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Thinking of making a skydive and seeking more information? Excellent, welcome to our skydiving articles page! Here we share insider tips to help you understand what you need to know whether this is your first skydive or if you plan to do many more.

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  • Nervous About Skydiving?

    May
    13

    Nervous About Skydiving?

    Anxiety or feeling nervous about skydiving is perfectly normal, especially for your first trip to the dropzone. We've put together a list of helpful tricks to fully prepare ahead of time!

  • The Ultimate Adventure Gift Life Has To Offer... Short of Going to the Moon!

    May
    9

    The Ultimate Adventure Gift Life Has To Offer... Short of Going to the Moon!

    Imagine giving someone the greatest outdoor experience gift life has to offer. Literally. The greatest. adventure. life. has. to. offer. Let that sink in. It sounds so good, right? Giving someone an experience that's life changing! Who wouldn't want to give that?

  • 8 Skydiving Facts You Didn't Know About

    Apr
    26

    8 Skydiving Facts You Didn't Know About

    There are many facts about skydiving you may not know. You can track every aspect and stat of a jump, there are multiple types of parachutes and so much more!

  • Skydiving Weight Limits Explained

    Apr
    23

    Skydiving Weight Limits Explained

    Jumping out of a plane with a parachute means there is a lot at stake. We explain why there are important skydiving weight restrictions at the dropzone.

  • How to Choose the Right Skydiving Center

    Sep
    26

    How to Choose the Right Skydiving Center

    Finding the best skydiving center close to where you are feels kinda like online dating. Doesn't it? After all: You want to fall, and you want to fall with the very best company possible! We understand the sweet romance you're aching for, and we want to present you with a beautiful bouquet of pro tips to help you find a match made in heaven (or at least the stratosphere). Here you go-- They're for you!

  • Is Skydiving For You?

    Sep
    15

    Is Skydiving For You?

    If you're wondering if skydiving is something you should try, there's a good chance that a few sticky little myths are getting in your way. After all: there's a good chance that skydiving is just the thing you need to catapult you to the next level in your life! Here's the straight deal, dear reader. We know you'll be glad to shake off those false assumptions!

  • The Art of Keeping Your Calm Before Your Skydive

    Aug
    9

    The Art of Keeping Your Calm Before Your Skydive

    Even though skydiving tandem instructors have spent many hundreds of hours and many hundreds of jumps earning demanding instructional ratings and dialing in their grace, strength and agility in the freefall context, their biggest job on any give skydive is to help their students to stay calm, to listen to instruction and to stay loose. It takes a true maestro to masterfully balance the funny with the serious. We're proud to say that, at Skydive the Ozarks, our instructors have nailed it!

  • How To Convince Your Mom Skydiving Is Safe

    Jul
    18

    How To Convince Your Mom Skydiving Is Safe

    No matter what kind of a relationship you have with your mom, there's a pretty good chance that the idea of you getting out of a perfectly good airplane at altitude is going to send her into some sort of tizzy. Right? After all: She cares about your safety! You probably assume that there's no way you're going to be able to convince your mom skydiving is safe enough for her baby.

  • What to Wear Skydiving for the First Time

    Jul
    4

    What to Wear Skydiving for the First Time

    When a lot of folks show up for their first-time tandem skydive, they're not quite rockin' the kit they need for the endeavor. Heck, we're not mad--that makes sense, considering that it's hard to know the dress code for the open sky on a sunny day. Just like any other landmark occasion in life, it's nice to have an idea of what will be expected of your clothing. We're here to help!

  • What You Need To Know About Your Tandem Skydive Video

    Jun
    20

    What You Need To Know About Your Tandem Skydive Video

    If you've purchased a video package ahead of your tandem jump day, bravo! You've made a wise investment and an excellent decision. From ground school and getting kitted out in your harness and goggles, to the plane ride up and, of course, the awe-inspiring, exhilarating, soul-nourishing, empowering journey down - there's a lot to take in during your skydive. Documenting your experience will enable you to seize the day time and again. Here's what you need to know:

  • Tandem Skydiving: What to Expect on your First Jump

    Jun
    20

    Tandem Skydiving: What to Expect on your First Jump

    We have a little secret we'd like to let you in on: Tandem skydiving is easier than you think! It's especially smooth if you know what to expect (and you come prepared with some skydiving tips to optimize the process), so we're here to help walk you, dear first time jumper, through the process of that first jump.

