Tandem Skydiving!

First, let us take a moment to congratulate you on making the most important decision in your life: You’ve chosen the best skydiving center in the area. We will help make your dreams of flight come true!

At Glidersports, every instructor is certified through the United States Parachute Association (USPA.) In addition to this, Tandem Instructors have specialized training and certifications by the manufacturer of the gear that will be used on your skydive. We use only the most modern, highest-quality equipment, and our training courses are at the cutting edge of industry guidelines.


Personalized One-on-one Experience

Our USPA-certified tandem skydiving instructors will make sure you have the best skydive in the Midwest. After meeting you, they will then train you in all the aspects of your tandem jump. Next, you will be equipped with a harness and escorted to your airplane by your instructor and videographer, who will help you during boarding, the ride to altitude, and during the jump itself. After landing, they’ll walk you back into the hangar and give you your First Jump Certificate, as well as answer any questions you may have about getting a skydiving license!



Safety is our primary focus, our highest priority. No one can guarantee safety in skydiving; however, we can use the best airplanes and best equipment, and ensure that our staff has the most rigorous training. We’ve created a culture of safety, to ensure that you experience the safest skydive in Missouri.


Best Airplane!

Our primary skydiving aircraft is one of the most sought after in the industry. The Glidersports SuperVan 900 is the newest and fastest jump ship in the region, with the capacity to hold larger groups and get you higher, faster!


Competitive Pricing

We know the price of skydiving can be a hurdle for many people, and we aim to give you the best value for your dollar. We have many different altitude options – no other dropzone can give you the best price to jump out of an airplane.


Scenic Views!

The midwest is well known for its vast and wide open spaces. Open flat spaces are great for safe landing areas (of which we have plenty,) but everyone wants a skydive with a view! We are very fortunate to have the beautiful and scenic Truman Lake Reservoir so close to our facility. Sunsets at Glidersports are simply breathtaking!


Other Amenities!

We love skydiving, but we know that it’s not for everyone. That’s why we offer a plethora of other activities, including things for minors to do. We provide powered paragliding rides or training, swimming, flyboarding, hoverboarding, and even a firing range! We also have the Bent Prop, our full-service café, for your onsite food and beverage needs.

Pictures & Videoof your Tandem Skydive!
The pictures and video of your tandem skydive are arguably just as important as the jump. For just a little bit of extra money, you can have a professional videographer accompany you on your skydive to capture the experience. The end result is a professionally edited masterpiece, ready to share and help commemorate your personal skydiving experience.

Video OR Pictures

Your experience will be documented through either photographs or video. By a companion in addition to your tandem skydiving instructor. The choice is yours whether you want live action or high-quality stills.



Video AND Pictures

A professional freefall videographer is going to follow you on your skydiving adventure to capture your experience. They will simultaneously take high resolution still photographs (suitable for printing and framing) as well as video which is customer edited and set to music.



Handcam Video

Your tandem instructor wears a small action camera on his wrist and films your skydive for you up close and personal.




Ultimate Video & Stills

The ultimate extreme video package. Your skydive will be filmed and photographed from a third-person perspective as well as from an action camera on your instructor’s wrist. These two unique video angles will both be combined into a masterful edit with music. Accompanied by high quality still pictures of the jump.


Get Licensed!

Whether you’ve just landed from your very first tandem skydive, or you’re ready to jump in head-first, we are ready to teach you what it takes to become a skydiver! Unlike most skydiving centers, we offer a range of training methods to suit your needs, and help you achieve your goals!


Accelerated Free Fall

Our AFF Student Skydiving Course is a seven-jump program designed as a fast track to solo skydiving – you can achieve the dream of learning to skydive in only seven jumps, first with two instructors, then just one, and then it’s all you! All skydiving lessons and student jumps begin with the Glidersports First Jump Course, a six to eight hour ground school that will teach you everything you need to begin skydiving on your own.


Static Line & IAD

Learning to skydive by static line or instructor aided deployment will teach you to fly a parachute without having to be concerned about freefall. After your First Jump Course, you will jump from an airplane, solo, from about 4,000 feet. Your parachute will deploy immediately, and you will fly it to a safe landing via radio assistance. Every jump teaches you a few more skills, exposing you to more and more altitude and freefall.


Ground School

Before you make a skydive on your own, you must learn the basics of the equipment, body position, aircraft safety, parachute flight and landing, hazards, and emergency procedures. The First Jump Course normally takes around six to eight hours and should be done as closely as possible to the date of your first skydive.


Beyond Your License

It takes at least 25 skydives to earn your A-license. What can you do after you get a license? You can skydive without the supervision of a coach, do group jumps, water jumps, freefly, sky surf, teach skydiving, make night skydives, learn canopy formations, jump from a hot air balloon or helicopter, become a videographer, wingsuit skydive, swoop or make demonstration jumps. The possibilities are endless!

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Experienced Skydivers!

Where is the best skydiving in the Kansas City area? Right here at Glidersports, of course! We are dedicated to providing fun jumpers with the best experience.

There are many options for skydiving in Missouri, and we would like you to make Glidersports your home dropzone! We’ve got the best location, the most dedicated and experienced staff, the newest and fastest fleet of aircraft, and we’re open seven days a week, 365 days a year! If you live in the Kansas City, Springfield, Joplin, Lake of the Ozarks, Jefferson City, or Columbia areas, we’re just a stone’s throw away. We are a relatively new addition to the community, but we’re betting that once you’ve jumped with us, you’ll always want to come back!



Fun, friendly, bonfires, bbq’s, organizers, coach, instructor courses and of course, awesome people!



Glidersports is centrally located to all major metros in Missouri.



Best price guarantee, altitude for your money, and quickest time to altitude.



Climate controlled packing, cafe, lounge, bunkhouse, showers, camping, swoop lake, and more!

Is GliderSports Skydiving near me?

City Distance
Kansas City 83 miles
St. Louis 235 miles
Springfield 94 miles
Columbia 110 miles
Lake of the Ozarks 65 miles