Parachutes and Skydiving

Parachute and Skydiving Websites

  • AcceleratedFreeFall.com  This free online guide is dedicated to first time Tandem, AFF, and Static Line jumpers.  It's an excellent resource for those getting started, and especially those who are thinking of trying it out.
  • Airsports TV Parachuting Channel  This Internet TV channel features video from the world of competitive air sports, including parachuting and wingsuit videos.
  • BadDog's Online Gear Sales  An online store featuring quality brand-name skydiving gear and other cool stuff.
  • Cebu Sport Parachute Club, Inc.  The personal website of a skydiving enthusiast from the Philippines who understands design.
  • Everest Skydive  In this elete adventure, you can leap from 29,500 feet and freefall past Mount Everest on to the highest drop zone in the world at Shyangboche, 12,350 feet.
  • Frexer Extreme Sports  A skydiving products manufacturing company: suits, helmets, gloves, pants, gear bags, etc.
  • Gravity Gear  Skydiving and base jumping equipment, apparel and accessories, including canopies, jumpsuits, altimeters and AADs.
  • HumanFlight.com  Skydiver's information manuals, courses, worldwide parachute associations, human flight gear store.
  • The Jump Shop  Supplies skydiving and parachutist gear for the sports jumper, whether you're a beginner or an instructor.
  • The Millennium Expedition  A group of skydivers and balloonists traveling to Antarctica for a skydive at the South Geographical Pole, for the purpose of bringing awareness to the plight of the Antarctic Environment.
  • National Parachute Industries, Inc.  Sport parachute gear and emergency parachutes: back, seat, and chair models, each fully steerable with choice of three canopy sizes.
  • Niels Skydives  A great information site about the sport - especially for first time jumpers, novices, and those considering getting hooked on it.  History, tandem, static line, accelerated free fall, BASE jumping, videos, and lots more information.
  • Parachute Equipment Corp.  Books, equipment, gear, supplies.
  • Parachute History  History of parachutes and skydiving.
  • Parachute Pages  Index of parachute and skydiving web sites.
  • The Parachute Shop  Skydiving gear, pilot's parachutes, airport windsocks, used equipment.
  • ParaGear  A large parachute and skydiving equipment supplier.  Online store, gift certificates.
  • Paratex Jumpsuits  Competition jumpsuits, freefly jumpsuits, sit-suits, camera jumpsuits, freefly pants, tandem jumpsuits and, jumpsuits for tandem passengers and students.
  • Paratrooper.net  A great resource for paratroopers and enthusiasts.
  • Rigs & Things Paraservice  An online store for skydiving equipment.
  • Safe Skydiving  An informational resource about skydiving safety and the risks involved.
  • Search the Outdoors!  See the Aerial Sports section of this directory site for some links.
  • SkydiveStore.com  An online store offering skydiving equipment and related items.
  • Skydiving Gear And Equipment  A one stop shop for skydiving equipment and gear information.
  • skyXtreme  The Skydive E-Zine from Skydive World with news, articles, features, newsletter, gallery, events.
  • Teofilo G. Talavera IV - "I believe I can fly"  Great skydiving photos of one man's jump.
  • Total Control Skydive Gear  Australian provider of new and used sky diving gear and equipment including parachutes, helmets, jumpsuits, goggles, and accessories available to buy online.

