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Why Choose Skydive Spaceland Florida?

At Skydive Spaceland, we want you to have the best skydiving experience possible! We’re one of the largest skydiving centers in the world with top-of-the-line everything to ensure you have a safe, exciting, comfortable skydiving experience. Not all drop zones can deliver the same top-quality experience we can, so we’ve put together a comparison of Skydive Spaceland vs. a typical small drop zone below to help you make the best choice when you select your skydiving center.

US

THEM

Airport Property

Large, flat, open airfield with tons of level landing area and covered packing space. Shared municipal airport with other aircraft operations competing for space and often a small, unlevel landing area.

Hours/Capacity

Able to handle up to 100 first-time jumpers in a day (large groups are welcome!) Days/hours often limited, often fewer than 20 people can make their first jump in a day.

Aircraft

Top-quality turbine aircraft (Cessna Super Caravan, sometimes a deHavilland Super Twin Otter) maintained at first-class facilities and capable of handling hundreds of jumpers daily. Smaller aircraft with limited lift capacity (less people can jump per day)

Skydiving Facility Features

Large facility offering all the amenities:

  • Covered spectator area
  • Flushing toilets
  • Large, covered packing hangar
  • Lockers for gear storage
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks
Small aircraft hangar/outbuilding, often without running water, flushing toilets, or air conditioning

Skydiving Equipment

State-of-the-art skydiving equipment for tandem skydiving, individual instruction, and gear rental. Solo freefall rigs are provided with a wide range of harness and parachute sizes to accommodate different sizes and experience levels of skydivers. Older skydiving gear that may not have all of the latest safety features or few size options.

Skydiver Training Program

Modern, complete Skydiver Training Program that takes you all the way to your basic skydiving license with free video on every skydive. You will achieve your A license at a lower total cost than at many skydiving centers. Traditional Accelerated Freefall training program developed in the 1980s that includes fewer training jumps and initially requires two instructors and a higher cost per jump. Video costs extra. Upon completion of this program, you will still be up to 15 jumps away from your basic skydiving license.

Post-License Educational Program (Transitions)

Free coaching every weekend for new skydivers with 100 jumps or less in our famous Transitions program, and monthly events and competitions focused on training specific skills. Did we mention this program is free to graduates of any skydiving program, not just ours? No post-graduate education–you have a license, you’re on your own!

 

Airport Property

US: Large, flat, open airfield with tons of level landing area and covered packing space.

THEM: Shared municipal airport with other aircraft operations competing for space and often a small, unlevel landing area.

Hours/Capacity

US: Able to handle up to 100 first-time jumpers in a day (large groups are welcome!)

THEM: Days/hours often limited, often fewer than 20 people can make their first jump in a day.

Aircraft

US: Top-quality turbine aircraft (Cessna Super Caravan, sometimes a deHavilland Super Twin Otter) maintained at first-class facilities and capable of handling hundreds of jumpers daily.

THEM: Smaller aircraft with limited lift capacity (less people can jump per day)

Skydiving Facility Features

US: Large facility offering all the amenities:

  • Covered spectator area
  • Flushing toilets
  • Large, covered packing hangar
  • Lockers for gear storage
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks

THEM: Small aircraft hangar/outbuilding, often without running water, flushing toilets, or air conditioning

Skydiving Equipment

US: State-of-the-art skydiving equipment for tandem skydiving, individual instruction, and gear rental. Solo freefall rigs are provided with a wide range of harness and parachute sizes to accommodate different sizes and experience levels of skydivers.

THEM: Older skydiving gear that may not have all of the latest safety features or few size options.

Skydiver Training Program

US: Modern, complete Skydiver Training Program that takes you all the way to your basic skydiving license with free video on every skydive. You will achieve your A license at a lower total cost than at many skydiving centers.

THEM: Traditional Accelerated Freefall training program developed in the 1980s that includes fewer training jumps and initially requires two instructors and a higher cost per jump. Video costs extra. Upon completion of this program, you will still be up to 15 jumps away from your basic skydiving license.

Post-License Educational Program (Transitions)

US: Free coaching every weekend for new skydivers with 100 jumps or less in our famous Transitions program, and monthly events and competitions focused on training specific skills. Did we mention this program is free to graduates of any skydiving program, not just ours?

THEM: No post-graduate education–you have a license, you’re on your own!