  • What Happens After the First Skydive

    Jun
    6

    What Happens After the First Skydive

    We know how you're feeling because we've all felt it. You have the itch. There's a constant current running through you. All you can think about is how INCREDIBLE, how ALIVE, how AMAZING you felt during and after your tandem experience, and you're hungry for more. We get it; we've been there. Here's a guide to what's waiting for you in the sky:

  • Pro Tips For a Better Skydiving Experience

    May
    24

    Pro Tips For a Better Skydiving Experience

    We've been dedicating our professional lives to hosting the very best tandem skydives on the planet, and we've been doing just that for as long as we can remember. If you're looking for pro tandem skydiving tips, you most certainly have come to the right place.

  • Why Can't I Jump my Go Pro?

    Apr
    30

    Why Can't I Jump my Go Pro?

    Go Pro cameras are getting more popular all the time, and are known for their ability to capture the action in high adrenaline situations. While jumping with a Go Pro on your tandem skydive is not allowed, you can use your Go Pro once you have more experience. Find out more here.

  • How to Cross Skydiving Off Your Bucketlist

    Apr
    17

    How to Cross Skydiving Off Your Bucketlist

    Bucket lists never fail to fascinate. From the ebullient, reality-flexible versions you'll see in kindergarten classrooms ("Move to Disneyland!" "Get a pet alien!" "Make friends with Moana!") to the equally reality-flexible versions written up by adults ("Lose 20 pounds!" "Get on the property ladder!" "Stop scrolling every time your hands are free!"), they tend to represent a wide swath of human endeavor. One item, however, has a tendency to top the list--every list, every age, everywhere--and that's skydiving. A whopping percentage of the first-time tandem skydivers who come to the Ozarks Skydiving Center come here with one thing in mind: to check it off.

  • All About the Parachute: From Opening to Landing

    Sep
    29

    All About the Parachute: From Opening to Landing

    We answer all of your questions about parachutes from jumping with multiple parachutes at a time, to steering them while in the sky. At Ozarks Skydive Center we love parachutes and you will too!

  • Skydiving with Glasses or Contacts: What to Know

    Aug
    28

    Skydiving with Glasses or Contacts: What to Know

    Want to go skydiving but not sure what will happen to your glasses or contacts? Find all you need to know, here.

  • How Long is the Freefall?

    Aug
    23

    How Long is the Freefall?

    Whether you're strapped to another in a tandem dive, doing a belly jump or attached to other skydivers, your freefall time will vary. See what the freefall feels like at Ozarks Skydive Center.

  • What is the Tipping Etiquette?

    Aug
    8

    What is the Tipping Etiquette?

    Wondering what to tip your skydiving instructor? The bottom line is we hope you have an amazing time. Tipping is always appreciated and never expected.

  • What Elements Make a Great Skydive?

    Jul
    31

    What Elements Make a Great Skydive?

    Skydiving is one of the most amazing experiences you'll ever have! Here are just a few of the elements that go into the magic formula for the perfect jump.

  • Top 5 Ways to Be Prepared for Your First Jump

    Jul
    1

    Top 5 Ways to Be Prepared for Your First Jump

    You are about to skydive into the unknown. We know -- it can be scary! When coming to Ozarks Skydiving Center for your first jump, however, there are a number of precautions you can take and things to know that will help you have the best experience possible.

  • Wait Times: What To Know & Expect

    Jun
    15

    Wait Times: What To Know & Expect

    Wait times at the dropzone is an industry-wide challenge. But, with a little planning and understanding it doesn't have to effect your skydiving experience. Ozarks Skydiving Center does everything we can to get you up in the air.

  • Skydiving Experience Made Better with Friends

    Jun
    7

    Skydiving Experience Made Better with Friends

    Bringing your friends along for the jump makes your first skydive experience even better! Make your group reservation at the Ozarks Skydive Center!

  • What Qualifications Does A Tandem Instructor Need To Have?

    May
    24

    What Qualifications Does A Tandem Instructor Need To Have?

    Before an athlete can even qualify to take an instructor course, they must have met certain requirements, incuding 500 jumps under their belts. At Ozarks Skydiving Center, we are proud of our instructors and the dedication they bring to your skydiving experience.

  • What Does It Mean To Be A USPA Dropzone?

    May
    20

    What Does It Mean To Be A USPA Dropzone?

