Skydiving and parachute jumping in Houston, Texas and South Florida

DeHavilland Super Twin Otters

Why Choose Skydive Spaceland?

Why Choose Skydive Spaceland?

Dec 29, 2011

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 a purpose-built, private airfield and 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
Private 134-acre facility designed exclusively for skydiving. We hosted the 2009 USPA National Skydiving Championships—the largest skydiving competition in the world. Shared municipal airport with other aircraft operations competing for space
Open 7 days a week, able to handle up to 300 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.
Multiple top-quality aircraft (deHavilland Super Otters) maintained by two on-site, full-time mechanics. Smaller aircraft with limited lift capacity (less people can jump per day)
Large facility offering all the amenities:

  • Covered spectator area
  • Numerous flushing toilets
  • Showers
  • Laundry facilities
  • Huge air-conditioned packing room
  • Lockers for gear storage
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks
Small aircraft hangar/outbuilding, often without running water, flushing toilets, or air conditioning
State-of-the-art skydiving equipment for tandem skydiving, individual instruction, and gear rental Older skydiving gear that may not have all of the latest safety features
Top-quality skydiving, canopy relative work, and wingsuit instructors and instructor training (instructors come here from around the world to train).
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 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.
Several competitive teams train at Skydive Spaceland and offer free coaching, including multiple gold, silver, and bronze medalists. Often limited to no competitive skydiving teams