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Average Rating: 4.50
4.50 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews

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Saumur St Florent (LFOD)
Lat: 47.2548833579819
Lng: -0.108790397644043

Aerodrome de Terrefort
Saumur, 49426

+33 2 41 50 45 27  (3538 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-10-30
Pilatus Porter

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required



two minutes from Saumur's downtown restaurants and famed wines, which are resent on the DZ's Saturday BBQ. A rare DZ on which champions in CRew, RW and freeFly mix it up with students.


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

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Good family club

Saumur Rated 4 by: elreg on 2011-12-03

Pros: Nice area, rhythm
Cons: New amenities!


Since 2014, the DZ has built brand new facilities, for housing, showers and so on, to include a nice sports room, separate offices for briefings/debriefings, and redone packing area.
All the rest, about the coaching, remains.
I fully concur with the previous review, that Saumur is a friendly place.

For skydiving, it is very good. There is a good selection of rigs available for those who need to rent one, but I recommend you come early to be sure you get the one you want.

In terms of coaching, there is some very good staff, but they are not necessarily available for instant, individualised coaching. I recommend you take advantage of the dedicated weeks and week-ends, when visiting coaches are around. In normal circumstances, you are generally left to your own devices and whatever coaching you will get will depend on what the guy was doing at the time. this is true of many clubs, of course.

So in pure skydiving terms, it is a serious joint that gets you up in the air.
By the way, the midday interruption is not due to French laziness but an imposition, from the locals. By rights, they are entitled to a one hour break sometime around midday. Which suits most people fine, actually.

I go there for one week every year and enjoy it. It just happens that people with questionable manners sometimes come too. But that is not a show-stopper.

(Review ID:6937)

I can't wait to go back!

Saumur Rated 5 by: Titanium_Gecko on 2009-11-01

Pros: Very Friendly, Relaxed, Large Landing Area,
Cons: Older/Converted Buildings

I have spent 4 months (Feb-June) jumping at Saumur this year putting in 100 jumps, whilst working in France, and it became a home-from-home! I could not have been made more welcome or made to feel part of numerous families, hence, look forward to going back.
The DZ is situated just above the town, in the Loire Valley, which is a beautiful part of France. It is a small centre (on a quiet, active, airfield) with a single porter but has a large landing area, friendly to foreigners and welcoming to families. A working knowledge of French to be able to explain yourself is beneficial but some English is understood/spoken. The staff at the centre support students, tandems, freeflying, formation, crew and canopy piloting (with visiting instructors). Wingsuit first flights are also supported via an S-Fly Access Instructor. There is a small portacabin-style bunkhouse, area for carvans and tents, a club house with full kitchen and very small toilet/shower area. A lunchtime shutdown for a cooked meal is part of culture, adding to the relaxed atmosphere, but does not affect jumping speed. I've done so many firsts there this year.
A massive thanks to everyone!

(Review ID:5460)