Head-Down Skydiving Formation State Record Set at Skydive Spaceland

Contact: Stephen Boyd, 281-369-3337, Stephen@SkydiveSpaceland.com Thirty-four skydivers set a new state record for the largest head-down skydiving formation on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Skydive Spaceland just south of Houston. Their smooth skydive eclipsed the previous state record of 31 head-down skydivers linked in a single formation, and brought the record home to Houston. Not only …

Women’s State Record Set at Skydive Spaceland

October 14, 2013 Contact: Kirsten Hardmant, Jump for the Rose Event Coordinator, Kirsten@JumpForTheRose.org (Rosharon, Texas)—Four skilled skydiving women set a new head-up state skydiving record at Skydive Spaceland last Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Jump for the Rose PinkFest Boogie. The annual charity event has so far this year raised more than $10,000 for The Rose, Houston-area …

Skydive Spaceland Hosts Houston Firefighters’ Memorial Event

On July 14, skydiver/Houston firefighter Chris Lee (HazMat/22-D shift) organized a memorial skydiving event at Skydive Spaceland for the fallen and injured firefighters and all others who battled a deadly hotel fire in Houston on May 31, 2013. The fire killed four Houston Fire Department (HFD) firefighters and injured 13 more, making it the deadliest …

Skydive Spaceland Raises More Than $2,500 for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Rosharon, Texas (June 13)—Over Memorial Day weekend, Houstonians and Skydive Spaceland joined forces to raise funds to help victims of the enormous tornado that swept Oklahoma City recently. More than 250 people made their first jump at Skydive Spaceland over the weekend, which donated $10 for each person to the American Red Cross for a …

Skydive Spaceland to Host Fundraiser for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2013 Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com Rosharon, Texas (May 22)—Skydive Spaceland has joined the large ranks of individuals and businesses stepping up to help victims of the enormous tornado that swept Oklahoma City Monday. This weekend (Saturday through Memorial Day Monday), Skydive Spaceland …

Skydive Spaceland Expands World-Class Skydiver Training Operations to South Florida Location

For the last 13 years, Skydive Spaceland has been training skydivers to a world-class standard at its private airfield just south of Houston, Texas. Spaceland has recently entered into a partnership with a skydiving center in south Florida to provide the same top-flight level of skydiving operations to jumpers in the Miami/Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Fort Myers/Naples …

Head-Down Big-Way Camps

On the weekend of August 31st/September 1st (Labor Day), Skydive Dallas will host a 2013 Texas Head-Down State Record camp to bust the previous 2010 record of 23. This year Skydive Spaceland is proud to host monthly head-down big-way camps in preparation for the event. Each month will be led by a different participant of …

Skydivers Raise More than $14,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

With the same fighting spirit that helped her successfully fight off breast cancer, Marian Sparks and her fundraising organization Jump for the Rose recently set a new record for their fundraising efforts. This effort was especially notable since it was set despite rotten weather that limited attendance at the organization’s annual main event at Skydive …

Skydivers Aim to Set Records and Battle Breast Cancer (Jump for the Rose 2012)

 NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact (Jump for the Rose): Marian Sparks, Marian@JumpfortheRose.org Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com In one of the most exciting fundraisers possible for fighting breast cancer, Jump for the Rose (a 501(c)3 organization) aims to set a new women’s Texas State Skydiving Record while raising funds …

Skydiving to Fight Cancer with Alana Wilson of Jumps for Hope (8/31/12)

NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2012 Contact (Jumps for Hope): Alana Wilson, 507-458-7905, jumpsforhope@yahoo.com Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com Rosharon, Texas (Aug. 16)—Have you or any of your family/friends been affected by cancer? Fight back with freefall! On August 31, 2012, first-time skydivers at Skydive Spaceland (just south …

High-Altitude and Head-Up National/Texas State Records Set Over Skydive Spaceland

On March 17, 16 jumpers at Skydive Spaceland near Houston, Texas, joined an elite club—that of U.S. National and Texas State Record holders—by skydiving from 22,250 feet. These jumpers, informally being called the Four-Mile-High Club, now hold among them five high-altitude skydiving records including the following: National Records: Feminine and Collegiate Skydivers Texas State Records: …

Recent Changes in Judging Procedures

Editor’s note: “From the Fishbowl” is a series of short articles by U.S. National Judge Randy Connell, and it is intended to educate competitors about commonly misunderstood or little-known rules of formation skydiving. References will often be made to the Skydiver’s Competition Manual (SCM). At the USPA Board Meeting in February, the USPA Competition Committee approved …

2009 USPA Nationals coverage archived

Many of you have asked for archived scores, team rosters, blog coverage, and more from the 2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships held at Skydive Spaceland (originally posted on USPAnationals.com). Here you go! www.skydivespaceland.com/2009-USPA-Nationals

USPA B License Requirements Changing

As of January 1, 2012, the USPA B-license requirements will change for the first time in decades. In addition to the B-license application, a completed and signed USPA Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card will be required. More information from USPA…

Skydive Spaceland Teams Rock the USPA National Skydiving Championships!

Congratulations to our home teams! Skydive Spaceland teams seriously cleaned up last week at the 2011 United States Parachute Association National Skydiving Championships! Congratulations to everyone who won medals and competed; there was a lot of hard work showcased on the podium this year. Skydive Spaceland is extremely proud of all of our jumpers who …

Women’s Texas State Record/Jump for the Rose: New Record!

On Oct. 9 at Skydive Spaceland, in Rosharon, Texas, two amazing events occurred together—a new women’s skydiving Texas State Record was set, and nearly $13,000 was raised for The Rose, a Houston-based nonprofit breast cancer screening, treatment, and awareness organization. Two women’s state skydiving records (2010 and 2011) and nearly $25,000 raised for The Rose …