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Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales

Average Rating: 4.16
4.16 out of 5 based on 37 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Lake Wales Municipal Airport (X07)
Lat: 27.8938056
Lng: -81.6203889

Address:
440 S. Airport Road
Lake Wales FL, Florida 33859
United States

Contact:
863 678 1003
863 678 1409 (fax)
LakeWalesSkydiving@gmail.com
http://www.FloridaSkydiving.com  (17356 Hits)

Last Updated: 2012-12-16
Aircraft:
Super Otters & Caravan

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Forbidden

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 1295 USD
Tandem: 149 USD
Video: 95 USD
Jump Ticket: 21 USD to 14000 ft




Description:


"NEW management" We will be hosting many events, including 2013 Collegiates in December. All student programs are available. Open 7 days a week October-April and summer hours Sat&Sun. Other days by Appt. Please come check us out for a FUN TIME for 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

Upcoming Events:

Start Date End Date Event
2015-01-14 2015-01-21 JUMPCATION 2015
2015-01-16 2015-01-18 How to be a better camera man/woman

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Most Recent Photos (See all 7 photos)

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Most Recent Video

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Florida's most welcoming and friendliest DZ


Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales Rated 5 by: daenjel on 2014-10-27

Pros: Good vibes, friendly and professional manifest, awesome staff, new facilities, great packing and hang out areas
Cons: nothing

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Jumped here for a couple of days. After having seen other more popular DZs in Florida - I knew that this is the place to be! Everyone there (from manifest, packers, coaches to the pilot) is incredible welcoming and helpful, doesn't matter how many jumps someone has. No showing off or any cliques. Open relaxed atomsphere with true skydive spirit at proper facilities. And as the Qatar National Team is training there all year around plenty of opportunity to go up also during weekdays. Will come again for sure! Thank you Lake Wales
Btw: Go to Mani's for great steaks :)

(Review ID:8671)


Must see central Florida Dropzone


Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales Rated 5 by: flychick89 on 2013-11-20

Pros: Quick, clean aircraft, mostly clean facilities, friendly and knowledgable staff
Cons: Showers were ok

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This place is awesome! A friend and myself both had the pleasure of jumping tandem with Pip, who was phenomenal. He eased the fears and provided a sense of comedy and passion for the sport that you don't see every day. The process was fairly quick, and everyone was extremely nice and made small talk to pass the time. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a tandem, as well as those looking to make a number of fun jumps. There are frequent Groupon deals, which makes it a great value for the size of the aircraft you jump from!
(Review ID:8298)


A perfect mix, good facilties and very friendly.


Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales Rated 4 by: flyngrudy18 on 2013-02-22

Pros: Very friendly, good planes, excellent packers.
Cons: No food and bar facilities.

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I' have been there only one day, I' made 3 jumps.
You can feel the friendly and relaxing atmosphere as soon to walk in, from the manifest, manager and jumpers.

Once I' was on plane, climbing at altitude I' realized why the call it Lake Wales: there are a lot of water pond everywhere.

The landing area is good, the packer they working very good.

The only downside is the fact there's no food and beverage facilities on place.

(Review ID:7812)


Great atmosphere for all experience levels!


Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales Rated 5 by: hmatousek on 2012-12-27

Pros: Great landing area, perfect for newer jumpers
Cons: None

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I have been jumping at this dz for the past 5 years. It changed ownership in 2009 to a not so fun jumper friendly dzo. In 2011 that changed and Lake Wales is back! There is a great vibe on the dz for everyone. If you are coming to Florida for a winter break this is a great place to visit. There is a bunkhouse on the property if you need a place to stay and a campground if you travel with your home. The dz is adding new amenities as it grows so call if your questions are specific.
(Review ID:7762)


No Pressure place to jump


Florida Skydiving Center/Skydive Lake Wales Rated 5 by: fly4jumps on 2012-12-16

Pros: Facilities, Airplanes, HUGE Landing Area
Cons: No ATM onsite

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Very accommodating dropzone for fun jumpers... Can't beat $21 to 14,000 anywhere in the area IF you remember to bring cash with you! I've even witnessed them add a few minutes to the call for people packing to get on loads.. The say they'll fly anytime a group wants to come out with a minimum of 8 jumpers on the Twin Otter (they have 2 of them). Didn't see many tandem students when I was there... the priority is clearly us.
(Review ID:7754)

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