Skydive Arizona News

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  • Aug 09 2019

    AXIS in the news!

    AXIS — one of skydiving education’s indisputably premium brands. Brianne Thompson and Niklas Daniel, AXIS’s owners and instructors, are a pair of highly decorated skydivers who founded AXIS as a boutique instruction operation. The intentionally-small operation has been based at Skydive Arizona since 2010. In that time, Nik and Brianne have managed to actually revolutionize how skydiving is coached.
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  • Jul 19 2019

    Featured Friday - Taylor Buffington

    Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone with many extraordinary people! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona rock!
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  • Jun 28 2019

    Featured Friday - Marisa Gomez

    Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone with many extraordinary people! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona rock!
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  • Jun 21 2019

    Featured Friday- Erin Orwig

    Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone with many extraordinary people! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona rock!
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  • Jun 14 2019

    Featured Friday- Quentin Costales

    Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone with many extraordinary people! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona rock!
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  • May 31 2019

    Featured Friday - Spencer Martin

    Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone with many extraordinary people! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona rock!
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  • May 24 2019

    Featured Friday - Frank Frassetto

    Skydive Arizona is a big drop zone with many extraordinary people! The Featured Friday series is aimed at getting to know the people that make Skydive Arizona rock!
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  • Feb 28 2019

    100 yr old grandma celebrates birthday by skydiving

    An Arizona woman crossed a big item off her bucket list Friday when she jumped out of a plane on her 100th birthday with her daughter and granddaughter at Skydive Arizona in Eloy.
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  • Feb 19 2019

    Head Up World Record Attempt *Flash Back*

    Miles Daisher plans a surprise visit to be a part of Amy Chmelecki's attempt to break the world record for a Head-Up formation with a huge group of 72 skydivers. The pressure is on, but Amy has the drive to make it happen......
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  • Feb 06 2019

    Channel 5 Features "The World of Daredevil Sports"

    Morgan Low from AZ Family Channel 5, came out to Skydive Arizona to take a closer look at the sport of Wing-suiting......
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  • Feb 01 2019

    Sisters In Skydiving

    “We get awesome feedback from the ladies, saying ‘I never would have known how to do this out of a plane,’ or ‘I never thought I could fly without weights.’ A lot of them have to jump with heavy guys, so they come to this event and can jump with people like-sized and take pointers and accomplish things.
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  • Jan 27 2019

    How do I learn how to wingsuit?

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  • Nov 30 2018

    Upright Formation Camp

    Over the Thanksgiving weekend, skydivers from all over the country traveled to Skydive Arizona to participate in a Head-Up Formation Camp organized by some of the most experienced skydivers in the industry; Sara Curtis, Steve Curtis, Amy Chmelecki and Mikey Carpenter. The purpose of the camp: to train participants in preparation for the Upright World Record 100 Way Attempts at Skydive Chicago taking place July, 2019. Over the course of the weekend, the group made 14 jumps from 16,000ft.
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  • Feb 28 2017

    Niklas Daniel Featured on Fox 10

    Skydive Arizona AXIS and X-Force's Niklas Daniel featured on Fox 10 Phoenix news cast.
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  • Dec 09 2016

    Featured Friday - Windee Hill

    Meet a girl who grew up on the drop zone & has worked almost every aspect of the business. Meet, Windee Hill!
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  • Dec 09 2016

    Featured Friday - Jason Hanson

    He began his piloting career before becoming a jumper in North Dakota. He now is one of Skydive AZ's pilots and local jumpers. Meet, Jason Hanson!
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  • Nov 17 2016

    Featured Friday - Dave Arnett

    Today we meet an eccentric fella who has lived several different lifestyles before he discovered skydiving and makes wickedly hilarious skydiving films. Meet the one and only, Dave Arnett!
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  • Nov 16 2016

    Featured Friday - Jason Jones

    This guy made a static line jump in 1997 and now competes on a 4-way FS team and is a load organizer at Skydive Arizona. Meet, Jason Jones!
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  • Nov 01 2016

    Featured Friday - Amanda Santiago

    Today we meet someone who always knew she wanted to fly and is incredibly ambitious with awesome goals to progress in the sport. She earned her A-license here just last year - meet, Amanda Santiago!
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  • Oct 14 2016

    Featured Friday - James Carlson

    I’m a child welfare social worker. I spend my time saving children and keeping families together. As much as I love it, it’s incredibly stressful and skydiving allows me to just worry about myself, relax, and have fun. For 60 seconds I can fly. Lots of things matter, but the small insignificant problems fade away and you can live in the moment
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