Skydive City is the World Famous Zephyrhills Parachute Center. Known worldwide as Z-HILLS
Skydive City is Florida’s premier skydiving center and the world’s friendliest drop zone, known worldwide as the “Legendary World-Famous Z-Hills” and the Zephyrhills Parachute Center. Proud to be a USPA-member drop zone, Skydive City has operated for thirty years on 13 acres on the Zephyrhills Municipal Airport (ZPH) where skydiving has been performed since the 1960s. Founded in 1990 by the current owners, Joannie Murphy and Susan Stark, Skydive City is the largest all-woman owned drop zone in the world.
Friendly Staff and Instructors
Skydiving is about more than just making a leap out of an airplane, it is a life-changing experience. Sharing that experience with some of the friendliest people in the world makes a difference! You trust your life to us, so we make you feel like our family!
Experience and Reputation
Skydive City is the longest-running facility in the area – in business since 1990 – we have built a reputation for high quality skydiving. Our staff are amongst the best in the business! All of our instructors are USPA certified and have made tens of thousands of skydives. Our instructors hold multiple instructional certifications as well as numerous world-records and years of extensive experience in the skydiving industry. Skydive City is where many aspiring instructors come to get trained! We strictly adhere to all FAA standards for aircraft and equipment maintenance. Your safety is our #1 priority!
We are a full-service skydiving center! We have large turbine aircraft (up to 22 people per load), well-maintained state of the art equipment, and a fully equipped gear store/gift shop. Many well-known skydiving equipment manufacturers and other skydiving-related businesses are located on-site. Our 3,000 sq. ft. viewing deck overlooks the entire landing area. Food and beverages are available at the Hillz Kitchen & Sunset Bar (open after hours). Free camping. Hot showers. Laundry.
Why jump with us?
Another benefit of coming to a place as large as Skydive City is that we can easily accommodate large groups, if you are planning to organize a group of jumpers, look no further — not only are we the best at accommodating your group, we can also offer you a great deal! Click here for details. With our large aircraft and abundant staff, we can get several of your group members in the plane at the same time. Smaller drop zones are not able to do that.
Centrally located – only a 1/2-hour drive from Tampa and Lakeland. About 1-hour from Orlando, St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
We always have been known for our international atmosphere – Meet people from all around the globe and make friendships that will last a lifetime. We have built new team training rooms. The Sunset Beer bar is completely remodeled. Our world-class Swoop Pond is competition grade.
Skydive City has also hosted its share of world class events. In 1998, 2003, and 2004 we set and broke new World Records with 121 skydivers forming 2 separate formations on the same skydive. We set another World Record with 42 skydivers building 2 formations at NIGHT! In October of 1998 our own Team Z-Spot won the gold medal in 4 Way Formation Skydiving (Advanced Class) at the US Nationals, and in 1999, won the Bronze medal in the same event in Sebastian Florida. March of 1999, we lead the country with a record setting performance of three consecutive 100 Way dives for the National Speed 100 competition.
This leadership makes Skydive City the innovator and world leader in all aspects of Skydiving. We hope you decide to visit us and see for yourself.