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Dropzone: North America: United States: Illinois: Archway Skydiving Center
Average Rating:5

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Location:
Vandalia Municipal Airport (KVLA)
Lat: 38.9914658
Lng: -89.1661892

Address:
RR 3 Box 602
Vandalia, Illinois 62471
United States

Contact:
618-283-4973
archwaydz@aol.com
http://www.archwayskydiving.com  (4651 Hits)
Aircraft:
Porter & Cessna C-182 and C-206

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 289 USD
S/L: 169 USD
Tandem: 229 USD
Video: 69 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 14000 ft




Description:




Location Map -

Facilities:

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

Upcoming Events:

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Most Recent Photos

Scott G / freeflying Couch Freaks / Mr E

Most Recent Videos

A little fun with a large roll of TP A little fun with a large roll of TP Stuffed toys = DANGER Stuffed toys = DANGER It's all fun It's all fun Skydiving Malfunctions Skydiving Malfunctions

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Review of: Archway Skydiving Center


Rated by: krissyrn on 2010-09-19

Perfect place! 
Pros: All of them are amazing, more the eager to help you!
Cons: absolutely none!!!!!!

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I am lucky enough to go thru the AFF program to get my A License. I must say I am a Trauma Specialist so I know a lot of professional people and never once have I been around a group of people that are willing to make every second your there amazing!
I of course just went because it sounded fun and became addicted to the whole thing! I had to go back and to getlicensed to do this all the time, sounded perfect! The crew at Archway is more then professional and willing to make you the best skydiver ever. I love the one on one you get there, making sure your comfortable and know every second of your jump! I recommend this crew!!

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Review of: Archway Skydiving Center


Rated by: ervenwill on 2010-07-30

My first and favorite DZ 
Pros: Atmosphere, safety, instruction
Cons: little out of the way for me

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Brilliant place: Willing and skilled instructors and coaches, every one is safety-conscious; there is no problem for a 25-jumper (like myself) to do a gear-check for any D-license holder (no skygod mentality)

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Review of: Archway Skydiving Center


Rated by: rogera on 2010-07-13

great!!! 
Pros: location, location, location
Cons: im still thinking about this one

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Joe and Gary were great they make you feel at ease, and check straps and equipment atleast 8 times before doing the AFF which is what my son and I did. the only draw back if i can mention it was the camera fogged up and the pics was foggy some to but that is minor. the jump was great and can not wait to go back sunday to do atleat one jump and then the following week do 3 more on my way to getting my A licence. the lz was great and right by the setting area which was coverd for the comfot of spouses, fam, who ever, and they could hang out in the hanger if they wanted to. so YES i highly reccomend this dz!!!

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Review of: Archway Skydiving Center


Rated by: RBM on 2010-03-17

Great Place To Skydive 
Pros: Great people, and wide open landing area.
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Been jumping there 5+ years, has a nice open area for landing, plenty of open outs for off field landings, nice variety of aircraft, Have a King Air, one cessna 206 and one cessna 182. jumpers and staff there are very friendly and helpful and easy to jump with anyone there, needing any help with gear, they have riggers on staff to help., nice crowd of people there to enjoy, like RW, Freefly, Archways the place!

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Review of: Archway Skydiving Center


Rated by: swhuffman96 on 2008-10-15

Visited another great DZ 
Pros: Great people, great airplane
Cons: Location

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I guess I'll be the only person reviewing this DZ in 2008. Weird.
I visited this DZ for the CASA boogie on 10/12. It was an amazing experience. People were quick to introduce themselves and talk about a dive/maneuver. I felt very welcome and was promptly given a spot in the middle of the area to pack. I was doing freeflying and there are a few there, but there were a lot of really good RW skydivers there. The place to be for RW, I would say.

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