Launch Pad Skydiving

Let’s Fly!


Let’s start with the obvious. Skydiving is not for everyone. It’s dangerous in the ways that doing things wrong can kill you. Or if you’re particularly unlucky, not kill you, but instead leave you severely disabled. 

That said, it can be the most amazing experience you’ve ever had. Personally, I had to be talked into it. It’s not something I set out to do, but once I went on a tandem jump, I was hooked. I’ve been skydiving ever since, and recently earned my Accelerated Free-Fall Instructor (AFFI) rating, and now I help other people achieve the dream of flight. 

Look, read the waivers. It’s dangerous. Figure out if you want to do it, none of us can guarantee your safety. If skydiving is for you, it will change your life. See below for more on this topic.

Jumping from a twin otter


James Lee


My first jump was the summer of 2019. It was a tandem with Tom at Skydive Pepperell. Fortunately I bought the video – one of these days I’ll dig that up and post it here. 

The last day of the season was on November 3rd. I flew to Boston from Phoenix on the redeye, drove to Jumptown and grabbed a couple hours of sleep in the car, then managed to get five jumps in over the course of one day, finishing my A license. Then 2020 happened, and obviously, that’s been less than what anyone expected. Still, wearing a mask and sanitizing frequently, I ended the season with over 160 jumps in my career and my Coach rating. Fast forward a few years, and I’m now an AFF Instructor, helping others take that first step off of the aircraft.

James working with a student on his Category G

“Skydiving changed my mindset. I went home and told our children they could do anything and do it well.” – Bonnie Ross-Parker

The Crew

A Team You Can Rely On


It’s obviously not just me. I stand humbly on the shoulders of some amazing skydivers. The team at Jumptown is safe, thorough, methodical, and will teach you how to be an amazing skydiver.

It takes a village to train a skydiver


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