Skydiving Centers

  • 1-800-SKYRIDE  Skydive from up to 15,000 feet at one of their 400 North American locations.
  • Absolute Adventure  Paragliding, tandem parachute, ballooning, and other adventures.
  • Adventure Skydiving Trenton  Professional skydiving for all levels.  USPA certified instructors.
  • Alabama Skydiving Center  Professional skydiving for both the beginner and the experienced skydiver.  Instructors are USPA certified.
  • All Skydiving Locations.com  A list of skydiving locations in the United States by state.  Also, an Aviation blog with aviation videos, aviation news, aviation job posts, aviation pictures, aviation schools, aviation product reviews, and more.
  • Atlanta Skydiving Center  Professional skydiving for beginners as well as experts.  Certification programs available.
  • Auburn Skydiving Center  Professional skydiving center.  Beginners and experienced jumpers welcome.  USPA certified instructors.
  • Capitol Skydiving  Skydive in Austin, Texas.  Located in the middle of farmland with a very large and wide open landing area.
  • Centro de Paracaidismo Skydive Madrid  Skydive Madrid skydiving center, close to Madrid and open 7 days a week since 1992.  Enjoy your tandem jump (salto tandem) and aff courses with great weather.
  • Chicago Skydiving Center  Skydive with professionals.  Instructors are USPA certified.  Beginners and experienced jumpers welcome.
  • Chicagoland Skydiving Center  A skydive school serving the Chicago area and the entire Midwest.  Jump from 14,000 feet - face your fear!
  • Connecticut Parachutists Inc.  A skydiving center at Ellington Airport, 15 minutes north of Hartford.
  • The Drop Out Club  A skydiving adventure academy.
  • Finger Lakes Skydivers  Offering a tandem first jump program, as well as a complete training program in upstate New York.
  • Freefall Adventures Skydiving School  A skydiving facility for students, experienced jumpers, and professional teams.  Centrally located in New Jersey.
  • Freefall Oz Skydiving Center  Located on the border of North Central Pennsylvania and South Western New York in Ceres Township, and offering beginners an opportunity to experience the thrill of skydiving with minimal training through tandem skydiving.  Student courses are available and experienced jumpers and spectators are welcome. Oz's Homestay and full service B&B is available onsite and pilots are welcome to fly in.  Bunkhouse and camping accommodations are available, as is canoeing, fishing, and day trip adventure excursions.
  • The Freefall University Spain  A private instructor offers AFF (accelerated freefall) and Tandems to UK and Ireland.  Good prices, references available.
  • Gravity Rats Skydiving Center  Dedicated to the training of new skydivers.  Tandem or AFF skydives.  Located at Smithville Municiple Airport, just outside Austin, Texas.
  • Jumptown  A skydiving club and dropzone in Orange, Massachusetts with tandem and AFF options for first time jumps.  Gift certificates available
  • Line Of Flight  Tandem skydiving, solo parachute courses, and freefall photography.  Courses available nationwide in the UK.
  • Long Island Skydiving Center  Dropzone located on Long Island's South Shore overlooking the Atlantic coastline, Hampton Beaches, and Fire Island.  Reservations recommended.  DVD and video available.
  • Nashville Skydiving  Using tandem progression and static line progression as their methods of training, they can train you to become a fully certified skydiver, if that is your goal.  Instructors are United States Parachute Association certified and they provide all the equipment you will need.  Open seven days a week, weather permitting.  They are located at the Russellville/Logan County Regional Airport (4M7) in Russellville, Kentucky, with a dropzone about 65 miles north of Nashville, Tennessee and 25 miles southwest of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
  • No Limits Skydiving  A tandem skydiving school located in Central Virginia.  Feel the wind in your face and your heart race as you make your first jump while attached to a United States Parachute Instructor.
  • Paracaidismo en Madrid  Escuela de Paracaidismo y caida libre en Madrid.
  • Philly Skydiving  Philadelphia's skydivng center specializes in taking up people on thier first skydive.  All instuctors are certified by the USPA.
  • Savannah Skydiving  Jump with professionals.  USPA certified instructors and state of the art equipment.  For both beginners and experienced jumpers.
  • Sky Fx Skydiving  Skydiving in Germany - news, information, and pictures about their skydiving courses and tandemjumps in Germany.
  • Skydive Atlanta  Skydive from 14,000 feet from a Super King Air.
  • Skydive Birmingham  Professional skydiving center in Alabama.  Beginning as well as experienced jumpers are welcome.
  • Skydive Burnaby  This Southern Ontario skydiving facility serves Toronto, the GTA, Niagara Falls and Western New York with first jump tandem skydives and regularly hosts experienced jumper events.
  • Skydive Cape Town  A scenic dropzone in Africa.  Includes a good list of South African skydiving links, and international drop zones.
  • Skydive Chattanooga  Professional skydiving with USPA certified instructors.  For both experienced and inexperienced skydivers.
  • Skydive Delmarva  A full service drop zone offering high quality instruction by experienced, professional instructors.  In Laurel, Delaware.
  • Skydive Elsinore  The longest running skydiving operation in North America is located about one hour away from both San Diego and Los Angeles metropolitan areas in the scenic Elsinore Valley.  They have an 8,000 sq. ft. covered and carpeted packing area with cool misters, a main landing area with 1.5 acres of plush grass adjacent to the aircraft loading area, air-conditioned team and video debriefing areas, a full service snack bar, hot showers, camping and bunkhouse facilities on-site.
  • Skydive Georgia  Professional skydiving for beginners as well as experts.  Certification programs available.
  • Skydive Holiday  Learn to skydive.  They specialise in Accelerated Freefall courses (AFF) and organise holidays in Spain and the USA.
  • Skydive Illinois  Jump with the Professionals.  Skydiving instruction for beginners as well as experienced jumpers.
  • Skydive Knoxville  Tennessees's closest professional skydiving center to Knoxville.  Instructors are USPA certified.  All levels of skydivers, from beginners to experienced jumpers.
  • Skydive Lillo  A skydiving center in Spain with AFF courses, tandems, advanced training.  Open year-round.
  • Skydive Long Island  Located at the former Grumman facility in Calverton, New York.  10,000 foot runway, 2900 acres, 19 place turbine aircraft.
  • Skydive Macon  Professional skydiving for beginners as well as experts.  Certification programs available.
  • Skydive Madrid  Skydiving courses with John Walsh, a UK instructor based in Madrid.
  • Skydive Milwaukee  Serving Milwaukee with professional skydive instruction, using state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Skydive Nashville  Professional skydiving for all levels.  USPA certified instructors and state of the art equipment.
  • Skydive New England  Skydiving center and school in Lebanon, Maine offering skydiving lessons, tandem jumping, and accelerated free fall programs.
  • Skydive Orange  Skydive in Virginia - DC and Maryland.  Tandem gkydiving gift certificates, first jump courses, and freefall parachute skydiving instruction.
  • Skydive Philadelphia  Professional skydiving for beginning and experienced skydivers.  USPA certified instructors.
  • Skydive Philadelphia  A professional skydiving center.  Jump with enthusiastic skydiving professionals.  Certification programs available.
  • Skydive Roswell (Georgia)  Large skydiving Center in Georgia with state of the art equipment and facilities available for both experienced Georgia skydivers and students.  All instructors are USPA certified.
  • Skydive Smoky Mountains  A full service USPA drop zone with tandem skydives, student training, demonstration jumps, rigging services, and gear sales.  Near Knoxville and Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Skydive Spain  A group of Brits operating a drop zone near Seville, Spain and offering parachuting courses comprising of Tandems, AFF and Static Line.  They also work with the film industry and provide customised equipment.
  • Skydive Temora  Skydiving training center in NSW specialising in Tandem skydives and first jump courses.
  • Skydive Zone  A full-time UK skydiving school that also arranges free charity fund raising jumps, currently for more than 50 charities, but they are willing to add more.  Also, accelerated freefall (AFF) holidays in Spain and Florida.
  • Target Skysports  Learn to skydive from up to 15,000ft. Offering a tandem skydiving course, AFF (accelerated freefall), and Static Line.  Hosts to the National Championships in Formation Skydiving and affilitated with the The British Parachute Association.
  • Tennessee-Kentucky School of Skydiving  The skydive center serving the Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and Southern Kentucky areas.  No cancellation fees or bad weather insurance fees.  Located at Russellville/Logan co. Airport, Russellville, Kentucky.
  • tropicalskydiving.com  Beach jumping holidays for licensed skydivers jumping in paradise, tropical north Queensland, Australia.  "Big beaches, clean air, and cold beers every day."
  • USA Skydiving  Specialize in taking you on your skydiving adventure anywhere in the United States or Canada.  All instructors are certified.
  • xtremeskydiving.com.au  Operating out of Cairns and Mission beach, North Queensland, Australia.  Formally Paul's Parachuting.

