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Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving

Average Rating: 4.00
4.00 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews

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Gladewater Municipal (07F)
Lat: 32.5288408
Lng: -94.9717467

PO Box 1147
Gladewater, Texas 75647
United States

903-845-7314 (fax)  (10851 Hits)

Last Updated: 2008-11-06
2- Cessna 182's

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Tandem: 229 USD
Video: 95 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 10500 ft



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Loved my experience!

Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving Rated 5 by: AnnieMay93 on 2017-06-06

Pros: Family friendly, professional, fun staff
Cons: None that I could see.

The staff was extremely friendly and made me feel like I fit in right away. Skydiving is a blast and I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking to experience the thrill! They seemed to take the safety and enjoyment of their customers seriously. Thank you for the awesome time!
(Review ID:9284)

Its a tandem factory

Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving Rated 2 by: bch7773 on 2016-05-18

Pros: It was close to home
Cons: No fun jumpers

Licensed jumpers really aren't welcome there. Nor will you find any. They'll let you squeeze on a tandem load if theres room, but thats it.

Nice people there, but they are there to do tandems and thats it.

(Review ID:9040)

Extremely unprofessional!

Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving Rated 1 by: gtrmtx on 2016-03-21

Pros: convenient to tyler area
Cons: everything else

I live 20 minutes from here. I drive 180 miles one way to go somewhere else. While I never questioned my safety while jumping with them, I adamantly preach to people that I will never be back and they should never go to that place, and for several reasons. First of all, if you are a beginner student this drop zone will swindle several thousand dollars from you. They require seven tandem jumps. SEVEN! They even told me that I wasn't as stable as they would have liked on my second tandem, and wanted me to REPEAT A TANDEM?!?!?! ($250 more for them!) I went to iFly up in Frisco and spent two minutes working on stability, then tried to call them back to schedule my next jump (didn't know better yet) and they screened their calls! No explanation why (but seriously, who screens calls from a potential source of income? I promise I'm not weird or anything, and as far as I know I did not say or do anything to justify such horrible treatment). I left a voicemail that morning, hadn't heard back by the afternoon, tried calling again, no answer. Immediately called again from a friends phone, and they answered within 3 seconds. I told them wrong number. Found out a while after that that they also own a roofing company and a buddy of mine still hasn't been paid by them for six months of work. After my own personal nightmare with those trashy people I started driving 180 miles from home to TSC in Lexington. So much better! My first jump with them was AFF 1 and I was a natural! My next jump will be number 13 and I am on track to have nothing but fun jumps left to do for my A license; my instructor told me I'm one of the fastest progressing students he has ever had (and yet ETS wanted me to repeat a freaking tandem). The people there are extremely friendly and knowledgeable and I highly recommend going to a drop zone where you are treated with at least the minimum amount of dignity. This drop zone has unfortunately been unable to grasp the concept of professionalism. Stay away from this place!
(Review ID:9003)

An exciting/fun jump guarenteed

Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving Rated 5 by: Mr.mike on 2011-07-22

Pros: Friendly, move at your pace, make you feel comfortable, safe, really good people
Cons: None

For my 21st birthday I went to Skydive East Texas to do my 1st ever jump. These guys were super professional and extremely friendly. I was a bit nervous so I kept asking questions and they never once acted irritated. They answered my questions thoroughly and enthusiastically and gave me great tips (chewing gum to pop my ears on the way up). Wore a smile the whole time and put my mind at ease. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in jumping :) A++++++++++
(Review ID:6606)

Nicest, most professional people on earth

Skydive East Texas/East Texas Skydiving Rated 5 by: melliek322 on 2011-07-09

Pros: Professional, courteous, caring, safety-conscious
Cons: NONE

It's unfortunate that one person had an unpleasant experience. However, I SERIOUSLY doubt that they were ever rude-it's just simply not in their character to be that way. I feel this person just didn't get an answer he wanted. Both my husband and son have skydived with Cori & Lee and found them to be the most professional, courteous, safety-conscious people around. My family thinks highly of Cori & Lee and will continue to skydive with them.
(Review ID:6561)

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