Skydiving and parachute jumping in Houston, Texas and South Florida

Skydive Spaceland Owner Gives Back to our Military By Flying Wounded Veterans

Skydive Spaceland Owner Gives Back to our Military By Flying Wounded Veterans

Nov 4, 2014

Do you ever wonder what our pretty King Air with the in-flight door is up to? Spaceland’s owner Steve Boyd, Sr., has teamed with the Veterans Airlift Command (VAC) to provide free transportation in his King Air to our wounded veterans. So far, he has completed four missions including trips to North Carolina, Florida, and two to Colorado. The Colorado...

Skydivers Set Three World Records Over Skydive Spaceland

Skydivers Set Three World Records Over Skydive Spaceland

Nov 4, 2014

Rosharon, Texas (Nov. 4, 2014)—On the weekend of Oct. 25-26, 2014, skydivers set not one or two, but three challenging world skydiving records (and several Texas state/national records) at Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas, just south of Houston. “These records were all new (no previous records had been set in this category), making these skydivers...

We Did It! CCRF Breaks Guinness World Record and Raises $48,255 at Charity Skydive Event to Assist Children Battling Cancer and Their Families

Houston Man among the Skydivers Who Honored Young Daughter’s Memory Rosharon, TX – October 2, 2014 – It was the thrill of a lifetime in more ways than one, as 286 skydivers took to the skies and made a jump that was both exhilarating and meaningful to so many. Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF), a 501(c) (3) charitable organization, hosted an...

Jump! Shout! World Record Event Business Contributors

Jump! Shout! World Record Event Business Contributors

Aug 22, 2014

Are you ready to help us help kids with cancer? On Sept. 27, 2014, Skydive Spaceland-Houston and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) are attempting to break the current Guinness World Record of 251 tandem skydives completed in a single location in one day by doing 400 or more! The proceeds from this event benefit CCRF, which supports children under 18...

Jump! Shout! World Record Promotion Information

Jump! Shout! World Record Promotion Information

Aug 22, 2014

Are you ready to help us help kids with cancer? On Sept. 27, 2014, Skydive Spaceland-Houston and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) are attempting to break the current Guinness World Record of 251 tandem skydives completed in a single location in one day by doing 400 or more! The proceeds from this event benefit CCRF, which supports children under 18...

Jump! Shout! World Record Event Fundraising Information

Jump! Shout! World Record Event Fundraising Information

Aug 22, 2014

Are you ready to help us help kids with cancer? On Sept. 27, 2014, Skydive Spaceland-Houston and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) are attempting to break the current Guinness World Record of 251 tandem skydives completed in a single location in one day by doing 400 or more! The proceeds from this event benefit CCRF, which supports children under 18...

Jump! Shout! World Record Tandem Skydiver Information

Jump! Shout! World Record Tandem Skydiver Information

Aug 22, 2014

Ready for the thrill of a lifetime with the added thrill of helping a seriously good cause? On Sept. 27, 2014, Skydive Spaceland-Houston and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) are attempting to break the current Guinness World Record of 251 tandem skydives completed in a single location in one day by doing 400 or more! The proceeds from this event...

Jump! Shout! World Record Tandem Skydive for Kids With Cancer

Jump! Shout! World Record Tandem Skydive for Kids With Cancer

Aug 22, 2014

Want to get in the Guinness World Record Book while helping out a great cause and having the time of your life for free?! It’s a trifecta of awesomeness! On Sept. 27, 2014, Skydive Spaceland-Houston and Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) are attempting to break the current record of 251 tandem skydives completed in a single location in one...

Women Set New Skydiving World Record at Skydive Spaceland During Jump for the Rose Breast Cancer Fundraiser

Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing Director 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com Contact (Jump for the Rose): Marian Sparks, 713-816-0185, marian@jumpfortherose.org Rosharon, Texas (Aug. 11)—On Aug. 10, 2014, four female skydivers set a new world record for largest vertical skydiving formation performed in a head-up orientation (also...

