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Dropzone: North America: United States: Colorado: Mile-Hi Skydiving Center

Mile-Hi Skydiving Center

Average Rating: 3.95
3.95 out of 5 based on 42 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
2V2 - Longmont Vance Brand Airport (2V2)
Lat: 40.1636714
Lng: -105.1630369

Address:
229 Airport Rd., Hangar 34G
Longmont, Colorado 80503
United States

Contact:
(303) 759-3483
(303) 702-9909 (fax)
info@milehiskydiving.com
http://www.milehiskydiving.com  (19538 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-22
Aircraft:
Super Otter, KingAir, Cessna Turbo 206

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 285 USD
Tandem: 189 USD
Video: 89 USD
Jump Ticket: 22 USD to 12500 ft




Description:


The TwOtter will come online for the 2005 season in April. We have also added wireless internet access so play hookie from work and bring your wireless card! Also for 2005 a new PST regulation pond is being built. More on that later as it develops.

Facilities:

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

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Overpriced supported by bad overall culture


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 2 by: adwilson07 on 2018-01-23

Pros: Scenic
Cons: People, prices, vibe

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You are literally nickled and dimed over every single thing. Jumps are $28 if you have cash extra for card. Rigging and coaching are also way over priced. You are a second rate citizen if you are not a tandem, for example if there is are no chairs left and tandems are standing skydivers will be forced to give up there seats. Just ridicules!

It has the nickname Mile High School for a reason. The people who are regulars are clicky and shallow. If you owe beer they only accept expensive craft beer. Constant gossip and who slept with who bs is everywhere. There are good people there I think they just don't know better but they are about 10% of the people.

(Review ID:9450)


Consistent Dz


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 4 by: manuatea on 2016-10-08

Pros: Aircraft.
Cons: Trailer ride

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I have jumped at Mile Hi many times over the past 20 years. Any drop zone is what you make of it. Great if you want it to be, but if you're a wallflower you will be ignored. Best aircraft around and I'm grateful they are there when other DZ s have come and gone





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(Review ID:9182)


Fast planes but too many cliques


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 3 by: Feetupfreeflier on 2015-07-07

Pros: Great staff very nice
Cons: Lots of cliques, must be a tunnel flier

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I have been jumping at this DZ for a little while now and barely know anyone. People only jump with people they know are good. If you are a fun jumper good luck getting on a load there are typically 2 hour waits to get on a load. They do have fast planes and the staff is very friendly... well most of them. There is a new rule every weekend you must follow. It is a great place to jump during the week but on the weekend if you want to hang out and get to know the jumpers or if you want to be appreciated as a fun jumper then go south. You will feel much more welcome at other DZs.
(Review ID:8819)


Great welcoming DZ, very professional, and good planes


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 5 by: pcbluesky on 2012-06-16

Pros: Great safety culture, welcoming, 2-3 fast planes, big landing area, starts early
Cons: High altitude (take care!), trips to/from planes (minor)

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I just popped in to Mile-Hi today for 3 jumps whilst travelling through Denver. Warmly welcomed with a quick gear check, brief and a reasonably sized waiver (!). Friendly bunch of jumpers with a strong wingsuit group (big BASE community).

Jumped on a hop'n'pop load and was pleased to see everyone doing a pin check in the plane. I was also stopped later in the day when I went to manifest for a wingsuit jump and they have a great system of helmet stickers to make sure that an instructor has checked someone out before they jump camera/wingsuit. Something we could do with more of I think - and it's not red tape it's focussed on making sure that you have the skills to do the jump safely. One of the best safety culture I have seen in the US DZs I have visited.

Huge landing area but you need to be careful - it's at 5,000 feet and the landings are FAST. A few practice flares on your first jump there a good idea.

They have a twin otter and (up to) 2 Super King Airs. The tandems tend to be on the King Air which gives nice separation between fun jumpers and tandems. Particularly good for the wingsuit groups.

About 40 minutes from Denver airport - but a bit out of town. Jump tickets are around $25 but package deals available. Definitely recommended.

(Review ID:7321)


nice first impression, then comes the buisness


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 2 by: helzer on 2011-11-16

Pros: nice air crafts
Cons: trailer ride, staff, enviroment, long waits

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Aircraft are super nice after you pay the exobanate lift price, ride a trailer all the way around the airport on a dry dirt road then stand under the limited shade. This DZ is very much about business, the vibe really is flat. If you are not a local or with your own group, hope you like to jump alone and get ignored at every step, from manifest to landing. (and oh ya the trailer ride back to the small packing area). Will not go back to this DZ.
(Review ID:6916)

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