Skydiving to Fight Cancer with Alana Wilson of Jumps for Hope (8/31/12)

NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2012 Contact (Jumps for Hope): Alana Wilson, 507-458-7905, jumpsforhope@yahoo.com Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com Rosharon, Texas (Aug. 16)—Have you or any of your family/friends been affected by cancer? Fight back with freefall! On August 31, 2012, first-time skydivers at Skydive Spaceland (just south …

Parachute Landing Patterns

Wind conditions anywhere can be extremely inconsistent… from 30mph to dead calm conditions, it’s important that we have a consistent canopy landing pattern plan that keeps everyone safe. Following are several guidelines we follow here at Skydive Spaceland to keep traffic moving consistently and predictably, thereby reducing the chances for a collision. Take heed of …

High-Altitude and Head-Up National/Texas State Records Set Over Skydive Spaceland

On March 17, 16 jumpers at Skydive Spaceland near Houston, Texas, joined an elite club—that of U.S. National and Texas State Record holders—by skydiving from 22,250 feet. These jumpers, informally being called the Four-Mile-High Club, now hold among them five high-altitude skydiving records including the following: National Records: Feminine and Collegiate Skydivers Texas State Records: …

2009 USPA Nationals coverage archived

Many of you have asked for archived scores, team rosters, blog coverage, and more from the 2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships held at Skydive Spaceland (originally posted on USPAnationals.com). Here you go! www.skydivespaceland.com/2009-USPA-Nationals

USPA B License Requirements Changing

As of January 1, 2012, the USPA B-license requirements will change for the first time in decades. In addition to the B-license application, a completed and signed USPA Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card will be required. More information from USPA…

Skydive Spaceland Teams Rock the USPA National Skydiving Championships!

Congratulations to our home teams! Skydive Spaceland teams seriously cleaned up last week at the 2011 United States Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships! Congratulations to everyone who won medals and competed; there was a lot of hard work showcased on the podium this year. Skydive Spaceland is extremely proud of all of our jumpers who …

Women’s Texas State Record/Jump for the Rose: New Record!

On Oct. 9 at Skydive Spaceland, in Rosharon, Texas, two amazing events occurred together—a new women’s skydiving Texas State Record was set, and nearly $13,000 was raised for The Rose, a Houston-based nonprofit breast cancer screening, treatment, and awareness organization. Two women’s state skydiving records (2010 and 2011) and nearly $25,000 raised for The Rose …