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Connecticut Parachutists Inc.
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Ellington
Type: Other
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
142 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went skydiving but until you experience it yourself there's really no describing the experience. Just do it!!!!!

Visited October 2013
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Broad Brook, Connecticut, United States
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good DZ for a Tandem Jump”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Instructors, friendly patient staff! We went with a group making birthday/first jumps and they had a wonderful expierence!

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Great experience at Connecticut Parachutist. Everyone here is very friendly and professional. I was a little nervous at first but with the encouragement from my friend Andrew and all the divers I felt safe. I could tell that everyone knew what they were doing and had safety as a concern at all times. There were a couple things if that I didn't particular like if I have to choose. One it was a little difficult to find but that could just be cause my friends and i have no sense of direction. A bigger sign could have helped. Also, I do not like how you only get a raincheck if you don't jump. I feel if I didn't get to jump I should be entitled to a refund and I strongly believe that if a person was willing to go that time he or she will end up coming back. So a refund would be nice cause one of my friends didn't get to jump. Wasn't their fault just safety precautions due to bas weather. But, it would have been nice if he got his money back. Anyway, free-falling is like no other experience I have ever felt. Totally worth the money and time. GET A VIDEO and PICS. Worth it! And go with Lindsay she is awesome and is good at what she does. Thanks CT Parachutist you guys rock. Especially Lindsay! See you again!

Visited June 2012
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Clinton, Connecticut, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2012

I just went to Connecticut Parachutists Inc. today and it was absolutely incredible. As soon as I entered the employees made me feel so welcome. Due to cloudy weather conditions the schedule was backed up by about 4 hours so we had a pretty long wait but it was totally worth it. It was a fun location to just sit and hang out. We got to watch several parachutists fly before us and it got us even more excited. They kept us entertained and reassured about our flight. By the time we were ready to fly, the professional divers put us in a state of calm and let us know we would be safe and have an exceptional experience-- which we did. Not once did I feel unsure of my safety. They were organized and fun and gave me the thrill of a lifetime and made it worth every single penny. I would not change a thing about Connecticut Parachutists Inc and I would highly recommend it. Being just the ripe old age of 18 I had no problem skydiving and I had not one chance to feel unsure of my safety. Do not turn this opportunity down or else you will regret it. Enjoy! I will be back to enjoy the experience many more times in my days to come!

Visited May 2012
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Cromwell, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Most fun you can have!”
Reviewed February 22, 2012

I was petrified the first time I did a tandem jump at Ellington five years ago at age 59. Since then, however, I've gone back every year to do a jump and intend to jump for the sixth time this summer. One of my sons has done three tandems at Ellington. One of the best times was last year when my son and I went up in the plane together and jumped one right after the other. I love the friendly atmosphere at the drop zone and the people are the greatest!”

Visited August 2011
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