Rosharon, Texas (March 31, 2015)–Building on the strong success of two world-class skydiving centers near Houston, Texas, and Miami, Florida, Skydive Spaceland will open a third skydiving center near Atlanta on May 1.
“This is such a beautiful farm property in the Appalachian foothills,” says owner Steve Boyd. “We’re super excited to bring our business here.”
Boyd first opened Skydive Spaceland just south of Houston, Texas, in February of 2000, and the third-generation family skydiving business quickly grew into Houston’s largest, most progressive skydiving center. Spaceland conducts more than 100,000 skydives per year and has hosted major skydiving competitions including the U.S. National Skydiving Championships, and several state, national, and world records for skydiving including a Guinness World Record for most tandem skydives done in a day have been set there. The brand expanded to Clewiston, Florida, near Miami in early 2013.
Located just 55 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta in Rockmart, the latest Skydive Spaceland location is a 60-acre skydiving center that’s currently undergoing a complete remodel in preparation for its grand opening. Brand-new classrooms, restrooms, office, and a newly carpeted parachute packing area will welcome guests in style.
Skydive Spaceland-Atlanta will fly the area’s largest skydiving aircraft, a Twin Otter capable of carrying 23 jumpers to 14,000 feet in just a few minutes. This allows up to 11 first-time skydivers to jump at the same time, unlike small skydiving centers where only a few people can jump together.
Skydive Spaceland-Atlanta will continue the Spaceland tradition of offering one of the world’s strongest and most efficient civilian skydiving training programs, using modern training aids and state-of-the-art equipment in a wide range of sizes to fit most any body type. Open every day but Christmas starting May 1, Spaceland-Atlanta will be able to help skydiving students attain their basic skydiving license in as little as a week. This popular training program draws skydiving students from around the country and the world, many of whom cannot complete skydiving training as efficiently or cost-effectively in their home countries.
To celebrate its grand opening, Spaceland-Atlanta is offering free skydives to licensed skydivers after 2pm on Thursday, April 30 (gear rental not included) and $15 skydives ($10 off the usual rate of $25) for its opening weekend May 1-3 (Friday-Sunday). Tandem skydives for first-time jumpers are currently being offered at a pre-opening special rate of $169, $50 off the regular retail rate, and these can be redeemed for six months from the date of purchase.
“I am super stoked to bring Spaceland’s professional, friendly way of doing things to Atlanta skydivers,” says operations manager Kevin Purdy, a longtime skydiver with 16,000 jumps and 24 years of experience as a skydiver and tandem/Skydiver Training Program instructor.
For more information and to sign up for Spaceland-Atlanta email updates, see http://atlanta.SkydiveSpaceland.com.