Skydive Spaceland Hosts First Transitions 3-Way Speed Star Competition

On August 3, 2014, Skydive Spaceland added friendly competition to its Transitions program for recent graduates of any skydiving program. Skydivers with A licenses up to around 100 jumps enjoy free coaching from two available USPA Coaches/experienced jumpers every weekend. Also, during the first weekend of every month there is an event with additional mentors...

Free Skydiving Adventure is Only a Fundraiser Away at Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s Jump! Shout! Skydiving Event

Free Skydiving Adventure is Only a Fundraiser Away at Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s Jump! Shout! Skydiving Event

Jul 21, 2014

THE WOODLANDS, TX — July 7, 2014 — Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation (CCRF) is hosting an adventure fundraiser that gives individuals the opportunity to raise funds for a good cause while taking an unforgettable life-changing plunge from a perfectly good airplane at Skydive Spaceland. This hair-raising experience comes at no cost to...

Tracking/Tracing Dive Policies

Tracking/Tracing Dive Policies

Jun 16, 2014

Tracking dives are fun… free flowing… and inherently potentially riskier than dives that fall straight down. Any dive in which jumpers plan horizontal movement will require additional safety considerations to reduce the additional risks. Spaceland has developed several policies for tracking/tracing dives with the blessings of our staff and...

Skydive Spaceland to Host Jumps for Kristina Fundraiser in July

Rosharon, Texas (June 16, 2014)—On August 23, 2010, Chad and Melissa Barrett had to hear some of the worst news a parent can ever hear—that his 8-year-old daughter Kristina had cancer. And not just any cancer, but a rare, painful form called clear cell sarcoma that had already spread to her lungs. Despite a poor prognosis, surgery, five rounds of chemotherapy,...

Skydive Spaceland to Host Second Annual Houston Firefighters’ Memorial Event

Contact: Chris Lee, Houston Fire Department 832-405-3769; chrislee5479@gmail.com Rosharon, Texas (June 12, 2014)— On July 5, skydivers/Houston firefighters Chris Lee (HazMat/22-D shift) and Clint Meade (firefighter/paramedic in training) will organize a memorial skydiving event at Skydive Spaceland for the Houston firefighters who were killed or injured...

Skydive Spaceland Transitions Events for Recent Grads

Skydive Spaceland Transitions Events for Recent Grads

Jun 11, 2014

For recent skydiving graduates, there is often a no-man’s-land between the A license and getting on good dives. Skydive Spaceland-Houston has been turning that no-man’s land into free coaching central with its monthly Transitions events. On or near the first weekend of each month, organizers and coaches collaborate to provide free small-group...

Check Off a Bucket-List Item: Be part of a Guinness Book of World Records Tandem Skydive

Check Off a Bucket-List Item: Be part of a Guinness Book of World Records Tandem Skydive

Jun 11, 2014

Looking to check off an item on your bucket list? Or, perhaps you’re a thrill-seeker looking for adventure, or you’re an experienced skydiver wanting to jump again. The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s “Jump! Shout!” skydive event is the place for you! While experiencing a breathtaking jump from 14,000 feet at an astonishing 120 miles per hour, you’ll...

Skydivers Over Sixty Texas Record Set at Spaceland—Again

Rosharon, TX–Unsatisfied with the 14-person record they set in December 2013, Skydivers Over Sixty (years of age) returned to Skydive Spaceland in Rosharon, Texas, to set another state large-formation record on May 3. This was the group’s third attempt at building the largest skydiving formation comprised of only skydivers aged 60 and older over...

Skydive Spaceland Introduces the Safety Stand

What if every drop zone posted their safety policies and daily notes conveniently in one location in the loading area for all jumpers, old and new, to browse and learn while waiting for aircraft? Check that box for Skydive Spaceland! We’ve just posted our own Safety Stand in the hangar, complete with information on: Basic safety guidelines Aircraft safety...

