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Jumper Spotlight: Blake Strong

» September 30, 2014

Blake Strong has aviation and skydiving in his DNA. As the son of Coastal Carolinas owner, Brian Strong, Blake has known nothing but jumping out of airplanes! Many of the beautiful photos we highlight on our Facebook page and website are a result of Blake's escapades above Oak and Bald Head Islands. Learn more about Blake... his interests and passions in this week's Jumper Spotlight.

An Interview With Brian Strong

» September 18, 2014

Brian Strong has spent the majority of his life in both skydiving and aviation. An entrepreneur at heart, Brian has lived a life that many can only dream about because he has followed the path less traveled, by following his passions.

Why Jump From a Perfectly Good Airplane?

» September 8, 2014

Why Jump from a Perfectly Good Airplane?

Why would anyone want to jump from a perfectly good airplane? If a skydiver was given a dollar for every time they heard that... they'd be rich. It's hard for people to get their heads around this concept. Most skydivers find it difficult to explain the 'why' for this so called madness, but here's the answer... FREEDOM.

Skydiving 101: The Lexicon Explained

» August 26, 2014

If you don't hang around the DZ (skydive center) very much, you may be unfamiliar with many of the terms used. Brush up on some skydiving basics that are used everyday without thinking twice. The terms used here center around the basic introduction to skydiving like where we jump and the equipment used.

Skydiving: What You Should Know

» August 25, 2014

If you're thinking of making a skydive, we offer a few tips to help you have best experience. Most skydiving centers don't tell you these things and many of our students don't know to ask! Here we offer What You Need To Know.

What's Happening in Skydiving?

» August 25, 2014

So it's the end of summer, is the skydiving season winding down? Not even close! There are five major events that the world will be watching! Click to find out what they are!

The Rewards of Skydiving

» August 25, 2014

Skydiving has many risks, but have you considered the rewards? The rewards of skydiving are many and is why we choose to "jump from perfectly good airplanes."

Skydiving Myths Revealed!

» August 18, 2014

Watch any news report about skydiving and you'll find that the majority of the facts are incorrect. There's a lot of misinformation out there, so we clear up some commonly asked questions about skydiving in this week's article - Skydiving Myths Revealed (sound like it could be on TV with Unsolved Mysteries or soemthing...haha!)

The Best Views in Skydiving

» August 15, 2014

Making a skydive is life changing. Making a skydive with an extraordinary view... awe-inspiring. Seeing the beauty of this world from 10,000 feet gives perspective and gratitude for the world we live in. There are hundreds of skydiving centers located around the United States and we've jumped at the majority of them! We got together made our list... the best views in skydiving!

The Top 5 Skydiving Movies

» August 12, 2014

There have been some great movies that showcase skydiving, but we list the Top 5 Movies that brought people to dropzones in droves! We list the Top 5 Most Influential Skydiving Movies!

The Top 10 Skydiving World Records

» August 11, 2014

Records are made to be broken, but there are a few that will stand the test of time! The staff of Skydive Coastal Carolinas have created the Top 10 Skydiving World Records List... and they are impressive! What makes all of these records so amazing is the coordination and personal financial cost that each participant incurs to be part of formal record breaking attempt. Outside of Red Bull Stratos, little if any sponsorship is given which makes these records that much more impressive!

We present to you, our Top Ten List!

11 Questions With Bob Stephens

» August 5, 2014

Bob Stephens has been skydiving for 25 years and is as passionate today as he was when he first started. To date, Bob has made over 4,400 skydives and plans to make many more! He is passionate about his students and safety is his number one concern. Learn more about Bob and his interests in this weeks, 11 Questions With...

5 Tips for Selecting a Skydiving Center

» July 29, 2014

There are lots of drop zones in the United States who offer skydiving, but no two drop zones are the same! There isn't a manual out there telling you what to look for.... so we're here to share some insider knowledge!

10 AMAZING Reasons to Skydive

» July 29, 2014

Why would you skydive out of a perfectly good plane? Good question! To answer this age old question... we provide you with the top ten reasons....

The Best Looking Jump Planes in the World!

» July 28, 2014

It can be argued that Skydive Coastal Carolinas has two of the most beautiful planes in the skydiving world! Why? Because we love to paint in our paint shop and make our planes more unique than any other in the industry! As you can imagine, there's a lot of work that goes into making them look this good!

Top 5 Adventure Activities on Oak Island

» July 24, 2014

Are you spending anytime on Oak Island or Bald Head Island this summer? Have a sense of adventure? We rate the top 5 Adventure Activities in the area!

Top 5 Dropzone Dance Offs!

» July 21, 2014

It's the hottest sensation to sweep through the skydiving world!!! The DZ Dance Off! Through the first month, we rank the top 5 videos of the DropZone Dance Off!

11 Questions With Laura Mullen

» July 21, 2014

Laura Mullen is AMAZING! In her 15 year skydiving career, Laura has amassed more than 10,000 skydives, 9 BASE jumps, has become a tandem and AFF instructor, owned her own dropzone and now (fortunately for us) calls Skydive Coastal Carolinas home! Any of our students fortunate enough to have jumped with her are always in for a great treat because of her care and attention to safety and detail. There is no one better than Laura Mullen! Learn more about her in this week's 10 Questions With...

The Physics Of Skydiving

» July 21, 2014

Did You Know: You Don't Feel Like You're Falling

When Felix Baumgartner exited the capsule from the edge of space with the Red Bull Stratos project, he became supersonic because of the thinness of the air at such a high altitude. Simply put, because of the lack of air molecules, there was little resistance on Felix's body which allowed him to reach the dangerous speed of 846mph - faster than the speed of sound!