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The Spring Boogie at SkydiveLive

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The Spring Break Boogie is SKYDIVELIVE’s first boogie event and will take place from the 28 until the 30 March, 2014. This event welcomes all skydivers, families and friends to be part of the fun; with fast planes, raffles, good vibes and lots of jumping.

With the fastest jump plane in Florida panhandle – a PAC750, as well as a Cessna 182 for hop n’ pops, you’re sure to get in tons of jumps. The DZ stretches 20 acres with over 200 acres of safe “out’s”. There is going to be plenty of space to camp out, with the ability to pitch a tent or sleep inside of the 5000+ square foot hangar, which is carpeted for packing. There is also an outdoor shower.


There will be last load of the day Swoop ‘n Chugs, Bonfires and much more.

Saturday morning Lou Howk will host an “Improve those mad camera skills on camera safety” seminar for an hour.

On Saturday night there will be a catering of roast beef, so remember to bring some money.

The event will be supported by the Special Forces Association, Gators, Wings, Paraclete XP, Paragear, Performance Designers and L & K Altimeters. This means there’s a lot of swag to go around, with one person every loading receiving a bit of it.

The event will see a wide array of coaches, each with plenty of skill to make this boogie not only a jump party, but also a learning event. All of the event coaches have a military background. During the registration process, specify which coach you feel is best catered towards your learning needs and the process can get started.

Raffles & Competitions

Your entry fee includes a t-shirt, free lunch each day and 1 ticket towards any of the 5 raffles:

  • Gatorz $100 gift certificate
  • Free reserve pack from Wynn Parachutung
  • Tunnel time from Paraclete XP
  • 4 free jumps at SkydiveLiveDZ
  • A greg Windmiller canopy course – great for beginners to advanced skills

You can also stand a chance to win a free jump with the GoPro “Pic of the day” competition.

About The Instructors

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Charlene Plante

Charlene started skydiving in 2009 and got her coach rating at around 400 jumps, she wanted to make sure she had the skill level and knowledge to provide the best training for student jumpers. She’s all about helping the newer jumpers learn as much as possible, putting education above financial goals. She will gladly help anyone learn to freefly, however you must have at least 100 jumps and have a good set of belly flying skills. Safety is top priority!

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Dave Rose

Dave Rose is an active military member who started skydiving with static line progression in 2000 at Raeford DZ, NC with some extremely experienced and professional instructors. He gained additional experience as a Parachute Demonstrator and Team Leader / Safety and Training Advisor (S&TA) for the US Army Special Operations Command Black Daggers. During his three years on the Black Daggers he was able to earn his coach rating, tandem rating and his accelerated free fall instructor rating.

"The only way our newer skydivers learn, gain experience, and keep interest in the sport is to take the time to mentor and show them that no matter what level of experience you are, skydivers are family and are willing to help, teach and mentor each other."

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Lou Howk

Lou is the resident expert on jumping with a camera. Along with being a coach during the boogie, Saturday morning, at 8am, Lou will be teaching a free safety class on jumping with a camera.

Military Free Fall (MFF) for 10 years
MFF Jumpmaster for 9 years
Former MFF Instructor and MFFI Videographer for US Army for 3 years
Former MFF Jumpmaster Instructor for US Army for 1 yr Coach rated for 5 years AFFI rated for 5 years
Tandem rated for 4 yrs 1300+ Jumps

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Jack Wynn

Jack is a master parachute rigger during the weekdays and is a very active jumper on weekends. He fills in wherever he is needed with the progression of jumpers and continuing the safety of jump operations.

Certifications include:
Master Parachute Rigger (back, seat, and chest), USMC Military Freefall Parachutist, USMC Military Parachute Rigger, Aff-I, UPT Tandem Examiner, Coach, S&TA.

Who to ask about what:
Freefly – ask Charlene
Swoop – ask Jack
Rigging or gear questions – ask Jack

Area accuracy/canopy control – ask Jim Easy general questions – ask Melanie 850-419-3580 (pilot and DZO)

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By on 2014-03-19 | Last Modified on 2017-01-12

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3331  2014-03-20

Where is SkydiveLive ?

dthames  2014-03-20

I will be passing through the area on Friday or Saturday and was considering stopping in for a couple of jumps.

But with the boogie, is there a boogie fee for anyone wanting to jump during the boogie?

propblast  2014-03-22

Skydive live is in defuniak springs north of destin Florida

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