Skydive City is the largest all-woman-owned parachute center in the world, founded and owned by Joannie Murphy and Susan Stark.
Aqua, Yellow/Gold and Purple.
We are only located in Zephyrhills.
We own 2 Twin Otters and 2 Cessna 182s. We lease Caravans and other specialty aircraft.
Depending on the weight of the jumpers, 20-22.
Three. The first RW World Meet in the US was held in Zephyrhills in 1981. Two World Meets were held at Skydive City. The Canopy Piloting World Meet in 2015 and the Wingsuit World Meet in 2017.
USPA National, USPA Open National and Florida State Records achieved at Skydive City Zephyrhills include: in 2019, the formation skydiving Head-Up Large 16-way and Wingsuit Flying Large Formation – Docked 4-way; in 2018, the Canopy Piloting Carved Speed 70m (1.980 seconds) record and the Head-Up Large Formation 12-way record; in 2017, the Wingsuit Flying Female Large Formation No-Grip 8-way record, Canopy Piloting Female Carved Speed record (2.386 sec.); in 2016, the Canopy Piloting Carved Speed (2.120 sec.) and Female Carved Speed (2.411 sec.), the Wingsuit Flying Longest Time competition (95.7 sec.), Greatest Distance Record (4.471 km.), Fastest Speed Record (302.0 km/hr.), the Wingsuit Flying Large Formation – No Grip record; in 2015, the Wingsuit Flying Large Formation No-Grip record; in 2014, the formation skydiving Head-Down Sequential Large Formation 4-way and Female Head-Down Sequential Large Formation 4-way, the Canopy Piloting Carved Speed record (2.034 sec.), the Canopy Piloting Drag Distance record, Canopy Piloting Carved Speed record, the formation skydiving Sequential Large Formation 4-way, the Female Head-Down Sequential Large Formation; in 2013, three Canopy Piloting Carved Speed records, the Female Canopy Piloting Carved Speed record, two Canopy Piloting Drag Distance records and the Female Drag Distance record, and the Wingsuit Flying Large Formation – No Grip 9-way record.
3: Jerry Bird, Bill Morrissey and Tony Uragallo. See their banners in the Bird House!
The Bird House was named for Jerry Bird, a founding member of Skydive City – widely recognized as “The Father of Relative Work.” Relative Work means ‘contact maneuvers in freefall.’ There was a time when skydivers had never made contact in freefall! Jerry Bird was the leading pioneer!
Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Turks & Caicos, United Arab Emirates, Unites States (all 50 states), Venezuela, Vietnam.
Skydive City raises and flies their country flags on Moby Deck, at the Sunshine Factory, in the Bunker, on the tops of buildings and in other locations.
Speed, Accuracy and Distance.
Accuracy Landing; Artistic Events; Acrobatic Wingsuiting; Performance Wingsuiting; 4-Way, 8-Way, 10-Way, and 16-Way Formation Skydiving; Mixed Formation Skydiving; Vertical Formation Skydiving; and, Speed Skydiving.
In 2019, Sven Jseppi of North Carolina set the US National, Florida State and unofficial world speed record of 1.980. In 2020, he beat that with 1.949 and was only off the world record by 0.006 seconds. His competition distance record is just sky of 15 meters. During training, he has reached over 170 meters.
Yes! And Skydive City is actively involved in promoting sports in the Pasco County and the Tampa Bay area!
Watch for games and contests where we give away Skydive City merchandise to people who love it here. If you’ve read this far through the Trivia Page, you’re a ringer!
Tyler Pohjolainen is the body-building son of founder Joannie Murphy!
Yes! That would be Robert Stark, son of founder Susan Stark. Standby for World Premiere!
Yes. See previous three questions!
Trick Question! There is no DZ dog.
9,955 – and an average of 2,510 hours flying skydivers.
Over 13,000! That’s why he manages FLORIDA’S BEST SKYDIVING SCHOOL™!
Ahhhhhhhh. We think you know.