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aleksandar

Dec 8, 2010, 1:35 PM
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Hello guys :) I just found this web site- http://www.skydivephoenix.com/ ? Did somebody jump with them aaand did somebody had training with them ? The pricies are very good aaand the drop zone is the closest one from Phoenix . Thanks guys I'll wait response .

Aleksandar


riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Dec 8, 2010, 2:03 PM
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Hello guys :) I just found this web site- http://www.skydivephoenix.com ? Did somebody jump with them aaand did somebody had training with them ? The pricies are very good aaand the drop zone is the closest one from Phoenix . Thanks guys I'll wait response .

Aleksandar

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MakeItHappen

Dec 8, 2010, 4:36 PM
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Hello guys :) I just found this web site- http://www.skydivephoenix.com/ ? Did somebody jump with them aaand did somebody had training with them ? The pricies are very good aaand the drop zone is the closest one from Phoenix . Thanks guys I'll wait response .

Aleksandar

That appears to be a DZ run by Mark Hogue.
He has had several DZs in AZ that appear and disappear every few years.

The pictures on http://www.skydivephoenix.com/facilities.html are from the Coolidge Airport, not Estrella where the location page says he is now located. I do not believe the amenities list to be accurate for the Estrella location.
Google map this addy 22548 N Sailport Way, Maricopa, AZ

The picture on this page http://www.skydivephoenix.com/price-list.html is one of a leased Skydive Arizona porter that was used when he was over at Coolidge. The 'Arizona Skydiving Coolidge' has been photoshopped onto the picture.

To check the validity of this statement "We regularly fly turbine airplanes including King Air's and Twin Otter's. " call Skydive Arizona and see if they are leasing their planes to them.

My WAG is that it has a Cessna available, goes to a lower altitude for all types of jumps and accepts the infamous SR GC.

The way to check it out is to drive south on I-10, stop off at Estrella Airport, check it out, then continue on to Eloy.
I guarantee you will not be disappointed with Skydive Arizona. SDA will not take SR CG. I guarantee that too.

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Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Dec 8, 2010, 6:15 PM
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If price is your main decision point then maybe you could head out and have a look. Other than that you have one of the two or three top DZs on the planet just a bit further down the road. Furthermore Skydive AZ has a wind tunnel which has no rival as a training tool. Most of us around the world would kill to have a tunnel to train our students in. You would be foolish to pass up the opportunity to start your skydiving career on such a firm basis.
Have fun whatever you decide.


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Dec 8, 2010, 8:30 PM
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+1 to what Jan has said. As far as I know that DZ doesn't exist. They had a cessna that would take experienced skydivers up every now and then a while back but as far as I know that has ceased and it was never a real DZ, it was a place an airplane showed up now and then along with a few people. Your best bet is to contact Skydive Arizona as it is a legitimate business/DZ as well as a USPA dropzone.


huge

Dec 9, 2010, 8:15 AM
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The pricies are very good aaand the drop zone is the closest one from Phoenix
Depending on where in Phoenix you live, you could also try Desert Skydiving at Buckeye.

As others have pointed out you definitely should go and check out the Skydive AZ at Eloy. It might be a bit further away but definitely worth the drive.



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