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Dropzone: Europe: Netherlands: Skydive Blauwestad

Skydive Blauwestad

Average Rating: 4.00
4.00 out of 5 based on 1 user reviews

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Location:
Oostwold - Oldambt (EHOW)
Lat: 53.2085
Lng: 7.04129

Address:
Polderweg
Oostwold, 9682 XS
Netherlands

Contact:
+31-6.22.24.85.80
info@skydiveblauwestad.nl
http://www.skydiveblauwestad.nl  (2315 Hits)

Last Updated: 2012-08-10
Aircraft:
C-182 / C-206 turbine

Training: , S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
S/L: 485 EUR
Tandem: 205 EUR
Video: 90 EUR
Jump Ticket: 25 EUR to 12500 ft




Description:


Private Airport, with all necesarry facilities and lots of space. Permanent NOTAM up to 15.000 feet, from sunrise till sunset. Good atmosphere, where almost everything is possible.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Camping

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Small operation in the north-eastern corner of Holland


Skydive Blauwestad Rated 4 by: StraightEdge on 2011-08-20

Pros: Huge landing area
Cons: Too small and isolated to have much of a scene

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This is a small club operating either a C182 or C206, depending on availability. Guest jump aircraft are sometimes brought in. There is little other aviation activity unless the airfield is hosting an air show. This means parachutists are not inconvenienced unduly by holds.

The skydiving operation is small and caters to a modest local jumping community within the province of Groningen and visiting tandem students. The airfield is located in the district of Scheemda in the north-east corner of Holland.

I found the locals friendly enough, although the hire kit wasn't great: old 290 PISA Skymasters with round reserves and ripcord deployment instead of BOC. The jump planes, being what they are, are slow and you might not make it to 12,000 feet: on one load I was chucked out at 4 grand and on another load, at 7 grand, as the 182 was struggling. Training was by the static line route.

The landing area is huge and flat, although skydivers are encouraged to land in a smaller area in front of the hangars. Views are of the nearby lake and pretty Dutch countryside - very scenic.

If you find yourself in the area, pay a visit. As far as skydiving goes, this is very much a pleasant sleepy hollow.

(Review ID:6686)