This is just a note to let all of you know that a new DZ has opened up in upper AZ.
Dan Bachelor has opened a new DZ in Cottonwood (close to Sedona about 1.5 hour drive from Phx). They have a Cessna 206, and the view from the plane is spectacular (snow-covered San Fran Peaks to the north, the red rocks of Sedona, and the north side of Mingus Mnt.)
The DZ is right off the regional airport, and is in town, so quick trips for food and drink are quite handy.
Skydive Cottonwood has been doing mostly tandems, but Dan would love to see more experienced jumpers show up and have some fun.
The manifest/packing area is beautiful, and there is room for several people to pack in the air conditioned building.
This is the only DZ in northern AZ so if you're anywhere near the area, stop on by and help Dan get things hopping. We can always use another DZ, and it's a beautiful location to visit.
If you would like to contact Skydive Cottonwood give Dan a call at (520) 649-8899, tell him Gordon said "Hi".