heroes skydiving logoHeroes Skydiving, a group founded in 2008 that brings together skydivers for high-end challenging sequential skydives will host its annual event October 2 – 5 at Florida Skydiving Center in Lake Wales, Florida. Proceeds from the event will go to the Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame to support its efforts to build a museum.

The event will alternate the size of the skydives from day to day. Day one will feature 20-ways while day two will jump right into 100-ways from 18k with O², then back down to 50 ways (also from 18k) on day three, then back up for more 100-ways on the last day. Each day, the evening with feature celebratory dinners, beverages, and activities all included in the event fee! The event is by invitation only with inquiries going to plane captains who will make selections based on experience.

The cost for the weekend experience is $760 which covers 18 jumps, a stellar leadership team providing debriefings after each jump, HD video of each jump, pictures of the jumps, a Heroes event t-shirt and dinner and entertainment all four evenings (Wednesday – Saturday). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame.

The leadership team of Heroes consists of organizers Louis French, Roger Ponce, and Kirk Verner; Plane Captains Jack Berke, TJ Hine, Jim McCormick, Fortson Rumble (bench captain), Derek Thomas and Joseph Wood; and Videographers Brian Festi, Norman Kent and Matt McLean.

Details and participation inquiry information as well as a weekend schedule and travel information is available at or

The fundraiser will benefit the Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame to help raise the necessary funds to build the museum. When completed, the Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame will recognize and promote the sport of skydiving through public education and awareness; recognize the contribution to skydiving by its participants, suppliers and supporters; capture forever the history of the sport through is events, equipment and personalities; and enhance aviation safety as it pertains to skydiving. It is expected the museum will draw visitors from throughout the world to experience the thrill of skydiving through its history of people, equipment and events. The Skydiving Museum & Hall of Fame is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees.