S.I. Granted New Drone Flight Authorizations by FAA

Skydiving Innovations continues to expand its drone services, acquiring additional FAA authorizations for drone flight in controlled airspace. Authorized controlled airspace locations include the following locations and airspace around them: USS Midway Museum Hilton Bayfront Hotel All of Coronado and the Silver Strand Loews Coronado Bay Resort Areas of Imperial Beach Sunset Cliffs Shelter Island Point…

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LAS VEGAS POLO EVENT SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

Skydiving Innovations is the exclusive opening act of the at the Las Vegas Polo Classic on April 14 & 15, 2018. We’ll be kicking off the event with VIP Tandem Skydives right at the Polo field, and a patriotic skydiving show featuring our giant American flags. Our sponsor branding packages include exposure to the eclectic Polo audience, and…

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Ron Lee Speaks to Rotary Club of La Jolla

March 13, 2018 Today, the Rotary Club of La Jolla kindly hosted Skydiving Innovations’ Speaker Ron Lee at their weekly meeting, held at the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla, California. Invited to speak by Kevin Quinn, the club’s President-Elect, Ron spoke on the subject of risk, and how deliberately taking on intelligent risks provides a crucible…

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Join Us For a Night Jump!

Join us for a first-person view from our recent USS Midway Night Skydiving Performance. Feel what it’s like to jump out of a helicopter over San Diego Bay at night and land by parachute on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier!

Ron Lee Speaks to Rotary Club of La Jolla Sunrise

A huge thanks to Brian Zimmerman and Andy Dorvillier at the Rotary Club of La Jolla Sunrise for the opportunity to speak to their club members this morning. It was a terrific opportunity to talk about a subject I am passionate about – the immense value of fear, risk, struggle and failure as precursors to…

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Valentine’s Day Tandem Skydiving at the Hotel del Coronado

Valentine’s Day VIP Tandem Skydiving Package You and the love of your life can now enjoy a thrilling VIP Tandem Skydiving Experience together high above the Hotel del Coronado! Securely attached to your professional Tandem Masters, you’ll make this one-of-a-kind skydive from 10,000 – 12,000 feet over Coronado. With nearly a minute of freefall, you’ll both…

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Skydiving Innovations Speaker – Ron Lee

Ron Lee – Professional Demonstration Skydiver, Entrepreneur and Business Owner As an entrepreneur, business owner and professional skydiving entertainer, Ron Lee has, like most business owners, seen the best times and the worst times in business. Myriad moments in both his skydiving and business management careers occurred that resulted in epiphanies that helped grow his enterprises.…

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Professional Demonstration Skydiver Course – January 28, 2018

Skydiving Innovations will conduct a Professional Demonstration Skydiver course at Skydive San Diego on Sunday, January 28, 2018. This comprehensive course covers most everything we’ve learned in 30 years of skydiving shows, and will prepare appropriately experienced and licensed skydivers to execute safe and professional demonstrations and shows. This course covers all administrative, regulatory and practical…

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Skydiving Innovations Fourth of July Performance over Coronado, CA

July 5, 2017 Skydiving Innovations performed a thrilling and memorable skydiving show for residents of, and visitors to Coronado this Fourth of July. Thanks to Discover Coronado (www.discovercoronado.com) and the Coronado Fourth of July Committee, four Skydiving Innovations’ performers were tasked with keeping spectators engaged and entertained prior to the annual Coronado fireworks show. Professional demonstration skydivers…

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Skydiving Innovations Performing Two Shows on Father’s Day 2017

June 18, 2017 Skydiving Innovations will be performing two thrilling demonstrations for Father’s Day 2017. At 1:15 pm we’ll be performing a giant American flag show for members of the Bonita Valley Community Church at their Father’s Day celebration in Bonita California. Look for our skydiver high over Bonita, where our jumper will be trailing vivid red…

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Professional Demonstration Skydiver Course July 7 2017at Skydive San Diego

Skydiving Innovations will conduct a Professional Demonstration Skydiver course at Skydive San Diego on Friday July 7, 2017. This course has been developed to provide experienced skydivers looking to perform demonstration or exhibition skydiving shows for the public the necessary information, insight, expertise and practical skills to succeed in this challenging discipline. This course covers…

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VIP Tandem Skydiving Adventures

Skydiving Innovations offers thrilling VIP Tandem Skydiving Experiences at the Hotel del Coronado and the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (formerly the US Olympic Training Center.) While anyone can make a tandem skydive at a regular drop zone or skydiving center, only Skydiving Innovations is permitted to take guests on tandem skydives at these…

