Welcome to the MIT Skydiving Club!

There's no better way to learn about terminal velocity than to experience it yourself! As one of the oldest (and nerdiest!) college skydiving clubs in the country, the MIT Skydiving Club knows how to get down!

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The Physics of Skydiving with MIT+K12 Videos!

We recently filmed an episode for Season 2 of Science Out Loud, talking about the simple physics behind skydiving!


Club E-board Elections + Movie Night

The MIT Skydiving Club will hold E-board Elections + Movie Night on Friday, Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm in 4-231.

There are four open officer positions: President, Treasurer, Transportation Officer, and Gear + Sponsorship Officer. If you would like to run, please send your name, year, officer position, and 2-3 sentences about why you would like to run for the position to Email self-nominations to skydive-officers@mit.edu.

After elections, we will be watching the 1991 classic Point Break, with a totally ridiculous but awesome skydiving sequence!

E-board Elections + Movie Night

Banks and Andrew

Club Coaches

Congrats to club members Andrew Horning and Banks Hunter for both earning their USPA Coach ratings this year!

They can now both teach the general (non-method-specific) sections of the first jump course, conduct group freefall skills training, supervise students making group freefall training jumps (Cat F-H), and conduct re-currency training and jumps with licensed skydivers!


The Physics of Skydiving at the MIT Museum!

Check out club member Andrew Horning giving at talk at the MIT Museum!


More Activity and Events:

  • 18 September 2014 - The 2014 Fall General Body meeting was held on 18 September 2014 on campus. Turnout was great, it was awesome seeing all the new faces! Check out the slides here.
  • 15 May 2014 - 8 MIT students attended a First Jump Course at Jumptown, and everyone has begun AFF working towards solo licenses!
  • 18 April 2014 - Attendance was great at the spring club meeting, looking forward to an awesome jumping season! Check out the slides from the info session presentation!
  • 3-4 March 2014 - Club members Andrew Horning and Banks Hunter went to the SXSWedu Education Expo with the MIT+K12 Video Program to talk about the physics of skydiving!
  • Winter 2014 - Our "Skydive Saturdays" Graduate Student Life Grant has been renewed! Get excited about another summer of skydiving trips with the club!
  • 1 March 2013 - "Skydive Saturdays" We received a Graduate Student Life Grant to fund trips to the dropzone for new jumpers throughout 2013! Stay tuned for signups and more details.
  • 16 September 2012 - We just worked out a club discount on tandem skydives at Skydive Pepperell - $195, $40 off the normal price! Until we post the details on the website, send us an email to find out more!
  • 31 August 2012 - Great turnout at the MIT ASA Activities Midway - lots of excited new people, it was fantastic meeting you all!
  • 17 July 2012 - Executive Board Meeting. We’ve got some great ideas. Get pumped!
  • 14 July 2012 - MIT Skydiving Club attended Jump 4 the Cure at Skydive Pepperell.
  • 22 April 2012 - MIT Skydiving Club participated in the Cambridge Science Festival’s Science of Sports Day
  • 2 March 2012 - MIT Skydiving Club is officially re-recognized by MIT’s Association of Student Activities! Say hello to your new president and vice president: Swati and Andrew.

New waiver available!

The new 2014 club waiver is available! Anyone participating in a club event must sign our liability waiver each year.


Club Mailing Lists

The skydive@mit.edu mailing list is an email list for members of the MIT Skydiving Club. Subscribe if you want to try skydiving and want to keep abreast of what's going on.http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/skydive.

The skydive-banter@mit.edu mailing list is a list for experienced jumpers in the New England comunity. You can subscribe or unsubscribe from it at http://mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/skydive-banter.

Pictures

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Movies

Really old movies.

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History

Club history.

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Club Name MIT Skydiving Club
Purpose To encourage learning about physics first-hand by jumping from perfectly good airplanes!
Operational Ground 14,000 ft above the ground at various New England Dropzones!
President Swati Varshney G
VP and Treasurer Andrew Horning G
Email Address skydive-officers@mit.edu
Club Membership 15