Take a Tour of Our New Skydiving Facilities!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Welcome to a New Era!

It is said that all good things must come to an end, and that’s what it seemed like with the fate of Skydive Tecumseh after 50 glorious years in Tecumseh, Michigan. If you’re not familiar with the entire story of why we’re not there anymore… well, let’s just say that’s in the past, but we didn’t want to leave.

Two years ago, we made the move (begrudgingly) to the Napoleon airport and operated out of some T-hangars while our owner, Franz Gerschwiler figured out what we would do next. Rather than cower, Franz decided to go all in. There would be no dwelling on the past; it was decided that Skydive Tecumseh’s name would remain to honor that past, but we would look forward with a dream to develop the best skydiving facility in Michigan.

DID YOU KNOW? It takes two full days of mowing using a 15′ wide mowing deck to cut the landing area and runways at Skydive Tecumseh!

Franz and his team started to put together a blueprint for something spectacular that would serve as a skydiving hub for Detroit, (1hr 15 minute drive), Ann Arbor (40 minutes) and Lansing (45 minutes). The final result is breathtaking, though the project itself had many bumpy roads. We’re so excited to finally unveil our very special dropzone to Michiganders and the entire world wishing to experience skydive at a beautiful facility in a beautiful state.

So, join us for a tour of the new and improved Skydive Tecumseh located at the Napoleon airport in Jackson, Michigan!

Our 11,000 sqft Hangar!

King Air parked in Skydive Tecumseh's New Hangar
Our beautiful King Air loving her new space!

 

As you can see below, the hangar is huge (and you’re only seeing half of it). Note the ample packing space around the King Air. What’s also nice is the hangar doors open out on hydraulic jacks (they don’t slide open). With the hangar door opening out, it provides even more space and shade!

The hangar at Skydive Tecumseh
Ample packing space plus offices and training classrooms on the second floor!

On the other side of our building is where our guests check-in. Snacks, drinks, apparel can all be purchased onsite. We also have a huge spectator waiting area in the A/C for hot days with big windows with a perfect view of our landing area!

The check-in area at Skydive Tecumseh
Check-in Area / Registration

 

LOTS OF LAND!

Following the lessons learned from Skydive Tecumseh, Franz knew that he needed to own the property for his facility, so 108 acres of beautiful land was purchased! The land includes two runways and a gigantic landing area which our skydivers love!

The landing area at Skydive Tecumseh
The landing area is so big, it makes our 11,000 sqft hangar look small!

 

TWO RUNWAYS

The property has two runways – one is 2700′ long and the other is 2500′ long!

Come Join Us!

Welcome to the new, Skydive Tecumseh! We hope you’ll join us and experience a new level of skydiving!

Skydive Tecumseh opens April 1, 2017

Went and did my first jump with Skydive Tecumseh and t was awesome! My dad had been telling me for 10 years he was going to take me and never did. So finally for his 50th birthday, I took him! It was an amazing experience all thanks to the staff at Skydive Tecumseh! They were friendly, helpful, and totally laid back! They definitely knew how to make a first-time jumper feel at ease! I would highly recommend them and will definitely be going back again!

Stephanie Christensen