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How Was Skydiving Invented?

» September 26, 2017

Ever wondered how people started jumping out of planes? Here we explore the history of skydiving, who invented it and the first successful parachute jump.

Is Skydiving for You?

» September 1, 2017

Thinking about jumping out of a plane for the first time? We know how you feel. We were once in your pensive shoes daydreaming about experiencing flight.

What Makes a Good Skydiving Instructor?

» August 7, 2017

Choosing gold-star skydiving instructors seems like a no-brainer for us, because the person who guides you on the journey of your very first freefall experience can easily make or break the jump

Why Skydivers Say Skydiving is Freedom

» August 1, 2017

Why do people skydive? Is it for an adrenaline rush or the novelty of jumping from a plane? For us, skydiving is much more than an experience, it's freedom.

Is Couple Skydiving Possible?

» July 20, 2017

Skydiving couples are in no short supply on the world's dropzones, as love and freefall go hand-in-hand. If you're a first-timer planning a skydive for a date, however, the answer is a little more complicated.

3 Reasons Why Skydiving Will Make You Feel Alive

» July 11, 2017

While it's difficult to pinpoint exactly what it is about skydiving that makes us feel so alive -- we could probably write an entire book about it -- we've boiled it down to at least these first three.

What If the Parachute Fails to Open on a Skydive?

» June 7, 2017

Every first-time jumper has stressed about this thought... what happens if the parachute fails to open on my skydive? It might not be as dire as you think.

What Makes The Tandem Experience Comfortable?

» June 1, 2017

What goes into making the tandem skydiving experience more comfortable? Lots of things! Here's a list of what we do to grow your comfort zone in the sky.

5 Incredible Benefits of Adrenaline

» May 23, 2017

How does an adrenaline rush impact your health? Here we take a look at this powerful hormone and how it can positively benefit your body and brain.

Why Is Skydiving So Popular?

» May 16, 2017

Skydiving is more popular now than ever before. The rise of social media and skydiving in films has contributed - but what makes this sport so popular?

What Is a Skydive Landing Like?

» April 24, 2017

It's a common misconception that skydiving landings involve heavy impact. Learn more about the evolution of parachute landings and top skydive landing tips.

An Island Tour from 13,000 Feet

» April 24, 2017

Here's a quick island tour of the stunning Southport area, as seen from 13,000 feet in the sky. Experience Skydive Coastal Carolinas 3-hour tour of legend!

9 Of Our Favorite Wilmington Outdoor Adventures

» March 29, 2017

Wilmington, NC is a beloved neighbor of Skydive Coastal Carolinas. If you're planning a visit to the area, be sure to check out these amazing outdoor adventures.

Safety Training

» March 28, 2017

We will be holding a Tandem Instructor Safety Meeting with Raul Bocanergra on April 30th, 2017 between 9:00 and 11:00 in the morning. Any and all Tandem Instructors are invited to join us!

How to Convince Your Mom Skydiving is Safe

» March 28, 2017

If the idea of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane makes you less nervous than the idea of telling your mom about it, don't worry: You're in good company.

Safety Training

» March 21, 2017

Safety training was a success!

King Air

» March 21, 2017

New look on the King-Air!

What’s The Best Time of Year to Go Skydiving

» February 28, 2017

Wondering when to book that first time skydiving experience? Here are our favorite season-to-season skydiving tips for the best time of year to skydive.

Planning the Ultimate Myrtle Beach Spring Break

» February 15, 2017

Planning your itinerary for Myrtle Beach spring break 2017? Read our list of top things to do that will earn this spring break a place in the history books.

How Dangerous is Tandem Skydiving?

» January 17, 2017

Since skydiving is so popular and accessible, asking about its safety is very fair. Considering how often we get asked the question, "how dangerous is tandem skydiving", it's clear that we should directly address this issue--and, ultimately, give hopeful jumpers a few insights about the risks and statistics involved.

Why Is Skydiving So Addictive?

» January 17, 2017

Why is skydiving so powerful? If you've never done it, it may not make a lot of sense that folks are so bonkers for the sport. Let us try to explain.