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Skydive Mesquite

Average Rating: 4.74
4.74 out of 5 based on 35 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Mesquite Airport (67L)
Lat: 36.8349756
Lng: -114.0552453

Address:
Municipal Airport
Mesquite, Nevada 89027
United States

Contact:
(877) 246-5867
skydive@skyphoriasports.com
http://www.skydivemesquite.com  (8839 Hits)

Last Updated: 2007-02-26
Aircraft:
cessna 182 full time Caravan part time

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
Tandem: 165 USD
Video: 55 USD
Jump Ticket: 20 USD to 13000 ft




Description:


Come to the drop zone in Nevada catering to experienced jumpers.

Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Coaches
  • Load Organizers

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Most Recent Photos

Hop n Pop Mesquite

Most Recent Videos (See all 8 videos)

Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Tandem trailer Tandem trailer Skyphoria Filmfest 2007 Skyphoria Filmfest 2007 Piglet's big adventure Piglet's big adventure My 500th jump My 500th jump

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Best people/ vibe you can ask for


Skydive Mesquite Rated 5 by: Jkssler on 2014-05-11

Pros: Great vibe, Never any dropzone drama, great DZO
Cons: Only a Cessna in the summer, lack of student rigs

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I started coming to skydive Mesquite last June when I moved to Las Vegas. I came from a few home dropzones that always seemed to be teeming with the drama that seems pretty standard at most dropzones once you've been going long enough (staff and DZO don't get along, fun jumpers have cliques, etc.). I'd say one of Mesquites greatest qualities as a home dropzone is that is has none of that garbage. Brad is an awesome DZO, and pretty much everyone who goes there on a regular basis are friends. It's a place where you could easily show up alone, and find a load to join in about 5 minutes for almost any skill level you are looking for (unless you are looking for very advanced 4 way, i guess).

As far as I can tell there are only 3 cons. First, they only have a cessna from May until about October. During the winter months they get a caravan, but during the summer you would be hard pressed to get more than 4 jumps in a day. As the dropzone needs to pay its bills, tandems will usually take priority (which takes at least 2 of the 4 seats), though Brad will do his best to squeeze in some fun jumper loads if possible.

Second, the DZ often won't make it until sunset due to winds that pop up at about 2 pm (common in the summer) or lack of fun jumpers to fill slots. If you are really trying to pound out a bunch of jumps and get numbers up, you might be better served driving out to LA to Perris or Elsinore.

Finally, there usually seem to be more students or people with gear then gear to go around. I know this is also relatively common, but some of my friends without rigs have been there all day and only gotten 1 or 2 jumps in. If you have it, make sure your bring your own gear! If you don't, get some!

On the whole, if you are in the Vegas or St. George area and looking for a dropzone with a great vibe Mesquite is your best bet. Definitely my favorite home dropzone so far in terms of people/ Vibe.

(Review ID:8457)


Great instruction and good value!


Skydive Mesquite Rated 5 by: Magnus2014 on 2014-05-03

Pros: Competent, serviceminded and dedicated instructors
Cons: Only one student chute

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In a jungle of companys offering the AFF course, Skydive Mesquite stood out as a honest company that seemed more focused on paying forward the passion for skydiving than beeing just profit driven.

Brad and Rocco were competent and dedicated instructorers that followed me through the course and got me up and flying the skies in no time.

I have already recommended Skydive Mesquite to others.

(Review ID:8443)


Best dropzone in Vegas area for all you fun jumpers out there!


Skydive Mesquite Rated 5 by: AlexDias on 2012-02-04

Pros: AWESOME vibe, A true fun jumper's dropzone, great weather
Cons: Caravan is out so jumping from a 206

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I have had the chance to visit four awesome dropzones so far and this one really is too. Got the privilege to be driven from Vegas to Mesquite by two locals, met tons of new very friendly skydivers and did my first jump in the US (yeah don't worry i brought beers along...)!
If you're looking for a very good time to jump or even just hang out with fellow skydivers, in a place where it's never about the profit but just about the fun... Skydive Mesquite is the only place available in the Las Vegas area!
Will definitely come back if I'm visiting again.

(Review ID:7007)


a true fun jumper dropzone, fun and challenging


Skydive Mesquite Rated 5 by: mrfalconfixer on 2011-04-14

Pros: fun jumper DZ close to Vegas
Cons: tight landing area

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Fun Jumper friendly and close to Vegas. The Caravan is there for about 6 months out of the year and you always get good alt to dance with the sky! Good vibe and the DZO still love the sport!
(Review ID:6338)


A great place for fun jumpers


Skydive Mesquite Rated 5 by: PirateDiver on 2011-04-13

Pros: Friendly, fun-jumper oriented, close to Vegas
Cons: Fairly tight landing area, hot in the summer

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I jump at Mesquite pretty regularly and really like the fun-jumper friendly atmosphere. The DZO loves the sport and cares about the jumpers and it really shows. There's a great crowd of regular local jumpers. Mesquite has a caravan part of the year: the large loads, good altitudes and quick turn times are really nice. The landing area is on the airport on top of a mesa and can be a little tight. Summers are hot, but hey...it's the desert. If you're in the Vegas area it's definitely worth stopping by for a jump or two!
(Review ID:6330)

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