DropZone Marketing highlights AXIS

Screen Shot 2016-07-10 at 6.54.00 AMDropZone Marketing specializes in effective marketing strategies for the skydiving industry. They help skydiving professionals connect with customers and grow their business via Social Media, Web Design, SEO, SEM, Branding, and Custom Consulting Services. In a recent newsletter, the company featured AXIS Flight School as one of 5 BRANDS KILLING IT WITH CONTENT.

“There are several brands in the skydiving industry doing an excellent job of connecting with their audiences by generating excellent content. An examination of who’s doing it and why it’s 5-skydiving-brands-1-900x400so good.

AXIS Flight School has been producing great content from an entertainment standpoint as well as an educational one. Have a look at their YouTube page and you’ll see a huge variety of stuff. Their brand awareness is way up (I wouldn’t know much about them if not for their videos and content in various magazines).

The best marketing resonates. The best way to resonate is to be authentic and use storytelling to showcase who you are. This resonates with Millennials (our number 1 target market) and our general customer base. It’s time to stop selling and start showcasing who we are and why we’re passionate about what we do.” – James La Barrie

AXIS would like to thank James and DropZone Marketing for the shout out.

 

VectorCamps: Premier Skills Camps in the U.S.

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Building on the success of the famous Vector Festival event in Europe, UPT has spearheaded a group of manufacturers, coming together to deliver a skills camp experience like no other. The goal is to work with top coaches and provide camp participants with a safe and personalized way to further their skills. Number of slots available per each day is limited.  Coaches and organizers will come from teams like Fly4Life, SDC Core and AXIS Flight School, and focus on working with a small group of flyers. Participants will be entered into a raffle to win a custom Vector container at the end of the series, along with many smaller prizes during each camp.

The manufacturers and vendors behind the Vector Camps are Performance DesignsVigilVertical SuitsCookie HelmetsSquirrelAirborne America.

In conjunction with each VectorCamp, we at Blue Skies Mag will deliver tips, tricks and interview from select coaches on a variety of topics – especially for those of you that can’t make it to the camps in person!

The first VectorCamp is to be held at Chicagoland Skydiving Center (CSC) August 11-14, 2016, featuring a variety of events and disciplines:

⚬ 10 Way FS Challenge (AXIS Flight School vs. the Grillet family)
⚬ Intro to Canopy Flocking (Greg Rau)
⚬ Angle Leadership Group (Andy Locke)
⚬ Mixed FreeFly Sequentials (Naomi Kotzee)
⚬ Multi Dimensional Wingsuit Flight (Lawrence de Laubadere)
⚬ HeadUp Formations and Big Way Skills (Gareth Bloodworth)
⚬ Intro to FS and Group Belly Flying Skills
⚬ Intro to FreeFly
⚬ Intro to Angle Flying

For more information on the CSC event, please visit this post on the VectorCamps page.
To keep up to date with future camps, check out the VectorCamps Facebook page.

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Originally posted by Blue Skies Magazine May 12, 2016

Playing with Fire: Valkyrie Photoshoot with Brianne Thompson

Originally posted by Performance Designs on May 3rd, 2016

“For the one year anniversary of launching the Valkyrie, we wanted to create a continuation of the original Valkyrie Ad (see below) first released early last year. Sticking with the same theme, we aimed to showcase a strong female figure as the personification of the Valkyrie. Brianne Thompson of AXIS Flight School was chosen. As a strong, confident, talented woman in the sport, she was a natural choice for the ad.

The photo was shot at Skydive Arizona with the help of Nik Daniel (AXIS Flight School), Steve Curtis (Arizona Arsenal), and photographer Justin Carmody. In case you were wondering, the fire is 100% real and no Valkyrie canopies were harmed in the making. We only had three chances to get the winning shot due to weather and lighting conditions, but after some rainy days, tense moments, and hot swoops (literally!), we finally captured the perfect shot seen here.”

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