Local Couple Gets Engaged, Celebrates Easter with Skydiving

Local Couple Gets Engaged, Celebrates Easter with Skydiving

Apr 18, 2014

Rosharon, TX, 4/18/14–“Skydiving! She’ll never suspect that!” So says Houston firefighter Clint Meade of the way he chose to propose marriage to his longtime girlfriend Whitney Greco last weekend at Skydive Spaceland. “I could have asked her at McDonald’s and she’d have said yes, but this was much better,” he said with a grin. “I was looking for something...

Mother’s Day Skydiving Gifts!

Mother’s Day Skydiving Gifts!

Apr 9, 2014

Give your mom the Mother’s Day gift she’ll never forget–the gift of freefall! Take the opportunity to do something truly special and life-changing for your Mom this Mother’s Day. Her first jump includes everything she needs for the thrill of a lifetime! Jump out of a perfectly good airplane from 14,000 feet! Freefall at 120 mph! Jump...

Spring Break Skydiving Specials!

Spring Break Skydiving Specials!

Feb 28, 2014

Our spring break special is now over. Stay tuned to our Facebook page and email list (at right) for more specials! Are you looking for something super special to do for spring break this year? Let’s SKYDIVE and SAVE! Whether you’ll be making your first jump or your 500th, we have current university students and employees covered with spring break...

Old Farts Texas State Record Set at Spaceland

I have officially turned old… well, old enough to join Skydivers over Sixty. Actually, I tried to join earlier but then it was explained to me that “sixty” was age and not IQ! Upon receiving my official SOS information, badge, and secret handshake, I noticed that the state formation record for Texas was only nine people. Dang, we can beat a nine way! So, on...

Skydive Spaceland to Celebrate Veteran’s Day with Local Medal of Honor Recipient and Friends: “Airborne to Skydiving”

“Nobody signs up to win the Medal of Honor. You earn it at the intersection of happenstance and hell, and you’re there because that’s what your country has asked of you.” These poignant words from the book Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty summarize the situations combat veterans know all too well. On Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, we will...

Head-Down Skydiving Formation State Record Set at Skydive Spaceland

Contact: Stephen Boyd, 281-369-3337, Stephen@SkydiveSpaceland.com Thirty-four skydivers set a new state record for the largest head-down skydiving formation on Sunday, Nov. 3, at Skydive Spaceland just south of Houston. Their smooth skydive eclipsed the previous state record of 31 head-down skydivers linked in a single formation, and brought the record home to...

Women’s State Record Set at Skydive Spaceland

October 14, 2013 Contact: Kirsten Hardmant, Jump for the Rose Event Coordinator, Kirsten@JumpForTheRose.org (Rosharon, Texas)—Four skilled skydiving women set a new head-up state skydiving record at Skydive Spaceland last Saturday, Oct. 12, during the Jump for the Rose PinkFest Boogie. The annual charity event has so far this year raised more than $10,000 for...

Back to School Skydiving Special!

Sorry, the special is now over. Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more deals! Summer’s almost over–have you made it the most awesome summer ever? Could it be even better? We can hook you up! Experience the thrill of your first skydive for only $179 (for college students) with this deal. Bring your university ID (any school) with you to get $40 off...

Skydive Spaceland Hosts Houston Firefighters’ Memorial Event

On July 14, skydiver/Houston firefighter Chris Lee (HazMat/22-D shift) organized a memorial skydiving event at Skydive Spaceland for the fallen and injured firefighters and all others who battled a deadly hotel fire in Houston on May 31, 2013. The fire killed four Houston Fire Department (HFD) firefighters and injured 13 more, making it the deadliest incident...

Skydive Spaceland Raises More Than $2,500 for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

Rosharon, Texas (June 13)—Over Memorial Day weekend, Houstonians and Skydive Spaceland joined forces to raise funds to help victims of the enormous tornado that swept Oklahoma City recently. More than 250 people made their first jump at Skydive Spaceland over the weekend, which donated $10 for each person to the American Red Cross for a total of $2,510. “We...

Father’s Day and Grads Specials!

