When we first visited the land that is our drop zone on the Zephyrhills Airport in 1990, it was accessible only by footpath. There were no facilities except an old World War II bunker and a taxiway to the runway. And youthful hubris that this is where Z-Hills magic would once again take flight.
We owe our name, Skydive City, to Jack Gregory who suggested it and we liked it. We co-founded Skydive City with Jerry Bird (Father of Relative Work), Henri Pohjolainen (Wings) and Bill Richards (The Ranch). We credit a substantial part of the development of Skydive City to David T.K. Hayes. We owe special gratitude to our longest-tenured employee-friend, Laurie Clark. We could not have done this without the decades of support from the City of Zephyrhills – Check out their logo with the parachute on it:
Today, Skydive City is the largest all woman-owned parachuting center in the world. Thousands and thousands of friends, skydivers, visitors from every walk of life have honored us by coming to Skydive City to have fun skydiving. You’ve encouraged us to take Skydive City in directions we could never have envisioned – especially as the sport has changed tremendously since we first opened. Especially as video has brought the sport into the homes of so many. We love each and every one of you who has come to Skydive City.