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  1. 1 point
    October 20th of 2020 was a very important milestone and birthday for a dear family friend of mine, who has wished for his 70th birthday to go skydive and as of yesterday, thanks to the incredible people here at Skydive Spaceland, not only did his wish come true - I achieved a dream that I had long forgotten about. The years are what you make of them, as the saying goes but especially in a hard year it can be easy to forget that celebrations are out there, good experencies and genuine people are out there that are energetic and want to share life with you too. The positivity here blows my mind still and I've waited since the jump to make sure I can review without this being an adrenaline-rushed review. Having said that, I'm still greatly impacted by the amount of professionalism, the absolute joy that came from everyone there and also - how everyone who was there yesterday was treated individually and was able to ask and share candidly so that however their own wishes and dreams for skydiving came about, that their needs were met in style. I cannot praise this place enough and the people who help not only educate past the general information, but really leave encouragement and an impact on you. Turning moments like these into a bliss that is indescribable. I realize this isn't listing specifics but everyone followed health codes for this year and were an absolute joy to be around. I left there feeling empowered for my personal experience and cannot wait to be in the air again. I'm certain my friend wants this to be a tradition and if anyone is reading this, is nervous or experienced, whatever your reasons are I really hope you will consider going here if you wish to skydive. Their ability to educate as well as encourage everyone was - well - still is really - quite inspiring! Two individuals who were so nervous beforehand came up to my friend and I afterwards and there was just this simply but pure joy and confidence radiating from them especially. I apologize for a long review but experiences that are worth your while, and the people who make them incredible, I feel it is important to share those experiences. Especially on the off chance someone is considering skydiving and found this location and page. I recommend Skydive Spaceland Dallas not only for location and experience and what you walk away with but I recommend them if you also want to meet some incredible people on your own adventure and journey.
  2. 1 point
    Well, this dropzone really exceeded my expectations. Good prices. Friendly competent English-speaking staff, and more than one plane. The wind tunnel on site is a big plus, especially at night or in case of bad weather when there is no jumping, yet it's relatively small in size. They have different levels of accommodation available. Nice cafeteria, although with limited options and only few of the waiters speaks English but it's okay. The only downside maybe its far location from Moscow (around 4 hours by car).
  3. 1 point
    No doubts. DZK is just another universe. For anyone contemplating where to go for the season, this dropzone is the best. And it is famous not only for it's awesome aircrafts and windtunnel right at the DZ...The DZK staff is incredibly experienced, helpfull and super nice people. If you wanna be the best, learn from the best ones.
  4. 1 point
    Wow amazing place, I like the drapzone and people are so cooperated & Helpfull,I will come back soon
  5. 1 point
    When I first came to Skydive Nyköping I was surprised of how open everyone was. This was the first skydiving club I ever visited and I couldn't be more happy I went here. One day with these guys doing a tandem and that made me wanna be a skydiver and a part of the club. They have a great little cessna 207 turbine for fast lifts to 4000m with a massive landing area. Usually a bit sidewindy but ok! / skydiverslog.com
  6. 1 point
    Did my static line course here. The instruction is absolutely fantastic, very student-oriented. They make sure their students become good and safe skydivers. Unfortunately the student program is closing down due to lack of landing area, but it was great while it lasted. Awesome friendly atmosphere, people will jump with you regardless of how much you suck at RW, and will help you out with whatever skills you need. Lots of fun is to be had here, high pulls, tracking dives, CReW, whatever you want (minus wingsuits). Caravan full? no problem, there's almost always space on the fun-82 which will go up with as little as 2 people. Rental gear is brand-spanking-new, and seems that they like to keep it that way. Staff is always super helpful. This is the one and only DZ I can call home. Can't wait to get my C and be back for more.
