Skydive Long Island vs. Local Competitors:
Highest jumps on Long Island to 13,500 ft!
Largest facility, 23,000 sf hangar on 16.3 acres.
Largest aircraft on Long Island.
We have a 10,000 ft runway
Largest landing area in US
Only student training center on Long Island.
Jump at 10,000 ft or lower
Their facility is a small trailer
Smallest planes on Long Island
Shortest runway used in skydiving, 2000 ft
Smallest landing area in US No training facility
Safety: The Calverton Airport is 2900 acres with a 10,000 ft runway for our planes to take off and land on. SDLI operated out of the airport our competitors are in for 14 years and left 12 years ago due to safety concerns.
Safety record: Safety is our number one priority. We have been in operation in 1986 and enjoy one of the best safety records in the country.
Plane info: We have two turbine engine aircraft, a 19 passenger Cessna Grand Caravan and 14 Passenger King Air B90.
Instructors: Highly skilled and licensed instructors with thousands of jumps.
Facility and Property: We own a 23,000 sq ft hangar on 16.3 acres on an airport that is 2900 acres with a 10,000 ft runway. The entire airport our competitor operates out of is 20 acres.
Local Competitor info:
Plane: single engine planes, Cessna 182, that can hold 2 customers on a plane at one time.
Facility: A trailer
Runway: Our competitors operate on a 2000 ft runway sandwiched between a highway and woods. Any error in pilot judgment puts the plane at risk. . This is the minimum length of any runway used for skydiving purposes. SDLI operated out of the airport our competitors are in for 14 years and left 12 years ago due to safety concerns.