I'm not sure if the Jacksonville dz is still open, but I think Palatka is the closest small dz and Deland the closest large dz. The wind tunnel is down in Orlando on International Drive. Mapquest can probably tell you how long it would take to get there. I'm guessing close to 2 1/2 hours.
Jacksonville is still open, although I dont know if they are there every day ( I think they are) Call Stacy at titusville, they also run jax, she would be able to give you some information as to their hrs during the week.
yeah man, slydive jacksonville has a pulse. and it's funny you should say nick, he signed my first tandem, dude hates me but it's cool. he's a awsome guy, knows what he's doing, and has like 1 billion jumps under his belt. JAX is kind of small but titusville is live, lots of people just hanging out... ummmm... I'll be there.
look up Herlong Airport on mapquest, they'll hook you up. it's IN JAX.
Jacksonville is sometimes hit or miss, so you can try them. Palatka is about an hour south of Jacksonville. We are open every Saturday and Sunday, and have been jumping a couple of days during the week lately. Give Jeff a call at the DZ for the schedule the days you are going to be in town. If he knows what days, we can usaully round up a few locals and make some jumps.
So does Jacksonville have regular operating days & hours or what? Is it open every weekend? I haven't jumped there yet, but really want to try it out. But I don't wnat to get there & have nobody be there.
skydive jax--10 miles--definitely tandems--difficult to get a fun jump--matter of tandems getting priority and the plane won't fly without tandems-get it
skydive palatka--60 miles--great dropzone with great people--they fly 2 182's--max alt 10,500 will be having casa boogie nov 5-7---super good time--food, beer, etc... skydive deland--115 miles--big time dropzone--otter--porter--skyvan--all the stuff--but not fun jumper friendly--especially for rw.
skydive space center--130 miles--king air to 15000+ garaunteeeeeed--free bunk house for overnight--mix of rw and ff--fun jumper friendly.