Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club (SPC), Inc. is a Michigan Non-Profit entity that exists solely for the promotion and enjoyment of Skydiving and Sport Parachuting. The Club's Mission Statement is as follows:
"To develop and promote our membership's interests in the sport of Skydiving; to promote and maintain the highest standards of safety and training in the skydiving industry; to communicate and raise the public consciousness of the safe and responsible nature of skydiving as a sport and recreational activity; and to utilize and embrace the ethical standards and operational procedures established by the United States Parachute Association as affirmed by the USPA Group Member Pledge."
What does this all mean? It doesn't mean that skydiving is a perfectly safe sport - It's not! It doesn't mean that skydiving is a sport for everyone - It isn't! What it means is that we are a group of jumpers who care about the sport and want to share the experience with others in a careful, controlled manner.
Why Does Midwest Freefall SPC Exist?
Midwest Freefall Sport Parachute Club exists as an uncomplicated group of jumpers who enjoy having the privilege of jumping at our outstanding facility in Ray Township, Michigan, close to metropolitan Detroit, in a rural, private setting. We have worked hard to establish what we believe is the most comfortable, inviting place to skydive in Michigan. From the carpeted indoor packing areas, rigging loft, full restroom and shower facilities, shaded picnic tables and relaxing "back yard" feel, to our expertly maintained and equipped aircraft, we are proud of our club facilities.
Do You Have To Be A Member To Jump?
You do not have to be a member to make your first jump at Midwest Freefall SPC. Your first Tandem, AFF or Fun jump can be made as a guest.
Club membership is required of persons making more than one skydive at Midwest. We have structured membership fees so that your total cost does not exceed those experienced at most commercial skydiving centers. Manifest personnel will explain these terms and conditions should you require addtional information.
- June 16, 2019
- Introducing Julie Kleinwort - Special Guest Organizer July 12-14th
Midwest Freefall is happy to announce Julie Kleinwort will be organizing RW during our annual Sisters In Skydiving Boogie to benefit the YWCA of Greater Flint, Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14th. Each year we use this event to not only help inspire female skydivers, but also offer an educational experience to build their abilities, confidence and skills with special guest organizers and mentors. Recently, we had a chance to interview Julie, about her experiences in the sport, what it's like being an organizer at Sisters In Skydiving events and much more.
Julie is a supported athlete for Cookie, HYPOXIC, L&B, PD and UPT.
- June 6, 2019
- Getting to Know Mark “Trunk” Kirschenbaum - Featured Guest Photographer July 12-14th
If you've ever picked up a Parachutist or Blue Skies Magazine, or spent a second on social media, you probably have seen Trunk's photography. He has spent the last 15 years traveling from boogie to boogie capturing skydivers' smiles in freefall. When he is not shooting SIS events, Trunk owns and operates Hypoxic; a skydiving company who manufacturers camera gear. Beyond the lens, Trunk is a wealth of information and is always willing to debrief your skydive or landing.
Trunk will be our featured guest photographer during Midwest Freefall's 4th Annual Sisters In Skydiving Boogie to benefit the YWCA of Greater Flint July 12-14th. Recently, we had a chance to talk with Trunk about his expereinces in the sport, his company HYPOXIC and what it's like being a such an amazing photographer!
- May 9, 2019
- A One on One Talk With iFLY Instructor Maddie Baylog - Special Guest Organizer July 12 -14th
Maddie Baylog will be organizing and offering learning oppotunities during our 4th annual Sisters In Skydiving Boogie to help benefit the YWCA of Greater Flint on Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14th. Each year we use this event to not only help inspire female skydivers, but also offer an educational experience to help build their abilities, confidence and skills in the sky through special guest organizers and mentors.
Recently, we had a chance to speak with Maddie about her experiences as a skydiver and wind tunnel instructor at Rosemont's iFLY in Chicago.
We hope you will find her as inspiring as we do!
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