2013 Holiday Boogies - Where to wrap up 2013
Christmas / New Years Boogie – Skydive Arizona (21 December 2013 - 1 January 2014)
The annual Christmas New Year's Boogie (previously called the Holiday Boogie) will take place at Skydive Arizona from December 21st to January 1st.
The registration fee is only $35 and registration takes place during the event. Jump tickets for Skydive Arizona's Otters (the fleet includes four), Skyvans (the fleet includes seven), and DC3 (the only one regularly carrying jumpers in the United States) will only be $21 during the event.
Balloon jumps and biplane jumps will also be available.
The event features load organizing by Arizona Airspeed (belly), Arizona Arsenal (freefly), Sean Horton (wingsuit) and the Arizona Training Center/AXIS Flight School. Skydiving events for all skill levels will also be taking place throughout the boogie including the AXIS B-License Canopy Course, Hybrid Day, Hit n' Chugs, Tailgate Day (all Skyvans, all day), Women's Big Way FS Sequentials with Brianne Thompson (AXIS Flight School) and Sara Curtis (Arizona Arsenal), 4-Way Skills Camps with Arizona Airspeed, 10/20+ Ways with Arizona Airspeed, Tracking and Angle Flying Day with Arizona Arsenal, Head Down Big Way Day with Arizona Arsenal, and Upright Formation Day with Arizona Arsenal.
When the sun sets, the free boogie beer will start flowing. Other evening activities include seminars with AXIS Flight School (Canopy Flight), Arizona Airspeed (4-Way FS and Big Way Flying), and Arizona Arsenal (Tracking/Angle Flying and Basics of Freefly).
Free Christmas Eve appetizers at the Bent Prop; movie night; Hypnotist show; Skyvan Tailgate Party; 80's Dance Party; Casino Night (with great prizes); bonfire and hot dog roast (a Skydive Arizona holiday tradition); wish lantern release; and a blow out New Year's Eve Party. Skydive Arizona has all the amenities a skydiver could ask for including multiple lodging options (team rooms, bunkhouse, RV slots, and camping space), a full service restaurant and bar (the Bent Prop Saloon and Cookery), video debrief rooms, laundry facilities, a gym, Square 2 Gear Store (rentals available), Desert Skies Rigging Loft, and of course SkyVenture Arizona's 14-foot vertical wind tunnel.
The Christmas New Year's Boogie at Skydive Arizona truly has something for everyone.
Check out the event schedule at http://www.skydiveaz.com/experienced/events.
Skydive Algarve X-mas Boogie (21 December 2013 - 5 January 2014)
In the last 13 years we have established SkyDive Algarve as one of the best Drop Zones in Europe. Imagine, blue skies, little winds, a beautiful coast line and 15°C of temperature in winter time. It’s unbeatable. It’s two weeks of great weather, awesome people and fast planes; this is the place to be and skydive.
Starting December 21st 2013 until January 5th of 2014 we are organizing the “X-mas Boogie”. It will be fantastic. We will have freefly coaching, Load organizing , Aff courses and our famous beach jumps. The New Year’s Eve at Algarve is just amazing, with parties, beautiful people, lights and colours.
During two weeks more than 300 athletes will pass at our drop zone. We have special prices with our partner hotels and car rentals in order to get you the best deals. We also have an adventure shop at your service with go karts, horse riding, golf, paintball, kitesurf and others. If you want to bring you family or just try something other than Skydive, you are more than welcome.
You can register yourself filling out the waivers available in our website and sending them to us by e-mail.
We are based at Portimão airfield, located at 70km from the Faro international airport.
Sunlight, heat and the vibrant colours of the landscape. Everything in the Algarve is a source of energy offering you the chance to recharge your batteries.
All year round, the region's beaches, nature reserves, picturesque villages, golf courses, castles and fortresses can be enjoyed in all their splendor. Day or night, you can do almost everything, or, if you prefer, do absolutely nothing. History, culture, and the popular local cuisine are readily available to all those who are interested. The people of the Algarve have mixed freely with other cultures for many centuries and have long been used to welcoming visitors. Perhaps this is why people always have fond memories of the Algarve.
Just come to the Algarve and enjoy it.
All the information at our website - www.skydivealgarve.pt
Sebastian Invasion (28 December 2013 - 5 January 2014)
The Sebastian Invasion is one of the best known and well attended holiday boogies in United States, and this year will be taking place from the 28th December until the 5th of January, at Skydive Sebastian. With parties happening every night throughout the event it's easy to see why the event's tagline is "Jump all day, party all night". There will be beach jumps and night jumps taking place during the Invasion as well as 23 world class organizers for every discipline and skill level.
There will be over 15 Freefly organizers for the event, with 7 RW organizers and 2 wingsuit organizers.
Pre-Registration: Pre-registration is available online until the 13th of December. And those that pre-register will receive a free boogie t-shirt. You are able to pre-register on: Skydive Sebastian's Website
Tickets: You are able to pre-purchase tickets in blocks of 5 via PayPal. You can make these purchases until the 24th of December. Tickets can then be collected at the registration table at the event. This is a great way to ensure that you can get right to jumping after arrival and avoid any lines.
Non-Skydivers: Spectators are welcome to attend the Invasion, and join in the parties. However non-jumpers are advised to please check in at the registration table and receive a non-skydiving wristband. There will be security checks at the NYE party and those without wristbands will not get in.
