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Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center

Average Rating: 5.00
5.00 out of 5 based on 7 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Grand Bend
Lat: 43.2876087929378
Lng: -81.721887588501

Address:
P.O. Box 777
Grand Bend, Ontario N0M 1T0
Canada

Contact:
1-800-363-JUMP or (519) 238-8610
skydive@hay.net
http://www.skydivegrandbend.com/  (6770 Hits)

Last Updated: 2017-03-02
Aircraft:
C-206

Training: AFF
AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Not Required

Rates:
AFF: 490 CAD
Video: 95 CAD
Jump Ticket: 36 CAD to 11000 ft




Description:




Facilities:

  • Gear Rentals
  • Gear Sales
  • Rigging Services
  • Covered Packing Area
  • Creeping Area
  • Video Rooms
  • Coaches
  • Accuracy Tuffet
  • Shop
  • Bunkhouse
  • RV Hookups
  • Camping
  • Showers

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Great place, family feel, and right outside of Grand Bend


Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center Rated 5 by: Airik on 2009-08-17

Pros: Awesome people with a ton of experience
Cons: None that I can think of.

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Just started the PFF with Bob and Mary Wright, the owners, and for my first jump I felt like I was in great hands. Answered all of my questions without hesitation, even when I kept asking.

The other reviews all got it right as well! Everything was awesome about it, and they're very safety conscious.

(Review ID:5328)


High Quality DZ


Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center Rated 5 by: Tzineghe on 2009-07-04

Pros: Location, Great Scenery
Cons: No cons

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Confirming all the other reviews. This is definitely one of the best DZ's out there. You are guaranteed to feel at home.
Most recommended.
A +++++++++++++++++

(Review ID:5222)


Still going strong.


Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center Rated 5 by: FB1609 on 2009-03-01

Pros: Great Location, very profesional
Cons: Far from Toronto

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I did my first AFF with Bob back in '83. He was the only one offering AFFs. I had done 7 static lines before that but wanted to do a freefall. I think I was the first AFF student in Canada. Bob was very safety conscious and professional. 25 years later and he is still teaching AFF, says something about his school. I would be willing to bet all of the thousands of students he has trained over the years would recomend his center.
(Review ID:4992)


Great Place to learn and Progress


Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center Rated 5 by: Armour on 2006-06-19

Pros: Professional detailed instruction, Well maintained gear, Great atmosphere
Cons: So many great people to jump with will make your cash flow shrink quickly buying all those jump tickets;)

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What a great place! Every one really makes you feel welcomed there and the instruction safety and attention to details second to none. Bob and Mary Wright the owners are two great people. Their experiences, professionalism, opinions and honesty are something I definitely trust and the extra mile they go makes it by far worth it all.

1 C182 and 2 indoor carpet packing area one in the main building with another carpeted area in the Hanger. Lots of couches to for lounging around in. Couple of picnic tables out side and a gazebo. There are two landing areas both with windsocks and one hell of a great view on the ride up of Lake Huron Grand bend and surrounding farming communities.

Lots of things for non jumpers to do, with the Town of Grand Bend 5 minutes down the road, many beaches in the area, Driving range and Golf course near by. Camping at the DZ or at the Pinery Provincial Park 15 minutes away. Or several Inns located in the area. Lots of choice for food in town

Quite some time ago I did my introductory jump as it was the closes to where I live at the time. I recently had enough money and time to do my PFF so I gave a call the them and talked to Bob for quite a while on the phone the straight up answers and the time he spent really made me feel confident this was the place I wanted to continue to learn at (even though the number of timeís Iíve called and the pain in the ass I could be) Bob was always accommodating. Recently I went out there to pay for my PFF and ended up hanging out there on Saturday and meet some great people (Mat, Brian, Greg , Andrea , Butters)and ask some more information and really felt this was the right place for me (and worth the three hour drive from Toronto). This past few days I started my PFF course and did got in 7 jumps

Bob made arrangements to make these past few days great!! I took off Thursday and Friday from work and pitched a tent there to start my PFF course Having a single plane and many first jump students on the weekends I wanted to get in as many jumps as I could to really build and progress and Bob really helped make that happen. He arranged for pilots to come out Thursday and Friday. (Thanks to Ken and Ernie) on those two day I got 4 jumps done (Would have been more but the low cloud ceiling and winds picking up made the Friday a short jump day) Ken really gives you your moneys worth for the flight and Annís great to sheís one smooth flyer. Thursday I had PFF Level 1 jump done with two instructors thanks to Marry wearing 20lbs of weight (apparently due to my height weight and build I fall like a human brick) then the next 4 jumps were one on one with Bob who really detailed at the points that need to work on the progress well. Saturday was quite a busy day lots of great people around and 10 full loads up. Did two jumps with Mary and she makes it a lot of fun and really enjoyable. So in three day I completed 7 jumps of my PFF course and even jumped my own pack job! Thanks to some great packing instruction by Teresa their multi talented packer, manifester, phone answering Rigger (and to believe after all the she had enough time to catch some suntaning)

The people there are great and are really helpful and encouraging in helping you progress as a beginner. I canít wait to begin working on my ďAĒ and get some jumps in with Mat, Brian and Greg three great coaches there that are really infectious people to be around and have a good time with! This is going to be one expensive but fun summer !!!!

Blue Skys :)

(Review ID:3178)


Great place to learn


Grand Bend Sport Parachuting Center Rated 5 by: berouge on 2004-09-03

Pros: Indepth instruction, small dz feel, close to a small town, good views
Cons: none

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Great instructors and coaches, I did the complete PFF program and there was never a question i had that went ignored.

Incredibly knowledgable staff promoted safety at all times.

I'd reccomend grand bend spc to anyone regardless of the distance.

The family feeling that is from the small dz is a great bonus as well, lots of one on one attention is payed.

The DZ has a c182, bathrooms, showers, camping area and is close to grand bend and pinery provincial park if your interested in any of that.


(Review ID:1786)

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