At Skydive Spaceland, we love our active and retired military service men and women! We greatly appreciate your service to our country, and we’d like to welcome you to our training program to transition military-trained skydivers to the civilian skydiving world. This program is now available at all Skydive Spaceland locations—Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; San Marcos, Texas; and Clewiston, Fla.
The Skydive Spaceland Military Transition program builds on the skydiving training received in the military and qualifies jumpers for their United States Parachute Association A (basic) license in as little as three jumps (if HALO training has been completed with a ram-air parachute). This license will let you skydive anywhere in the country after completing our transition program, which is based on the very successful Skydiver Training Program used at all Spaceland drop zones. Skydive Spaceland is the busiest civilian skydiving school in the country.
Transitioning skydivers will learn about:
- Civilian skydiving gear
- Emergency procedures in case of malfunctions
- Advanced canopy handling techniques
- Spotting the aircraft
- Stable freefall body position and maneuvers
- Group freefall skills
The transitional training will be tailored to each individual’s needs, as military jumpers will have a wide range of skydives and experience. Transition skydives are $199 each and include everything needed for the jump–ground training, skydive, gear rental, and instructor–with no hidden fees. They can also be bought in 2-packs for $370 (saving $28).
Spaceland’s student/transition rigs are state-of-the-art systems including modern ram-air parachutes (Performance Designs Sabre2/Navigator mains and Performance Designs reserves), Sun Path Javelin harness/container systems, and Cypres automatic activation devices. Gear is available for rental after the transition training is completed, and we have a full-service gear store run from our Houston location to sell all civilian skydiving gear a skydiver needs.
All of the Spaceland drop zones have well-maintained grounds; properly maintained, upgraded turbine aircraft; state-of-the-art, high-capacity facilities; and professional instructors with experience transitioning military jumpers to the civilian skydiving environment. All locations also offer our free Transitions program on weekends, in which jumpers with less than 100 skydives can get free small-group coaching from USPA-rated coaches regardless of where they graduated.
To begin the Skydive Spaceland Military Skydiver Transition Program, please contact your preferred location for scheduling. Make sure to bring your skydiving logbook and certificate of HALO completion if you have one. We look forward to flying with you!
- Skydive Spaceland Houston: 281-369-3337, open 7 days a week just south of Houston on our 130-acre private airpark. Camping is free and there is a bunkhouse available. Learn more…
- Skydive Spaceland Atlanta (Rockmart): 770-748-2200, flying Thursday-Monday and by appointment Tuesday/Wednesday. We are located northwest of Atlanta in Rockmart on our 60-acre private airpark. Camping is free.
- Skydive Spaceland Florida (Clewiston): 863-983-6151, open Thursday-Monday just outside of Clewiston (near Miami and Fort Lauderdale) on the Airglades Airport. Camping is available during special events only.
- Skydive Spaceland Dallas (Whitewright): 903-364-5103, open 7 days a week just outside of Whitewright. Camping is free and there is a bunkhouse available for $15/night. Private bunk rooms are also available. Learn more…
- Skydive Spaceland San Marcos: 512-488-2214, open 7 days a week. Camping is free and there is a bunkhouse available. Learn more…
10 Replies to “Skydive Spaceland Military Transition Program”
ex 509th airborne age 65 still in excellent health wishing to have the chance to get at least one more good jump in before I loose this healthy condition to do so. please help me to accomplish this task that I can afford.
We would love to have you out to skydive with us.
Email me at Ma********@sk**************.com with your request and concerns and we’ll see what we can do to get you back in the air!
Hey Geronimo! I was in B Co. 3/509 PIR.
I am a retired military free fall trained veteran. Have over 160 free falls, but haven’t jumped since May 2015. Can you let me know what I options I have to start jumping.
Hey Arthur, thank you for your service! With 160 jumps, your transition to civilian skydiving should be relatively brief. 🙂 Our chief instructor/manager will reach out to your email so we can get you going! His email is ch***************@Sk**************.com and you can also call us at 863-983-6151 if you’d like to chat with him on the phone. See you soon!
Is this specifically for those with jump experience? I’m former military air crew, but no jump experience.
Hey Matt, thanks for your service! Our military transition program is intended to help “convert” military jump experience to a civilian license; as air crew without previous jump experience, you’d start our Skydiver Training Program like any other student. Please give us a call at 863-983-6151 and we’ll get you started! 🙂
Is this specifically for those with jump experience? I’m former military air crew, but no jump experience. I usually kicked people out of the perfectly good airplane, but it was usually air drops and not people.
I’m Lalith Dissanayake from Sri Lanka Air Force Special Forces retired Squadron Leader and I have completed 302 skydiving jumps and I want to get Skydiving A Licence.
Hence can I get the details of my next step from your school.
Hello Lalith! Our manager should be reaching out to you soon to get you started on that A license! Thanks for reaching out!