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Skydive Spaceland

Average Rating: 4.55
4.55 out of 5 based on 55 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
BB Airpark (TE88)
Lat: 29.3569417
Lng: -95.4594028

Address:
16111 FM 521
Rosharon, TX, Texas 77583
United States

Contact:
281-369-3337
281-369-0431 (fax)
manifest@skydivespaceland.com
http://houston.skydivespaceland.com/  (13144 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-01-06
Aircraft:
DeHavilland Super Twin Otters, Super Caravans, Super Skyvans

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 150 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 14500 ft




Description:


Don’t bother with online skydiving resellers that might send you hours away to jump–skydive with the best! Our family-owned business has been training world-class sky divers in the Houston area for more than 14 years. We offer the most modern facilities and gear, and the safest and most efficient way to learn to sky dive with our exclusive Tandem progression and Skydiver Training Program (STP). And we have multiple full-time turbine aircraft and organizers every weekend for our awesome fun jumpers!

Facilities:

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

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Great place for jumping!


Skydive Spaceland Rated 5 by: MISFIT5 on 2014-01-21

Pros: Facilities & personalities
Cons: surrounding area but that's not why you are there.

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I have nothing but good things to say about the drop zone and the people you will meet there. I would / will recommend Spaceland to every jumper I know and I will be going back for more!
(Review ID:8346)


Don't go anywhere else if you live in TX!


Skydive Spaceland Rated 5 by: offaxis on 2013-08-06

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing

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I actually had two other skydiving locations I thought about going to first as I live in Austin, TX but after a little research and speaking to a few local jumpers I came to spaceland. I could not have made a better choice. As far as I'm concerned this is now my home dropzone.


(Review ID:8091)


A friendly and progressive big dropzone.


Skydive Spaceland Rated 5 by: flyngrudy18 on 2013-05-21

Pros: Planes, professionalism, friendliness, facilities.
Cons: None.

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I' had the opportunity to jump at Skydive Spaceland, Rosharon last Sunday, it was a really good experience.

Starting with manifest staff, the jumpers, packers, everybody was very friendly, and make me feel welcome.

That day they have only one Otter running, the turn around was fast enough, they have a nice swoop pond, and a good green landing area. In simple words: a nice dropzone, if you are in Texas, a must place to jump.

(Review ID:7923)


A great DZ that can move alot of jumpers


Skydive Spaceland Rated 5 by: SkyHighFreeFly on 2013-04-01

Pros: Multiple big aircrafts, AC and carpeted packing room, friendly staff, nice rental gear
Cons: A bit cliquey, student and tandem focused

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I went to spaceland for my AFF and have been an A-license jumper there for a while now and about to move onto my B-license. They had excellent instructors through the whole program and definitely made the experience fun. I would go once every couple weeks and do 3-6 jumps a day. They are all very safety conscious and really stressed doing gear checks, pin checks, and knowing what do on malfunctions. On the weekend they were very busy so sometimes the instructors had to switch between multiple students or go on a tandem jump which slowed things down but they were just too busy. Their student rigs are all javelin containers with Sabre2 up to 230 sq ft and Navigators up to 280 or 300 sq ft with Cypres 2 AAD. They let the students use the cheap goggles and helmets, Alti-track or Viso 2 altimeter, and they have a rack of Bev Suits to grab your size. I'd recommend buying the basics (helmet, goggles, altimeter) when you start the program. After you figure out what kind of jumping you like get a jumpsuit (freefly or relative work).

Once I got my license I continued to rent while shopping for used gear which I regret. They reserve their rental gear for students, so if I went on a weekend and they had tons of students I had to wait till they were gone to use one of their rigs. If I could do it again I would have purchased a rig sooner to avoid the waiting game. And when they're swamped like that it takes a while for the packers to get to your chute. Nothing against them, they just don't have enough packers for the amount of jumpers that they move. During the week if the weather's good they'll fly 1 plane a day and on a good day have about 10 loads. On the weekend during good weather they'll be flying atleast 2 planes, sometimes 3, and I couldn't tell you how many loads. Probably 50+. They fly a supervan, twin otter, and sometimes a skyvan. They also have a cessna that they sometimes use to look for chopped chutes.

The facility is very nice and well maintained. There are two couch areas to chill. The packing room is large, carpeted, and air conditioned. There are several TVs all over the place with GoPro connections and lockers to store your gear. There's a deli upstairs and a viewing area out back on the patio with bleachers and tables. The experienced jumpers (C-license and up) can land on groomed grass right in front of the DZ. Newer jumpers land just off to the side and hike it in on a mowed pathway. There's also a swoop pond if you're feeling frisky. There's a board that they update with the winds at altitude and there are several overhead maps and a tetrahedron to guide the spotting and landing pattern. The only drag is that it's about 30 minutes away from everything, but there's no such thing as a dropzone in a popular area so it comes with the territory. They have a bunk room for people to crash in but I live in Houston so I haven't stayed there. There's showers and laundry and if you've ever stayed in a hostel then you know what it's like.

There are all kinds of jumpers here. Tons of tandems and students but there's a large community of flyers that jump here religiously. Mainly belly flyers and fun jumpers but there's no shortage of freeflying and even some wingsuiters. They've started organizing more jumps which is nice to start working on team belly flying but before that it was tough to crack into the family and jump in a group. It's not uncommon to see 20 way jumps and sometimes they'll fill both planes for a 40 way jump. They also have tons of coaches for all skills and have several camps and courses for specific skills. They have camps for small-way, big-way, free-flying, and certified canopy course instructors.

The pro shop here is also very helpful. Kara took the time to teach me what kind of gear to look for and what to avoid. She even helped me design and ordered my my new gear after I found out shopping for used gear is harder than it looks.

Hop and pops are $14. Full altitude (14,000 feet) are $25. To rent gear per jump is another $25. If you buy 3 of the big items through their proshop you can get a day rate of $35 to rent. And if you buy a package of 100 jumps it's $2,200 instead of $2,500 if you bought them individually. It's nice jumping in Houston at 0 feet above sea level so you can get to a higher altitude and have more freefall time. I've jumped in Colorado before and at 11,000 feet we were actually at 18,000 feet density altitude and starting to feel a bit woozy on a long cessna flight. These planes get to altitude in 10-15 minutes depending on air traffic and I've never felt light headed.

As far as the reviews about tandems, my only advice would be to make an appointment for early in the morning and be on time. I had a couple of prior tandems at another facility but Spaceland made me do one more tandem before beginning my AFF just to make sure I was good to go. I made the appointment the day before for 7:30 AM and I walked right on the plane. But if you walk in at noon on the weekend, you may be waiting for a while.

Overall this is an excellent dropzone and I highly recommend it to everyone!

(Review ID:7840)


Cool Place


Skydive Spaceland Rated 5 by: emmett751 on 2012-10-15

Pros: Great DZ all new
Cons: surrounding area kinda sucks

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FACILITIES: This place is top notch, everything is new or nearley new, gear store is well stocked, packing area is the best i've seen (ac, carpeted, tvs with GO PRO cables all over), two different lounging area with couches and tvs, nice back patio area. Landing area is groomed grass (c liscense and above) or high cut grass. And they have a swoop park with a nice pond.

AIRPLANE: Two Sky Vans, A Twin Otter and a Super Van, you've got to be kidding me and theyre all new and super nice.

STAFF: Super friendly, good packers, good DZ briefings.

CROWD: Kinda different here, seem ok but there was a big team event and they kept to themselves (obviously) and everyone else seemed to be on their own program.

Overall: Well laid out DZ, nice scenery, and everythings new!

(Review ID:7676)

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