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Epiphanic Moments

A Life of Leaving Aircraft While In Flight. I’m sitting in the cramped door of the Cessna 206 jump plane, a workhorse Cessna model relied on by skydivers  for decades. My legs are dangling out of the aircraft, with a wide stream of smoke billowing out from the skydiving smoke canister mounted to my left…

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North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down

On Saturday, January 28, 2017, Skydiving Innovations was privileged to perform the flag jump for the opening ceremonies of the very first North San Diego County Veteran Stand Down, held at Green Oak Ranch in Vista, CA. “Stand Down is a military term designating that a combat unit has temporarily moved out of the field…

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Santa Claus is Coming to Town this Saturday!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so Santa and one of his elves will be making two separate Skydiving appearances.  The first one will be on the Broadway Pier at 11:45 am, right next to the USS Midway museum as part of the Toys for Tots toy drive . Come by and take…

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Skydiving Santa Available for Your Holiday Event!

Want to delight and inspire your Christmas or Holiday Party guests and kids? Now you can have our Santa Claus performers parachute right in to your event! He’ll even arrive carrying a giant bag of toys for the children at your party. In our 30-year history of providing safe, thrilling and memorable skydiving entertainment, our Santa’s…

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Skydiving Innovations Provides VIP Tandem Skydiving for Breitling San Diego Experience

Skydiving Innovations recently completed a project with the Breitling Experience team, providing VIP Tandem Skydiving for their special guests. Taking place at Brown Field Municipal Airport over three days, Breitling set up a stunning venue at which to offer a variety of thrilling aviation-based experiences to their top distributors (and their distributor’s top clients). Guests experienced…

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It was a busy summer for Skydiving Innovations!

The summer of 2016 was a busy time for the Skydiving Innovations team. Our performers completed thrilling skydiving and branding performances for a wide array of clients between May and mid-September. Performers JC Ledbetter, Jim Hayhurst, Brian Binder, Larry Barbiero, Michael Ford, Rich Grimm, Bob Harward, Ron Lee and Vito Guarinelli executed a wide variety of…

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Skydiving Innovations Performance for Hotel del Coronado Client.

August 24, 2016 Skydiving Innovations performed a thrilling aerial display for one of the Hotel del Coronado’s many special event groups. Originally looking to use a fireworks show to close out their week-long corporate meeting, they instead chose Skydiving Innovations for that “WOW!” factor required to appropriately end their events at the Del. Exiting out of…

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Skydiving Innovations Jumps the Human Rights Campaign Flag

August 12, 2016 Today Skydiving Innovations was tasked with executing a jump with the Human Rights Campaign 25’X25′ flag, kindly provided by Heyka Meyer-Hoppe. Professional skydiver Ron Lee jumped the flag, with aerial videographer Brian Binder filming.  Using a 260 square foot parachute, Lee exited the aircraft at 5,000 feet and deployed the parachute immediately. Videographer Brian Binder…

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SKYDIVING DEMONSTRATIONS – Whose Permission Is Required?

We are often asked what the approval process is for executing a skydiving performance, and who has jurisdiction over such aviation activities. We thought it would be a good idea to detail the answers to these important questions. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – PERMISSION FOR SKYDIVING ACTIVITIES WHO HAS JURISDICTION OVER THE AIRSPACE YOU USE FOR…

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Skydiving Santa to Make Appearance on USS Midway Museum!

TO SEE LIVE STREAM OF SANTA’S JUMP, GO TO http://www.siaerial.com/ussmidway December, 2, 2015 On Saturday, December 5, Santa and one or two of his favorite Elves will be making one or more parachute jumps on to the flight deck of the iconic USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum. Santa has arranged for his own personal helicopter to land…

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Auctionable Adventures for Your VIP Fundraising Events!

At Skydiving Innovations and our sister company SI Teambuilding, we craft unique and compelling adventure packages designed to help non-profit organizations raise meaningful contributions for their organizations and programs.  As our company is staffed primarily with current, former and retired members of the Naval Special Warfare community, (Navy SEALS and SWCCs), our VIP adventure packages…

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Skydiving Innovations releases updated website!

When you’ve been in business just short of 30 years, that means the internet wasn’t even around when you started. To some, that sounds like your company is old, and maybe tired.  To us, that just means we have a level of experience that no other aerial entertainment and branding company has. And, you can…

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