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Central Oregon Sky Sports

Average Rating: 4.88
4.88 out of 5 based on 8 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Madras Jefferson County Airport (S33)
Lat: 44.6662314
Lng: -121.1631

PO Box 56
Madras, Oregon 97741
United States

(541) 475-4571or (541) 420-0038  (9706 Hits)

Last Updated: 2005-07-04
Cessna 180 & 182

Training: , S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Not Required

S/L: 150 USD
Tandem: 150 USD
Video: 50 USD
Jump Ticket: 18 USD to ft



  • Gear Rentals
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Coaches
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Bunkhouse
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Central Oregon Sky Sports Rated 5 by: Piglet2 on 2007-10-10

Pros: Everything about this dropzone is good
Cons: Nothing

Oh were do I start. The people are real friendly,down to earth about stuff no one brags about being skygods. Everyone real helpful. Its just a fun place to spend the weekends jump with friends.
(Review ID:4184)

Super friendly DZ in a sunny, scenic place

Central Oregon Sky Sports Rated 4 by: jondavidson on 2005-07-04

Pros: Terrific people, great location
Cons: 182's only

I can't imagine a friendlier place to jump. Bob, Annie, and the entire staff went out of their way to make me feel welcome, even though I'm only A-licensed.
Great view of the Cascades mountains, too. Madras is just a short hop from Portland, and it's well worth the drive.
With a turbine plane, this would be skydiver heaven!

(Review ID:2397)

Very friendly staff. Beautiful scenery.

Central Oregon Sky Sports Rated 5 by: 3hawk on 2005-02-18

Pros: Laid back, down home friendliness!
Cons: Long waits between loads. Weird winds.

I love this dropzone! The staff is great. The facility is top notch. Once you get up in the Cessna you will experience the beauty of Central Oregon (310 days of sun per year) I did some of my early training at this dropzone. Bob and Mark helped me get over some of my problem areas in a proactive manner. I highly recomend this dropzone!

The winds can be tricky, but are not a problem.

(Review ID:2106)

Great two cessna DZ, larger aircraft during October boogie

Central Oregon Sky Sports Rated 5 by: peckerhead on 2005-01-28

Pros: Best weather in Oregon, sunny side of the Cascades.
Cons: Only open on weekends during the winter.

All of the other Oregon DZ's are on the west side of the Cascades where it rains frequently. COSS is located on the high Central Oregon desert where there is sunshine and clear skies most of the time.
The airpost is HUGE! Wide open landing areas with very little air traffic.(Mostly the jump planes) Great for students.
The facilities are nice, the new hangar has indoor packing, showers, kitchen, and video area.

Bob and his staff are all very experienced averaging well over 2000 skydives each. Best saftey record you will find anywhere. Students get one on one personalized instruction and jumpers from all experience levels are made to feel welcome.

The views of the cascades are incredible, this is definetely the best kept secret in the North West. Great boogie and party every October.

(Review ID:177)

Situated on a high desert plateau with miles of "outs"

Central Oregon Sky Sports Rated 5 by: TMpigpen on 2004-11-11

Pros: Too many to list! Top notch training facility...PLUS!
Cons: Ummmm, I dunno...Oh yeah! The cat bites!

If you're done with the regimentation, and hustle of the turbine scene. You owe it to yourself to come out to Madras. The weather is often better than on the coastal side, and there won't be anyone hollerin' at you with a bullhorn for the next load.

You'll find Coaching and Camaraderie, cold beer and more cold beer.

(Review ID:1931)

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