Skydive Spaceland Military Transition Program

At Skydive Spaceland, we love our active and retired military service men and women! We greatly appreciate your service to our country, and we’d like to welcome you to our training program to transition military-trained skydivers to the civilian skydiving world. This program is now available at all Skydive Spaceland locations—Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; San Marcos, Texas; and Clewiston, Fla.

The Skydive Spaceland Military Transition program builds on the skydiving training received in the military and qualifies jumpers for their United States Parachute Association A (basic) license in as little as three jumps (if HALO training has been completed with a ram-air parachute). This license will let you skydive anywhere in the country after completing our transition program, which is based on the very successful Skydiver Training Program used at all Spaceland drop zones. Skydive Spaceland is the busiest civilian skydiving school in the country.

Transitioning skydivers will learn about:

  • Civilian skydiving gear
  • Emergency procedures in case of malfunctions
  • Advanced canopy handling techniques
  • Spotting the aircraft
  • Stable freefall body position and maneuvers
  • Group freefall skills

The transitional training will be tailored to each individual’s needs, as military jumpers will have a wide range of skydives and experience. Transition skydives are $199 each and include everything needed for the jump–ground training, skydive, gear rental, and instructor–with no hidden fees. They can also be bought in 2-packs for $370 (saving $28).

Spaceland’s student/transition rigs are state-of-the-art systems including modern ram-air parachutes (Performance Designs Sabre2/Navigator mains and Performance Designs reserves), Sun Path Javelin harness/container systems, and Cypres automatic activation devices. Gear is available for rental after the transition training is completed, and we have a full-service gear store run from our Houston location to sell all civilian skydiving gear a skydiver needs.

All of the Spaceland drop zones have well-maintained grounds; properly maintained, upgraded turbine aircraft; state-of-the-art, high-capacity facilities; and professional instructors with experience transitioning military jumpers to the civilian skydiving environment. All locations also offer our free Transitions program on weekends, in which jumpers with less than 100 skydives can get free small-group coaching from USPA-rated coaches regardless of where they graduated.

To begin the Skydive Spaceland Military Skydiver Transition Program, please contact your preferred location for scheduling. Make sure to bring your skydiving logbook and certificate of HALO completion if you have one. We look forward to flying with you!

6 Replies to “Skydive Spaceland Military Transition Program”

  1. Hello,

    My name is Quintin Salazar. I am moving to Mississippi in the coming weeks and am interested in taking sky diving lessons. I am a novice with no experience.

    Is there currently any availability in my area and can I reserve a space? If so do you need a deposit? What equipment is required or provided?

    Thank you for your time.


    1. Hi Quintin! We are located west of Atlanta in Rockmart, Ga. We don’t currently have a Skydive Spaceland location in Mississippi, but we have five total locations where you can get your skydiving license in as little as a week (three in Texas, us, and South Florida). We have people travel in to all of those locations from around the world to get their skydiving licenses through our exclusive Skydiver Training Program, which includes all gear rental and instruction! Please feel free to call us for more information or to schedule! 770-748-2200

      You can also check out all of our locations at Hope to fly with you soon!

  2. Hi- We are a local (Dallas) short-term rental ((AirBnB) on a 6.5 acre hobby/rescue farm with several lodging options. We have several guest stay with us just to come jump with you. We are both Army veterans (Airborne) and interested in advertising for you on our website (and maybe vice versa). Looking forward to meeting you. Stephanie & John Mann 678-340-8884 Farm at Little Fox Hollow(.com) 791 Polk Lane Dallas, GA. 30132

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