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Skydive City - Z-Hills

Average Rating: 4.74
4.74 out of 5 based on 93 user reviews

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Location:
Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (KZPH)
Lat: 28.2176679084839
Lng: -82.1511268615723

Address:
4241 Sky Dive Lane
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542
United States

Contact:
813-783-9399/800-888-JUMP (USA)
813-783-2171 (fax)
info@skydivecity.com
http://www.skydivecity.com  (32767 Hits)

Last Updated: 2014-01-01
Aircraft:
Super Otters/C-182s

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 289 USD
Tandem: 189 USD
Video: 95 USD
Jump Ticket: 25 USD to 13500 ft




Description:


A great vacation Spot - be here for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter Boogie events. 7 days a week winter, closed Tuesday/Wednesday in the summer.

Facilities:

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

Upcoming Events:

Start Date End Date Event
2016-02-06 2016-02-11 AFF pre-course and Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-02-13 2016-02-15 USPA Coach course by Skydive Ratings
2016-02-13 2016-02-14 FurtheranZe FS Camp
2016-02-18 2016-02-19 Static-Line and IAD Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-02-20 2016-02-25 AFF pre-course and Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-02-27 2016-02-29 Sigma, Strong, Wings and USPA Tandem course by Skydive Ratings
2016-03-05 2016-03-10 AFF pre-course and Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-03-12 2016-03-14 USPA Coach course by Skydive Ratings
2016-03-12 2016-03-13 FurtheranZe FS Camp
2016-03-17 2016-03-18 Static-Line and IAD Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-03-19 2016-03-24 AFF pre-course and Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-03-26 2016-03-28 Sigma, Strong, Wings and USPA Tandem course by Skydive Ratings
2016-03-29 2016-03-31 USPA Instructor-Examiner course by Skydive Ratings
2016-04-02 2016-04-04 USPA Coach course by Skydive Ratings
2016-04-07 2016-04-08 Static-Line and IAD Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-04-09 2016-04-14 AFF pre-course and Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-04-16 2016-04-18 Sigma, Strong, Wings and USPA Tandem course by Skydive Ratings
2016-04-19 2016-04-21 Sigma, Strong, Wings and USPA Tandem course by Skydive Ratings
2016-04-23 2016-04-28 AFF pre-course and Instructor course by SkydiveRatings
2016-04-29 2016-05-01 USPA Coach course by Skydive Ratings

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Awesome DZ!


Skydive City - Z-Hills Rated 5 by: DarGro83 on 2016-01-12

Pros: Free campground, showers, food stand, home cooked dinners, well organized boogies, knowledgeable super friendly staff, g
Cons: I had to go home.

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I first visited Skydive City as a super noob and quickly found that there were plenty of regulars willing to show me the ropes, no judgement. Received lots of free coaching, constructive criticism, and really felt a good vibe.

The Pirate Boogie had some great organizers for 4-way scrambles, huge wing suit flocks, lots of bigways, and plenty of two-way coach jumps. They run 3 Otters, often back to back to back and do night jumps and even high altitude jumps(22K feet).

The evening atmosphere was always a blast with cheap drinks and team tournaments or games every night including cornhole, jumbo Jenga(crowd pleader), drunken Dodgeball, casino night, treasure hunts etc... And this was all kicked off by an all-you-can-eat home cooked meal nightly.

All in all it was such a great experience my first year, I had no choice but to disappoint my family and disappear to Florida for a second year in a row this xmas.

If you haven't been, what are you waiting for?

(Review ID:8967)


Super Friendly and Great Place for all skydiving!


Skydive City - Z-Hills Rated 5 by: CCGV19 on 2014-02-12

Pros: 4 Twin Otters, Staff, Training, lots of FUN
Cons: none

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So I have been all over the place for Skydiving! I have jumped all around New York and Upstate New York, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii, Florida and the Keys, Alaska, Cananda, and Califorina.

Zhills has it all! They Welcome everyone and safety is big. They also are available for teaching. I live in Upstate New York and escape to Florida when the weather at home is too cold and snowy for jumping. I came down for a Boggie and then canceled my flights home because I had so much fun. I have been down 3 times this winter and also stopped at other dropzones in FL including Sebastian, JUMP Florida, Skydive Lake Whales, DeLand. Zhills is my favorite DZ because of such a great mix of people, vibe, aircraft, organizing, training, swoop pond ( I don't swoop yet but its fun to watch ). I did my water training here as well as my Flight 1 and 2 Canopy courses and B License requirements. Made my first Night jumps, Free Fly's, head-down flying, big-ways, and more importantly made lots of friends that I keep in touch with even though I am back in Buffalo.

The name say it all it truly is a "Skydive City" Zhills has great riggers, packers, staff to teach Tandems, AFF, Coaching, Advanced progression, Free Flying, Wingsuiting, and even obtain all or any ratings through Bram and his staff at Skydive Ratings which is on Site at Zhills.

(Review ID:8369)


The friendliest dz I' have been.


Skydive City - Z-Hills Rated 5 by: flyngrudy18 on 2013-12-20

Pros: Friendliness, planes, swoop pound, facilities.
Cons: Food service is limited, very hot and humid summer time.

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When I' say the friendliest dz I've been we have to consider that I' was lucky to travel all around the USA and Italy, visiting the local dz and my home dz is Skydive Sebastian which is famous to be friendly, but, Z-Hills take the friendliness to the next level.
I' was there in may, a nice sunny and hot weekend and was simply nice.
The first jump was an 8-way - 4 points worth for my C Licence, than we had hoola-hoop jump, some 4 way and a little free-fly, than I' become a Muff Brother, a local tradition, which has a long history.
I' met a woman, which I' cannot remember her name, which look at me, wearing my Tonfly jumpsuit and another guy, and she took us head-down with her, what can I' say more?
Technically speaking, they run an Otter in summer, and up to 3 planes in cold season,
they have good packers, gear store, rigging service, swoop pound and a good bar to have a beer after jumping.
The only cons is the limited food service and the high humidity during the summer.
I' do raccomand it? YES>

(Review ID:8311)


Amazing place for experienced and New


Skydive City - Z-Hills Rated 5 by: Wakeb0rd on 2013-11-24

Pros: Awesome A++, Swoop Pond, Large landing area, Friendly
Cons: None

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If you are looking to progress in the sport and are looking for a friendly fun environment then you have found the spot. Z-hills has everything you need to have a great time.
(Review ID:8303)


Average


Skydive City - Z-Hills Rated 4 by: fireflyer1988 on 2013-11-12

Pros: Great location, Lots of outs, Experienced and friendly organizers
Cons: Cliquish, Camera step on otter

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Upon arrival, I was greeted professionally and given a tour and dropzone briefing. But being a visiting skydiver, only a few people were willing to talk to me, even just to make friendly conversation (but I've learned that is to be expected from dropzones that have been around for a long time). The organizers were more friendly and made sure I had people to jump with. My jumps required me to be out on the camera step on the otter, and not realizing that the step was angled toward the ground, I actually slipped off the step and fell before the rest of my group were able to set up in the door. On the other hand, they have great restroom/shower/laundry facilities that they keep clean and well-stocked as well as a pro shop. Elly (with the rating school) was very informative and answered my questions about taking some upcoming courses. There is plenty of room to set up a tent or bring an RV. All-in-all a good experience, other than the cliques and camera step.
(Review ID:8289)

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