Maxine Tate - Flight-1 101 Ladies Only Sisters In Skydiving Canopy Course

Maxine Tate - Flight-1 101 Ladies Only Sisters In Skydiving Canopy Course

Date Details: Friday, July 13, 2018 — 8:00 am - Dusk

Midwest Freefall is pleased to announce TEAM GB Canopy Piloting Team Member, Maxine Tate will be teaching a special LADIES ONLY Flight-1 Canopy Course at Midwest Freefall on Friday, July 13th. What better way to share the sisterly love during our Sisters In Skydiving than to have Maxine Tate share her incredible knowledge in this Canopy Course that's specificly for female skydivers only... no boys allowed! Because who better for a female jumper to learn more about being a better canopy pilot than from from a World Class female canopy pilot and instructor!

ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS WELCOME, it'll be a day of sharing and learning, and pushing your own individual skills to the next level. So whether you're a newbie or a skygod, Maxine has some guru skills to teach for those longing for the knowledge. Come start the Sisters In Skydiving weekend off right with a great environment to ask all the questions you always wanted to and flying your canopy. Maxine will be at Midwest Freefall during our Annual Sisters In Skydiving to benefit the YWCA of Greater Flint Charity Event - Friday July 13 to Sunday, July 15.


  • Must be cleared for self-supervised skydiving

REGISTER HERE for this special Ladies ONLY Flight-1 edition with Maxine Tate! You MUST register AND prepay using the Paypal link below. Course fee: $150

Incase your not familiar with Maxine's impressive bio, here's a little bit about this incredible female skydiver and teacher:


Age: yes
Nationality: British
First Jump: May 2004
Total Jumps: 7,000+
Home DZ: Skydive Deland

Occupation: Flight-1 Instructor, AFF Instructor, Business Professional
Hobbies: Hiking, horse riding, kayaking, SUP

Licenses/Ratings: U.S.P.A. D31547, AFFI/Evaluator, PRO Exhibition Rating, BPA D104679, FS Coach
Total Skydives: 7,000+
FS: 2000
Camera: 200
Instructor/Coaching: 1800
Hop-n-Pop: 2500
CRW: 100
Cutaways: 5
Main: PD Peregrine 67/71, Valkyrie 79
Reserve: PD Optimum 126
Container: Javelin Odyssey
AAD: Cypres 2 Speed
Helmet: Cookie Composites
Jumpsuits: Liquidsky, Tonysuit
Altimeter: Alti 2 N3s


2017 - World Games
2017 - World Cup
2016 - World Championsips - UKCP Team Member
2015 - World Cup - UK CP Team Member
2015 - U.K. National Championships (CP) - Overall - 7th
2015 - U.K. National Championships (CP) - Zone Accuracy - 3rd
2014 - Dubai Gulf Cup Championships - UK CP Team Member
2014 - World Championships (CP) - UK Team Member
2014 - European Female CP Record - Speed
2013 - European Female CP Record - Distance
2013 - Dubai Gulf Cup Championships - UK CP Team Member
2013 - U.K. National Championships (CP) - Distance - 4th
2013 - U.K. National Championships (CP) - Speed - 7th
2013 - Canadian National Championships - Distance (Guest) - 8th
2012 - U.S National Championships (CRW) - 2-way Sequential Advc. (Guest) - 1st
2011 - U.S. National Championships - Distance Advanced (Guest) - 5th
2011 - U.S. National Championships - Zone Acc Advanced (Guest) - 6th
2009 - World Record - Women's Largest Formation in Freefall
2009 - Australian Parachute Federation Award for Excellence
2008 - World Championship of Skydiving (FS) - 8-way Open - 8th
2008 - Australian National Championships (FS) - 8-Way Open - 2nd
2007 - British Record - Women's Largest Formation in Freefall
2007 - U.K. National Championships (FS) - 8-way Intermediate - 1st
2005 - U.K. National Championships (FS) - 4-way Junior - 1st


I made my first jump in 2004 and pretty much walked straight into FS Competition within a year. After a few years trying to juggle real work and team training, I got involved in the sport full time in 2007. I have been coaching since 2005 and moved away from FS competition in 2008 to concentrate on teaching. I moved to the US in 2008 and have been working as an Instructor and Examiner based in Deland since 2010.

It was only several years into skydiving that I really began to appreciate the importance of being a well-rounded skydiver and started to pay more attention to the relevance of the canopy ride. Being able to work with people on their skills under canopy and making them a more confident and well informed pilot is something everyone at Flight-1 is passionate about - it's one of the most direct ways that we can have a positive impact in reducing the number of injuries and fatalities in the sport.

Many accidents are caused by making bad decisions. What are some of the more common decisions that you see that may lead to a dangerous outcome?

One of the common actions we see is as a result of the pilot deciding to get as close to the target as possible no matter what. If the pilot is low in the pattern, this can lead to a low turn onto the final leg i.e. a choice to sacrifice altitude for accuracy. If the pilot is high, then we see radical maneuvers to lose altitude, such as S turns on final which uses up airspace in an unpredictable manner in a congested area. It doesn't matter whether the aim is to land in the peas or make it back to a small grass strip, it is a much better decision to fly a predictable pattern, respect your turn altitudes and fly straight on final. If you don't land on target this time, you will be able to adjust your pattern accurately next time.

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Where to start! Midwest is absolutely the definition of professional and friendly! I brought my girlfriend here on August 21st, 2016 to cross this off the bucket list and I couldn't have been more pleased.

» Connor Barr