    Ozarks Skydive Center is a proud USPA member. We are committed to the safety of skydiving. Learn more about what it means to be a USPA Dropzone.

  • Fear of Heights

    Apr
    29

    Fear of Heights

    If you're afraid of heights, don't think you're precluded from making a skydive! When it comes to jumping, you'll be more nervous at the top of a ladder or a ledge than skydiving!

  • What You’ll Love About Your Skydive

    Apr
    14

    What You’ll Love About Your Skydive

    When it comes to skydiving, imaginations tend to go into overdrive. It isn't without risk, but it comes with major rewards. Here's what you'll love about your skydive!

  • Why is the Price of Skydiving So High?

    Oct
    25

    Why is the Price of Skydiving So High?

    When you compare it to, say, the cost of an amusement park ticket or a movie night price, the price of a tandem skydive seems disproportionately high.

  • 6 Tips on What To Wear Skydiving

    Oct
    19

    6 Tips on What To Wear Skydiving

    Here are our best tips on what to wear skydiving to get you dressed for success. Spoiler alert... you'll want to leave your shiniest white linen trousers at home!

  • Why Skydiving is Amazing

    Sep
    28

    Why Skydiving is Amazing

    The buzz you feel when you skydive is unlike any other. Here we discuss why skydiving is so amazing, whether it's your first time or thousandth time.

  • Best Skydiving in Missouri

    Sep
    21

    Best Skydiving in Missouri

    Looking for the best places to go skydiving in Missouri? Just outside Springfield, we offer world-class tandem skydiving experiences for first-time jumpers.

  • Why You’ll Get Addicted to Skydiving

    Aug
    23

    Why You’ll Get Addicted to Skydiving

    Once you've jumped out the door of an aircraft, you'll never be the same again. If that sounds a little nuts, don't laugh--you're next! And here's why.

  • Skydiving Requirements: Can You Be Too Old To Skydive?

    Aug
    15

    Skydiving Requirements: Can You Be Too Old To Skydive?

    Not only do people over the age of 50--60--70--80--90--even one hundred make tandem skydives on the regular, but plenty of sport skydivers make dozens of solo skydives a month at those dignified ages. (They even have special skydiving clubs to celebrate!)

  • Why Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane?

    Jul
    28

    Why Jump Out of a Perfectly Good Airplane?

    What does every skydiver know about planes? That the best part is jumping OUT of one! Here, we explore why people go skydiving and what to expect.

  • What Skydiving Says About You (And Why You Might Want it On Your Résumé)

    Jul
    19

    What Skydiving Says About You (And Why You Might Want it On Your Résumé)

    You're probably stoked at the idea of crossing skydiving off your bucket list...but what if you moved the entry from your bucket list to your résumé? Prepare to be surprised at what a potential employer will immediately know about you.

  • Top 5 Skydiving Myths Explained

    Jun
    28

    Top 5 Skydiving Myths Explained

    Are you guilty of believing any of these top 5 skydiving myths? If your knowledge of skydiving is based on things you've seen on TV or in a movie, there's a good chance you have some misconceptions about the sport.

  • How to Research a Drop Zone

    Jun
    15

    How to Research a Drop Zone

    Thinking of making your first-ever skydive? Don't just book the first skydiving center that pops up in the search results - you may find out it's not even a real dropzone. Read helpful tips to find a drop zone that is right for you.

  • Skydiving in Missouri: Why Choose Us?

    May
    30

    Skydiving in Missouri: Why Choose Us?

    Are you thinking of skydiving Missouri? Ozarks Skydive Center is the place for you! Find out why, here.

  • Is Skydiving Scary?

    May
    13

    Is Skydiving Scary?

    Is the fear of the unknown keeping you from experiencing one of life's greatest thrills? Read more here.

  • Tips To Enhance Your Tandem Skydive Experience

    Apr
    25

    Tips To Enhance Your Tandem Skydive Experience

    If you're thinking of making a tandem skydive, here are a few tips to help ensure you have the best experience possible.

  • A Letter to Our Missouri Skydiving Guests

    Apr
    17

    A Letter to Our Missouri Skydiving Guests

    To our Missouri skydiving adventure enthusiasts - welcome to Ozarks Skydive Center. We appreciate you visiting our website and we hope to host you for your skydiving adventure! We're passionate about our business, the sport of skydiving and most of all, your safety and experience with us!

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