What’s the once-in-a-lifetime Dads and grads both love? The gift of freefall, of course! And we have your hookup for that perfect gift right here–up to $50 off your Dad’s or grad’s first skydive! Celebrate with your Dads and graduating high-school and college students at Houston’s premier skydiving center, Skydive Spaceland, just...

Skydive Spaceland to Host Fundraiser for Oklahoma Tornado Victims

NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 22, 2013 Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com Rosharon, Texas (May 22)—Skydive Spaceland has joined the large ranks of individuals and businesses stepping up to help victims of the enormous tornado that swept Oklahoma City...

Steve Boyd Celebrates 40 Years of Skydiving

On April 28, Steve Boyd, owner of Skydive Spaceland just south of Houston, Texas, celebrated the 40th anniversary of his first skydive. With his entire family present at Skydive Spaceland, he chose to spend some time in the air with his two sons Eric and Stephen (who also help run the drop zone) and several of the Spaceland staff on a 12-person skydive. Boyd,...

Skydive Spaceland Expands World-Class Skydiver Training Operations to South Florida Location

For the last 13 years, Skydive Spaceland has been training skydivers to a world-class standard at its private airfield just south of Houston, Texas. Spaceland has recently entered into a partnership with a skydiving center in south Florida to provide the same top-flight level of skydiving operations to jumpers in the Miami/Palm Beach/Fort Lauderdale/Fort...

Head-Down Big-Way Camps

Head-Down Big-Way Camps

Feb 5, 2013

On the weekend of August 31st/September 1st (Labor Day), Skydive Dallas will host a 2013 Texas Head-Down State Record camp to bust the previous 2010 record of 23. This year Skydive Spaceland is proud to host monthly head-down big-way camps in preparation for the event. Each month will be led by a different participant of the last Head-Down World Record 138-way...

Valentine’s Day Specials!

Valentine’s Day Specials!

Feb 4, 2013

Nothing says “I love you” like jumping out of a plane together! Take advantage of these special deals for you and that special person in your life–it’s an experience you’ll never forget. Experience the thrill of a lifetime with a tandem skydive from 14,000 feet while harnessed to an expert skydiving instructor! This is the best way...

World Record Board-Breaking Skydiving Attempt Jan. 17, 2013

(Rosharon, TX) December 12 –Best known for his role as Tommy Oliver in the long-running TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Jason David Frank is attempting to break a Guinness Book of World Records – to jump out of a plane at 14,000 feet and break (with a bare handed knuckle punch) as many one–inch pine boards as he can before he deploys his parachute. The...

Skydiver Training Tip: Cool Weather Gear

We may be in southern Texas, but the weather is definitely cooling down! Skydiving in wintertime brings a few challenges we don’t have in summer, namely how do we stay warm while staying safe? The heavy winter clothes you need to avoid frostbite can bite you in other ways, especially those big, bulky hoodies we love so much. Loose, floppy clothing can...

Skydiver Tip: Weather Watching

Skydiver Tip: Weather Watching

Nov 5, 2012

“What’s the weather like today? Is it good for students? What about experienced jumpers?” If we had a dollar for every time we got that phone call, text, or Facebook message, we’d all be retired. And as you know, the answer is usually a variety of “You can’t jump if you’re not here.” In all seriousness though,...

Skydivers Raise More than $14,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

With the same fighting spirit that helped her successfully fight off breast cancer, Marian Sparks and her fundraising organization Jump for the Rose recently set a new record for their fundraising efforts. This effort was especially notable since it was set despite rotten weather that limited attendance at the organization’s annual main event at Skydive...

Freefly Coaching by Heath Richardson

Kickstart your freefly education with one of the world’s best! Freeflying ladies and germs, we have a great opportunity here! Heath Richardson, veteran of 8,000 jumps and 7 years with two of the country’s top freefly teams in the early 2000s, as well as a 3-year member of the Performance Designs Factory Team, has rejoined the sport after some time...

