So it is getting cold in the North again and it's time to head south But where should you go? Maybe you just want to see what else is out there in this huge world we live in. Well, Skydive Georgia is a must! Located in Cedartown Georgia, around 1.5 hr from downtown Atlanta and 2 hr ride from Birmingham Alabama - the roads are open and the drive is fun. Skydive Georgia is a small drop zone with a strong family feel and a super fast Twin Otter. From the moment you arrive you will be surrounded by amazing views of this amazing DZ. Southern charm is no stranger to this dropzone, So pack your car and make sure to check them out. I hope you enjoy this DZ as much as we did, PussFoot will be back next year for sure so make sure to come out and say hi!!!!
5 stars *****
Location: Cedartown, GA
Address: 493 Airport Rd #5049, Cedartown, GA 30125
You will need:
USPA card, Log Book and Reserve Card
CHECK IN:You will check in at the Manifest (please see map)
*Dogs friendly (pick up after your dog please let's not ruin it for others also please read signs dogs are allowed in certain areas)
* Large indoor hangar
*large deck for friends and family to view your landings
*Bathroom with showers
* Onsite Camping
*A Staff of Professional Packers - $7.00 per pack job. * Tip your rigger it's just nice
*There is a Huge fun jumper packing area located in the hangar if you chose to pack yourself.
Full altitude - $25.00
Hop and Pop $19.00
Gear rental $25.00
A Lic Progression $2,099
AFF only $1299 *****
second star to the right
The closest airport to Skydive Georgia is Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport
*This Airport is a hub for many of the large airlines tickets can be bought cheap!
Address: 6000 N Terminal Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30320
*63 miles to the East it's around a 1.20 HR drive
*If flying in we recommend renting a car
We at Pussfoot love taking road trips. Road trips give us the opportunity to meet amazing people and visit new drop zones. Having our own car on a skydiving adventure gives us a sense of safety and an additional place to store belongings. So if you are like us and are going to drive there are some things to know.
*Use Waze - this will route you around traffic and show you all of the police. This app should save you some time on your journey.
*If you are coming from the NE let's say New York - trust me stay on 95 unless Waze tells you to exit. Just like Mom Waze knows best!
*Do you really need to bring that? Pack light, you are still in America and can stop to get whatever you need.
*Get a BP rewards card. You will earn $ 0.10 off a gallon for every 20 you buy. * There are BP gas stations all the way down. This last trip I saved over $50.00 in fuel using one. ( I cannot stress this car enough! I have saved thousands of dollars over the last three years. Link https://www.mybpstation.com/bp-driver-rewards )
*Remember to take breaks, switch drivers and stay hydrated and fueled up. The most important part of any road trip is enjoying the journey, no need to rush!
*Bonus - Pussfoot has its own Budget car rental discount code. It has saved me a ton of money on a bunch of trips -- X447988 -- enjoy
ARRIVING AT DZ:
So you made it! Do you know where you are staying? Do not forget to check in to Manifest when they are open so you can fill out you waver and be given an orientation. If you will be arriving after hrs, make sure to let management know you will be late. If you are camping, make sure to visit the manifest when you wake up to check in.
My advice would be to stay at the DZ for your trip. Every night brings the chance for some fun. Enjoying a fire at their epic fire pit!
4 stars ****
Open field and wooded area with shade.
Campfire (yes) -please use fire pit
* All of the people will welcome you to their sites as if you were family
Cooking (yes)- Grill on site
The DZ has wood but if you like, you can get bundles of wood from Tractor supply located just up the road for $5.00 a bundle.
Open 24/7. They are extremely well kept.
*Be kind and clean up after yourself. We are all adults and being a slob is just not cool for the next person who needs to use the facilities :-)
11 miles to the North / around a 25 min drive
Address: 1600 Rome Hwy, Cedartown, GA 30125
Phone: (770) 748-7774
Supercenter Closes at 12am
Food, Beer and hygiene
14 miles to the west / around a 18 min drive
Address: 1801 Nathan Dean Bypass, Rockmart, GA 30153
Phone: (678) 757-8766
Below you will find a map of Skydive Georgia. Look for the red arrow that says Camping area. Just pull in and set up your tent. (Be mindful of the signage). If it is too late, try to be quiet because there may be people trying to sleep. You will also find the bathroom marked on Map. * I found that this tent city is extremely safe, nothing was stolen. There is always someone watching out for your gear. With that being said you never know who might not be part of the Skydive Code. So take care to lock up whatever you can and be mindful of your stuff. Need a tent and or camping supplies, don't forget that an unnamed large have it all store is located nearby and has an unconditional 90 day return policy.
DZ has Bunk rooms call for details
*I recommend staying at the DZ, However if you need a hotel here is the link.
Rent a room:
My go to for rooms or home to rent as always is Airbnb
Food is available at the DZ at this time (burgers dogs and chicken sammies). If you would like to grill for yourself you can buy food at Walmart and grill. (grills available for use on DZ)
Other food is available within 15 min of the DZ:
Things to see:
So, this is Georgia, and I found the weather to be average. With that being said it will rain at some point. So what do you do on a weather hold? Well if you think you are done for the day feel free to grab a Beer. However, if you think the day could be saved and want to keep jumping here are a few things to do.
* Ask manifest for ideas they are full of info!
Address: 2778 Cobb Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
1 hr drive to the East
Phone: (678) 803-4359
Address: Coots Lake Rd, Georgia 30153
Silver Comet Trail
Address: Coot's Lake Beach Trailhead, Rockmart, GA 30153
Located around a 20 minute drive to the East
In closing Pussfoot had an amazing time at Skydive Georgia Although we were there for a short time, we were able to meet some amazing people and get in some stellar jumps. From the Staff to the fun jumpers, the vibe is amazing. This Dropzone will for sure remain on my go-to list. In the end it's the people and memories we have made that count and this dropzone is sure to provide plenty. Don't forget that Skydive Georgia hosts a few amazing boogies every year, so make sure to check their calendar for upcoming events. Thank you for reading, if you feel that we left something out or would like to contribute to this guide please email us at the address provided below.
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