Melissa Lowe

Third Generation Skydiver, 10,000+ Jumps, AFF Instructor, Pro Rating, Coach Course Examiner, 11 World Records, 4 US National Medals in Freestyle, Creator of VFS, Stunt Woman, BASE jumper, Yogi

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Calendar

Melissa's Calendar -- check out the goods from Coaching Weekends, Seminars, etc. that range from novice jumpers all the way to getting ready for a World Record!

Sponsors

Giving props to those who make Living the Dream a reality.

Hire Me!

Learn to skydive with Melissa Nelson in her Private AFF Course or continue your education in Freeflying in any level! Melissa is also an aerial stunt woman able to do demonstration jumps to film work.

Credentials & Awards

A random compilation of Melissa in the Media as well as awards.

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Latest From The Blog

  • Yo Bro! Check out my Go Pro!

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    The sleek, low-profile design, an easy-to-use system, so small […]

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  • 2013 Time Capsule: A year in review

     
    Writing things down is a very powerful action that resonates with me. I used to keep a journal until I started writing a book and the popularity of social media exploded. However, at the end of every year I sit […]

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  • Follow Me!

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  • Line of Flight Explained

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    The topic of “Line of Flight” seems to be […]

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  • Missy Nelson to Melissa Lowe

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    I was born as Melissa, but my parents called […]

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  • Props to my Pops, Roger Nelson

     
    My dad drove me nuts. We often didn’t see eye-to-yet and fought often. He had a temper and I was well, my father’s daughter – a rebel. However, ten years later, I miss him like crazy.
    The day after he died […]

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  • Highline BASE Project – 150 Days To Go

     
    Slacklining is a practice in balance that typically uses nylon or polyester webbing tensioned between two anchor points. Many people suggest slacklining is distinct from tightrope walking in that the line is not held rigidly taut (although it is still […]

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  • Food Confessions of a Pro Skydiver Girl

     
    I’m a nutrition enthusiast and an athlete. I studied two years of Nutrition at the University of Hawaii Maui College, done a dizzying amount of online studies and experimented at home trying to find a balance of healthy, eco friendly, […]

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  • 2013 Goal: 1 Month In, 180 Days to Go

     
    It has been one month training on the slackline with my talented coach, Emily Sukiennik. I went from hardly being able to step on a 1 inch line inches above the ground, holding Emily’s hand while I find my balance, […]

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  • Understanding the Landing Pattern

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    I believe one of the most important elements in […]

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  • The Compass Rose: Wind

     
    Aviation weather uses the compass rose to determine wind direction. This blog is to clear the mystery of the numbers that identify winds.
    COMPASS ROSE
    The compass rose is based on a circumference of 360°. Therefore, we identify North by 0° (or […]

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  • 2013 Goal: The Next Project Unveiled

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    I’m goal-oriented. I strive for pushing myself forward as an athlete, as a woman, a business owner, a teacher, and a human. My mother tells me that my father was very goal-oriented, so perhaps this is a […]

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  • Blowing off Rust

     
    Outside our new BASE/Skydiving Pro ShopOver The Edge, Moab88 E. Center StreetPhoto by Ben Lowe
    Winter is upon us, but spring is creeping around the corner. Some of us skydivers have to hibernate or bury ourselves in work and count the […]

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  • The Origins of VFS

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    Fun 4-Way VFS JumpPhoto by Dennis Cowhey
    It was the […]

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  • 2012 Goal – Pilot’s License

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    “So come with me, where dreams are born, and […]

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  • Look at Me! – Canopy Awareness Tips

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    The next few articles are dedicated to Canopy Awareness, […]

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  • The Big 10,000!

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    It’s been a long time coming, 10,000 jumps. I’ve […]

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  • Arches Air Sports

     
    I stood before 800+ people in 2003 at my late father, Roger Nelson’s, memorial and said, “I know it seems a legacy is over, but let me assure you, a new one has just begun.” I had no idea what […]

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  • 3G’s

     

     
    Three G’s – Three Generations of Skydivers; The Nelson’s
    My grandfather, Carl Nelson, Sr. was introduced to skydiving in the 82nd Airborne where he served our country during WWII. He survived to later find sport parachute jumping where his kids, Carl, […]

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  • Tales from the Trail Plane: A World Record Story

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    All I could see was the flat landscape of […]

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  • Going the Distance – Goals

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    A few years ago I took on the meaning […]

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  • WTF!? – Canopy Stuffs

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    According to USPA’s statistics, 52% of the 25 fatalities […]

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  • Exit Separation: Time Really Matters

    Ever wonder about Exit Separation? Why is it necessary? How can you tell if you’ve left enough time?
    I’ve got to be honest – Exit Separation was a mystery to me for the longest time. Ages ago, I was told to […]

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  • EXIT ORDER of Business

    Too many times I’ve been at the loading area and ask people if they’ve figured out Exit Order and too many times I’ve received a blank look!! It seems as though Exit Order is taught by the School of Hard […]

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  • Winds Aloft

    Many different things in skydiving involve the Winds Aloft. In this topic, we’ll talk about how to get a Winds Aloft Forecast, how to interpret them, and what its used for in skydiving.
    How do you figure out the Winds Aloft […]

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