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Skydive New Mexico

Average Rating: 4.36
4.36 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews

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Alexander Airport Belen (E80)
Lat: 34.6451978
Lng: -106.8336958

Airport Road
Belen, NM, New Mexico 87001
United States

505.864.7942  (16091 Hits)

Last Updated: 2016-11-02
2 Cessna 182s

Training: , S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

S/L: 250 USD
Tandem: 315 USD
Video: 80 USD
Jump Ticket: 30 USD to 10500 ft


A small club-run DZ with a lot of friendly people. We have 2 large landing areas and we can cater to students and experienced skydivers alike. We offer Tandem and Instructor Assisted Deployment(IAD) training for first time jumper


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

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A Desolate Location with a Cold Reception

Skydive New Mexico Rated 2 by: cassella on 2016-05-10

Pros: None.
Cons: Unnecessarily complicated administrative requirements.

When I arrived at the hangar carrying my equipment, I had to explain to the two members of the 'welcoming committee' that I wanted to make a skydive. They directed me back to the office -- located in the parking lot -- to complete their ten-page waiver. On the final page of the waiver, I was supposed to rewrite the last paragraph in my own handwriting (WTF?!). I left, never to return to that dismal operation.
(Review ID:9036)

My new home DZ

Skydive New Mexico Rated 5 by: AirPork on 2013-09-20

Pros: Member (Club) run DZ
Cons: None

I have traveled a bit during my skydive education. I have only jumped at 5 jump zones in 4 different states, but I have a good eye for safety. This DZ gets high marks on the safety brief and separation of landing areas.

The plane and equipment appear to be in very good condition.

The high altitude landings are not to be taken lightly (pun intended). If you are coming from sea level, up-size your canopy 1-2 sizes to ensure a good landing.

(Review ID:8207)

Small Club DZ

Skydive New Mexico Rated 4 by: Jockeyshifter63 on 2012-01-09

Pros: Friendly helpful people, beautiful high desert views
Cons: None that I ran into

Had a chance to visit and had a good time. Happened to get there during an annual Ballon Jump Day. While I didn't get to jump a ballon it sure was hoppin' and everyone seemed to have a good time. Later on they fired up the plane and I was able to put in 3 jumps on their rental gear. Good briefing on the LZ, spot, rules etc. Had a blast and plan to return in the future and definitely for the ballon day. If you are visiting NM, give this DZ a shot.
(Review ID:6988)

A great dz all around

Skydive New Mexico Rated 5 by: dreaming13000 on 2010-04-11

Pros: Very friendly atmosphere
Cons: none that I noticed

I found all the jumpers/staff at this dz to be very friendly and the atmosphere was great. Everyone had a smile. I saw that the tandem instructors spent an amazing amount of time with their students as well as the AFF and coached students. The instruction was very personable and one on one. This is a smaller dz but they did have 2 operating c-182's that looked like they were in great shape (i did not fear the take off :) The rental gear is well maintained and they have a little bit of everything.
the landing area, well the elevation is 5,193ft so get ready for a FAST landing. The areas are away from the hangers but the van is there waiting when you land and their student landing is optimal as there are NO OBSTACLES anywhere (as you are in the middle of the high desert)and there are many many outs! I will definitely be visiting this dz again and I recommend it for fun jumpers and students alike.

(Review ID:5657)

I liked jumping at this center.

Skydive New Mexico Rated 4 by: brucet7 on 2009-06-06

Pros: Friendly people, good briefing for first time at sight.
Cons: Dirt and Desert Winds.

I was in Albuquerque visiting family and brought my chute for a day of jumping. I arrived and found my way to manifest easily. I was greeted quickly and several people welcomed me. After the requisit paperwork, an instructor showed me the landing areas, talked about pattern, and because I jump a sea level, some help on landing at 5200 ft. As I entered the aircraft, I felt confident that it would be a good jump.

The only negative I had was with the pilot, and I personally had no problem. He spotted us short, and was lower than expected. An instructor on the load tried correcting the issue, with some success.

I will bring my gear the next visit to ABQ and I will be sure to visit Skydive New Mexico again.

(Review ID:5161)

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