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Saratoga Skydiving Adventures

Average Rating: 3.55
3.55 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews

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Herber Airpark (K30)
Lat: 43.1817103416816
Lng: -73.635048866272

288 Brownville Rd
Gansevoort, New York 12381
United States

(518) 895-8140
(518) 895 8414 (fax)  (8781 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-10-30
2- Cessna 182's

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 375 USD
S/L: 275 USD
Tandem: 275 USD
Video: 125 USD
Jump Ticket: 30 USD to 9000 ft


Located at Heber Airport adjacent to Airway Meadows Golf course and restaurant. 15 minutes to Glen Falls, 35 to Lake George, 20 minutes from Saratoga Springs. Air conditioned hangar and packing lessons available.


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Coaches
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Bunkhouse
  • Camping
  • Showers

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This is a tandem DZ. Fun jumpers not wanted

Saratoga Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: fogobo on 2016-10-22

Pros: Great views, safe landing areas
Cons: Not for fun jumpers

This is strictly a tandem driven DZ. If you are a fun jumper you may never get on a lift. Internal politics, conspiracy theories, and swearing abound. This is a perfect location for a thriving Cessna DZ, but current management prevents growth. This drop zone needs to be purchased by others.
(Review ID:9188)

Had first tandem here and decided to do student program. Im now working towards my B licence

Saratoga Skydiving Adventures Rated 5 by: driversix on 2015-10-05

Pros: The instructors are great and everyone is extremely helpful
Cons: None

The instructor that was the cause of some of the poor reviews on past has been let go. The instructors that now work at dz are awesome. Everyone there is extremely friendly and you will have an amazing time. Tandems rarely have to wait unless the weather is bad. Experienced jumpers usually can get on a tandem load and if not there are plenty of local fun jumpers who will gladly come out to make a jump with you
(Review ID:8924)

Never again

Saratoga Skydiving Adventures Rated 1 by: Esc01 on 2015-07-31

Pros: None
Cons: Rough landings

The student before me had a rough landing. It should have been a sign.
Instructor came in too fast and at the wrong angle. Ended up with a fractured vertebrae. 6-8 weeks in a back brace and hopefully full recovery in 3 months. Lost 3 weeks of work. Hopefully no permanent damage. Lucky I was paralyzed.
Wish I had read some of these reviews before jumping here.
Never again!

(Review ID:8838)

Lack of skill can't be compensated for with a large ego

Saratoga Skydiving Adventures Rated 4 by: stonecolddude on 2014-05-30

Pros: Great planes. New gear.
Cons: Whining bitchy new fun jumpers

In response to the previous review. The individual that posted has less than 50 jumps Shows up at the dz with the same old new jumper mentality coupled with a fresh commission in the Navy On his FIRST jump he exits the plane over half a mile past the spot only to open low (about 2000 ft) and lands off the DZ. He WAS taken aside and given a stern warning not to do so again. Sorry that you had to wait a whole hour to go up on another jump on your subsequent visit Poor thing. Guess you've never had to wait to make a jump before. As for the altitude you exited at. Well. Everyone else knew it was a hop n pop. Why didn't you ? As for making downwind landings. If you were taught the only "safe" landing is into the wind you have a big surprise coming Most likely in the form of an extended hospital stay or worse, the morgue. As for the practice "handle" you speak of. Know your role newbie. Once you get a rating then your opinion may count. But for now you're just another whining bitchy fun jumper that is having a tantrum because he didn't get his way. Go to the ranch and see what happens there when you pull the same things you have here. Your business is not welcome here "Matt". It egos like yours that we try and avoid because those are the ones mostly likely to be injured or killed Stop acting like a whiny child because you didnt get your way Best of luck
(Review ID:8501)

Take the hit in gas and go to ADK or the Ranch instead.

Saratoga Skydiving Adventures Rated 2 by: Duffimusprime on 2014-05-29

Pros: Close to Saratoga, open 7 days a week.
Cons: Unprofessional, cleanliness, wait time

Saratoga skydiving at first was going to be the DZ for me due to its close proximity. But as I went to the DZ a couple times to jump, I realized that I could not continue jumping here. The packing area is very small, and very dirty. The planes are old and in need of updating. If these 2 alone were fixed I might be able to go back as a fun jumper. Other issues I encountered were through their resident "expert" Jimmy. I received a lot of grief from Jimmy due to me opening low and landing off on my first jump at the DZ (which I did open low, I will admit that). But the week after, I waited around for an hour being told that the next load up was going to altitude, but never did. When we finally went up, only to 4.5k, I was on a load with a static line student where Jimmy was the instructor. Prior to the jump, he decided to get high. Apparently, he also does this with tandems. After his static jumped and then him, I did. After I pulled and started making my way back, he landed downwind, when he didn't need to. I was always told that landing downwind was a serious no-no, and still maintain that mentality. On top of all this, the student who was doing the static line jumps, did at least seven jumps as a static line, and almost failed the jump that I witnessed, based solely on the fact that the practice puller fell out in the plane, that Jimmy made 3 minutes before the plane took off because he forgot. All in all, don't go here. I am really surprised they have been in business so long. They are unsafe, unprofessional, and not fun to be around. Wait until the weekend and go to Adirondack Skydiving adventures, or take the hit in gas and go to the ranch instead. I will not be visiting Saratoga again unless I hear that Jimmy has left.
(Review ID:8500)

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