AXIS at Skydive Suffolk 4th of July

b8c024_1e98ed8e1d8b483c88ef3492892eae2bOver the 4th of July weekend, AXIS Flight School visited Skydive Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 3.28.53 PMSuffolk in Virginia to coach and organize. Skydive Suffolk is the premier skydiving center in the Virginia Beach area and has been in operation since 1960.

On the first day, the DZ enjoyed good weather with partly cloudy skies. Jumps were made from the DZ’s PAC 750 and Skyvan until sunset. Nik and Brianne oraganized some challenging yet fun jumps for the locals, including belly and freefly disciplines.

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Photo by NiklasDaniel.com

A couple of attempts were made at the Virginia state head down record, and for the sunset load AXIS organized a swoop and chug to close out the day. Unfortunately the weather quickly turned that evening and did not clear for the remainder of the event.

We look forward to returning to this awesome drop zone and highly recommend other jumpers check it out if you are in the area. Here are some images by Jimmy Hatch for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

For more photos, please visit the Skydive Suffolk Facebook page.

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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.

 

Skydive Radio Interview June 2016

I would like to thank Garnett for interviewing AXIS Flight School about current safety trends in the sport of skydiving, and Dave at Skydive Radio for having us on his show.

Show #221, June 29th, 2016 on Skydiving Safety (The segment starts at 1:11:00)

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