Tacoma Things To Do — 13 April 2011

If you’re a skydiver and you’ve been relocated to Ft Lewis or McChord Air Force Base, one of the first questions you’re probably asking yourself is, “Where’s my new drop zone?”  If you’re a first time skydiver considering making your first jump, you’re probably wondering what your options are.

Well good news skydivers and future skydivers, in spite of the sometimes less than hospitable weather here in Western Washington, this area is home to some amazing dropzones, including one world class dropzone.

There are three great dropzones near Joint Base Fort Lewis McChord, Skydive Kapowsin, Skydive Toledo, and Skydive Snohomish.

Skydive Kapowsin – 45 Minute Drive from Fort Lewis

By far the largest dropzone in the state- Skydive Kapowsin boasts a Super Twin Otter and a Grand Caravan in addition to their smaller aircraft.  If you’re an upjumper or a student looking to do multiple jumps- this is definitely a place to check out.  Beautiful views of Mt. Rainier and the Puget Sound make jumping here a pleasure.

For first timers, Skydive Kapowsin offers a variety of first jump options, including Tandem Jumping (most popular),  AFF, and IAD.  For more information about the options and pricing, click here.

Skydive Toledo- 1 Hour Drive from Fort Lewis

The smallest of the three, Skydive Toledo still offers a large variety of jumping options in a small town, comfortable atmosphere.  Also, the views of the mountains at this dropzone will blow your mind! Regularly running A Cessna 182 and a 206, the have visiting specialty aircraft in the summer.

They also offer Tandems, AFF, and IAD instruction for students.

Skydive Snohomish- 1.5 Hours Drive from McChord AFB

Skydive Snohomish operates out of Harvey Field. The views from this dropzone include the Puget Sound as well as the nearby City of Seattle. For upjumpers, jumping at this friendly DZ is a real treat.

Students can make Tandem or Static line jumps.



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  1. I’ve jumped out of Skydive Snohomish and it was a great time. Very pro staff made my experience one to remember!

    P.S. – You should add your blog as a contributor to FeedTacoma.com (email me for info)

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