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Skydive Elsinore

Average Rating: 4.82
4.82 out of 5 based on 55 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Skylark Airport (CA89)
Lat: 33.6300225
Lng: -117.3017044

20701 Cereal Street
Lake Elsinore, California 92530
United States

951-245-9939  (29883 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-03-14
2 Super Otters, 2 Cessna Caravans

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 299 USD
Tandem: 189 USD
Video: 90 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 12500 ft


Skydive Elsinore is located approximately one hour away from both San Diego and Los Angeles metropolitan areas, nestled in the scenic Elsinore Valley, home to Southern California's largest natural lake and next to the beautiful Ortega Mountains. Skydive Elsinore was established in 1959 and is the longest running skydiving operation in North America, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2009.

Skydive Elsinore prides itself with having the friendliest staff in the industry. Skydivers locally, nationally and internationally are treated second to none. Everyone who walks onto the property leaves with a smile on their faces. Skydivers commonly refer to Skydive Elsinore as their "home away from home".

Skydive Elsinore's unique layout was carefully planned to offer skydivers ease of use. The 8,000 sq. ft. covered and carpeted packing area with cool misters, offers skydivers UV protection for their equipment and comfort for packing. Adjacent to the packing area is 1.5 acres of plush grass which is the main landing area.The landing area is carefully maintained and is nicer to land on than a well manicured golf course. The aircraft loading area is adjacent to the landing areas. No bus rides, undue sun exposure, or long walks make for the most comfortable skydiving environment possible. Along with these amenities; Skydive Elsinore has beautiful air-conditioned team and video debriefing areas.

But enough about all that - just come see it for yourself.


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Team Rooms
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers
  • Pool

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Best DZ in California

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: fallingIrish on 2014-02-09

Pros: Price, view, weather, friendly, awesome skills camps/boogies
Cons: None

First off, this is the best dz I've been to. Its overall compatibility for tandems and fun jumpers is a HUGE plus. I feel completely comfortable bringing my friends/fam here to get a tandem jump in and not have worry about waiting around for hrs to get on a load. They also can't complain about $189 for a jump, especially with an awesome view of Dana Point/Catalina Island and the mountains. I wouldn't recommend a tandem anywhere else.

As far as fun jumping goes, I have never felt unwelcome at Elsinore like I have at a few other dzs in CA. The block prices make it a killer deal that is next to impossible to beat. There is a large amount of landing area on both sides of the runway. Instructors/Staff are incredible and will make you feel right at home.

(Review ID:8366)

Belly or free fly… or even CRW they have it

Skydive Elsinore Rated 4 by: 03dare on 2014-02-04

Pros: Awesome vibe and always load organizers on the weekends!
Cons: Packing area can get a bit crowded on busy days

The recent addition of weekend organizers for both belly and free fly is awesome! Instead of trying to find other belly flyers, or trying to find someone to help you with your sit fly, there are organizers who bring the other fun jumpers to you!
The EXCEL camps are awesome too! As a newer jumper it is an amazing learning experience to be able to do 2 ways and four ways with actual competitive skydivers and even debrief after. oh, and thats free of charge!! (minus the jump of course!)

(Review ID:8362)

Great group of people, great atmosphere, safe instructors

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: glennryan13 on 2014-02-04

Pros: Great instructors, friendly environment, nice views, lots of events!
Cons: Could use some more food

Having done my first tandem at the shoddy and overpriced skydiving business in Camarillo, it was refreshing to see a dropzone where I felt confident in my instructors and gear. These guys know what they're doing and are all about having a good time while maintaining the highest level of safety possible. I ended up doing my AFF here and ever since I have never felt the need or desire to go anyway else. There's always a great group at the dropzone, and events such as skills camps, competitions, and parties are held frequently. Everyone is extremely welcoming, and the dropzone really is a community. They have some food, but it's pretty basic. I wish they bbq'd some tritip or something on weekends, but at least there's an In-n-out right down the road!
(Review ID:8361)

Best DZ vibe around, great weather, excellent people

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: pajaritoprime on 2014-02-04

Pros: Beautiful Ocean/Mountain views. Great Planes, Best People!
Cons: ?


So I learned everything I know thus far at Skydive Elsinore. I did my AFF here as well as another hundred jumps. I have been to a few other dropzones in my time but Elsinore is by far my favorite. It has a huge student landing area, meaning I'm always feeling safe regardless of winds, canopy traffic.

The people here are the best. Everyone is quite friendly to us new jumpers and is willing to teach, coach, discuss safety, review video and jump. Nightlife is great as well as there are always a bunch of different people hanging out after the sun has set. I've stayed in the bunkhouse quite a few times as well camped on site, and the facilities are excellent.

I would highly recommend Elsinore to anyone from newbies to tandems to SkyGods, though I'm sure most have already been here!

(Review ID:8360)

Great place to learn!

Skydive Elsinore Rated 5 by: borneomj on 2013-07-09

Pros: Friendly knowledgable staff
Cons: Spelling skills...please, not another "couch" jump ;-)

First off I will put out the disclaimer that I only have 29 jumps and have never jumped at another DZ. With that said, I feel very comfortable recommend Elisnore to anyone that wants to learn how to skydive. I have worked with 16 different instructors and coaches during my short career and everyone of them has been professional, knowledgable, and friendly. I am continually impressed with the level of instruction and the entire staff's genuine concern for the customer.
For example, my first jump I let up on the flare at landing and hit hard I couldn't wear a boot to work for a week. Lisa, the kind woman that picks me up when I land in the boonies, was very concerned and ensured I was in fact alive and ok. Then the staff got me an ice pack for my foot. I have heard of other places where newbies get critcized, not at Elisnore. The staff will let you know you screwed up but in a constructive manner that is aimed to make you a better, safer skydiver.

That brings me to my 2nd story, On one of my first few jumps I landed pretty close to the runway and the wind picked up my canopy and dragged me a few feet onto the runway. Obviously this wasn't intentional and it is potentially very dangerous. I had a talk with Lob (sp?) and he taught why we want to avoid the runway, how to make minor corrections on final, and then another staff member taught me how to rapidly collapse my canopy if the wind catches it. Again, very proffesional and constructive critism.
This past weekend, 1st time jumping after getting my A-License, I showed up to the DZ and was going to do more solos...since I don't have any buddies to jump with yet. Sydney, a kind soul that always remebers my name, told me about the Excel coaching session that was going on that day. It was an awesome experience doing 3 and 4-ways the first weekend I had my A-License and getting great coaching for free.
The moral of this story is that Elisnore is a great DZ and all the people (staff, jumpers, Tony the hot dog guy) are awesome.

(Review ID:8034)

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