Celebrating 53 Years in 2017!

The Parachute Center is one of the largest and oldest drop zones in the United States, serving the sport since 1964. We are a family drop zone committed to sharing the skydiving experience. Bill & Kathy Dause have played mother and father to literally 1000’s of skydivers, many of which have gone on to be world champions and legends in their own right. We welcome skydivers of all skill levels and walks of life.

“The owner Bill Dause is a skydiving legend with over 50 years as a Drop Zone Owner and responsible for creating more skydivers than anyone else. Many have gone on to be world champions. He has been skydiving for seven days a week, 365 days a year for over 50 years!”

Premier Comfort Airlift Services:

The Parachute Center offers premier airlift services for skydivers, including 3 Super Otters. This allows us to service larger groups on the same flight. Something no other Nor Cal Drop Zone can offer. We utilize the newest state of the art equipment and some of the most experienced, fun Tandem Masters and Video Crew in the industry. You can count on a speedy, friendly and fun time for your very first skydive. We try to keep groups together as much as possible. The Parachute Center is known for creating National and World Champions year after year. People just like you come from all over the world to become a real skydiver and make their dreams of flight come true.

Most inexpensive in the WORLD:

There is no other place like The Parachute Center at Lodi. If you are comparing prices, make sure you read the fine print. Accept no substitutes. This is the one and only Parachute Center in Lodi California and nowhere else in the world can you make a skydive and have a personal photographer record your jump for only $175! No one will ever beat that. Period. Tandem only is $100. Prices do not include tips for instructors and cameramen. Average tip, $10-$20 each.

Live the Legend:

If you come to Lodi you are one of the lucky ones. This is grass roots skydiving and an era gone by were skydiving comes first. We are busy with two Otters holding almost 25 people each running all day. When you show up Bill and the crew work hard to get you in the air ASAP. We are located right over wine country with a beautiful view of the surrounding Vineyards, Delta, and Sierras.


Your video will be custom made with still pictures and in your hands before you go home. The experience here is like no other. We pride ourselves on sharing the skydiving experience with the world. We are a common stop for many groups, schools and organizations. Jumping with your friends, family and coworkers is a bonding experience and one you will never forget. Many of our customers come back year after year and we hope you will to. We are the no fuss, no glitz, no glamor skydiving center. We do one thing, we skydive.

We look forward to jumping with you.

Skydive Lodi – The Parachute Center
is open EVERY DAY

Open at 9am. Be here no later than 3pm
if you are planning to jump.


  • Weight Limit 300lbs – however, an additional charge of $1.00 per pound will be charged over the body weight of 200 pounds.
  • Min age 18yrs (16 with parental consent)
  • Disabilities are generally not a problem, please call ahead with queries.
  • Simply show up Between 9am-3pm and make your jump!
  • We jump 365 days a year, weather permitting.

Like your jump? Learn to jump on your own. Authorized independent instructors offer a full choice of training programs for the first timer as well as advanced training and team training for your continuing Skydiving needs and activities. We cater to every discipline in Skydiving. From first jump, through certification along with RW, Freefly, Sitfly, CRW, Style and Accuracy etc. See Our Training Page.

For experienced jumpers:

  • Lift Tickets are only $15 to 13,000 feet.
  • Hop and pops are only $5!
  • Gear Rental, jump and pack only $35

Where to stay:
Tent camping available at the DZ on first come first serve basis. 

Nearby Hotels: Make sure to ask for skydiver discount. Some give it, some don’t.

SKYDIVER DISCOUNT!  Motel 6 209-334-6422
Hampton Inn and Suites 209-369-2700
Hilton Garden Inn 916-691-1900
Best Western Lodi 209-369-8484

Independent Contractors

Independent business operators whose business is to serve the skydiving community, will often bring their businesses to and operate their business at the Parachute Center, offering their services to new and experienced skydivers. While the services offered by independent business operators vary, they may include tandem skydiving Instruction, certification instruction, and instruction relative to the various disciplines within the sport of skydiving. Other independent business operators offer videography, photography and parachute packing services at the Parachute Center.