If you're searching for skydiving in or near Columbus, Ohio and you've landed on this page, welcome! You've come to the right place! Skydive Cincinnati is located just 73 miles southeast of Columbus, Ohio - we have hosted Columbusites seeking their first jumps since 1960!
Getting to us is super easy - we're a straight shot down I-71 from downtown Columbus to our beautiful location on our all-grass airport.
How We're Different
Our dropzone is uniquely different than most other skydiving operations in the world starting with its owner, Jaime Praeter. As a female skydiving business owner, Jaime is a rarity in the male-dominated world of skydiving owned businesses. As a third-generation skydiver, Jaime has had skydiving in her DNA having grown up on the same property in which we skydive today. The 40-acre property was first purchased by Praeter's grandfather, "Grandpa" Red Stewart in 1945 - skydiving was introduced to the family airport in 1960!
As a dropzone owner, Praeter has built a well-respected business by focusing on customer experience whereby her guests never feel like a number. Jaime recognizes that skydiving is a life-changing experience and she goes out of her way to ensure everyone feels welcomed and part of her skydiving family whether from Columbus, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, or even as far away as New Zealand!
Closest Skydiving to Columbus, Ohio?
In the world of skydiving, few dropzones are ever located within the city limits of a city center due to the need for clear airspace and away from major airports. Because of this, it's not unusual to travel between 40 and 90 minutes to go skydiving based on your location. Here are the skydiving options near Columbus, Ohio:
Skydiving Near Columbus, Ohio
|Skydive Greene County||Xenia, Ohio||61 miles from Columbus|
|Skydive Cincinnati||Waynesville, Ohio||73 miles from Columbus|
|AerOhio||Ashland, Ohio||83 miles from Columbus|
|Start Skydiving||Middletown, Ohio||90 miles from Columbus|
Which Skydiving Center Near Columbus is Best For You?
As you can see, if you wish to go skydiving, you're spoiled for choice with the many places to skydive near Columbus. So which is the right one for you? Here are a few tips to help you determine the best place to go skydiving near Columbus (or anywhere for that matter).
Understanding What You're Buying
The first thing to understand is that a great skydiving experience goes well beyond the simple act of exiting a plane, free-falling, and landing. Just like anything, a big component is the type of facility (some skydiving facilities are very run down), the culture of safety, and most importantly, the friendliness of the staff.
The greatest mistake most people make when determining where to skydive is making their decision of where to jump based on price and proximity (read: the cheapest and closest). Just as you shouldn't try to find the cheapest heart surgeon for heart surgery, finding the most convenient or cheapest skydive in the area is not the right play.
The biggest difference between skydiving centers today is their size. Some operators are focused on high volume while others offer a more intimate experience where bookings are more spaced out. (we are the latter). So it depends on the kind of experience you would like to have.
If you live on the west side of Columbus all of the dropzones are in close proximity to you and if you're wanting to do your due diligence, it's always a good idea to visit each dropzone to determine the one that feels best for you. If hopping in the car and doing a lot of driving doesn't feel quite right, calling each skydiving center to get a sense of their professionalism is recommended. Of course reading everyone's Google Reviews will also help you determine the best place to jump near Columbus.