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Skydive East Tennessee

Average Rating: 4.94
4.94 out of 5 based on 17 user reviews

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Skydive East Tennessee - Dumplin Field (86TN)
Lat: 36.01419
Lng: -83.54794

1542 Dumplin Valley Rd.
Knoxville, Tennessee 37725
United States

865-246-0212  (11305 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-10-31
Cessna 182, Cessna 206

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 215 USD
S/L: 110 USD
Tandem: 224 USD
Video: 75 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 12500 ft


Conveniently located 26 miles east of Knoxville, near Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a private "Skydiving" only airpark, 1,300' concrete runway plus another 1,600' of grass runway. Scenic views of Douglas Lake, the Tennessee Valley, and the Great Smoky Mountains.


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

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Friendly/Welcoming DZ near our vacation

Skydive East Tennessee Rated 5 by: fcajump on 2015-08-12

Pros: A/C packing rooms, up-jumper friendly. 2 Cessnas
Cons: Cessnas

Had a short day-pass from the wuffo family vacation to air-out. Definitely worth bringing the rig! If you're looking for big/fast planes, well... there' not here. But if you're looking for a friendly place to jump, work on basic skills and enjoy the view, this is it.

I grew up at a Cessna DZ and this reminded me a lot of home.

While my pass ran out too early, SET got me up twice with minimum delay (loaded up at least as quick as my current home DZ with an Otter, even if the planes don't climb as fast).

Did I mention the air conditioned packing areas?? Wonderful feature that'll have me back next time I'm in the area.

Thanks for the hospitality!

(Review ID:8855)

excellent dropzone with a good vibe

Skydive East Tennessee Rated 5 by: BigBird0331 on 2015-06-23

Pros: great views, huge landing area, high altitude for a 182,
Cons: I was only fun jumper, but that's cause it was a weekday

I was on vacation and brought my rig just in case. I found this place and it was a great experience excellent staff. I would highly suggest this place
(Review ID:8799)

Great and friendly DZ

Skydive East Tennessee Rated 5 by: Magnus2014 on 2014-11-04

Pros: Scenery, friendly and professional attitude, fresh facilities
Cons: Plane size

I had such a great experience at SET. Dropzone owner Gary picked me up (since I was without car), made me crash in the DZ basement, took me to a restaurant so I could eat and gave a indepth upfreshing of my AFF skills. I had some awesome jumps and look forward to come back.
(Review ID:8676)

1st jump

Skydive East Tennessee Rated 5 by: JohnMaxie on 2014-06-16

Pros: Had a great experience from beginning to end
Cons: I can't come back every day

I would recommend Skydive East Tennessee to anyone wanting to have a great experience. They have a great team that works from start to finish to make your experience the best possible. The jump masters all have thousands of jumps under there belts, so there is no worries about them knowing what they are doing. I'll be going back many times!
(Review ID:8524)

Fun dropzone with laid back attitude

Skydive East Tennessee Rated 4 by: 09grenner on 2012-06-08

Pros: Great location and people
Cons: Only fly cessna's

I've been to Skydive ET twice now and had a really good time on both occasions. There's indoor packing areas that are kept clean and there's a covered porch for you to hang out on and watch the other jumpers from. Everyone is really friendly and willing to help, especially if you're a beginner. I took a friend to tandem there for her first time and they treated her well and made sure she got the experience she wanted. The only drawback to the dz is the lack of big aircraft, they only have a 182 and 206. Hopefully they'll be able to expand in the future and make this a truly great dz.
(Review ID:7294)

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