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Kapowsin Air Sports

Average Rating: 4.56
4.56 out of 5 based on 18 user reviews

Dropzone Summary | Reviews

Location:
Sanderson Field Airport (KSHN)
Lat: 47.2335556
Lng: -123.1475556

Address:
141 West Airview Way
Shelton, Washington 98584
United States

Contact:
1 (800) Skydive or (360) 432-8000
360-426-8786 (fax)
info@skydivekapowsin.com
http://www.skydivekapowsin.com/  (8249 Hits)

Last Updated: 2008-07-14
Aircraft:
Super Twin Otter, Grand Caravan

Training: AFF, S/L, Tandem

AAD: Not Required

Hook Turns: Allowed

USPA Membership: Required

Rates:
AFF: 275 USD
S/L: 185 USD
Tandem: 185 USD
Video: 100 USD
Jump Ticket: 24 USD to 14000 ft




Description:


Kapowsin has moved to the new location in Shelton, WA. The landing area is enormous and the new hanger is very large. This is a fresh dropzone location only, Skydive Kapowsin has 30 years in the skydive business in the great northwest. The climb to altitude has a great view of Mt. St Helens, The Olympic Mountain Range, Mt. Rainier and The South Sound. The staff is very friendly and experienced. They have world champion skydivers on staff and bring in other professionals to organize and coach occasionally. This dropzone is perfect for anyone interested in skydiving, experienced skydivers or just passing through and want to make a jump.

Facilities:

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

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Awesome place. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. The view!!! Wow.


Kapowsin Air Sports Rated 5 by: rheacock on 2012-11-26

Pros: VERY experienced staff. Family run business, very cool place.
Cons: They could move closer to my home!

I have nothing to compare them to, this is the only DZ I've been to, but here is our experience:

My wife has MS and spends the day in a power chair, but when she was able, she was a bit of a daredevil. For her birthday, I called Kapowsin and asked if they could take her on a tandem. I explained her abilities and requirements, they said "No Problem! We'll take care of her!" They did just that. She went with one of the Red Bull Seattle Skydiver's! Since then, my son and I have been working on our AFF. We attended their recent Halloween party, quite the shindig! Now it's wet Washington winter, but whenever it's clear, we make the trek to Shelton!

(Review ID:7732)


Very lax atmosphere, good peeps, highly recommend


Kapowsin Air Sports Rated 4 by: airathanas on 2012-05-14

Pros: Turbine aircraft, spectacular views, big packing area, big landing area, great vibe, onsite food
Cons: No mainfest calls, no 2 min, hardly any outs, slow pace

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I jumped at Skydive Kapowsin while in on a business trip. The people are super friendly and the vibe is great overall. People were helpful from my arrival and I immediately got on some 10 ways. The views from up top are beautiful and scenic! They are based out of a huge hanger. Lots of packing space and a huge landing area. There is an onsite ATM and a snack bar (cash only). Cheeto was organizing and I was welcomed to jump on some 10 ways. They have a huge, fully stocked beer fridge. I was a little surprised at how lax they were though. No calls for the loads, no 2 min warning. Manifesting was signing up on a piece of paper on a clipboard. No red light; just cut and go without checking the spot. Still, I would jump there again in heart beat and I really recommend it.
(Review ID:7186)


Spectacular views of Mt Rainier and St Helens at this very visitor-friendly dropzone.


Kapowsin Air Sports Rated 5 by: 198rock on 2010-07-29

Pros: Multiple jump aircraft available, shuttle to/from huge landing and loading area, food on site, lots of space in the plan
Cons: Washing State clouds in the morning; lots of jumping in the afternoons and evenings

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While visiting Washington State, I had the opportunity to jump at Kapowsin. Wow, once the clouds burned off, the skies were very clear all afternoon and evening making for fast turn-around between loads in their Caravan and Twin Otters. A very friendly staff, restaurant at the DZ, on-site massage therapist, huge indoor carpeted packing area, gargantuan landing area, riggers and packers available... I even got to do water training at the end of a jumping day on short notice. Oh, and $23 for 13.5 kicks butt. Thanks, Skydive Kapowsin, I'll jump again if I'm ever in the area. Highly recommended if you're in the Seattle/Olympia area.
(Review ID:5865)


pissed off


Kapowsin Air Sports Rated 1 by: armlessassasin on 2010-04-19

Pros: scenery
Cons: policies

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I purchased a tandem dive online. I drove down from seattle but the dive was canceled due to clouds rolling in. I rescheduled. The second time I got the harness on and the wind picked up too high for me to jump.

Frustrated and down 50 bucks worth of gas I asked for my money back only to find THEY DON'T GIVE REFUNDS, for any reason, under any situation. I'd recommend somewhere with more reliable weather and management willing to indulge exceptions. My 2 cents.

(Review ID:5671)


must go when you are in the area


Kapowsin Air Sports Rated 5 by: re2007 on 2010-03-12

Pros: Great staff ,lots of talent, very friendly
Cons: western Washington weather

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I made two AFF jumps there when I was a student.The staff were very friendly,and extremely thorough.It was a great learning expierience.I have since gone elsewere,but I have returned several times.The DZ is a great place,and the people are very tallented.I would probably go there all the time, but I've made some good friends at another dropzone.You can't beet the facility,planes at Kapowsin. I hope to jump there again soon.
(Review ID:5617)

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