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Skydive New England

Average Rating: 4.70
4.70 out of 5 based on 43 user reviews

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Location:
Skydive New England (Privately Owned) (ME64)
Lat: 43.37116
Lng: -70.92597

Address:
40 Skydive Lane
Lebanon, Maine, Maine 04027
United States

Contact:
207-339-1520
207-339-8865 (fax)
dropzone@skydivenewengland.com
http://www.skydivenewengland.com  (9570 Hits)

Last Updated: 2013-07-29
Aircraft:
Super Otter, Cessna 206

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 329 USD
Tandem: 229 USD
Video: 109 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 14000 ft




Description:


The year 2013 marks the 29th year of operation of the Skydiving Center and School in Lebanon, Maine. Skydive New England is known for its professional, fun and friendly atmosphere. We boast an excellent safety record, and all of our instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and have thousands of jumps.


Our mission:

To provide the best possible Skydive Center in New England for experienced and novice jumpers alike.
To employ state-of-the-art training methods, equipment, skills & knowledge for our students and provide the highest level of excellence.
To always maintain a friendly and fun atmosphere at the dropzone.
To promote safety, friendship and supply the necessary information in an unbiased and truthful manner.

We have a full service Rigging Loft and a Gear Store on site.
Our all new full service onsite restaurant "The Ripcord" features a great new menu. We serve delicious breakfest, lunch and dinner every day and awesome barbeques on weekend nights.
You may camp out at tent city right on the Drop Zone. We have clean restrooms and hot showers available for you to freshen up.
We also offer lodging in our newly renovated Guest Rooms! RV parking is also available. If you're not into the camping scene - don't worry, we have plenty of motels only 10 - 15 mins away.

We have a great bonfire every night and live music on most weekends. There are plenty of awesome hiking and biking trails in the surrounding woods!! Whether you come here to make your first jump or to enjoy super swoops on our large swoop pond, Skydive New England has it all!!!


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
  • Pool

Upcoming Events:

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Most Recent Photos

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Most Recent Video

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Had an awesome time!


Skydive New England Rated 4 by: jumpher10 on 2011-10-13

Pros: Beautiful area, Private airport. Facilities
Cons: cliquey, some staff need to relax and smile more

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I went to SNE for the first time ever, it was during the Tiki Bar boogie. First off I was impressed with the facilities when I first arrived. It seemed like a really fun place. My first of 2 complaints, is that upon registration for the boogie, t-shirts werent a part of the package. I'm just wondering what I paid for? Yea yea, the booze, but other than that? The partying at night had lived up to the hype that I had been hearing for the past couple years. It was pretty awesome. But be careful, I've heard of girls choosing not to attend this boogie anymore b/c they feared for there safety. I'm not surprised, I witnessed some drunks have no boundaries. So if you want the chicks to keep coming, settle down a little people(not sure how much of this is really the DZs fault). My other complaint is that it felt very cliquey there. Some people didn't seem to inviting of others in there group of jumpers or just in general conversation. I watched this happen a few times, even to me. High five to manifest! Nice job! Don't let my feedback fool you, I did have a great time! I'll deff be back. Best wishes to Carp!
(Review ID:6848)


I'm one of the DZO's


Skydive New England Rated 5 by: maggs on 2010-07-17

Pros: The Place is like heaven
Cons: They dont have 12 months of summer

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Mr. Deathwish with 42 jumps probably will not be a skydiver very long if He has any complaints about our kick*** DZ. And "leashed" dogs are always we welcome (so you dont have to land in landmines). We let the women run free.
Toughen up Phenelope.

(Review ID:5837)


READ BELOW...


Skydive New England Rated 4 by: deathwish603 on 2010-07-12

Pros: awsome view, easy to locate your landing, even if U R far away ! Nice nite life !
Cons: NOT A DOG FRIENDLY ANYMORE, short season and a weather is changing so quick...

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My AFF was a little sloppy, cause every jump I made was with a different instructor, and the landing area is full of surprizes, which gives you another reason to work on your accuracy!!! The rigging service is a little slow, and you have to go there and get on their asses about it, and it looks like they dont care, and you always have to wait: for food, bathroom, showers, loads...
So if you coming here, leave your dogs at home, bring your own gear and be patient, very patient...May have some ups and downs but its my home DZ and I like jumping here, when my dog is not around...

(Review ID:5831)


My First Skydive


Skydive New England Rated 5 by: deathmoon on 2009-10-28

Pros: Excellent staff, great training
Cons: n/a

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I took Level 1 AFF at SNE and the entire staff was excellent! The jump was great, the time that was spent as part of the debrief was phenomenal. Great place, close to home, great people.
(Review ID:5454)


The best!


Skydive New England Rated 5 by: debdebtig on 2009-07-21

Pros: Friendly, Helpful Staff!
Cons: Nothing!

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I've done 2 tandems and 2 AFF jumps and they have been wonderful every time! You can't find a better group of people then the staff there. They make you comfortable all the way through and explain the steps clearly so you can do what you need to do. I've recommended them to all my friends and will continue to do so.
(Review ID:5272)

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