100% pure adrenaline. That’s what Patrick Swayze’s character in the movie Point Break said just before jumping out of a perfectly good airplane. That’s what skydiving is all about – the rush. The feel of the wind on your face, flying through the air, your heart pumping out of your chest. That’s what Mile-Hi Skydiving Center in Longmont, Colorado is all about. Tapping into your adventurous side, and taking the ultimate plunge.
Mile-Hi Skydiving Center is Colorado’s Top Ranked and Largest skydiving facility with more than 35,000 jumps made annually. Freefall speeds average 120-130 miles per hour as you jump from over 2 miles above the surface allowing about 45 seconds of freefall. Mile-Hi caters to first-time skydivers and experienced professionals alike, as they are the only full-time skydiving operation within 100 miles of the Denver metro area. First timers can jump with an instructor for a tandem skydive or spend the entire day at the center learning all about proper skydiving technique in order to jump solo after 5-7 hours of classroom training in the Accelerated Freefall Program, which is recommended if you would like to become a licensed skydiver.
For experienced jumpers, the environment at Mile-Hi is friendly. You can turn points, participate in CReW, freestyle, or fly the Mile Hi Swoop Park, one of the largest and fastest swoop ponds in America. Here you can train speed, distance, or accuracy and still do freestyle jumps. The Mile Hi Swoop Park is open May through September and training is available through Mile-Hi’s Canopy School. The Swoop Park is where the first ever “Miracle Man” freestyle trick was performed and where two world records for speed and distance were set.
Mile-Hi wants you to enjoy the peaceful ride of floating through the air, and your safety is their top priority. They always strive to offer you with the safest and best skydiving experience by providing state-of-the-art training and the finest aircraft, skydiving equipment, instructors, and customer service. All of their student parachutes are equipped with the most advanced, computerized Automatic Activation Device (AAD) available in the world called the CYPRES (Cybernetic Parachute Release System) because Mile-Hi believes their customers deserve the best safety equipment money can buy. All instructors have undergone rigorous training and have national United States Parachute Association (USPA) certification, and they strictly adhere to FAA and USPA regulations on safety.
Mile-Hi Skydiving Center is located at Hangar 34G at Longmont’s Vance Brand Municipal Airport. Skydiving is held year-round on weekends and Thursday-Sunday in the spring and summer. The office is open 7 days a week to make appointments. For more information, call (303) 702-9911 or visit
www.mile-hi-skydiving.com. And for all of you skydivers out there (or those that want to try), Blue Skies!