Aircraft

Here at Des Moines Skydivers, we offer four 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.

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

Cessna 182 - Piston Engine

Tandem Price

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

17+ weekends

Side

4

9,500 ft

$225

Altitude

30 sec

Cessna 208 Caravan - Turbine Engine

Tandem Price

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

9 weekends

Side

12

13,000 ft

$225

Altitude

50 sec

Viking Twin Otter - Turbine Engine

Tandem Cost

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

weekends

Side

20

13,000 ft

or
20,000 ft

$225
or
$350

Altitude

50 sec
or
85 sec


 

Short Skyvan - Turbine Engine

Tandem Cost

Freefall

Seats

Exit

Availability

1 weekend

Rear

18

13,000 ft

$225

Altitude

50 sec

2020 Turbine Schedule (Tentative)

  • May 1-3 (Caravan)

  • May 15-17 (Caravan)

  • May 29-31 (Otter) - 20k jumps available

  • June 12-14 (Caravan)

  • June 26-28 (Otter)- 20k jumps available

  • July 10-12 (Skyvan)

  • July 24-26 (Caravan)

  • August 7-9 (Caravan)

  • August 21-23 (Caravan)

  • September 4-7 (Otter) - 20k jumps available

  • September 18-20 (Caravan)

  • October 2-4 (Caravan)

  • October 18-20 (Caravan)

Des Moines Skydivers, LLC

Winterset-Madison County Airport

3405 N 8th Ave

Winterset, IA 50273

(515) 243-1711 | info@DesMoinesSkydivers.com

Mailing Address:

Des Moines Skydivers

C/O AJ Horrigan

PO Box 5056

Des Moines, IA 50305