While a full schedule list has not yet been published, keep an eye out on the following page for more information over the coming days on the event schedule page.
While fun is most certainly the focus of the Sebastian Invasion, that's not to say that there won't be the opportunity for the option of learning. For those looking to sharpen up their skills or learn more, there will be the following classes hosted during the event:
- Camera Flying 101 presented by HYPOXIC
- Leading a Tracking Dive
- Intro to 4-way RW
- Explore CRW
- Finer points of packing
- Explore Freestyle with Tyfani Detky and Tom Baker
- Trainer Kite demo and lessons
- Kiting Your Canopy with Luis Prinetto
- Writing for skydiving publications with Taya and Blue Skies Mag
- No registration fee, but send us an email to let us know you are coming, we can also help with accommodation etc.
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and click “going” on our Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/404971889614883/
In Case of Weather Holds
In the unfortunate event of a weather hold, all is not lost as there are several weather hold activities in place:
Hop and Pop Obstacle Course
Hop and Pop Accuracy Contest
Creeper Races and Dirt Diving Contest
Single Day Cost
Jumps & Packjobs
Jump Tickets: $25.50
Beach Jump Tickets: $32
Pack Jobs: $7
For more information please visit: Sebastian Invasion
Skydive Spain Christmas Boogie (25 December 2013 - 1 January 2014)
As always with Skydive Spain you'll be flying to 15,000 feet every lift from super fast turbine aircraft Dornier G92s, enjoying the best weather in Europe. Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve parties, a perfect way to meet and interact with skydivers from all over the world.
All Christmas Boogies have been a great success every year in Skydive Spain and we would love to have you this year. Lots of jumping during the day and great fun at night, a perfect combination for an unforgettable week in sunny Spain.
And best for last, there's no registration fee and you can be jumping for as little as 22 € per jump!
If you need some advice as far as flights or car hire, please check the following link to arrange your trip to Spain:
Our booking office is ready to assist you with accommodation bookings if you need assistance (we can book for you once you have chosen the location).
Sunny weather, renowned load organizers, excellent atmosphere, fun nights, great prices… Come, forget about routine and experience an unforgettable week in southern Europe with Skydive Spain.
25th December 2013 – 1st January 2014
Load Organisers & Team Leaders:
Free Fall - Martijn Van Dam of ToraTora + Adam Dare
Formation Skydiving - Herman Landsman + Julia Foxwell
Wingsuit - Jack Johnson
CREW (Canopy formation) - Steve Saunders
Robert Krysztofiak coaching wingsuit 1-on-1 and he has brand new wingsuits suitable for novices to try.
We will be waiting for you...!!
Skydive Swakopmund - Desert Boogie (24 December 2013 - 5 January 2014)
Load orginizing from 4 ways up to 16 ways
Paul (Simba) Marcellin (400 way participant 2006) and Beverly Cosslett will be available for coaching
Canopy Piloting and Canopy Formation
Graham Field (owner of Aerial Fx) http://www.aerialfx.co.za/about.htm will be available for coaching
4 Different dropzones in 1 day
Jump 4 different dropzones in the scenic Namib desert in one day.
We have the luxury of landing at Tiger Reef Beach Bar during the boogie http://goo.gl/maps/nqyuF
The beach is filled with holiday makers, enjoy a drink at the beach bar after a sunset jump over the mighty atlantic ocean.
Static line and AFF courses are available. Booking are essential.
An air conditioned packing area!
Debriefing rooms with large plasma screens!
A fully licensed restaurant and a bar with a BBQ facility as well as a pool and green lawns to chill on.
Shuttle services to and from town
Namibia not only offers skydiving but is a big tourist attraction to travelers all over the globe. Swakopmund offers quadbiking, go karting, camelrides, kite surfing, sandboarding, paragliding, speed flying, rock climbing, living desert tours and even offers a base jump spot and an active nightlife.
Date: 24 Dec 2013 to 5 Jan 2014.
Registration dates: No later than 10 December 2013
Venue: Swakopmund Skydiving Club - http://goo.gl/maps/nbAH4
Registration fee: N$400.00 includes a T-shirt
Slot rate: N$280.00
Altitude: 13000 feet
Aircraft: PAC 750, Cessna Caravan 208
Bookings and inquiries: email@example.com
Accomadation: Camping available at the dropzone, limited slots, bookings essential. Also see for accommodation in Swakopmund:
Please note all bookings to be done before 10 December 2013.
There are various other great holiday boogies happening around the world, and our list does not include them all. Our list has been generated from some of the best attended boogies we knew of and we welcome you to let us know of any others, in the comments section below.
Check out the 7th annual Everglades Boogie Jan. 24-26 at Skydive Spaceland-Florida!
Free Load Organizers
*Scotty Burns (wingsuit)
*Tyler Roemer (freefly)
*Scott Latinis & Michael Wadkins (RW)
The Fastest Fun Airplanes in South Florida!
*Bell 407 helicopter
Live entertainment Saturday night
Lots of shenanigans!
FREE BEER! (Can you drink $25 worth of free beer in 3 days? I know I can!)
Registration: $25 (includes goodie bag, boogie shirt and beer!) Call 800-533-6151 to preregister and save time at check-in.
Jumps: $25 from Skyvan/Caravan, $75 from helicopter
Skydive Spaceland-Florida is located on the beautiful, wide-open Airglades Airport, with scenic views of Lake Okeechobee just 4 miles north.
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