  7. 1 point
    Ok so the first time I rocked up I was greeted by a girl on reception who was to be honest fairly nice. I was happy until the owner walked it and somehow all the morale in the room (including the staffs) was immediately sucked out, this set the tone for pretty much every visit since. The owner is probably the most arrogant, rude, and miserable person I've ever met. I really cannot see why anyone would return, especially as the prices are so stupidly high...... I think people only return because some of the staff there do just enough to sometimes make up for the managements incompetence and complete lack of customer service. Honestly if the owner had talked to me like I over heard her with others she'd have had a shot across the bows immediately, and unfortunately this attitude seems to have caught on with a couple of her staff. The cafe is crazy overpriced and to be honest an embarrassment, it also seeing pretty much zero customer service and effort. The aircraft aren't anything special, but honestly aren't bad either, no real variation but hey they work so can't complain too much. The manifest system is different, writing your name in pen on a board and then waiting to be added to a computer system (not too bad for me, but surely it would be easier to just check in at a manifest window?). The system that displays the manifest is only up in the cafe, and has no indication as to when your lift will be, you sort of just sit around checking the screen every 5 mins until you're on call. A few times I've overheard a member of staff (don't recall his name) briefing up jumpers like they were kids, not professional and if he'd done the same with me he'd have soon regretted it, but not my business and rather than cause waves, I bit my tongue on that one. Judging by the looks he got, a few people won't be jumping there again. The opening hours are stated but in my experience they are often late I could go on and on as I've seen some really terrible attitudes and bad service flying around there but I best just sum it up....... Expensive for what it is (much cheaper and better places available), customer service the worst I've seen (besides a few staff - sorry to you guys about this), Owner is obnoxious and arrogant (lowers the mood of the entire place), overpriced dz, overpriced cafe, no morale and flat atmosphere, not punctual and late to open On the plus side though, the wings bar next door is really good, cheap, nice ale, and run with a friendly service
  8. 1 point
    I arrived during Voss Freefly Festival. What a pity !! (I could just stay a few days there during a trip - not the entire week as freeflyers do) There were no 1-day-fee to allow people like me to jump during this time. So... either pay a 150 $ fee for maybe 5 or 6 jumps... ...or don't. I didn't ! People from the staff didn't look so interested in welcoming me or other people for a few jumps as they were in money. Too sad. But the place is really scenic!
  9. 1 point
    I recently moved to Windhoek for work and was in need of a new home DZ. After looking on dropzone I drove to the skydive club at the main airport and then to ground rush which is located in town but the "airport" is about 15min out into the middle of BFE. SO, Ground Rush, great place to be a funjumper, I got 9 jumps in over two days, even though I'm still just a license I had no problem finding people to jump with, the DZO is involved in his DZ, knowlegible and a GREAT guy too! They have a U206 with a IO550, nice clean aircraft, since they are out in the desert there is ZERO land or air traffic to worry about, the only thing out there you could hit is the actual DZ building! Later on in the day they had quite a few tandems show up and rather then bump the fun jumpers off the loads they called in another 206 to fly over and to keep us in the air! Very happy to say I found my new home DZ!
  10. 1 point
    Wonderful place to jump! Staff is awesome and friendly as ever! This is where I did my first AFF and Tandem here and every time I go back, each jump got progressively more awesome!
  11. 1 point
    I did my first jump here (tandem) and it was a fantastic experience. The crew is experienced and laid back and I felt safe and confident at all times. The view of the Namib desert, the Skeleton Coast and Swakopmund town was breathtaking, which was good since the plane took 15-20 minutes to get us to 9000 feet. The crew was very supportive of our group of newbies and everyone had a great time. After the jumps we watched the videos in the Anampuri lodge bar and knocked back a few drinks with the instructors and camera guys.
  12. 1 point
    This dropzone has two operational areas. The Chame airport DZ is about 25 mins from the Nitro City DZ. Most of the tandems and the student training happens at Chame from the 206. The VIP tandems and beach jumps happen at Nitro City. Facilities at Chame are adequate. Covered packing, A/C, bathroom. Facilities at Nitro City are incredible! Land on the beach, pack indoors, drive to the airport, and do it again. Then get a massage, a beer, food, go ride a jet ski, or wakeboard, kitesurf, swim... Crash in Pastrana's room, and do it again tomorrow! The views are incredible. You can see both oceans on a clear day, lush greens, deep blues, lots of beach.
