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Skydive Temple

Average Rating: 4.80
4.80 out of 5 based on 40 user reviews

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Salado Airport (73TA)
Lat: 30.9207397
Lng: -97.5397311

15771 South I-35
Salado, Texas 76571
United States

254-947-4825 (fax)  (14464 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-24
Grand Caravan

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

AFF: 330 USD
Tandem: 210 USD
Video: 100 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 12000 ft


Fun, low pressure DZ where the emphasis is on the U in FUN! Pool table, darts, great snack bar. Airconditioned indoor packing and always free beer.


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

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Good Place

Skydive Temple Rated 4 by: RushB on 2014-08-22

Pros: Friendliness, everyone knows each other, great instructors/staph
Cons: Grass runway

I learned to jump here. I have jumped at Spaceland Rosharon, Sd Dallas, SD San Marcos, SD Chicago, and many others. Most DZ's put tandems out at 10,500 then licensed skydivers go higher and make another jump run for safety. It's to allow the tandem passengers to land before fun jumpers. Bonfire builds comraderie and allows friends to mingle and have a couple beers. I still jump at SDT a few times each year. Good place with good people.
(Review ID:8628)

There are better places

Skydive Temple Rated 2 by: txjumper1983 on 2013-09-25

Pros: Free Beer
Cons: Altitude for Tandems

First of all, tandems only go up to about 10,000ft here. Most dropzones take tandems up to 13,000ft or 14,000ft. It saves money to put the tandems out lower because it uses less fuel. It would be fine if they passed the savings on to the tandem students, but they don't. Tandems here cost about the same as they do most other places and your free fall time is almost cut in half. I think they're banking on the fact that the whole experience is a blur for most tandem students and they don't know the difference. Second, I've seen them put students up in higher winds with more gusts than they're supposed to. According to USPA, students are limited to 14mph winds or less. I haven't seen anyone get hurt yet but the rules are there for a reason and I won't be surprised if it happens. The free beer is nice but overall I wouldn't recommend this dropzone.
(Review ID:8216)

Dope as f- best skydive center in Texas

Skydive Temple Rated 5 by: chillwill on 2013-09-15

Pros: Great environment and people and easy landing area
Cons: none

Best DZ in Texas been to San Marcos and Spaceland but go to Temple because it is my favorite. Nicest and most safety oriented staff and free Shiner on tap when you are done jumping. Hopefully they get another PAC but even without it they are the best DZ in texas hands down; thanks to DZO Mark Pollack
(Review ID:8195)

Mid-size(I think) DZ, right off I-35 with air conditioned pack room/bunk house, snack bar, and chill

Skydive Temple Rated 5 by: joelgibson on 2013-07-24

Pros: Highly competent staff, free beer, friendly people, right off the highway
Cons: none

Not much experience jumping anywhere else, but I've had an absolutely amazing time doing a tandem and completing AFF at Skydive Temple.

The instructors are great, and everyone put up with my 700 questions every time I got stuck on the ground due to wind.

I've heard people call the DZ small, but it's perfectly adequate for me and the dozen or so other neophytes I've seen guiding in canopies like nervous children.

The real sell is the community feel which doesn't do a single thing to diminish the ever present emphasis on safety.

(Review ID:8065)

Super friendly staff, amazing experience

Skydive Temple Rated 5 by: sydneyowen on 2011-03-12

Pros: Proximity to Austin, amazing staff, Shiner on tap, family-type atmosphere
Cons: Can't think of any

I did a tandem at Temple when I was in town for SXSW last year, went home (CSC) and got my license. This year I brought a handful of people two days in a row to do tandems. Mark was awesome in helping us get everything coordinated and we had a seamless experience for a bunch of first time jumpers who were in town for SXSW Interactive.

Phil jumped with most of my friends and he was the perfect balance of professional, friendly and welcoming. I know two of my friends that jumped mentioned they're interested in doing AFF in the future, and I have no doubt that Phil, Wendy and Mark have a role in their positive experience, beyond the skydive itself.

For funjumpers, this is a smaller DZ, but they have great planes. CSC leases out their PAC 750XL from November-April, and from April-November they have a Grand Caravan.

Friendly vibe, definitely made me feel welcome and possibly transformed two tandems into future AFF students. I can't wait to come back next year and bring more people out to introduce them to our sport!

(Review ID:6263)

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