Skydiving in Benton Harbor

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Plymouth Sky Sports staffers coach newbies through every step of the tandem-skydiving process, from prelaunch to postlanding. Before embarking on a skyward voyage, parachuting novices attend a half-hour instructional class going through the fundamentals of skydiving, including which direction to fall and which birds are jerks. Certified diving buddies fit each cadet with a safety harness and a full set of jumping gear before ascending two miles skyward, attaching themselves to their students, and launching both bodies into the blue. After a one-minute freefall, the parachute deploys, and students can use their newfound skills to help steer toward the landing target or nearby half-time show.

301 Airport Rd
Plymouth,
IN
US

As they fall toward the earth, skydivers can glimpse the buildings and rivers of Chicago glimmering against the azure waters of Lake Michigan. This is possible because the team at Skydive Horizonz orchestrates skydives within 40 miles of the city?always to the east, which gives evening divers breathtaking views of downtown silhouetted against the setting sun.

1300 Highway 212
Michigan City,
IN
US

Hailing from successful careers in the service and hospitality industries, the Skydive Lake Wawasee staff care as much about each guest?s comfort as they do about their safety. They lead a team of experienced instructors who begin each jump with a thorough lesson on safety and techniques. They accompany both beginning and advanced skydivers high into the atmosphere, where they safely perform exhilarating tandem jumps. To challenge their most experienced customers, they oversee single jumps. As skydivers gracefully float to the ground, they soak in views of Lake Wawasee, Indiana's largest natural lake.

A pilot mans the cockpit while an optional videographer captures the airborne adventure. They harness multiple camera angles to catch every bit of action on film, which guests can use as evidence to teach the neighborhood sparrows a thing or two about flight. The jumper?s entourage of friends and family can "oooh" and "ahhhh" as they watch the thrilling descent through the soft landing in the grass fields of Lake Wawasee Airport.

12670 North Bishop Road
Syracuse,
IN
US

We have been involved with powered parachutes for 12 years. Our business is a one stop shop for powered parachutes. We offer introductory rides, training, sales, services and we also manufacturer our own brand of powered parachutes. Powered parachutes are the easiest and safest aircraft to fly.

301 Airport Road
Plymouth,
IN
US

Silver Lining Aviation's certified instructors create adventures like this every day as they teach visitors to soar behind the controls of sport aircrafts such as weight-shift trikes. Silver Lining's team takes prospective pilots on introductory flights that allow them to experience aircrafts such as the Evolution Trikes Weight Shift Trike and nibble on different flavors of clouds. The aviation experts also sell sport aircrafts, which patiently wait onsite as customers work through custom ground- and flight-training programs. In most cases, the flight instructors prepare their pupils for aerial navigation in as little as two weeks. They also provide 24/7 support, and cook oil soup to feed hungry aircraft.

3001 W Airport Rd
Hastings,
MI
US

At Skydive Hastings students start with a tandem skydive. A USPA-certified instructor jumps with them, guiding them through the freefall and parachute deployment. Once they've completed the appropriate amount of jumps, students can graduate to WMSA's more extreme air sports, such as freeflying, in which jumpers move through a series of positions during their freefall, including back-to-Earth, head-up flying, and head-down flying. There's also wingsuit flying, for which jumpers sport a suit equipped with extra fabric between the legs and under the arms. The suit, which is colloquially referred to as a flying squirrel or bat suit due to its resemblance to those animals, allows jumpers to quite literally fly through the air, whether from a plane jump or BASE jump point.

Calkins Field Airport
Wayland,
MI
US