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Jumptown

Average Rating: 4.97
4.97 out of 5 based on 30 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Orange Municipal Airport (KORE)
Lat: 42.5662301763537
Lng: -72.2845458984375

Address:
80 Airport Rd., Suite 10
Orange, MA, Massachusetts 01364-2301
United States

Contact:
800-890-5867, 978-544-5321
978-544-5333 (fax)
manager@jumptown.com
http://www.jumptown.com  (12508 Hits)

Last Updated: 2011-05-27
Aircraft:
Super Otter, C-182

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:




Description:


Jumptown, operated by the Massachusetts Sport Parachute Club, emphasizes safety, fun, and a friendly, helpful atmosphere.
We are open Thursday-Sunday plus holidays during the season.
Jumptown has a professional tandem and AFF instructional staff, USPA and SDU coaches, and world-class organizers in RW, freefly, and CRW. We are also a campus for FlockU wingsuit training and organizing.
Our home is the Orange Municipal Airport, home of the country's first commercial skydiving center and host to the 1962 World Parachuting Meet and 1965 Nationals. The Massachusetts Sport Parachute Club has been jumping hard since 1959.

Facilities:

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

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Smaller dropzone with a local feel


Jumptown Rated 5 by: Recap_Correct on 2012-03-21

Pros: Staff
Cons: None

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I finished my AFF out in Colorado and then went to Jumptown to get some coach jumps. Really awesome group of instructors and coaches.
(Review ID:7064)


nice people, great time.


Jumptown Rated 5 by: rxshea on 2011-07-27

Pros: friendly staff
Cons: can't think of one

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First time. Glad it was so awesome. friendly, welcoming, short wait, safe.

Can't wait to go again.

Also I drove 8 hours because my buddy recommended it!

(Review ID:6619)


It's an Otter DZ with the family feel of a single 182 DZ


Jumptown Rated 5 by: Beer on 2010-06-21

Pros: The people, well maintained aircraft, awesome load organizing,
Cons: I'll have to get back to you on that one

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I came up to check it out a couple years ago and haven't looked back.
Just about everyone is friendly. Safety is a big thing here. There is an awesome positive learning environment for newer jumpers. Plenty of coaches and people willing to go up and teach you something.
I quickly went from a 100 jump wonder that could barely pull off a 4 way round to doing big ways (anything from base to floating to last diver)
The aircraft is well maintained and the pilot is incredible.
The student gear is well maintained and is some of the newest gear in the industry. Plenty of rental gear for experienced jumpers too.
Absolute confidence in the rigging loft and packers.
It doesn't matter what type of flying you do, there is always people to jump with and load organizing every weekend.


Multiple packing areas.

Huge landing area, the manicured area is C&D only, but the rest is soft sand. Some areas are a bit rough, but it is forgiving.
Camping and showers.
The food trailer rocks.

There aren't enough good things that can be said about JT.

(Review ID:5787)


Great place to start jumping!!!


Jumptown Rated 5 by: dan7the1man1 on 2009-07-22

Pros: Big Landing Area, People, Load organizers, Frrefly coaching, plane, manifest, fire pit, and many more
Cons: wish i could jump more

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I did my first tandem in may of 2007 and loved it. I couldn't start my AFF until June of 2008. It was great. all the instructors were really friendly and very good at teaching. I got my A license here and I am glad I did.
I have been to a few other dropzones and seeing some of the student gear and the landing area i am glad that I can call jumptown my home dropzone.

They always have load organizers for RW and they also have some of the best freefly coaching.

It is just a great environment to hang out in. I try to make it there every weekend and even if I don't jump it is just fun to hang out.

I definitely recommend this dropzone and you should try to make it out here as soon as you can.

(Review ID:5277)


You feel like part of the family


Jumptown Rated 5 by: n888sf on 2009-07-19

Pros: Super nice group of people
Cons: None

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I don't jump but hang out at Jumptown almost every weekend with my son who started AFF in July of 2008 and now has over 120 jumps. I have seen him progress throughout is AAF and one of the most important things at this DZ for me is, that safety is number 1. It is great fun to be there, because everybody is extremely nice and friendly and the staff is highly trained and experienced. Just look at Billy, the Otter Pilot who is flying at Jumptown since 1984.

Check this place out yourself and I guaranty you will love it.

(Review ID:5263)

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