Parachute Rigging

  • Chuting Star Rigging Loft  A full-service rigging loft serving skydivers and pilots throughout the Southeastern United States.  Located at Atlanta Skydiving Center in Cedartown, GA.  Read a new Rigger "Rant and Rave" every Monday.
  • Parachute Place Rigging  Provides skydive parachute rigging services for the Atlanta, Georgia area and beyond, and is also a place for skydivers to purchase new skydiving gear, harness or canopy repairs, or accessories like altimeters and jumpsuits.
  • Rigging Innovations, Inc.  A manufacturer of sport harnesses and containers, and also a full service facility for packing and general maintenance of parachute equipment, canopy overhaul, harness overhaul, and drop test programs.
  • Rigging Solutions, LLC  A source for parachuting gear and services.  Order online with a secure ordering system.
  • Skyworks Parachute Service  A large, U.S. East Coast skydiving and emergency parachute rigging facility.  Everything from basic parachute reserve repacks to major skydiving harness/container repairs and alterations.
  • Y'shua Parachute Rigging and Skydiving  The site of Master Rigger and skydiving veteran Tim Taykalo of Owatonna Minnesota.  Lot's of fun skydiving and rigging things.

Parachute Manufacturers

  • Anchor Parachutes  Parachutes for model rocketry, advanced rocketry, and high-power rocketry.  Soon to be introducing a line of chutes specifically designed for towline, hi-start and winch launching of freeflight gliders and RC sailplanes.
  • BRS Parachutes  Ballistic recovery systems.  Manufacturer of whole aircraft parachute systems.
  • Executive-Chute  A rescue parachute for tenants in high rise apartment and office buildings.
  • Flight Concepts International, Inc.  A manufacturer of parachutes.
  • Jump Shack Online  Parachute Laboratories, Inc. (dba Jump Shack) is a parachute company who design, manufacture, and sell to both retail and dealers.  Their featured products are the Racer line of harness/container systems, the FireBolt elliptical main canopy, and the AngelFire reserve canopy.
  • NH Global Sdn Bhd  A South East Asia parachute manufacturer for the military.  They're willing to accept small orders, OEM, and repair works.
  • Special Parachute and Equipment Logistics Consortium  SPELCO providdes complex high altitude parachute systems, including the Gryphon wing system for Special Forces missions.
  • Strong Parachutes  Parachute design and development since 1961, manufacturing skydiving equipment, tandem parachutes, aerial delivery systems, emergency safety chutes for pilots, and military parachutes.
  • Ucman Parachute Systems  A UAV and target drone parachute systems manufacturer based in Turkey.  The company has an NCAGE code, proven products in use, and looks to inquiries for parachute solutions.

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