The midwest has never seen anything like Glidersports before. Our mission is to offer the Kansas City skydiving scene something it’s been missing for a long time. Glidersports offers the best location, the most dedicated and experienced staff, and the newest and fastest aircraft. Available seven days a week, 365 days a year!
If you live anywhere near Kansas City, Springfield, Joplin, Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City, Columbia, or even St. Louis you need to come and make us your new home.
Whether you’re a seasoned belly flier, a wingsuit pilot looking for a flock, or an indoor skydiving aficionado, we have what you need! At Glidersports Skydiving, we’re dedicated to safety and performance – and we believe that neither should compromise the other.
At Glidersports Skydiving you will find nothing but the best in aircraft. We fly the newest, safest, and fastest planes in the region.
The heart and soul of the operation. Our manifest staff are all knowledgable jumpers that can answer your questions or direct to the proper person. They can help you get on a load or teach you how to self-manifest for even more jumps.
GliderSports is the only skydiving center in the area with sport demo and rental equipment. Regardless if you don’t have gear, or you don’t have your gear on you. Maybe you want to try something new or demo something before you buy it. We’ll even let you use rigs so you can turn more loads. We’ve got everything from student size down to valkries for you to rent. Need gear or want to try something different?
Education is essential to becoming better skydivers. Improving yourself thru the use of organizers is a proven method. Every one of our organized skydives begins with a briefing, includes video of the jump and debriefing.
Organizers are here most days, and available to you at no cost. If you let us know in advance we can make sure the organizers you want are here when you want them.
With 50 acres of private land and 350 acres of surrounding open flat area… we’ve got tons of options for you to land on the airport or off. No worries of losing your canopy into swamps, forests, or cities.
We’ve got a giant pond in the middle of our property. Its dimensions are approximately 500ft x 500ft and it is up to 12ft in depth. Use it to show us the longest, fastest swoop. If that’s not your deal, you can swim in it or use our flyboards and hoverboards. We have plans to build a smaller competition specification pond in the future.
The only climate controlled packing in the midwest. We just completed a 50×50 building with heating and cooling for those super hot and blustery cold days. This is part of our commitment to being open and able to jump every day of the year.
After a long hard day of skydiving, a drive is probably the least appealing thing you could think of. You are invited to stay with us as long as you would like! We provide many lodging options to keep you comfortable as possible for the duration of your stay.
The bent prop cafe has all the food you could ever want or need. Pizza, burgers, drinks, shakes, etc. The menu is always changing and they even have a beer for your end of day relaxation.
Above our indoor packing area, we have a full-service rigging loft. Equipped with machines and experience needed to do any job promptly. Our friendly senior and master parachute riggers will use their years of experience to get you in the air safer. Simple repack to custom fabrication, we’ve got you covered.
Most skydiving takes place on or near an airport, so it’s not a surprise that you can fly in if you want to. However, it is noteworthy to say that a good chunk of our staff are pilots and fly in constantly. Give us a shout on Unicom and we’ll help direct you to the best place to park and give you a ride over to the dropzone. If you’re looking for an aviation-friendly skydiving center, set your purple line direct to KGLY.