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Why Choose Skydive Spaceland?

At Skydive Spaceland, we want you to have the best skydiving experience possible! We’re one of the largest skydiving centers in the world with a purpose-built, private airfield and top-of-the-line everything to ensure you have a safe, exciting, comfortable skydiving experience. Not all drop zones can deliver the same top-quality experience we can, so we’ve put together a comparison of Skydive Spaceland vs. a typical small drop zone below to help you make the best choice when you select your skydiving center.

US

THEM

Airport Property

Private facility designed exclusively for skydiving Shared municipal airport with other aircraft operations competing for space

Hours/Capacity

Operating Thursday through Monday, able to handle up to 150 first-time jumpers in a day (large groups are welcome!) Days/hours often limited, often fewer than 20 people can make their first jump in a day.

Aircraft

Top-quality aircraft (deHavilland Super Otter, Super Caravan, and/or Super Skyvan) maintained by Spaceland’s full-time mechanics and capable of handling hundreds of jumpers daily. Smaller aircraft with limited lift capacity (less people can jump per day)

Skydiving Facility Features

Large facility offering all the amenities:

  • Covered spectator area
  • Numerous flushing toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks
Small aircraft hangar/outbuilding, often without running water, flushing toilets, or air conditioning

Skydiving Equipment

State-of-the-art skydiving equipment for tandem skydiving, individual instruction, and gear rental. Solo freefall rigs are provided with a wide range of harness and parachute sizes to accommodate different sizes and experience levels of skydivers. Older skydiving gear that may not have all of the latest safety features or few size options.

Instructor Training

Top-quality skydiving, canopy relative work, and wingsuit instructors as well as instructor training. Instructors come here from around the world to train and get certified. Instructors who may not have as much access to the latest training requirement updates and training techniques.

Skydiver Training Program

Modern, complete Skydiver Training Program that takes you all the way to your basic skydiving license with free video on every skydive. You will achieve your A license at a lower total cost than at many skydiving centers. Traditional Accelerated Freefall training program developed in the 1980s that includes fewer training jumps and initially requires two instructors and a higher cost per jump. Video costs extra. Upon completion of this program, you will still be up to 15 jumps away from your basic skydiving license.

Post-License Educational Program (Transitions)

Free coaching every weekend for new skydivers with 100 jumps or less in our famous Transitions program, and monthly events and competitions focused on training specific skills. Did we mention this program is free to graduates of any skydiving program, not just ours? No post-graduate education–you have a license, you’re on your own!

Progressive Multi-Discipline Community

Medal-winning skydiving teams and record holders in most skydiving disciplines jump and train at Skydive Spaceland, and they often offer free coaching and advice along with camaraderie. They’re pushing the boundaries of the sport and giving back their knowledge at the same time. Often have few skydivers at the top levels of their disciplines, and/or few disciplines represented. If you want to learn how to do a particular discipline well, you may have to travel to another drop zone to find experienced coaching and advice.

 

Airport Property

US: Private facility designed exclusively for skydiving

THEM: Shared municipal airport with other aircraft operations competing for space

Hours/Capacity

US: Operating Thursday – Monday, able to handle up to 150 first-time jumpers in a day (large groups are welcome!)

THEM: Days/hours often limited, often fewer than 20 people can make their first jump in a day.

Aircraft

US: Top-quality aircraft (deHavilland Super Otter, Super Caravan, and/or Super Skyvan) maintained by Spaceland’s full-time mechanics and capable of handling hundreds of jumpers daily.

THEM: Smaller aircraft with limited lift capacity (less people can jump per day)

Skydiving Facility Features

US: Large facility offering all the amenities:

  • Covered spectator area
  • Numerous flushing toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks

THEM: Small aircraft hangar/outbuilding, often without running water, flushing toilets, or air conditioning

Skydiving Equipment

US: State-of-the-art skydiving equipment for tandem skydiving, individual instruction, and gear rental. Solo freefall rigs are provided with a wide range of harness and parachute sizes to accommodate different sizes and experience levels of skydivers.

THEM: Older skydiving gear that may not have all of the latest safety features or few size options.

Instructor Training

US: Top-quality skydiving, canopy relative work, and wingsuit instructors as well as instructor training. Instructors come here from around the world to train and get certified.

THEM: Instructors who may not have as much access to the latest training requirement updates and training techniques.

Skydiver Training Program

US: Modern, complete Skydiver Training Program that takes you all the way to your basic skydiving license with free video on every skydive. You will achieve your A license at a lower total cost than at many skydiving centers.

THEM: Traditional Accelerated Freefall training program developed in the 1980s that includes fewer training jumps and initially requires two instructors and a higher cost per jump. Video costs extra. Upon completion of this program, you will still be up to 15 jumps away from your basic skydiving license.

Post-License Educational Program (Transitions)

US: Free coaching every weekend for new skydivers with 100 jumps or less in our famous Transitions program, and monthly events and competitions focused on training specific skills. Did we mention this program is free to graduates of any skydiving program, not just ours?

THEM: No post-graduate education–you have a license, you’re on your own!

Progressive Multi-Discipline Community

US: Medal-winning skydiving teams and record holders in most skydiving disciplines jump and train at Skydive Spaceland, and they often offer free coaching and advice along with camaraderie. They’re pushing the boundaries of the sport and giving back their knowledge at the same time.

THEM: Often have few skydivers at the top levels of their disciplines, and/or few disciplines represented. If you want to learn how to do a particular discipline well, you may have to travel to another drop zone to find experienced coaching and advice.