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Nashville Sounds get a flag jump for the 4th

Flag Jump 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.

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Tandem skydive for Tennessee teen with rare condition

Tennessee Teen Gets a Tandem Skydive for Free

Last Saturday, May 14th, Music City Skydiving gave Atoka, Tennessee 18 year old Jacob Hardin so

Jacob's Tandem Skydive
MCS was able to make a Tennessee teen’s skydiving dream come true

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.