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I want to skydive!

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IMAG0469My name is Kassandra Gurule, and I want to skydive!  As a Colorado native, I learned to ski, became an adrenaline enthusiast, and constantly wanted to feel “the rush” at a young age.  On the way to Boulder, my parents drove by a drop zone, and I would search the sky for the “flying things”.  As soon as I realized people were attached to the parachutes, “flying things”, I wanted to experience the extraordinary rush.  I wanted to feel that rush in the sky that I felt looking up from the ground.  Recently, I started working at Independent Skydive Company in Boulder, Colorado.  I was so excited to begin working with a company where I could learn to skydive.  The DZO, Jeremy Divan “Redeye”, is a very experienced international skydiver and BASE jumper, and contains more knowledge about the sport than one could ask!  Furthermore, all the guys here have several hundred or thousands of jumps!  I know the information coming from them is honest and real.

I have surrounded myself with supportive friends that are willing to share their knowledge, so I can become a licensed skydiver.  Nothing compares to working around the awesome people at the drop zone and learning a passionate goal all at the same time.  I feel so privileged to be in such safe, experienced hands while learning such an exhilarating sport…from amazing people that create memories to never forget.  Although I am a little nervous for my first jump, my nervousness is overwhelmed with support and excitement to jump.  Shawn Carroll has gone over the first jump course with me, and now I need to complete fifteen IAD jumps!  Now, for the first IAD jump…Here we go SO EXCITED!!!

What is IAD?

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IAD or Instructor Assisted Deployment, is a 15 jump course that teaches you the skills necessary to become a licensed skydiver. The IAD course stresses canopy skills first then working into free fall skills. During the 15 jump course you will also complete most of the requirements for your “A” card as well as your canopy proficiency skills. With completion of the certification course the entire “A” card, your canopy proficiency skills, and 25 jumps (tandems count too) you will be eligible for your “A” License!

Why do a Tandem Skydive

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A tandem skydive is the safest and fastest way to experience the thrill of skydiving! After our brief but thorough training course you will be ready to conquer the sky! The anticipation builds as you climb high above the earth while enjoying the view of the entire Front Range from 13000’ in the sky. Your stresses and worries float away with every foot you climb. “DOOR!” and you feel the blast of cold air a few short moments later and you are in the door yourself! “READY! SET! ARCH!” and out you go. The falling sensation is never quite there but you know you are plummeting towards the earth, at speeds of up to 120mph! After what can feel like the longest freefall ever the parachute opens softly and you fly gracefully through the sky and set up for landing. With a tandem skydive, you are attached to a Licensed USPA Tandem Instructor with a minimum of 500 skydives. A tandem skydive will give you the experience of a lifetime! If you like adrenaline a tandem skydive would be perfect for you to get you on your way to becoming a certified skydiver. And remember skydiving is safer than peanuts! (Peanuts, on average, kill 100 people a year)