Published: March 1, 2022
Skydive Kansas City isn't the only dropzone in KCMO, but we stand out from the crowd because of our deep commitment to our sport and our passion for sharing it. We put our heart and soul into making the Skydive KC experience like no other, going above and beyond to deliver stellar customer service, and making memories to last a lifetime. We want everyone we are privileged to jump with - whether they're with us for their first jump or their 500th - to feel comfortable, confident and empowered to accomplish the extraordinary!
Why choose us? Simply said: because we care.
We're Passionate About Skydiving
Our dropzone owner, Chris Hall, has that kid-at-Christmas feeling about everything skydiving and airplane related. He can vividly remember watching his Dad skydive when he was just two years old ... and can recall the agony of the long 16 years he had to wait to follow in his Dad's footsteps.
As soon as Chris came of age it was love at first flight and, as predicted, skydiving and aviation became his life. Today, Chris has more than 5,000 jumps and a list of skydiving and pilot ratings as long as your arm. His passion and credentials have taken him to dropzones and skydiving competitions across the country, even to the ESPN X games Pro Tour back in 1996!
After jumping at big and small DZs across the US, Chris returned home to open Skydive Kansas City in 1998. He took the best of what he'd experienced along his travels and committed to opening one of the best dropzones in the country. Almost 1,500 five-star reviews later, he's still living the dream with both eyes open.
We Value Safety First, Always
If you encounter bargain basement prices for skydiving, buyer beware! Rock-bottom prices suggest that corners are being cut somewhere ... and cut corners and skydiving aren't a good mix. In the same way you wouldn't choose a brain surgeon based on price, you shouldn't choose a dropzone with that criteria either! Cheapest does not mean best!
Our 25 years of flying high and having a ton of fun have everything to do with our uncompromising standards of safety and excellence.
We take meticulous care of our aircraft, hire only highly-trained and experienced instructors, and purchase (and maintain) top-of-the-line equipment and gear. All of this costs a pretty penny - and that's why skydiving is expensive.
We're All About the Skydiving Experience
The Skydive KC business model is unlike what you find at most dropzones. We don't subscribe to the "high volume, low touch" philosophy that's common in the industry. It's a "turn and burn" approach that involves squeezing as much revenue as possible out of a single day by jumping as fast as humanly possible per hour. It's hurried and impersonal - stressful, actually. You feel like a number because you are ...
Skydiving is transformational - not transactional! At Skydive Kansas City, we are intentionally "low volume, high touch" so that everyone has the opportunity to experience the transcendent, life-changing power of human flight!
We purpose-built an awesome skydiving dropzone because we love to skydive, and we love sharing our incredible sport with others. When you're at Skydive KC, you feel like you're among family - and that's by design. You're not a number, you're part of the tribe!
We've thought of absolutely everything at Skydive KC, so you don't have to think of a thing - you just have to book your jump! If you have questions, get in touch or visit our dropzone - it'd be our pleasure to give you the lay of our beautiful land. Blue skies!