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Silvertip Skydiving

Average Rating: 5.00
5.00 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews

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Hamilton Airport
Lat: 46.253334
Lng: -114.121109

Hamilton Airport
Hamilton, Montana 59840
United States

406-239-3558  (7170 Hits)

Last Updated: 2007-07-10

Training: , Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

Tandem: 200 USD
Jump Ticket: 20 USD to ft



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At the Hamilton Airport in Western Montana

Silvertip Skydiving Rated 5 by: steve1 on 2007-07-24

Pros: Very scenic
Cons: Small scale

There aren't many DZ's in Montana, but this is one of the most scenic. The Bitteroot Selway Wilderness is to the West, with the Saphire Mtns. to the East. The jumpers here are friendly and very experienced. Only one Cessna is available at present. Their aren't many college jumpers remaining in this club, but it is the oldest collegiate club in the U.S. This is also the 40th anniversary of the Silvertip Skydivers. The boogie in Sept. promises to be a good one. At least one large aircraft will be available for that. A friendly place to jump....Steve
(Review ID:4034)

If you are in Montana well worth the stop

Silvertip Skydiving Rated 5 by: Euroman on 2007-07-04

Pros: Friendly, low key, incredibly scenic location.
Cons: Only a Cessna 182, but a very nice one.

They may be small in number but they are big on friendliness and experience.

I'm in Montana for the summer and have jumped with Silvertip for the last two weekends. I intend on many more. I called ahead to find out when they would be jumping, which is good advice to all newcomers, they were helpful from the start. I needed a repair on my rigger the first day I arrived, their rigger\pilot went out of his way to get it done before the first load. Everyone I met was more than friendly.

DZ is just a mile outside the town of Hamilton which is on the eastern end of the Bitterroot Mts. Needless to say the views on jump run are incredible. The
landing area is larger enough with many outs should you need one. The packing area we used was grass but I understand there is a hanger available on less desirable days. This is a very low key operation. Never a rush to load or manifest. They have some very experienced jumpers willing to give advice should you need it. Ok, so they regularly jump a Cessna 182 which goes to 10k, but it is the nicest Cessna I've been in, well maintained, extended wings..... Not to mention the other evening they sent it up with only myself and another jumper. That might not happen all the time, but it sure was nice for the new guy.

For Tandem prospects - It certainly appeared they were going that extra mile to make sure tandem's had a fun safe jump experience which meant including them in any after jump hours celebrations.

If you are in Montana well worth the stop.

(Review ID:3976)