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GLIDER SPORTS

Aircraft

Manifest

Gear Rental

Load Organzing

Landing Area

Swimming

Packing

Lodging

Our Cafe

Rigging Loft

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Glider Sports
Our Aircraft
Manifest
Gear Rental
Load Organzing
Landing Area
Swimming
Climate Controlled Packing
Lodging
Our Cafe
Rigging Loft
Fly In

The Best Skydiving Near You!

Glidersports is an unbeatable skydiving experience!

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.

Aircraft

SuperVan 900

No other aircraft in the area can boast the safety, efficiency, and comfort of this rockstar of a plane. Not to mention the largest door you will find south of Chicago or north of Texas. What makes a Supervan 900 better than a standard Caravan? The Supervan 900 replaces the normal 625 horsepower engine with a Honeywell Garrett 1000 HP engine de-rated to 900. This means we can get you and 14 other friends in the air faster, higher, and at a lower cost.

Super STOL 182

We always want to fly the big bird but when we can’t this is the next best thing. Our little Cessna is the fastest, nicest, most outfitted 182 in the skydiving industry. Upgrades include two inches of memory foam padding, higher horsepower engine, airfoil improvements, and fancy avionics. No expense was spared to make this the nicest four-place jump plane around.

206

The newest addition to our fleet is still being prepared to meet Glidersports standards. Our Cessna 206 will feature all the above average standards that you are used to with our planes. More space then the 182 but lower minimums then the caravan means more jumps! This is a utility model with a roll-up door.

Manifest

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Gear Rental

Instructor Aided Deployment

After you’ve completed your method-specific training. you will be manifested for an airplane load. although there are some differences in each method, these are the parts that are the same during the jump…

The Skydive

You’re now in either in freefall or under a parachute and you’ll be fully prepared to handle the situation due to your ground school. You’ll be checking your altitude every few seconds, and accomplishing all the goals set for prior to your jump. An instructor on the ground will help guide you into landing on the radio. After you’re back on the ground you will gather up your parachute and head back to the building for debriefing and review of the jump with your instructors.

Exit

Just before you reach jump run (with the plane over the target) your instructors will give you one last gear check to make sure everything is still good to go. A red light will come on and the skydiver nearest the door will open it up. A green light will come on in place of the red, everyone else will start exiting as you move toward the door, the open sky, and your first solo skydive.

Load ORganizing

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Landing Area

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Swimming

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Climate Controlled PAcking

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Lodging

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Cafe

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Rigging Loft

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff

Fly In

Instructor Aided Deployment

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.

Friendly & Knowledgable Staff