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Best dropzone in the US for a newbie 45 jumps

 


Poll: Best dropzone in the US for a newbie 45 jumps
Elroy Arizona  6 / 18%
Or what? 28 / 82%
34 total votes
 
Jpwalker  (A 50)

Mar 17, 2013, 8:04 AM
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Hello

I am going to the US the 1 of may.

And i was wondering what dropzone is best for a newbie like me?

I got 45 jumps 2 hours in the tunnel. My plan is stay there two months and buy my own gear.

I have heard alot of Elroy Arizona but i am not sure this is the best place for me?

Anybody who can help out?

Christian


airtwardo  (D License)

Mar 17, 2013, 8:49 AM
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Elroy...a Spanish name meaning 'Cowboy in gay shirt'


Andy9o8  (D License)

Mar 17, 2013, 9:17 AM
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http://wolverine52.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/elroy.jpg


Premier Remster  (C License)

Mar 18, 2013, 8:05 AM
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Eloy is still fairly busy in May, but in June, it starts to slow down due to the heat and afternoon turbulence.

And by slow down, I mean most people will stop jumping by 2-3pm from Late June through August. You still could get 6-10 jumps most day if you wanted.


Jpwalker  (A 50)

Mar 18, 2013, 1:09 PM
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Okay is there any other dropzone were it is good to live for 2 months and jump all day?


Premier billvon  (D 16479)
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Mar 18, 2013, 2:18 PM
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>Okay is there any other dropzone were it is good to live for 2 months and jump all day?

Perris generally runs all week and doesn't get really bad (hot) until July.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Mar 18, 2013, 2:36 PM
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Skydive Elsinore, Perris, San Diego, all within an hour of each other. Elsinore is sometimes closed on Tuesdays unless groups are in (there is a large group scheduled in May), plus the boogie...)
Perris and Elsinore have bunkhouses, close to other attractions too. Both are school-based, so great places to learn from highly experienced people.

Oceanside is in that same circle, but it's not a DZ for newbies (unless Grimmie has changed things up a bit).


(This post was edited by DSE on Mar 18, 2013, 5:24 PM)


SkydiverShawn  (C 40994)

Mar 18, 2013, 3:21 PM
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If you are coming the the US, why not visit several DZ's. Pick a region and hit up a few different places, meet several people and get more from your experience.


williammonk

Mar 18, 2013, 3:30 PM
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I'd highly recommend the Perris area.

I've never had the luxury of several months of solid skydiving but If i did thats where I would go.

Get tired of Perris, get a ride to elsinore. Get tired of Elsinore, go to san diego. get tired of san diego, go to oceanside.

I learned at Perris, and they are the best drop zone I've ever been to for newer skydivers.

You won't regret a trip to Perris.

Plus you get to jump with Mark Brown. He's a real character!

William.


3331  (D 3331)

Mar 20, 2013, 2:25 PM
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Zephyrhills Florida has a reputation for being very friendly to new Jumpers.

http://skydivecity.com/

Cool


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Mar 20, 2013, 4:02 PM
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Either Perris or Elsinore. Perris has a pool which rocks when it's hot out there. If your goal is to make as many jumps as possible while keeping the cost down, then go to Lodi. Can't beat $18 jump tickets.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Mar 21, 2013, 8:42 AM
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In reply to:
Zephyrhills Florida has a reputation for being very friendly to new Jumpers.

http://skydivecity.com/

Cool

Positively true. Good camping, trailers for rent, nice showers, good food, a nice bar, free organizers in every discipline, a short bicycle ride to town. Z-hills is fantastic for newer jumpers.

Chuck


ChrisD  (No License)

Mar 21, 2013, 9:04 AM
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In reply to:
Hello

I am going to the US the 1 of may.

And i was wondering what dropzone is best for a newbie like me?

I got 45 jumps 2 hours in the tunnel. My plan is stay there two months and buy my own gear.

I have heard alot of Elroy Arizona but i am not sure this is the best place for me?

Anybody who can help out?

Christian

I think I am the worlds worst speller??

But ELOY is spelled Eloy,


I reccommend you go there in July /August! To really expeirence the American West!


grimmie  (D 18890)

Mar 21, 2013, 3:56 PM
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In reply to:
Skydive Elsinore, Perris, San Diego, all within an hour of each other. Elsinore is sometimes closed on Tuesdays unless groups are in (there is a large group scheduled in May), plus the boogie...)
Perris and Elsinore have bunkhouses, close to other attractions too. Both are school-based, so great places to learn from highly experienced people.

Oceanside is in that same circle, but it's not a DZ for newbies (unless Grimmie has changed things up a bit).

We now host USPA B license jumpers and their foreign equivalent.

We pick up jumpers from San Diego Airport or Orange County. We have a hotel a few blocks from the DZ that provides a clean room and breakfast for $50 night. We have a nice beach and harbor a mile from the DZ. Sorry, no gear store, yet.

Come out West and hit four great DZ's within about 120 miles of each other!


Ron

Apr 1, 2013, 11:47 AM
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Zephyrhills Florida has a reputation for being very friendly to new Jumpers.

http://skydivecity.com/

This..... Zhills is great for a new guy. Very friendly DZ, I think they have three otters there right now and a Cessna's for hop and pops.

It is pretty close to real towns with beaches and other things to do.

I no longer live there, but I lived on the DZ for 3 or 4 years and loved it.


Shredex

Apr 1, 2013, 2:43 PM
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I hear Eloy is nice, but gear doesn't last very long due too the dust. This true?
If it is, I would try a place that is a little less...dry

Z-hills is great. They make camping really easy. Bar is open all night every night. Always people to hang out with.



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