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Skydive Carolina

Average Rating: 4.53
4.53 out of 5 based on 19 user reviews

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Chester Catawba Regional Airport (9A6)
Lat: 34.7928
Lng: -81.18721

1903 King Air Drive
Chester, South Carolina 29706
United States

1-803-581-2549 (fax)  (12011 Hits)

Last Updated: 2013-10-14
Full Time Super Grand Caravan, Full Time Super King Air, Full Time Cessna 182

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required



Centrally located between Charlotte, NC and Columbia, SC Skydive Carolina is the premier skydiving center in the Carolinas boasting turbine aircraft, a padded and covered packing area, snack bar, gear store, camping area, showers and bathroom amenities, and full time video services.

Skydive Carolina's offices are opened Monday through Friday from 09:00 until 17:00 daily and from 08:00 until sunset on the weekends. They are open year round Friday through Sunday as well as other week days during the spring, summer, and fall months. For more specific information, visit the website at

Skydive Carolina has everything you need to enjoy the great sport of skydiving!


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Awesome place that will treat you with respect and take care of you.

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: CCGV19 on 2014-12-20

Pros: Great People Staff and well kept gear and planes
Cons: Wish they were open every day. Wish they had a 4th plane

I did a tandem here a few years back and was blown away by the professionalism. I felt like I was the most important person they had meet. Kudos to their team for their big focus on safety and having fun along the way. I moved to NC in July of 2014. I have been visiting the Dropzone almost every weekend. I have made over 100+ jumps here as a licensed skydiver and here is what I have to say:

1. Great Vibe- very safe, fun jumpers love it. the owners are awesome and staff seems like they love their job.
2. Very clean. You can judge a place by its bathrooms and other areas and theirs are spotless. Great feeling for anyone new to advanced to have clean showers and bathrooms every time. Their aircraft fleet is kept to the highest standards. They have a modified King Air, a Grand Caravan and a Cessna 182. I have flown it all 3 aircraft many times. The King Air will climb like a beast and they generally have it turning loads. The door is a little smaller than Caravan but the thing can climb like a champ! The Caravan has all the room you would ever need and then some. The door is big enough to launch some really big RW or head down, sit etc. We have 10+ ways out of the Caravan. The Cessna is smaller but good for Hop N Pops or days during the week with less activity. All of their planes and well kept and feel new inside.
3. Video/ Picture Staff very friendly and they can give really good advice for those looking to do what they do.
4. Have a good great store on site.
5. Some of the best Packers- very good openings and they can pack quick!
6. Fun after hours here as well. Come out and introduce yourself and you will be part of the crew.
7. Worth the drive from Charlotte, NC. I will keep coming back again and again.

(Review ID:8703)

Awesome DZ!!

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: fireflyer1988 on 2012-05-21

Pros: lots!
Cons: None that i can think of

I decided to make a trip down to Skydive Carolina for a day, which was about 2.5 hours away from where I live. I passed another closer DZ to get there, but I certainly did not regret it! Great vibe there and I was immediatly greeted by staff as well as other local fun jumpers, who were happy to introduce me to organizers and other fun jumpers.

The main aircraft that was flying when I was out there were a Caravan and a King Air, both of which looked very nice and seemed to be well-maintained. There is plenty of open, obsticle-free space to land in. A load of jumpers coming in for a landing were organized - all landing in one direction, not landing every which direction.

All in all it was a great experience, and I will most definatly be back in the future. I was recommended this DZ by a friend, and I would certainly recommend it to any of my friends if they find themselves in this corner of the world.

(Review ID:7220)

Had a great time as visiting jumper

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: Southern_Man on 2011-11-08

Pros: Friendly people, good vibe, Great landing area
Cons: aircraft crowded?

I was in the area visiting family and stopped by to jump on a Sunday. Had a good DZ orientation. Jumped on 3 loads with people ranging in experience level from 30 jumps to thousands. Very friendly people who didn't mind taking a stranger along for some fun. Only negative was that there was not organizing but that was due to this being the weekend of Nationals. Very impressed by my experience here and suspect I will be back (especially during the winter). They do fit 23 people on their Otter which is more than I am used to.
(Review ID:6910)

Friendliest & Best DZ so far...

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: Jampi612 on 2010-09-14

Pros: Everything
Cons: Finding the Entrance

-Professionalism: Yes! Yes! Yes! Excellent!

-Vibe: I felt welcomed from the beginning to the end. Everyone was very friendly; to a point it makes you feel that you actually know them. The only people that didn't ask if I wanted to jump with them were tandem students...!

-Aircraft: Otter - bench seats, no mating needed. seem fast compared to other otters; perhaps I'm being biased because it was an entertaining atmosphere going up....

-Facilities: Indoor carpeted packing area as well as equipment, store, manifest, etc... Extremely organized.... Extremely organized... Extremely organized...

-Services: they can only get better if it was free :)

-Location: GPS will send you to the main entrance of the Airport, must specify King Air Dr to find the place. If not familiar with the area, you WILL get lost, but ask around everyone in town seems to know the place!

Hopefully I didn't forget to mention this place is the best I have been so far... Thanks.

(Review ID:6002)

Skydive Carolina...A great place to jump!

Skydive Carolina Rated 5 by: jumpergirl31 on 2010-09-13

Pros: Awesome Professional Staff/Instructors/Videographers, large landing area, great aircraft and plenty of fun-jumpers
Cons: None!

I have been jumping at Skydive Carolina for 12 years and I cannot think of a better place to call my "dz home". No where else will you find an impeccable safety record, professional & competent instructors, top notch videographers and there is always a freeflyer or bellyflyer ready to take you on a fun jump! I also cannot fail to mention we have a great place to eat, awesome riggers and our manifest girls are out of this world! I consider everyone at Skydive Carolina my family and if you are looking to make a first time jump or find a dz home...this is the place for you! Come on out and let's make a jump:)
(Review ID:6000)

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