first jump training will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in the K-State Student Union, Room 209. Training continues at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Abilene Municipal Airport where you will make your first jump. 

Our 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. 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, or $27 with gear rental. 

Sign up for this course online.

Email info@skydiveskstate.com with any questions, and check out our club website. If you would like to make a tandem jump instead, let us know at tandem@skydivekstate.com.