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Skydive Kansas

Average Rating: 4.42
4.42 out of 5 based on 12 user reviews

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Osage City Municipal Airport (K53K)
Lat: 38.6343819
Lng: -95.8017917

1613 East Laing
Osage City, Kansas 66523
United States

785.840.JUMP  (8331 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-01
1 Cessna U206F

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 120 USD
Tandem: 210 USD
Video: 85 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 11000 ft


Open weekends year round and some weekdays during the summer. (Call first during winter months.) Large carpeted indoor packing area. Nice lounge area with heat, A/C and hot shower. Family-oriented DZ with kid play area and concessions. Offering training for student skydivers, coaches, tandem instructors, examiners and riggers.


  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Coaches
  • Shop
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Would recommend it to anyone living in the area!

Skydive Kansas Rated 5 by: ErrHuman on 2014-07-21

Pros: Brilliant friendly atmosphere
Cons: The usual with smaller dropzones, Kansas wind

I started as an AFF student last Fall, got caught out by the winter, and finally got my licence last summer, and sadly had to move on. Its a fabulous place to learn to skydive in, and everyone is super-friendly and always willing to answer my stupid beginner's questions. In fact everyone was so friendly that I was nearly always able to hitch a ride for my carless self out from Lawrence. Kansas can get a bit windy though, but thems the breaks!
(Review ID:8587)

Awesome people = Awesome dropzone

Skydive Kansas Rated 5 by: Stearny on 2011-12-19

Pros: Awesome coaches, tandem instructors, local upjumpers
Cons: C-182 (if you are not into cranking out jumps its enough for me)

I am a local upjumper and got my license at Skydive Kansas (so my opinions might be a tad bias). My mother, father, and sister have all made tandems at SDK. There is typically a nice mix between tandem students and experienced upjumpers. I have been to other dropzone across the country and have not found nicer people who genuinely care not only about your safety but also about you personally. Everyone that walks through the door is a friend.

For experienced jumpers there are a couple of drawbacks that accompany a smaller dropzone (limited gear rentals, lower capacity, and rather strict WL limits).

There is a dropzone about an hour closer to me than SDK, however; the people make the extra drive worth it. SDK is a great place to make a skydive!

Blue Skies

(Review ID:6959)


Skydive Kansas Rated 5 by: pvusmcsniper on 2011-09-17

Pros: Friendliness
Cons: Landing!

I just started my adventures in skydiving, and am pursuing my license thru skydive kansas. I am very lucky to have found such a great dz with extremely easy-going staff, and reg upjumpers who love answering questions about almost anything. I don't feel like an outsider, and EVERYONE is respectable and kind to each other which is awesome! Since I am new, I didn't know that the landing area at sdks was (considered by many in the sport) very narrow and short, but I think that only makes me to be more accurate. I landed my own canopy on my first AFF with no problems, so I have confidence anyone can do it! I will admit, this was not my first DZ, but the first DZ I went to (I will not name) ignored me, and I sat by myself, in their hangar, twiddling my thumbs. No one said hi, and eventually I left just as I came; unnoticed and unimportant to them. I am really glad I found SDKS... now it's like my weekend family/home!
(Review ID:6768)

Great crew...had a blast!

Skydive Kansas Rated 5 by: jhamlin on 2011-04-04

Pros: friendly, sense of humor, informative, supportive, excited
Cons: Only 1 -- my goggles were poor. They would not stay tight and fell off during free fall

This was my first experience with sky diving and everybody at Sky Dive Kansas did a great job of making my experience one I will never forget. Jen was great! Doug was amazing and I will ask for him by name next time. The best advice on the day -- "You want to keep the furniture in the middle of the room" - Doug... Emily did a fantastic job with the photography too. From the time we showed up to the time we left I felt like part of the family. I can't wait to do it again! Thank you Sky Dive Kansas for a great day!!!
(Review ID:6305)

Family DZ

Skydive Kansas Rated 5 by: Jumper519 on 2006-10-22

Pros: Normally 2 Aircraft, Great People, Good Student Program.
Cons: Wind (it's Ks), narrow landing area but good outs.

Just attended the Brian Germain Canopy Course @ Skydive Kansas. Like always a very professional atmosphere and fun people to jump with and be around. The Course was fantastic even though we got less than one day of jumping in due to rain and wind. Jumpers from this part of the country missed a great opportunity if they were not there. Thank you Jen and Jeremy.

Safety is always the priority. Some may complain that Jen's policies or rules are too strict, but it's her show. If you got less than 500 jumps and want to load your canopy over 1.5, I don't want to be around you either. Otherwise...check 'em out!

(Review ID:3478)

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