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

Mile-Hi Skydiving Center

Average Rating: 4.03
4.03 out of 5 based on 39 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  (10285 Hits)

Last Updated: 2007-04-15
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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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)


Nice place


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 4 by: jumpher10 on 2011-10-14

Pros: Nice, professional facilities
Cons: trailer ride to the plane and back after your jump

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I visited Mile-Hi recently and had a nice day of jumping. They had excellent facilities, very clean and neat. Lots of technology. Tv's everywhere for manifest, and for tandems waiting to jump who get to enjoy some television. Lots of room to pack. Friendly people, hott girls and lots of fun jumpers! My only complaints would be the trailer ride to the plane and back to the hangar after your jump. Especially the ride back, everybody stepping and falling all over your canopy. Due to the set up there, I understand its neccessary right now. I was also shocked at the amount of inexperienced jumpers doing bigger ways. Seemed very dangerous. I really enjoyed the scenery. Awesome rocky mountain backdrop! Overall, it was a fun time! I'd go back if I'm ever in the area again.
(Review ID:6851)


Great dropzone, get there early!


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 4 by: guitar_nut on 2011-08-23

Pros: Beautiful views, great instructors, nice aircraft, and friendly staff.
Cons: Gets busy, sometimes takes several hours between loads. Rental rigs can be scarce.

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I'm currently working on my A license at Mile-Hi. The AFF instructors were great and the coaches have been fantastic. The canopy course is especially helpful. The experienced jumpers I've met will take time to help or answer questions. It gets VERY busy on the weekends, so I recommend getting there as soon as they open if you want to get in more than one jump. During peak hours, it can be tough to get a rental rig. I would guess owning your own chute makes more jumps possible.

The view during free fall can't be beat!

(Review ID:6700)


Friendly professional environment.


Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Rated 4 by: TSmith on 2011-06-30

Pros: Professional staff, Large packing area. AC lobby...
Cons: Left and Right landing pattern.

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My son and I visited Mile-Hi in June. He had just returned from military and needed to get back in the air/recurrent. We first went on Sunday. The otter was flying and the vibe seemed positive. We were welcomed by staff and given all of the necessary briefings after completing all of the required paperwork. One staffer was slightly in error on reserve repack requirements but was quickly brought up to speed by another staffer saving us a dispute over dates. This was NOT a negative. We are all human and make mistakes. The fact that it was quickly and professionally addressed/resolved is good stuff.

The winds that day had gotten pretty rough so we never did get to make a jump. We returned with a couple of guys from another drop zone the next day. They didn't have their paperwork in order and were held from jumping until verified. I felt bad for them but I wasn't upset with the DZ for maintaining a standard. It may seem to be picky but they have a program and they stick to it. I respect that.

The instructors that I met were very professional and experienced. Nobody spoke down to us (me a D/TI and my son an A). The primary concerns were safety and having fun. Isn't that what's important?

We met other skydivers, local and out of townies visiting. Managed to make some jumps with another visitor and all had a great time.

I felt that this was a very good environment for both the new and experienced skydiver.

The building/hanger was well equipped with space and items as well as TV, snacks and games to occupy the non jumpers. The King Air was awesome.

The things that only slightly bothered me were that the flight pattern is both left and right depending on where you are on the load. I am use to having things one way... Since there were only a few of us it didn't matter much but if the groups were larger I think it would have gotten confusing. But I have an open mind so maybe it works. The trailer ride was interesting. I'd never had to be transported to the loading/landing areas. Again, open minds... All in all these were not issues.

This is a great drop zone. Like most bigger operations, they have established rules. Be prepared to show your paperwork and gear to confirm you are current. I will definitely jump there again if I return to Colorado.

(Review ID:6538)

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