1-800-STL-JUMP Quantum Leap

We own our twin-engine turboprop, DeHavilland DHC-6 "Twin Otter". It carries 20 jumpers to 14,000 feet quickly and comfortably. It is considered to be the safest, most popular skydiving aircraft in the world.

DeHavilland Twin Otter

DeHavilland Twin Otter

We also own our Cessna 205, which is bigger than most other Cessna jump planes, and can comfortably carry 5 jumpers.

Cessna 205

Student Skydiving Systems - the best that money can buy
  • "Vector" Harness/Container System - used by more instructors, competitors & recreational jumpers, than any other brand
  • "Performance Designs 253" Reserve Parachute - proven to be the best rectangular reserve parachute in the world today
  • "Cypres" AAD - (Automatic Activation Device) - automatically activates the reserve parachute if you fail to deploy a chute
  • "Manta" Main Parachute - proven to be one of the most reliable & forgiving rectangular main parachutes ever designed
  • "Motorola" Minitor II Private Line Pagers - the same reliable radios that police and fire departments use worldwide
  • "Altimaster" Altimeters - the most popular and reliable altitude instruments in the sport, (both wrist and chest mounted)
  • "Tony Suit" skydiving jumpsuit - brightly colored formation skydiving suit that is also the most popular brand in the world
  • "Protec" student helmets - the best in brightly colored head protection with good visibility and hearing capabilities

Look before you leap!

  • Good parachute equipment can reduce your risk of injury or death. You deserve the safest equipment available.
  • There is a big difference between our student parachute equipment and what ordinary skydiving schools use.
  • Our students look & feel like real skydivers because they are given name-brand, state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Insist on modern skydiving equipment, don't settle for old, worn-out junk that should have been retired decades ago.
  • Ask your Instructor what he or she uses, Square reserve parachute, Cypres AAD, and the 2 Handle System.


Reserve Parachutes - The Federal Aviation Administration requires that anyone who makes an intentional skydive, must have a "main" and "reserve" parachute. The "reserve" parachute is the most important piece of equipment a jumper carries.

Rectangular Reserve Parachutes offer

  • New design, fabric & manufacture - designed and manufactured in the 90s using newer space-age materials
  • More reliable openings - no inherent malfunction modes, staged deployment and the safety of the "freebag" system
  • Fly like a glider - fly with up to 25 mph of forward gliding speed and the ability to go against the wind
  • More maneuverability - safely land where you choose to, not where the wind happens to take you
  • Descend and land softly - control how fast you descend, and slow the rate of descent for landing
  • Same procedures - learn one set of control procedures that work for both the main and reserve parachutes

Automatic Activation Devices - or "AAD"s as they are known, automatically activate the reserve parachute at a low altitude, if a jumper fails to successfully deploy the main parachute. Older style AADs were very unreliable, and had a reputation for killing jumpers when they would activate too high, at the wrong time, or not activate high enough to save the jumper who needed it. Very few licensed jumpers trusted them. In 1991, the "Cypres" AAD was introduced to the sport and a revolution was born. Because it was designed using modern technology (CYbernetic Parachute RElease System), they have proven to be extremely reliable, and are credited with saving over 500 lives. Today, most licensed skydivers wont jump without a "Cypres" AAD! Ask your instructor to show you what type of AAD he or she uses.

"Cypres" Automatic Activation Device offers

  • Reliable - modern microprocessor technology from the 90s works when it should, not when it shouldnt
  • Accurate activation altitudes - activates the reserve parachute precisely at the best altitude for the situation at hand
  • Modern activation method - simpler design cuts the loop instead of pushing or pulling on the closing pins
  • User friendly operating procedure - easy to turn on and forget about it, making it more likely to be used all the time
  • Less frequent factory maintenance - reduces risk of misfire due to noncompliance of required factory maintenance

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