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Skydive East Texas

Gladewater, TX, USA
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About Skydive East Texas
Skydive East Texas is a full service dropzone serving the Shreveport Louisiana, Longview, Tyler and Dallas, Texas areas with professional skydive instruction.
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Camino657 wrote a review Apr 2017
White Oak, Texas20 contributions7 helpful votes
I procrastinated for more than a decade to do this. If you have ever had the slightest twinge of an urge to try this do it now. That wait may turn into another decade or worse, it may never happen. Great people that work here and very attentive to detail and safety. Do not go with expectations of keeping a schedule. Said bluntly...don't rush the guys "packing your chute". Go, stay focused on the task at hand and then....have the experience of a life time!!! May sound like a sales pitch but I had the time of my life and will be coming back asap.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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Lois-R0904 wrote a review Nov 2014
Gladewater, Texas18 contributions12 helpful votes
Another adventure marked off the bucket list. This was the most exciting experience! Friends and family were more nervous than I was as the plane lifted off the ground that Sunday afternoon. The view as we jumped from the plane was spectacular! The landing was so smooth --I was ready for a repeat jump.
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Date of experience: September 2014
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Lance C wrote a review Aug 2014
Marshall4 contributions2 helpful votes
Couldn't have been better! Felt very safe. Friendly, courteous and thorough staff. I jumped with my daughter for her graduation. I have 2 more girls. I will be back!
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Date of experience: July 2014
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Adam T wrote a review Jul 2011
Tyler, Texas93 contributions53 helpful votes
I called needing to book a trip for my wife and I for her birthday. The female on the phone was very unhelpful and rude. I was told sky diving is nothing like Walmart and maybe I should call some where else. I asked if I could speak to someone else and was told no, I should just come by on the weekend. Sent an email discussing my concearns and experience and never heard back. She wouldn't answer any of my questions. I called their competitors as instructed. Prepaid $600 and jumping this weekend.
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Date of experience: June 2011
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Response from SkydiveET, Manager at Skydive East Texas
Responded Jul 29, 2014
Here at Skydive East Texas safety is our greatest concern. Most skydiving facilities, including us, have an initial weight limit. If a person is over that limit, but we feel after talking with them on the phone that we may be able to take them safely, we ask them to come in to interview with a tandem master to determine whether it will be a safe and fun experience for them. This part of the process cannot be done over the phone. Often we determine that we can safely take a student and that they will be comfortable and have a great time. We do not mean to be rude or create any inconvenience by this, only to make sure that everyone is as safe as possible. Skydiving is an extreme sport and should be treated as such. Safe travels and blue skies! Cori Todd Skydive East Texas
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lfurch wrote a review Jul 2011
Tyler, Texas16 contributions2 helpful votes
Everyone was so kind and professional. They really cared about making sure that the weather conditions were just perfect enough to jump in. When the weather failed us, Cori didn't. She was always willing to reschedule us as soon as possible so that we could experience the jump of a lifetime. I can't wait to go again!
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Date of experience: May 2011
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