Blue Eagles Skydiving Team!

ERAU has tons of clubs to join, as seen in Colton’s Vlog awhile ago, but one of the cooler ones (in my opinion) is our skydiving team.blue eagles  Now let me start off by saying I have never skydived, nor do I have the desire to. BUT I am a little biased because my best friend and roommate, Jen, is a part of the team as their outreach chair.  Blue Eagles Skydiving team aims to make skydiving accessible and affordable to all students, alumni, and faculty at here at ERAU and they are successful in doing so!

 

Jen was able to receive her A license from Skydive Phoenix, located in Maricopa, AZ, in just a few months!  jen a licenseOther members on the team are aiming to do the same. The team consists of first timers, experienced divers, and professors. They make trips down to the drop zone together and even have done some vertical wind tunnel training.

This team is such a hit at ERAU because you get both the flying and adrenaline aspects which appeal to most of the students here. As a diver, you start out by doing tandems with a qualified instructor. After that you are free to jump alongside said instructor. Once you get your A license (25 jumps), that allows you to jump at any drop zone! If you are an incoming student and interested in joining, go ahead and like their Facebook page. They have a lot more videos and pictures that I haven’t included that I’m sure will get you hooked. I can’t stress this enough, joining clubs or teams is the best thing you can do here!  You can meet tons of people that have the same interests as you. Look for dates for the Activity Fair at the beginning of every semester!

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Chelsea

About Chelsea

Minor: Physics
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Internships/Co-ops: Undergraduate Research in Fusion Improvement at University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Research: Nuclear Spectroscopy, Senior Thesis
Activities: Women's Soccer team, Society of Physics Students
Competitions and Awards/Honors: Dean's List, CalPac Champs 2012, All-Conference 2013
Favorite Class: Optics/Optics Laboratory, it is a challenging course that allows the student to construct experiments in the way they want to. And you get to play with lasers. Pew pew.
Favorite thing to do in Prescott: Anything outdoors with my friends. Prescott is filled with awesome trails, beautiful landscape and radical people.
In my free time, I… hike, bike, trail runs, draw, slackline, craft, camp, read. I have a cat named Newton, he likes to go on road trips with me.​

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