Skydivers Aim to Set Records and Battle Breast Cancer (Jump for the Rose 2012)

 NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact (Jump for the Rose): Marian Sparks, Marian@JumpfortheRose.org Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com In one of the most exciting fundraisers possible for fighting breast cancer, Jump for the Rose (a 501(c)3...

Throw Pepper From a Plane

Skydiving + free car giveaway = a very fun Saturday, Sept. 1 at Skydive Spaceland! Sarah Pepper from Hot 95.7 FM will be doing her first skydive around lunchtime onto a grid of 126 five-foot squares, and whoever has the square she lands on wins a brand new Mazda 3! Drop zone manager Jason will be on 95.7FM early Friday morning to talk to Sarah about her...

Skydiving to Fight Cancer with Alana Wilson of Jumps for Hope (8/31/12)

Skydiving to Fight Cancer with Alana Wilson of Jumps for Hope (8/31/12)

Aug 16, 2012

NEWS RELEASE—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2012 Contact (Jumps for Hope): Alana Wilson, 507-458-7905, jumpsforhope@yahoo.com Contact (Skydive Spaceland): Christy West, Marketing/Communications Director, Skydive Spaceland 281-369-3337; Christy@SkydiveSpaceland.com Rosharon, Texas (Aug. 16)—Have you or any of your family/friends been affected by cancer? Fight...

Skydive Spaceland Welcomes the Supervan 900!

It’s back, bigger, better, faster, and with another blade on the prop! Our Cessna Grand Caravan recently returned from its Supervan 900 conversion and we are LOVING IT!!!! It’s not every drop zone that can call its Caravan the “fast plane” with everything else we have on the field. The Supervan is hauling jumpers to altitude fast enough...

Landing Area: New Reference Line

Have you ever landed your parachute just a little closer to an obstacle than you would have liked? Of course you have. All of us do as we begin to learn how to skydive and fly parachutes. So how do we NOT land too close to or on top of obstacles? We need to understand a number of things… what kind of performance our chosen parachutes provide, how that...

High-Altitude and Head-Up National/Texas State Records Set Over Skydive Spaceland

On March 17, 16 jumpers at Skydive Spaceland near Houston, Texas, joined an elite club—that of U.S. National and Texas State Record holders—by skydiving from 22,250 feet. These jumpers, informally being called the Four-Mile-High Club, now hold among them five high-altitude skydiving records including the following: National Records: Feminine and Collegiate...

Safety Day Spaceland-Style

Safety Day Spaceland-Style

Mar 13, 2012

Being completely weathered out at the drop zone is rotten… unless it’s Safety Day at Skydive Spaceland. At this year’s Safety Day, there we no skydives but plenty of education and prizes to be had. More than 50 skydivers got a jump (yes, pun intended!) on their 2012 skydiving seasons with nine seminars on topics ranging from aircraft safety and exit separation...

Recent Changes in Judging Procedures

Editor’s note: “From the Fishbowl” is a series of short articles by U.S. National Judge Randy Connell, and it is intended to educate competitors about commonly misunderstood or little-known rules of formation skydiving. References will often be made to the Skydiver’s Competition Manual (SCM). At the USPA Board Meeting in February, the USPA Competition...

2009 USPA Nationals coverage archived

Many of you have asked for archived scores, team rosters, blog coverage, and more from the 2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships held at Skydive Spaceland (originally posted on USPAnationals.com). Here you go! www.skydivespaceland.com/2009-USPA-Nationals

USPA B License Requirements Changing

As of January 1, 2012, the USPA B-license requirements will change for the first time in decades. In addition to the B-license application, a completed and signed USPA Canopy Piloting Proficiency Card will be required. More information from...

Free Money on Your Jump Account!

Want a few free skydives? Grab a bunch of the Skydive Spaceland referral business cards we just printed up and hand them out to prospective new jumpers at work, at social outings, or distribute them at local businesses. For every new tandem skydiver that brings us one of those cards with your name on it, you’ll get $10 on your account. No bag limit!