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Skydive SWOOP

Average Rating: 4.09
4.09 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Dundas Air Plaza
Lat: 43.302445
Lng: -79.971886

Address:
Box 82008, 255 Dundas St. E.
Waterdown, ON, Ontario L0R 2M0
Canada

Contact:
1-800-463-5867 (JUMP)
info@skydiveswoop.ca
http://www.skydiveswoop.ca  (5049 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-03-24
Aircraft:
C206, 2 X C182

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

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Description:


Since 1979 SWOOP's "State of the Art" Skydiving Environment has defined Quality & Professionalism.
As a not-for-profit, member run club
SWOOP is smaller and has a tighter sense of community than larger, commercial drop zones.
SWOOP averages more than 3,000 skydives annually
SWOOP is one of the oldest member-run skydiving clubs in North America, celebrating our 35th season in 2014 Well known for their after-jump bon fires and BBQ's. Weekends only.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Most Recent Photos

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I was extremely disappointed(in the service)


Skydive SWOOP Rated 2 by: angela1987 on 2013-12-19

Pros: Pilots are great
Cons: Lack or instructors, disgusting porta-potties(extremely unsanitary) no customer service

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One thing that almost made me barf was the porta-potties. I had to drive 10mins down the road to a Tim Horton because there was no way I was using the over filled toilets let alone my kids. the instructors seemed very unorganized and slow as well as in the office. I was speaking with one of the pilots who seemed very upset with how they were running the show. There seemed to be a lack of instructors which I can understand why... Even the regular skydivers seemed to be upset. The explanation of the skydive swoops facilities on there website is a lie compared to the real thing. The drop zone consists of 2 53ft trailers that seen to be rotting and sinking, and 2 other school portables that were in decent shape and 3 planes that looked very well used(old). The "pro shop" wasn't very professional at all, as it wasn't open all three times I was there (I brought my own snacks the 3rd time) I was re-booked because of wind, clouds and aircraft maintenance, mean while I called a couple other skydive facilities and they seemed to jumping without delay. a friend of mine went to Skydive school of Toronto (STI) and she had made her jump within an hour of being there. it took me 3 visits and 3 weeks to spend 450+ dollars and my video was horrible, I was only in frame for 10 secs and in slow motion edit (sooo frustrated). id say the ONLY pro is location but when I count all the back and forth trips I made, any other drop zone would have be closer. and more fulfilling. sorry skydive swoop, very unprofessional.
(Review ID:8309)


Will be back. Had a great experience


Skydive SWOOP Rated 5 by: Maevin on 2012-08-04

Pros: Very professional, want you to enjoy the jump
Cons: Planes are the scariest part

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They are very loose with the jump times but instructors were very professional and seem to want you to enjoy the jump as much as they obviously do. Planes look well used but were up to the task.
Thanks for the check off the bucket list

(Review ID:7527)


I signed up, waited, waited, and waited some more...


Skydive SWOOP Rated 1 by: SlipstreamBRO on 2009-10-14

Pros: None
Cons: They won't answer their phone or email

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Don't expect a return call, an answer, or anything else other than your bank account to be hit when you use their online booking. Also, don't try and call the # they list on their site, cause it's disconnected.

I tried to sign up my friend for his first jump. He is in Ontario, I'm in TN. So, I used dropzone to find the best DZ around him. BIG MISTAKE. This database must not be uptodate, or their down and out and not letting anyone know.

DON'T GIVE THEM YOUR $$.

(Review ID:5426)


Best view from the sky...


Skydive SWOOP Rated 2 by: AirPilot on 2009-03-01

Pros: Great view of Hamilton harbor, Lake Ontario, and Toronto
Cons: No landing circle, class A and B landing area is very far from packing/office area.

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Majestic view of Lake Ontario, Hamilton Harbor, and the City of Toronto. Swoop operates 3 aircraft: a six jumper Cessna 206 and two 4 jumper Cessna 182's.

Facilities and management needs improvement.

(Review ID:4991)


Swoop Drop Zone ...A+


Skydive SWOOP Rated 5 by: Liz4 on 2004-04-27

Pros: Swoop is a great place to make your first jump
Cons: washroom facilities E-

It is the best place for your first jump. They put safety first which puts you at eaze with your new found adventure.
They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. Great instructors. Swoop members love to party and enjoy living life to the fullest and make everyone feel welcome from novice to the advanced jumpers.
A Great bunch of people. Come out and find out for yourselves.Wish it was open all year.

(Review ID:1478)

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