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Lodi Parachute Center

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Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 8:45 am

Just off of Highway 99, a dozen parachutes erupt like popcorn kernels before skydivers weave in and out of clouds thousands of feet in the air, gracefully back to camp at the Lodi Parachute Center.

A popular jumping center for daredevils from around the world, the Lodi Parachute Center has been offering airspace for both solo and tandem jumps since 1964 — making it one of the oldest sites in the country.

Instructors at the center use the most up-to-date training techniques and modern equipment when they take participants out for a dive.

Instructors are also among the most experienced and active Instructors in the United States, licensed by the United States Parachute Association. They know anything and everything about parachuting.

And if you are afraid to jump out of a flying plane alone — never fear! Lodi

Parachute Center loves big groups of people who are willing to take the plunge together.

The Skinny

The center is 5.8 miles north of Lodi at 23597 North Highway 99, which is the frontage road off Highway 99 between Lodi and Galt.

The center serves a variety of skydivers, from first-timers to those seeking certification and even skydivers training for elite competitions.

The center’s aerial fleet includes a Beech 99, a King Air 200 and two Super Otters.

No reservation is needed when jumping. To go on a tandem jump, just bring $100 and show up at the center between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

For experienced jumpers, jump prices are $15 to 13,000 feet. To rent gear as an experienced jumper, the center charges $35 for the jump and gear rental.

For jumpers who have their own gear, the center also offers discounts on bulk tickets. It offers 50 tickets for $13 a piece. The total cost is $650 and a savings of $100.

For more information on the center, call 209-369-1128 or visit parachutecenter.com.

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