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Skydive Miami

Average Rating: 4.07
4.07 out of 5 based on 44 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Homestead General Aviation Airport (X51)
Lat: 25.4961996120268
Lng: -80.5506420135498

Address:
28730 SW 217 AVE
Homestead, Florida 33030
United States

Contact:
305-759-3483
305-245-6160 (fax)
skydivemiami@gmail.com
http://www.skydivemiami.com  (16523 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-02-04
Aircraft:
Turbine Caravan

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
Tandem: 249 USD
Video: 79 USD
Jump Ticket: 27 USD to 13500 ft




Description:




Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers

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Great for Tandems, potential students beware


Skydive Miami Rated 2 by: kev6211 on 2015-04-06

Pros: Great if you want to do tandems
Cons: Not for people wanting to get into the sport

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The best thing about Skydive Miami is that its located not too far from the city or the keys. The next best is Brett Scaglione my IAF instructor and Fred Whitsitt the owner, some of the friendliest people I have met.

After doing a tandem every year since 2011, last year I finally decided to get my A license so I enrolled into their IAF course. Thats when the professionalism went down hill. I paid for and reserved my first 3 IAF jumps in advance as well as ground school. No issues with the first jump, however the next 2 were hell. I had scheduled my second jump 1 week in advanced only to arrive and be told that there was a "weather delay" and to wait 5 hours or come the next day. I smiled cause I noticed there wasnt a cloud in the sky, the winds were 5 mph and the dropzone was full of tandem jumpers. I arrived the next day, and my instructor asked why I never showed up the day before. I replied that I was told there was a weather delay. He said they were jumping since sunrise to sundown. WOW!!

The third jump was the following week and this time when I got to the dropzone, no one knew I had reserved a jump for that day even though I called the day before to confirm. So, all the tandems jumped before me and it was a mission to get an instructor to jump with me. Now here comes the good part. Ground school!!

I show up, and again no one had a clue that I had reserved ground school except an instructor in training who came to observe the class, even though I called to confirm the day before. I heard manifest and instructors discuss who was going the do the ground school with me and to my surprise no one wanted to. Finally Brett reluctantly said he'd do it even though he was scheduled to do tandems that day. However, after 2 hours manifest tells Brett that a group of tandems just showed up and that he'd have to stop the class. Manifest calls me to the front and tells me to come back later in the week and finish ground. I abruptly leave as I have had enough. After driving for 15 minutes I turn back to ask for a refund when I get there, the instructor in training who came to observe the class told me he spoke to Fred, the owner and informed him of what was going on. We finished the class, I thanked them for their time and never came back.

(Review ID:8752)


Small Cessna dropzone.


Skydive Miami Rated 2 by: flyngrudy18 on 2013-05-21

Pros: Short distance from Miami.
Cons: Small dropzone operation, no facilities.

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I' have been there because of the short distance (45 min) from Miami, Doral, it was a sunny Sunday, full of tandems, considering the fact is a small operation dz with a single plane, the turn around was very slow.

The approach with manifest was nice and friendly, but it took me about 1.5 hour before getting on a load, the second one was a full hour waiting.
The dz does not have any facilities ( food, gear shop , etc.) other than a couple of vending machine.

If you looking for some big activities,such as FS or FF organizing, is not the place to go.

(Review ID:7924)


Small, professional, friendly dropzone


Skydive Miami Rated 5 by: L_Settlemires on 2013-04-14

Pros: People, equipment, facilities
Cons: Not always enough fun jumpers during the week

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From the first time I walked in the door, the professional staff and fun jumpers made me feel at home. They took the time to fully brief me on all the aspects of the landing area, the obstacles, and orient me to the DZ. I was included in all the jumps from a 3 way up to an 8 way. The other fun jumpers shared their techniques and experiences. The senior staff gave me pointers on improving my skills and finishing my ratings. I had a great weekend and will be back as many times as I can. The folks here are authentic.
(Review ID:7869)


South Floridas best


Skydive Miami Rated 5 by: jan-huje on 2013-01-24

Pros: Excellent skydiving
Cons: Resturant

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I have been jumping since the 80`s. This place is magic..... You have even women Sky-Gods.....

Do I need to say more......

Check it out please!

Greetings from Norway.
Jan-Hugo

(Review ID:7787)


Great for fun jumpers


Skydive Miami Rated 5 by: Johnaler on 2011-04-06

Pros: Everything
Cons: Nothing

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I have no idea what some people are talking about in terms of this place being a tandem factory. The operation is very small, so the plane can only go up when there are tandems available. That's why they are not 100% sure what their hours will be. This is the case at many drop zones I've been to though. However, the scenery was spectacular, the staff was awesome, and the people there were just generally nice. I didn't have a jumpsuit so some random guy sitting on a bench who was waiting for someone to show up with his rig let me use his. I didn't even ask. He just offered it. One of the instructors who very experienced in four way jumped with my friend and I and helped coached us, just to be nice.

The only semblance of a "con" is the fact that when they run out of tandems or don't have enough fun jumpers, they have to shut down for the day... but you are in MIAMI. If you can't find something else fun to do until tomorrow, you suck.

I will DEFINITELY come back here as I can.

(Review ID:6309)

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