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airdweller  (D 31348)

Jan 7, 2005, 9:06 AM
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I feel that I visited one of them over the holidays when I went to Paris CA.

Just wondering


mr2mk1g  (C 103449)

Jan 7, 2005, 9:11 AM
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pssst.... you mean "perris". Wink


AggieDave  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 9:16 AM
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Mecca would imply some sort of major historical significance, not just being a large DZ with a lot of stuff and people.

In that case, Arvin comes to mind as well as 'Snore and SD Orange. DZs with significate histories with the development of the sport in the 1960s and 70s.


sunshine  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 9:39 AM
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WFFC


Fast  (D 28237)

Jan 7, 2005, 9:40 AM
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WFFC

Once a year "everyone" makes a pilgrimage


markd_nscr986  (C 11969)

Jan 7, 2005, 9:59 AM
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Z-hills on the east coast,Elsinore and Perris on the west Spaceland in the south and way back when.....Casa GrandeWink


Vallerina  (C License)

Jan 7, 2005, 10:03 AM
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Empuria Brava. Best dz I've ever been to.


BIGUN  (D 23385)

Jan 7, 2005, 10:29 AM
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Muskogee, Oklahoma in the 80's.


Zenister  (A 42)

Jan 7, 2005, 10:40 AM
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Eloy. the only thing Perris has on it is more to do at night (location)... but when it comes to pure skydiving it is Eloy..


kelpdiver  (B 7)

Jan 7, 2005, 11:02 AM
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Eloy. the only thing Perris has on it is more to do at night (location)... but when it comes to pure skydiving it is Eloy..

For a bit longer, Perris has the tunnel on it, too.

I wish Eloy were north of Phoenix rather than south - I could combine an overdue trip to see relatives in Prescott with time there.


jumper03  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 11:10 AM
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I wish Eloy were north of Phoenix rather than south - I could combine an overdue trip to see relatives in Prescott with time there.

Then you wouldn't have as many outs as you do now.
Wink

Little more hilly north of the Metro area.


jumperconway  (D 24335)

Jan 7, 2005, 11:13 AM
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Spaceland in the south ....Ditto!Smile The mini Skydive Chicago!


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Spatula  (A 48026)

Jan 7, 2005, 11:35 AM
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If the discussion is truly "meccas"....wouldn't West Point be considered one?

http://skydivethepoint.com/History.htm


CanuckInUSA  (D 26396)

Jan 7, 2005, 11:45 AM
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It may not be a mecca yet, but I'm hoping that Skydive Moab becomes a mecca destination DZ in the not too distant future. Sly


JumpRu  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 12:10 PM
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DeLand FL


happythoughts  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 12:32 PM
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DeLand FL

I would define "mecca" as a destination of travelers from other places.

Deland - It is well recognized as an international destination for 4-way training.

Z-hills - International RW big-way destination and winter home for tons of foreign visitors.

WFFC - Skydivers travel from 30 countries to visit it every year.


Deuce  (D 25597)

Jan 7, 2005, 12:45 PM
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I like the larger and multiple landing areas of Eloy over Perris, but the air tunnel gives it the edge. When Eloy gets the tunnel it will be very hard to beat it.

However, if that tunnel ever runs at noon in August you'll be able to bake cookies in there.

Z-Hills was pretty epic, too.

Really hard to beat all that airlift capacity at SDA.


Ron

Jan 7, 2005, 12:45 PM
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DeLand known the World over as a training place for many years.

Z-Hills known as a boogie capital for 25 years


Zenister  (A 42)

Jan 7, 2005, 2:24 PM
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I wish Eloy were north of Phoenix rather than south - I could combine an overdue trip to see relatives in Prescott with time there.

and the weather would be FAAAR worse... Eloy's location is damn near perfect.. lots of weather that hammers Phoenix (and that isnt much we get missed alot too) misses Eloy completely... the low clouds (under 1k) last weekend in PHX were a great example.. i know people who missed a great weekend of jumping simply because the weather was terrible in town...

and the tunnel will be online soon... so... WinkCool


another example... go anywhere in the world where skydivers gather and say the word "Eloy"... now find someone who doesnt jump (but knows AZ) and mention "Eloy" the difference in reactions is quite telling...


(This post was edited by Zenister on Jan 7, 2005, 2:26 PM)


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jan 7, 2005, 2:56 PM
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I like the larger and multiple landing areas of Eloy over Perris, but the air tunnel gives it the edge. When Eloy gets the tunnel it will be very hard to beat it.

However, if that tunnel ever runs at noon in August you'll be able to bake cookies in there.

Z-Hills was pretty epic, too.

Really hard to beat all that airlift capacity at SDA.

Look for a water based method of cooling the air when it opens.Angelic There is a reason the first level in built below grade.

Sparky


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manifestRyan  (D 26502)

Jan 7, 2005, 4:22 PM
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An 4 point 20 way head down. Done 4 times in a row!

That would be my mecca


AggieDave  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 4:57 PM
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Muskogee, Oklahoma in the 80's.

Yup!

I wonder how many people don't realize how big of a roll Oklahoma played in skydiving during the early and mid '80s...


mjosparky  (D 5476)

Jan 7, 2005, 5:19 PM
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Muskogee, Oklahoma in the 80's.

Yup!

I wonder how many people don't realize how big of a roll Oklahoma played in skydiving during the early and mid '80s...

How about in the late 60's early 70's when the nationals where held every year in Tahlequah, OK.

Sparky


AggieDave  (D License)

Jan 7, 2005, 5:20 PM
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That too.

Man, what happened to Oklahoma? Or did the sport grow up too fast on the left coast and Florida?Unsure


jakee  (C License)

Jan 7, 2005, 5:20 PM
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I wonder how many people don't realize how big of a roll Oklahoma played in skydiving during the early and mid '80s...

People skydived in the 80's!?!

Wow dude........ thats oldTongue


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