After successfully starting Westside Skydivers in Minneapolis, MN in May of 2010, I had another fantastic opportunity to open another location this year November 9th, 2012 in Houston. We will be the first skydiving center to franchise in the United States. So people wonder why as I embark on this journey to start another skydiving center in Texas, and the answer is clear. When I opened the doors here three seasons ago, I met another dropzone owner who owned 5 - but you would never know they are owned by the same person! Westside believes in branding and will be the first to have national recognition. We have perfected our efficiency - boasting some of the best wait times in the area & the best customer service to boot!
We love what we do & we do it well - so we're bringing it to Texas!
We are the only skydiving center in the country to offer our customers a choice in altitude! We are home of the high altitude tandem - offering jumps from 13K, 18K, and for the extremist - 24K! You will get to wear an altimeter and deploy the parachute on each and every skydive! It takes as little as 15 minutes of training from our highly experienced USPA instructors and you will be on your way in our Cessna Grand Caravan! This airplane is equipped with oxygen all the time and carries 17 people to altitude with a competition size door - jump with more of your friends!
Both of our facilities will offer the Accelerated Freefall Program - the most progressive program in the world! It instructs where other programs fall short. AFP has inspired USPA's requirements for self-supervision thus producing more competent and confident skydivers. AFP allows you, the student, to progress at your own rate in a supportive rather than stressful environment by providing individualized attention. Through this 18 level program you also learn equipment inspection, freefall, canopy flight, and packing. Now we have also added choose your focus: RW or Freefly - giving students the option on levels 19-25 to choose. It's 25 jumps to an A license & jumping with all your new friends!
Know that whichever skydiving center you are jumping with - you are in good hands. From the very beginning to the very end - you will have a bright shining face to help you on your journey. Skydiving is something I have come to be so passionate about in the 13 years I have been in the sport, and I surround myself with people who do the same. In fact, we are employing several folks from the old Skydive Houston! This is a very powerful, life changing experience! You will feel that vibe from your first phone call - or first step onto the dropzone. Remember that we all started with one! You will leave here with an official logbook, tandem jump certificate, bumper sticker, and a free drink to a local watering hole! I invite everyone to come check us out!