The MIT Skydiving Club provides opportunities for members of the MIT community to get involved
with skydiving and promotes the sport on campus. The MIT Skydiving Club was founded in 1957
and is actually one of the oldest university skydiving clubs in the United States.
The purpose of the club is three-fold:
- Provide a network for experience skydivers to meet each other, jump with each other, and
compete for MIT
- Mentor beginner skydivers through completing their license requirements and encourage
their further participation in the sport
- Facilitate members of the MIT community in making their first tandem skydive.
Club membership is open to all MIT students, staff, faculty, and affiliates, as well as to members of
the Cambridge and Boston community.
The MIT Skydiving Club jumps at Skydive Pepperell located in Pepperell, MA and Jumptown in Orange, MA.
Max is an A-licensed skydiver who began jumping with the MIT Skydiving Club in 2014. With around 50 jumps, he hopes to explore the freeflying discipline as his skills progress. When he's not accidentally taking out tracking jumps, Max is a sophomore at MIT pursuing his BS in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering with a focus on computer security.
Maggie is an undergraduate at MIT and A-licensed skydiver with around 60 jumps. She began skydiving the summer after her sophomore year at Jumptown in Orange, MA. As a member of MIT's AeroAstro department, she has a love of all kinds of flying, though skydiving might be her favorite.
Gear and Sponsorships
C-41978, BPA B-109273
Course 3 (G-4)
Swati has been skydiving for five years now, and has close to 300 jumps! She started her AFF at Skydive Pepperell, flew with the Cambridge University Skydiving Team in the UK, and then continued skydiving with the MIT Skydiving Club at Pepperell and Jumptown ever since. Swati is also a Big Sis in the Sisters in Skydiving program. Swati is pursuing a PhD in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering where her research focuses on the design of biomimetic, flexible body armor.
Joshua is a newly A-Licensed jumper. He started jumping last year through the MIT skydiving club and was instantly addicted. Josh is still trying out different things, but he has his eye on wingsuiting once he's more experienced. Josh is currently an undergraduate studying Electrical Engineering.