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Dropzone: Pacific: New Zealand: Skydiving Kiwis

Skydiving Kiwis

Average Rating: 4.57
4.57 out of 5 based on 7 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Ashburton Aerodrome
Lat: -43.9042314314803
Lng: 171.80434512673

Address:
Hangar 3, Ashburton Airport, Seafield Road
Ashburton,
New Zealand

Contact:
0800 359 549
info@skydivingkiwis.com
http://www.skydivingkiwis.com  (1172 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-04-04
Aircraft:
Cessna 180

Training: , Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
Tandem: 335 NZD
Video: 199 NZD
Jump Ticket: 50 NZD to 12500 ft




Description:




Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers
  • Camping

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Great vibe, awesome crew!


Skydiving Kiwis Rated 4 by: bucketlistpilot on 2014-08-13

Pros: Forcefield-like ability to repel poor local weather
Cons: None

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Only a couple of years old but already has developed the ability to train, and more importantly, keep, students in the sport. They go out of their way to maximise the number of sport slots available, and are always happy to organise jumps to suit the level of those who want to play, even when it means having a simpler plan so that all are included. Their focus on fun jumping for everyone certainly plays a big part in the retention of their students.
(Review ID:8621)


Friendly & accommodating


Skydiving Kiwis Rated 4 by: THEPLF on 2014-08-13

Pros: Good friendly contact even for spectators.
Cons: Lack of Refreshments

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I have jumped at a lot of bigger but lesser DZ's. Skydiving Kiwi's is a small but rapidly upcoming drop zone with many great characters & features that you need on this scene. I love the enthusiasm & vibe & would recommend any skydiver or wannabe to visit. Facilities are basic but sufficient & continually growing. Still in it's infancy but certainly a forward thinking outfit...Good Luck with the venture...Blue Skies....WOOP WOOP...
(Review ID:8618)


My new DZ!


Skydiving Kiwis Rated 5 by: Spooner on 2014-06-24

Pros: Friendly Skydiving first attitude
Cons: Gear hire on the busy days

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After the DZ I did my AFF course closed and moved I found myself homeless!

Luckily Skydiving Kiwis (SDK) had just moved moved to their new Ashburton location and were open for business! SDK is an equal opportunity DZ meaning tandems and sportys are more or less given equal share of the skys. I've even seen a tandem (local person) rebook their slot so an out of town sporty could jump.

One morning recently knowing lots of Tandems had booked SDK decided to run super early morning jumps for the sportys just so that everyone got a fly.

Its a people first DZ and you cant ask for more than that!

(Review ID:8548)


These guys rock!


Skydiving Kiwis Rated 4 by: starcruza on 2013-01-29

Pros: Awesome vibe, rad crew, scenery, a real dropzone.
Cons: I couldn't stay longer..

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A small operation, situated just 1 and a half hours south of Christchurch. After a pretty dismal tour of the south island in regards to skydiving - thanks to the greedy tandem factories that rule the skies. I was stoked to come across The Skydiving Kiwis. These guys are putting the fun back into the sport for New Zealand. Jumping all day, barbeques, beers and living up every moment are all standard procedures.
The guys haven't been open for many years yet and things are always being built and improved. This is a place for those that love to fly and don't need lots of bells and whistles. Leave your attitude at the main road entrance.

(Review ID:7797)


Small DZ with alot of love and good times


Skydiving Kiwis Rated 5 by: pepperdingo on 2013-01-23

Pros: Really friendly staff
Cons: Pilatus would be nice

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I love these guys and have only known them for a short time but Lee comes from a vast and extremely experienced background and willing to share his wealth of knowledge with all sport jumpers that come without reservation...

If you want a relaxed fun environment this is it!

(Review ID:7786)

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