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New Event: Skydive!

From: Jen
Sent on: Thursday, May 3, 2007 2:21 PM
Announcing a new event for The New York Skydiving Meetup Group!

What: Skydive!

When: Saturday, May 19, 9:45 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Event Description: Let's go skydiving!

We will meet at 9:45am at Cross Keys & Freefall Adventures for our first skydive. Cross Keys is located in NJ though I've heard that it's one of the best in the NYC area. Most places only go to 10,000 feet, but Cross Keys takes you to 14,000 feet ~ that's 2.5 miles above the earth! I suggest that we rent cars and carpool (estimated cost of 4 people in a car is $35 per person for R/T transportation). Plan on being at Cross Keys for a few hours- it takes time to get everyone trained, suited up and assigned your tandem instructer and plane. Once I have a better idea of how many people will be coming with us I will be able to give a better estimate of how long we will be there.

Cost: $179 if you pay online (, including gear rental; $193 if you don't pay online (this means that you need to contact Cross Keys and provide them with a $50 non-refundable deposit to reserve your space). You must either provide a $50 deposit or pay in full before May 19. I will find out before our first meetup on Tuesday, May 8 exactly when the money will be due to Cross Keys in order to hold your spot.

DVD packages are available for an additional $80 and will document your entire experience- a pre-jump interview, your freefall, and your post-jump reactions. Highly recommended if this is your first jump (my friends and family get a kick out of watching mine!). The entire video is set to music and prepared for you usually within 15 to 30 minutes of your landing. Cross Keys has multiple large screen HDTVs in their hangar for you to use and watch your video for the first time.

I will post a list of commonly asked questions about skydiving on the message board. One thing to keep in mind before signing up for this meetup: all skydivers must be over 18 years old and cannot weigh over 250 lbs.

I'm very excited about this meetup- hope you can make it!

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