  13. 1 point
    I have visited Cape Town on two occasions in the last two years. As a skydiver, I wanted to do a couple of jumps, as the views are supposedly iconic. However, it didn't happen, even after three trips to the DZ and numerous phone calls. Here's why ... This is a small, bush drop zone, with very basic facilities. It is essentially a mom 'n pop, one-horse DZ run on a shoestring budget to capture the passing tourist tandem trade. There is no club scene for fun jumpers. One of my visits was on a Saturday with near-perfect jumping conditions. On this day, twelve loads, all tandems, had gone up - with NO fun jumpers present! No prizes for guessing why. It baffles me that a city the size of Cape Town seemingly cannot sustain a skydiving scene, as South Africa has other, very busy, skydiving clubs. But there you are. If you are a visiting skydiver, you may get a jump, but if you do, it will be because the owner has decided to grant you a favor. You might have more luck if you turned up as a group of jumpers as that will make it financially more viable for the DZO. One more thing: wind blowing off the Atlantic Ocean frequently suspends operations - be warned.
  14. 1 point
    Staff was extremely friendly and very helpful throughout the entire process. This was my first jump and I had an awesome time and can't wait to go again. I had done my research of various jump sites and after much conversations, I settled on Start Skydiving in Middletown, OH. I will continue to jump here. Felt very safe.
  15. 1 point
    Its a small skydiving club, non-commercial, driven by people who is jumping there. That the reason for very cheap prices. They charge only to make club go around and not to earn money. The club-house is right next to Molde Airport, which they use for jumping. On weekends there only 2-4 planes a day, that use it, so they have whole airport for them self. HUGE landing area (about 1.5 km long and 500m wide), impossible to miss. People are super friendly and nice, trying to do their utmost best to make you feel welcome and home from the minuet you get there. Most of them jump RW (FS), but you can find someone to join you for FF, wing-suit or tracking jump. You find people of all level of experience, so there will be always someone to join you. As well, if you pay a bit extra, they can fly you and drop off close to The TrollWall. SuperB experience! Just a must to try! After jumping, there is a good chance to take a beer or two, join people for diner and a night out at Molde to make your experience complete! As well, there is tons of places to BASE jump and many experienced people, who will help you. If you are somewhere close and want to have amazing jump, that the right place!
  16. 1 point
    I love skydive mesquite! It's a little bit of a drive but SO worth it! I love my skydiving family =) Thanks for everything, Brad!
  17. 1 point
    Ground Rush Adventures operates no longer from Swakopmund airport, but from an airstrip in the desert, which is a few kilometres northeast of Swakopmund. The drive takes about 15 minutes from Swakopmund city centre, where the office is. The office is at the Amanpuri Travellers Lodge, which offers double rooms with bathroom and breakfast for 700 Namib Dollars (65 Euros). The Amanpuri rooms are nice, but remember that skydivers may be loud in the evening, so if you like it quiet a B&B in the city might be the smarter choice. The bar is open until late. At the dropzone you will find two small houses, one for manifest and the tandem instructions and one for packing. Cold drinks are provided for purchase, and two desert bathrooms for dumping the drinks later. It is all african style but well maintained and as clean as possible. Normally they operate a Cessna 206 which goes to 10000ft (3000m), but if a larger group is coming and let them know, a Caravan can be organized. Both aircraft were in a good shape and fitted for skydivers needs. The landing area is huge, you can land anywhere in the desert. The surface is dry, but mostly soft from the sand. Rigging service is provided at the office, and if the rigger is at the dropzone also there. There are not many local jumpers in Swakopmund, and most of them work at the dropzone. However, if they are not jumping tandem or camera they enjoy funjumping with visitors, whether it is RW, freefly or Birdman. And one thing must be mentioned here: These guys are the coolest bunch of skydivers I ever met! Even in Eloy it is hard to find people, which are in such a good mood and so open-minded towards visitors. Jumping and going out to town with them was pure fun. Overall, the dropzone has my absolute recommendation. Whenever you go to Namibia visit Swakopmund, and try to find some friends to join you to fill a Caravan.
