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Skydiving! Saturday, August 2, 1:15 p.m., Winsted, MN

We had a blast last year, so we're doing it again! Check out all the photos:

http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/photos/all_photos/?photoAlbumId=17615332

Serious RSVPs only! This will cost roughly $200 (judging from preliminary interest we should have at least 5 skydivers, although last year ten of us jumped). Could be cheaper—it depends on how many sign up.

Some of us will be first-timers and nearly all will be doing tandem jumps—no experience required! Rather than provide all the details here, please check out the Westside Skydivers website thoroughly:

http://westsideskydivers.com/ 

RSVPers will receive e-mails with further instructions on how to put down a deposit and how to hook up with a carpool (Winsted is about 40 miles west of Minneapolis).

If you've ever wanted to experience freefall (the next best thing to flying without a plane), don't miss this Meetup! Afterwards we'll celebrate with a late lunch/early dinner at the Blue Note restaurant (last year Westside gave us coupons for a free drink). Here's the Blue Note's website:

http://www.bluenoteballroom.com/

Join us for the thrill of a lifetime!



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  • Art K.

    My first time. Incredible experience! I'm going next year. Sounds like we'll shoot for July. Hope you all can make it! WestSide is an excellent company with an unblemished record. The tandem instructors are fun and joking around but serious and systematic when it comes to harnessing and safety procedures. I felt totally comfortable with my instructor and all other instructors I had the chance to interact with. THANK YOU!!! -- Jack and Caroline for all your work setting this up.

    1 · August 6, 2014

  • Milan P.

    Unbelievable experience!!! :D

    3 · August 3, 2014

  • Jack C.

    Even better than the first time. What a rush!

    3 · August 3, 2014

    • Caroline

      Third time is the charm!

      2 · August 3, 2014

  • Caroline

    Beautiful day for spending time with great friends and jumping out of perfectly good airplanes!

    2 · August 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to drop from list because they couldn't take anymore reservations for Saturday. If anyone decides last minute that they can't go, let me know and I will take that spot. Have fun!!!

    August 1, 2014

    • Alyssa

      Did you call? I wasn't able to register for 2pm on the website but when I called yesterday the person that answered the phone said that since the group had to be broken up anyway they could fit me in.

      August 1, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Called yesterday but they said they were booked solid for tandem jumps. :(

      August 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be jumping this time but I will be there to cheer everyone on.

    2 · August 1, 2014

  • morgan c.

    My apologies, I think it best not to go because of some back problems I'am having as well as some related knee issues.

    July 29, 2014

    • Jack C.

      Sorry to hear that, Morgan. Hope you feel better soon.

      July 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got 2 kids coming with me, not sure if both will jump, that will the wife's decision on the ground. :)

    2 · July 29, 2014

  • Damian Pound (.

    Is there a requirement to not do a tandem jump? I believe "tandem" means being bound to another person.

    July 28, 2014

    • Jack C.

      Unless you're an experienced skydiver you must do a tandem jump, which does indeed mean having another person on your back (see photo above)

      July 28, 2014

  • Chris A

    Sorry, going camping w/ TC Atheists. If you get rained out and have to postpone let me know.

    July 27, 2014

  • Joe E.

    Is there a Group ID number we can use on the website's reservations page when signing up?

    July 17, 2014

    • Jack C.

      Hi Joe—No number I know of. Best advice I can give is to call Westside, tell them you're with our group and give the date and time of our jump. If the group is large enough you'll get a discount—they can tell you how many have signed up so far.

      July 18, 2014

    • Milan P.

      Our group ID is 1368.

      1 · July 27, 2014

  • Benjamin

    It looks like I won't be able to afford it this year.

    July 20, 2014

  • Matthew H.

    I can't believe that you scheduled this for the 2nd. Didn't you know that Nancy and I will be flying to Washington to see our daughter that afternoon? I am sooooooooooo bummed out. I guess I'll just have to wait for next year. Have fun!

    1 · July 14, 2014

  • Benjamin

    I'm not sure if I'll be able to go, but I'm hoping I can.

    1 · June 25, 2014

  • Caroline

    If you missed it last year, make sure you go this year! It was a blast!

    2 · June 3, 2014

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