Skydiving and parachute jumping in Houston, Texas and South Florida

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...