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People of Skydive Cross Keys: Pancake

Pancake is a walking talking goofball. If you are lucky enough to have him as your instructor, be ready to laugh! 

People of Skydive Cross Keys: Rennay Blizzard

Rennay is our "dropzone mom". She is an A licensed skydiver who somehow manages to take care of everyone at the dropzone, from bringing snacks to cheering up students to just being there for everyone. She is one of those people that absolutely everyone enjoys hanging out with, and we are so happy that she calls Cross Keys her home dz!

         

Jumps: 72 (8 of them are tandems!)
First Jump: October 2006 in Hanover, PA out of a rusty Cessna.
Little Known Fact: Rennay was a cheerleader, and is a badass alto saxophone player.

People of Skydive Cross Keys: Sarah Gearty

Sarah is the Chief Packer at Cross Keys, and has been a Chief Officer of Fun / Event Organizer for many years. If you're a regular at CK, she probably packed your parachute at least once, and for sure heckled you from the packing mat more than once!

         

Jumps: approx 575
First Jump: May 6, 2006 with Pali Rovnan
Little Known Fact: Sarah is adopted, hates tomatoes and can skydive with a bunny head on.

Safety Day 2017 Recap & Additional Resources

At Skydive Cross Keys, the culture of safety is one of our core values. That’s why the annual Safety Day is one of the most important events of the year. This year, despite the stupid unjumpable winds and chilly 30-degree weather, we were very happy to see so many people attend Safety Day for the safety seminars and refreshments, I mean, refreshers.

The Fahrenheits of Freezefest 2017

Freezefest is a pretty epic winter boogie that is our unique tradition here at Cross Keys. A day full of chilly skydiving and a night full of playful nonsense. Our famous dodgeball tournament has been going on for about 9 to 11 years (no one is really sure). It’s always a night of ridiculous costumes, great vibes and a serious (though not sober) dodgeball competition. From crazy unicorns to men in tutus, we had it all. 

Skydiving in Winter: Pro Tips On How To Do It Right

Yes, you CAN skydive in winter, and ENJOY it too! We jump at Skydive Cross Keys all year round, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t try it at least once.

So WHY jump in the cold? First, you get to enjoy a DIFFERENT view. The snow covered ground and the familiar scenery, all shiny and white, is one of the prettiest things to see. Second, it feels good to conquer the elements. Why stay grounded and bored when you can put some warm layers on and go fly? Challenge accepted! And third, if crowds aren’t your thing, the drop zone is definitely quieter in winter. You can enjoy a more relaxed pace and avoid the long waiting times. 

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