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.
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.
Last weekend Music City Skydiving observed Memorial Day in a special way, with helicopter jumps! The helicopter, out of Nashville, flew 30 jumpers Monday, making it a very successful time. Overall it was a great weekend with a ton of fun jumpers coming out. A big thanks to DZO Taylor Smith for all the hard work to make it happen.
Nashville Tennessee's #1 skydiving facility is Music City Skydiving. With an 8,000 square foot facility and the most amazing skydiving views in Tennessee, no one can top us.
Last Saturday, May 14th, Music City Skydiving gave Atoka, Tennessee 18 year old Jacob Hardin so
me hope in an otherwise challenging part of his life. Jacob has been diagnosed with chuvash polycythemia, a rare blood disorder. So rare in fact that doctors have no treatment much less a cure. Jacob is at high risk for blood clots and over the next 10 years, his organs will begin to fail as the disease progresses. Due to high medical expenses Jacob was unable to afford to skydive. His dream of joining the military was denied because of his condition. So Music City Skydiving stepped in to grant his dream. Tandem instructor and co-owner, Taylor Smith agreed to take Jacob free of charge. Our hope is that Jacob can find some peace with his condition and try to experience all of the great things life has to offer while he has time.
Just outside Nashville, Tennessee, Music City Skydiving is making dreams come true for tandem skydivers.
Middle Tennessee State University’s skydiving club held their annual Spring trip last Sunday, April 24th at Music City Skydiving near Nashville. After an attempt at the trip two weeks ago was weathered out with rain, clouds, and wind, the group was ready to get in the air. Club president, licensed skydiver, and regular at Music City Skydiving- Connor Sheppard led the charge for an early morning start Sunday. The group was favored with perfect weather and blue skies. After check in, the group members were quickly refreshed on training and started going up. Everything ran smooth and the group was completed very quickly. Some members even chose to dive in more unique attire than the average jumpsuit. MCS extends a big thanks to the MTSU, Connor, and the skydiving club. We look forward to the next trip hopefully in the fall when a brand new group of freshman skydivers discover the sky!
Music City Skydiving near Nashville is the place for tandem skydiving in Tennessee. The choice of the Middle Tennessee State University skydiving club.
Adventure travel TV show from covers skydiving in Nashville
The show, Tennessee Crossroads, covers tourism and outdoor activities all around Tennessee. The visit from the show was arranged by Humphreys County Tourism Consultant, Karin Davis, who is working hard to highlight tourism activities in Humphreys County. Show producer, Taylor Walters, and her amazing crew arrived early and shot all around the DZ before the jump on the first load of the day. The morning had perfect weather and light winds. The host’s tandem jump went off without a hitch and left him grasping for words to describe his experience. Music City Skydiving DZ manager, Taylor Smith, was interviewed by the TV show after a jump with the host and several other show members/crew. The show is scheduled to air between November of this year and February of 2017.
The rest of MCS’s opening weekend was not quite as smooth with high winds preventing much jumping for most of Saturday, even causing an off site landing for most of one load. All the same, we had many of our regular faces back in the air over Waverly. It looks like it’s going to be a great season!
Music City Skydiving is Tennessee skydiving's newest and best facility. Looking for an outdoor bucket list item to check off? MCS is a short ride from Nashville, Clarksville, and Chattanooga.