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Dropzone: Europe: Spain: SkyTime Castellón

SkyTime Castellón

Average Rating: 4.64
4.64 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Aerodrom El Pinar (LECN)
Lat: 39.9984269516388
Lng: 0.0254917144775391

Address:
Camino La Plana, s/n
Castellón de La Plana (El Grao), 12100
Spain

Contact:
+34.605.92.03.80 / +34.629.08.73.22
+34.964.28.85.95 (fax)
info@skytime.info
http://www.skytime.info  (5684 Hits)

Last Updated: 2012-11-01
Aircraft:
Pilatus Porter B2 H4

Training: AFF, Tandem

AAD: Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 1380 EUR
Tandem: 205 EUR
Video: 75 EUR
Jump Ticket: 25 EUR to 13000 ft




Description:


THIS IS THE CLOSEST DROPZONE TO A BEACH IN THE WHOLE OF EUROPE

Facilities:

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

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You will be welcomed regardless what your level is


SkyTime Castellón Rated 4 by: Brutus on 2014-10-16

Pros: Good vibe, friendly atmosphere
Cons: Only have 1 Pilatus Porter

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Very very close to the beach (less than 100 feet)
Amazing views, friendly people, professional and helpful instructors. Nice landing zone.
You can even make your payment at the end of the day.

Prices have raised a little bit since the last review

27 Euros - individual ticket at 13000 ft

(Review ID:8662)


Really cool dropzone with a friendly atmosphere, great staff and location


SkyTime Castellón Rated 5 by: Purplesmurple on 2014-07-08

Pros: None
Cons: The support you receive, very friendly and professsional

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I did my AFF course here and now I'm jumping every weekend here. I love this place! The staff is incredible, they put a lot of effort in teaching you. The fun, friendly vibe and familiarity you get to experience here can't be beat by any other dropzone and I've been to some other dropzones here in Spain. The scenery is amazing, when you're under the canopy it's just breathtaking to glide above the sea. On the sunset load you get to land on the beach and have the evening beer at a really cool chillout bar. What a great way to end a day full of jumps. I recommend this place without a doubt to everyone, especially for how easy it is to make friends here and the wonderful attention you get from the staff.
(Review ID:8569)


Super nice people !!!


SkyTime Castellón Rated 5 by: jobschouten on 2013-11-22

Pros: everything
Cons: none

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Hey everybody,

I am Job from Holland and I did they AFF course with 6 friends (7 total) at Skytime School.

Did not know what to expect and a little scary ?
But we al had a amazing time and super safe feeling with all of the instructors.

Thinking going back for A license and also for the nice beach and hot weather right next to the air strip.

For sure 5 stars!









(Review ID:8302)


A friendly dropzone by the beach


SkyTime Castellón Rated 5 by: MattKCanada on 2011-05-31

Pros: Great staff; breathtaking views; incredible weather
Cons: Not open 7 days a week, but will accomodate groups

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I spent a few days at Skytime Castellon in May with some friends after completing my AFF at Empuriabrava a week earlier. The experience was unbelievable, thanks in no small part to the amazing staff that took a lot of time out of their day to give me pointers and even jump with me a few times. I only expected to be around for a few jumps, but couldn't leave before getting at least five in each day.

The installations are small and not all that glamorous, but it only adds to the charm of the place. We immediately felt and were treated as if we were regular jumpers, and as is mentioned in the post below, were treated to some amazing home-made paella between lifts.

The drop zone is usually open on weekends or if there are enough people to justify the operations. In our case, we called ahead and five of us was enough to get the Cessna 206 off the ground mid-week and as many times as we needed.

The scenery is incredible and the drop zone is only meters away from a beautiful beach (great for those that are accompanying but not jumping). The weather was perfect and apparently like that year-round.

A very special thanks to Ivan, Carlotta, Sobi and Marianna! I will definitely be back soon.

(Review ID:6440)


Great coaching, rental rig and location; love it


SkyTime Castellón Rated 5 by: rhopstr on 2010-12-01

Pros: Location, staff, professionalism, vibe
Cons: None

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Not one to normally write a review I decided that my experience with this dropzone warrants an exception. I guess you could say I'm a fan.

Me and my friend were able to spend the last Sunday of November 2010 there.

The housing isn't huge or especially slick but I later realized that's part of what makes this dropzone so likeable.

Initial manifesting was thorough but efficient, we got first class and well maintained rental equipment and were at 13000 in no time (C-206 turboprop).

The location is great; you get warm weather all year, clear skies with an ocean view and a mountain view. You simply can't beat it.

The real reason that I'm such a fan is the staff. The people are simply great. I'm sure they run the place for a living but it feels like they're just there to make sure you get great jumps.

I did two coach jumps with the DZO, learned a lot, got a dvd with the video recordings of both jumps and just had to pay a total of 50 euro's: for the coach's jump tickets.

The day we spent there was a quiet sunday, in between the boogies and training camps they host in winter (there appear to be quite a few of them as a lot of clubs / team go there for their winter jumps) but there were enough jumpers around for them to do about ten loads. I ended up doing 5 jumps that day but figure it could have been about 7 if I had really put my mind to it. In my experience that's really nice on a quite Sunday in their slow season.

At day's end the staff decided to cook traditional paella on a gas stove and we were invited to stay along for the meal. That turned out to be our best evening for that trip to Spain.

Can´t wait to get back asap.

p.s. make sure to email them before you head over there as it appears they're not running a 7 days a week operation all year round. Do think they're open all weekends though.

(Review ID:6133)

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