  18. 1 point
    Being a newbie I haven't much to compare other facilities. I may be biased but after reading the one negative comment here I cannot disagree more. This is a very nice facility and the people are great. I intend to complete my certification here. The instruction was superb, clear, concise and what i am use to having spent 26 years in the Marine Corps. Safety, safety, safety was stressed and applied in all phases of the training. The flight was quick, the jump well supervised and I felt safe during the entire experience. I would recommend Skydive Alabama as "The" place to learn to skydive in Alabama!
  19. 1 point
    The tandem masters and instructors are highly experienced, but very friendly and forthcoming. Professionalism shows and a great atmosphere exists. It is definitely a good place to visit for a FJC, Tandem Jump or loads of fun jumps.
  20. 1 point
    No tandem factory. Tandems are done from Cessna's while the Navajo(the main plane) is used for regulars. Great Skydiving Vibe overall. Great packers, Great instructors, Great people and a nice plane. All this makes Victo a very friendly place to skydive. Bonfire is freaking amazing and they have this weird habit to fill your beer glass every time is empty. Sometimes the fire is so strong that you have to take few steps back to be in the safety range. Cute girls everywhere (whohoooo) but they all have BF (Booooooo). I know, this should be a cons but since nobody farted in the plane I let this one slide!!
  21. 1 point
    It's my home DZ and most modern DZ in Ukraine! Situation for July 2006: 1 jump ticket to 4200 m(14.000 ft) - 95 UAH (around 19$). Exange rate - 100$=500 UAH. Block and group discounts, for example - 100 jump'a ticket will cost 8360 grn.=1650$ (maximim discount is 12%, valid for 6 months)
  22. 1 point
    This guys rooocks!!! Everyone on "skydive el sol" staff is easy going, professional and the most important, they makes you feel so much confidence and relaxed. Breathe and smile!!! for the camera guy who appears and disapears every second of your free falling!...Everyone most come and skydive in cabo! Now I´m taking the skydiving course in the most easy, safety and professional way(Can´t wait for my solo!) Big thanks to Jonnathan, Greg & Karen(my instructors and flying guardian angels), Sam, Erick and all of the rest of the "skydive el sol" staff in Cabo. PS. when i´d arrive to cabo, i was amaze. When i´d skydive in cabo, my life just change.
  23. 1 point
    The Medano beach is close to the Marina and you can easily see The famous Arch from there. Also although there are plenty of boats, the end of the beach, where the landing zone is, is pretty uncrowned and safe. You can use the boats as tetrahedrons, because they do tell wind directon very accurately. There are no Palm trees or beach tents or cables in your way, and you can easily spot the landing zone from above, since often the exit is over the ocean. However, the spot is normally good and there are some outs. Flotation gear is required for Tandem jumpers and low time divers. There are plenty of jet skies that can pick anybody doing a water landing. You must fill out a waiver and have a log book, and a license. The reserve must be in date. Credit cards or checks are not accepted. There is usually a packer, but you can pack for yourself too. Packing area is behind the Tabasco bar, over a mat but with no roof. The trip to the airport takes about 15 minutes from the beach.This tends to be a fairly low key DZ, with several social activities for your friends and family to do if they don’t skydive. There are plenty of bars, restaurants and shops in Cabo.
  24. 1 point
    A friend and I made a visit to this club when I was still busy to complete my freefall progression. The CI had no problem allowing us to jump. We had to wait a while for the pilot to arrive which almost turned a sunny day into an, overcast no jump day. Fortunately when the pilot arrived everything went smooth and efficient and we got into the air before it became too overcast. The crowds over the ocean on the one side and the mountains on the other side made for spectacular scenery. The club equipment I used was in good condition and all the facilities were clean and sufficient. While waiting for the loads to happen we sat in the hanger and engaged in some conversation with some of the locals. They seem like a friendly enough bunch. It was a good experience that I will repeat as often as opportunity allows.
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