Skydive Palm Beach was originally located about 30 miles east on a tree farm just outside of Wellington. Tucked away near the Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge, the land was initially used for recreational activities like fishing, hunting, and frogging. There was even an 1800 foot path as a runway for little taildragger aircraft. Skydive Palm Beach used a (very) short gravel dirt strip as a runway; relied on solar power to provide electricity to the trailer we operated from; and our water was sourced straight from the Everglades.
A few years into operations, the family who had owned the property for generations decided to sell. Fortunately for us, the hangar we now occupy – which came with access to a 4,000 foot paved runway – just so happened to be empty and available. As the saying goes, the rest is history!
After nearly a decade at the “new” location at the Palm Beach County Glades Airport, the dropzone owner decided to hang up his rig and sell the business. It didn’t take long to find the perfect buyer: a trusted friend, accomplished skydiver, and fellow dropzone owner.