Alberta Skydive Central is the newest mega dropzone in Canada. It is the result of a merger between three large and awesome skydive centers: Edmonton Skydive, Skydive Big Sky and Calgary Skydive. We’ve combined all of the team, all of the aircraft with the best infrastructure at the most central location for Calgary and Edmonton: Innisfail Airport. We are now one of the largest skydive centers in Canada.
The most freefall (we do the highest skydives in the country), have one of the most stacked events calendar with some of the industry’s biggest names, one of continent’s longest running Canopy Piloting circuit, a very strong and dynamic swoop community (and a gigantic pond) and a large crew of talented freeflyers. Combine this with an active (sometimes legendary) après culture, and you have yourself a new home dropzone!
Alberta Skydive Central operates out of the Innisfail Airport, about one hour north of downtown Calgary and about 1 hour 20 minutes south of downtown Edmonton. We are full service skydive center open 6 days/week (from May-October; 3 days/week in April). We’re super stoked to welcome fun jumpers of all experience, disciplines and backgrounds, as well as novice and student skydivers (we have the largest student training program in Canada). We’re looking forward to flying with you!
Aircraft, infrastructure, gear, camping and local details.
Check out our stacked calendar of events, get event details and register for each event.
Sq. Ft of Rad Facilities
Awesome Honesty Bar
Landing Pattern & Rules
All skydivers must adhere to our landing pattern and rules for the safety of you and other jumpers. Those not abiding by DZ rules may be grounded or asked to leave.
The intended landing pattern shall be indicated prior to takeoff. If landing to the West or North, please use a left hand pattern; East and South uses a right hand pattern. No sashaying, braked approaches, spirals or crossing the runway below 1000 feet.
Jumpers approved by the CI or DZO may complete downwind landings but only on a dedicated low pass. High performance turns are allowed, however, it’s your responsibility to ensure that the airspace is clear. Swooping is not a right; you must abort your turn if there is any traffic.
There are many extremely good off DZ landing options. If you find yourself in a position that you need to land off DZ, please pick the safest option. Be respectful of the option that was available to you by not damaging crops on your walk out to the nearest road. We will dispatch a vehicle to pick you up.
Inflight & Freefall Rules
You are responsible for your safety, as well as other jumpers in the aircraft and freefall. Everything, including yourself, must be secured for taxi and takeoff. Seat belts, helmets and all accessories must be fastened and secured until 1500 feet. Pre-exit handles and pin checks are mandatory.
Freefall safety begins at exit. Proper exit separation is required. Please ask a staff member or consult the exit separation guide based on the aircraft ground speed on jump run. Please communicate with other jumpers in terms of jump type, flight direction and any unique characteristics of the skydive. Minimum deployment altitude is 3000 feet for all jumpers regardless of license.
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Automatic Activation Devices (AADs) are mandatory for jumpers that have less than 500 jumps or a “C” Cop (or equivalent). Reserves must be in date. All gear must be airworthy and is subject to inspection by Alberta Skydive Central staff at any time.
All other standard CSPA BSRs related to gear apply. You must be properly trained, endorsed and have the skill set to fly your gear. If you are using new gear, you must be trained and endorsed by an Alberta Skydive Central instructor prior to using it on a skydive.
You must have and present a valid CSPA membership and license (or foreign equivalents), an updated logbook and an in-date reserve data card in order to complete check-in and be manifested for a load. A DZ orientation/briefing is required prior to manifesting for the first time. And finally, you must be prepared to shred in order to get on the airplane at this DZ!