Skydive DeLand is a world-class skydiving facility, located in the heart of DeLand, Florida and surrounded by some of the top skydiving manufacturers in the world - Performance Designs & Alti-2 to name just a few.  

Since 1982, Skydive DeLand has been introducing, teaching, and enjoying the sport of skydiving with new and experienced jumpers alike.  To say the least, the vibes are good and the people are friendly & welcoming!  You cannot leave Florida without passing through Skydive DeLand.  For more information about Skydive DeLand, visit their website.  

Skydive DeLand is the HQ for Flight-1 and home to many Flight-1 instructors.  

Ian Bobo, Jason Moledzki, and Shannon Pilcher are not only the original members of Flight-1 but are most notably recognized as members of the PD Factory Team (PDFT).  The PDFT led the way in the development of this sport, dominating the podiums for years and taking numerous world titles and world records.  In 2006, the existing members formally launched Flight-1 as a business and set a clear long-term goal to raise the standard of canopy flight by providing quality education to a wider audience in the hopes of creating a safer environment for all in the sport.

Maxine Tate is the Chief Operating Officer of Flight-1, a Flight-1 instructor, a pro canopy piloting competitor and a member of the British Canopy Piloting Team.

Kenneth Gajda is the UPT Rigging Department Manager as well as a Flight-1 instructor.

To learn more about these Flight-1 instructors, visit their instructor profile


World famous astronaut Ron Garan and teammate Jared Leidich from World View spent a couple of days with Jay Mo getting private canopy coaching.

Shannon Pilcher spent a week with the Fly4Life Team teaching high performance canopy flocking.

Maxine Tate with her Flight 101 & 102 class, teaching them all about the modern wing and the performance range of the canopy.


 July 2020:

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 101

Sunday, July 12, 2020 - 102

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 201

Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 202

August 2020:

Saturday August 15, 2020 - 101

Sunday August 16, 2020 - 102

September 2020:

Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 101

Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 102

Want to schedule your canopy course at Skydive Deland?

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Interested in other Flight-1 Campuses?  Check out our other locations here.

If you have any comments or questions about Flight-1, please send us an email to Someone will respond within 2 business days.

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