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Don't let lawmakers put skydiving out of business

Each year, approximately 500,000 people in the United States take the adventure of a lifetime and try skydiving. Washington is home to five drop zones, each hosting thousands of these tandem skydives per year. Tandem skydiving - where you're attached to an experienced skydiving instructor for your jump - has maintained an excellent safety rate. In fact, 2023 was the safest year ever for U.S. skydiving.

Yet, local skydiving centers are under attack.

Legislation that is unnecessary and potentially damaging to skydiving is working its way through Congress right now. The proposed Air Tour and Spor...

 

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