Vanderbilt Medical Center’s Burn unit has teamed up with Music City Skydiving to benefit Camp Hope. Camp Hope is a nonprofit organization that offers a free week of physical and emotional healing for children who have suffered burn injuries. They help children enjoy some of their favorite summer activities with others who have similar experiences and challenges. The idea was a brain child of MCS co-owner Taylor Smith, who for many years has been a volunteer fire firefighter during the winter months while the DZ is shut down.
Music City Skydiving pledged $50 from every tandem skydive made over the weekends of July 2,3 and 8,9 to the camp. We had great participation and great weather both weekends. The DZ raised $1,000 to help sponsor the children attending this year’s camp, held July 19 through July 22nd. The children range between ages 6 and 16.
If you would like to help and donate to Camp Hope visit their website and call the number at the bottom of the page. Click here for more information on donating
Music City Skydiving is proud to be one of Nashville's most charitable skydiving centers. We are proud to giev back and help our community
Fans of the minor league Nashville Sounds were treated to a unique game experience on Tuesday July 4th with an American flag jump into First Tennessee Park by Taylor Smith and Mike Looney, owners of Music City Skydiving. Supported by Helistar Aviation, MCS demo jumpers took to the sky on Friday June 30th for a practice run into the empty stadium. Jumping from around 5,000 feet, Taylor and Mike made the successful dry run from a Robinson R44 helicopter.
Demo skydives and a flag jump in particular are not just your average every day jump. Careful planning is required along with regulatory requirements such as FAA authorization. The flag must be stowed properly and handled with care so as not to interfere with a deploying parachute. Stadium jumps present challenges like shifting winds, often 180 degrees off of the upper winds and swirling inside. this means the demo jumper must land in the opposite direction from their approach which involves a 90 to 180 degree turn at point low to the ground.
Monday came with some fog and winds but soon enough cleared out and conditions were excellent for the demo. MCS staff and regular jumpers were on hand to assist as ground crew. The jump went off exactly as planned and Taylor brought the flag in to several thousand cheering fans. Nashville’s news stations were their to document the event and MCS received some nice free press for the efforts. Afterward Mike and Taylor hung out, answered questions, promoted and then joined the group of fun jumpers up in the stands for the game. Unfortunately the jump didn;t bring the team enough luck as they lost 9 to 8.
Music City Skydiving has announced a once in a lifetime opportunity to participate in a skydive during the totality of a full solar eclipse. August 21, 2017 the moon will pass in front of the sun with Waverly Tennessee experiencing a 99.8% totality. The path will take the eclipse over Kentucky and southeast across east Tennessee as well as near north Georgia and the western Carolinas.
MCS will be offering a limited number of tandem skydives during the totality for $399 by reservation. We will also have spots for license jumpers. MCS will be doing partial eclipse jumps as well. Having such a fast aircraft will allow us to have the maximum number of loads in the air during the eclipse.
Those looking for that unique experience should contact manifest as soon as possible as slots are likely to fill up quick.
Whether during an eclipse or full sunshine, Music City Skydiving provides the best skydiving experience anywhere in Tennessee
Memorial Day 2017 Music City Skydiving hosted our 2nd year of helicopter jumps. Helistar Aviation provided the Robinson R44 helicopter again, a great and efficient jump platform. We honor those brave fallen soldiers that sacrificed their lives so that we can live free and safely enjoy a day jumping from aircraft over the skies of Waverly, Tennessee.
Tennessee's fastest growing dropzone, Music City Skydiving west of Nashville regularly holds specialty jumps hard to find elsewhere
April 1st started off with dodgy weather, low clouds were the order of the day for Saturday until about 1:30 p.m. Once the sky began to open the views were 100 miles in all directions.
The Super King Air arrived shortly after the break and MCS was off and running back to backs. We had several amazing groups including “Paw Paw” who did a jump for his 88th birthday!
Sunday we hosted MTSU’s annual tandem skydiving trip. This group led by our fun jumper, Connor Shepard, always has a great time. Fun jumpers were out from all over doing freefly and tracking jumps. Check out this video of some of the good times.
Music City Skydiving is Nashville's premier skydiving center with a 10,000 sq ft facility and a Super King Air. World class hospitality!
Music City Skydiving is gearing up for their season opening weekend April 1st and 2nd. Middle Tennessee State University’s skydiving club is sponsoring a tandem skydiving trip that weekend along with all of our great fun jumpers coming back. And of course the Super King Air fresh from inspections will be cranking out the 8 minute loads to 14,000 feet!
This year as always we expect to have helicopter jumps on Memorial Day, night jumps sometime in summer, and more.
We look forward to everyone coming back to experience the view of Kentucky Lake and the amazing skies over Waverly.
Nashville, Tennessee's premiere skydiving facility is Music City Skydiving, now in their 3rd year of business.
Check out our newest AFF graduate, Jen Brooks, and our latest A licensee, Ellen Pulford! MCS has had quite a few new jumpers lately and are working hard each weekend to get more AFF’s through the program.
Music City Skydiving is Tennessee's top facility for skydive certification or tandem skydiving. Located close to Nashville, Chattanooga, and Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
Autumn is in full swing with cooler temps and beautiful blue skies. Music City Skydiving has been having a great year and continues to build on our successes. We appreciate all the hard work of our staff and all the fantastic support of our jumpers. Check out this video mash Charlie put together this week:
Nashville Tennessee's premier skydiving facility boasting an 8,000 sq ft facility, Music City Skydiving is the best place for your first time skydive, getting licensed, or military support. Gift Certificates available!