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Best place to jump near Tampa, FL

 


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Jul 11, 2012, 3:36 PM
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Last week in August I'll be out in Tampa, FL for work. Have Friday, Aug. 31 free to jump, flight leaves back home @ 6pm. Where would be the best/closest dropzone?

thx


Premier NWFlyer  (D 29960)

Jul 11, 2012, 3:38 PM
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http://skydivecity.com/index.php


piisfish

Jul 12, 2012, 4:18 AM
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ZHills, home of Tony Suits Smile


TriGirl  (B License)

Jul 14, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Someone actually had to ask this question? Mad

Wink


Oh, and besides Tony Suit being about 500m from manifest, a quick trip into town (Zephyrhills) will get you to the facility where Wings containers are made, too! Cool

(<-- don't they do nice work? Smile)


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doubleplay  (Student)

Jul 14, 2012, 3:29 PM
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Weather in Florida is a crap shoot in August. I hope you can jump. Good Luck.


normiss  (D 28356)

Jul 16, 2012, 6:53 AM
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Incorrect.

We do get the typical 20 minute rain showers in the afternoon in August....show up early, enjoy the break when the rain rolls trough....return to jumping after.

Cool


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Jul 16, 2012, 10:25 AM
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Nice one, I'll be in Tampa a week long filming at the RNC. Friday is my only free day to jump. Hopefully I can get off early or have a late call time and squeeze more jumps in. I'll def be there early on Friday.


LyraM45  (B 26378)

Jul 16, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Z-Hizzle!!!!! CoolCool


hillson  (D 33134)

Jul 16, 2012, 10:55 AM
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In reply to:
Nice one, I'll be in Tampa a week long filming at the RNC. Friday is my only free day to jump. Hopefully I can get off early or have a late call time and squeeze more jumps in. I'll def be there early on Friday.

Give yourself a good hour+ is better to get from ZPH to TPA. Assuming you'll get to the terminal around 5...the traffic at the I-4 / I-275 interchange can be totally balls around rush-hour. Might not be too bad as Labor Day is the next Monday but...


doubleplay  (Student)

Jul 16, 2012, 1:19 PM
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In reply to:
Incorrect.

We do get the typical 20 minute rain showers in the afternoon in August....show up early, enjoy the break when the rain rolls trough....return to jumping after.

Cool

Incorrect?? I lived in Florida for 8 years and got my private pilot license there. As I said before, you can't predict the summer time weather in Florida.Unfortunately it's the worst tome of the year and a crap shoot.


normiss  (D 28356)

Jul 16, 2012, 1:28 PM
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OK, cool!

I love this perspective...all the parks empty when the afternoon showers roll through, most visiting jumpers leave....makes for a nice clearing of crowds!

LaughLaughLaugh


doubleplay  (Student)

Aug 27, 2012, 6:12 PM
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OK, cool!

I love this perspective...all the parks empty when the afternoon showers roll through, most visiting jumpers leave....makes for a nice clearing of crowds!

LaughLaughLaugh

Definitely crowds are cleared now. Lol. I said it before and I'll say it again weather in Florida during summer is a crap shoot and miserable.


LiborJanicek  (A 28574)

Sep 4, 2012, 12:53 PM
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After 4 days of filming at the 2012 RNC I headed out to Z-Hills for a couple of jumps. Had a great time ever if it was hot as F@$%*. Here's a video of one of my jumps

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9hOmLap3cg&feature=plcp


normiss  (D 28356)

Sep 5, 2012, 8:39 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/...3cg&feature=plcp

Crickyfied.



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