Aircraft

Here at Des Moines Skydivers, we offer three different aircraft and three different jump altitudes throughout the jump season. How do you know which one to choose? Well, turbine engine aircraft can climb to higher altitudes much quicker than a standard piston engine aircraft. Since turbine aircraft are larger, they can accommodate larger groups. Higher jump altitude means longer time in free-fall!

We also offer 20,000 ft skydives from the Otter aircraft. We are the only place in Iowa to jump from this altitude! The available slots for these high-altitude jumps are limited to Otter aircraft only and typically only one load per day. Supplemental oxygen will be required on board the aircraft due to the reduced oxygen levels above 14,000 ft. Please call us with any questions regarding this.

 

Aircraft safety: Our club owns the Cessna 182 that is flown on non-turbine weekends and all of the turbine aircraft are leased from Skydive Chicago, one of the largest dropzones in the world. Whether it be our own aircraft or one we are leasing, your safety is our top priority. Our 182 is maintained by Winterset Aviation and goes through a rigorous FAA mandated inspection every 100 hours of flight time.

See the bottom of the page for the aircraft schedule. For experienced jumpers, check out our experienced jumper pricing.

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Cessna 182 - Piston Engine

Tandem Price

$270

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

Altitude

9,500 ft

30 sec

30+ weekends

Side

4

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Cessna 208 Caravan - Turbine Engine

Tandem Price

$270

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

Altitude

13,000 ft

50 sec

8 weekends

Side

12

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Viking Twin Otter - Turbine Engine

Tandem Cost

$270
or
$500

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

Altitude

13,000 ft

or
20,000 ft

50 sec
or
85 sec


 

weekends

Side

22

2022 Turbine Schedule

  • May 20th - 22nd (Caravan)

  • June 10th - 12th (Caravan)

  • June 24th - 26th (Caravan)

  • July 8th - 10th (Otter)

  • August 5th - 7th (Caravan)

  • August 19th - 21st (Caravan)

  • September 2nd - 5th (Otter)

  • September 23rd - 25th (Caravan)

  • October 7th - 9th (Caravan)

  • October 21st - 23rd (Caravan)