Skydive Holland actually started out in 2012 at Calkins Field in Wayland, MI, as Skydive Wayland. Calkins Field is a beautiful airport with super friendly people! We had a great first season there as it was the closest place to Grand Rapids to make a skydive. However, as our business grew, the need for expanded facilities and onsite fuel became apparent.
In 2013 we were invited to the Hastings Airport and we became Skydive Hastings 3.0. Along with it's beautifully maintained runways and convenient fueling station on the field, our new home also boasted a 2000 sq ft classroom and training facility with enough room for a full service rigging loft. The wide open 400 acre airport is surrounded by open fields, making it the perfect place for student training operations.
In July of 2015, we were invited to bring skydiving to the lake shore at Park Township Airport in Holland, MI. Located just a mile from the Holland State Park and one of the most popular beaches in Michigan, the view from the air at Skydive Holland is truly a sight to behold. While many dropzones in our region claim to offer a view of Lake Michigan from the air, in most cases it's "that blue line out on the horizon". Not so at Skydive Holland! Here, the climb to altitude takes you directly out over the water and up and down one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline on the planet! If you're lucky enough to get on one of the last loads of the day, the outline of the buildings on the Chicago skyline can often be seen in front of the orange sun setting on the water. It's this view that has made Skydive Holland the most popular place in West Michigan and the Greater Grand Rapids area to make a tandem skydive.
We are voluntary members of the United States Parachute Association and have a USPA Safety and Training Advisor on staff. We follow all FAA Federal Aviation Regulations regarding tandem jumping and flying. We use Dual Hawk Strong Parachute Systems made by Strong Enterprises which are inspected and repacked by a FAA certified Senior Parachute Rigger every 180 days.
Our jump plane: Cessna 182 Skylane N330F