The dream of flight
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OUR CORE VALUES
We have the best skydiving instructors in the St. Louis area that regularly compete at US and world skydiving competitions. Our core values are to teach and help others grow with each skydive and to pass down skills to help make confident and safe skydivers and instructors for the world. Almost all of our skydiving instructors started their skydiving careers at Gateway Skydiving Center and share the same love and passion for this great sport. We are NOT A “TANDEM ONLY” SKYDIVING CENTER! We love to make future skydivers. We are a family friendly drop zone where everyone is welcome, regardless of who you are or where you come from.
When I was a child I use to watch the Xgames (skydiving) on tv. So naturally I always wanted to make a skydive. As the years went by I had always brought it up ever so often. Finally when I was 24 years old my mother bought me a Tandem Jump at Gateway Skydiving Center. I made my first jump with Arnel and before my feet hit ground, I knew this was what I wanted to do with my life. Since that day 4 years ago I have made 1100 + jumps. Best part of my job is getting to experience everyone’s reaction when we land.
Tandem skydiving has a lot of customers considering all sorts of things, especially when it comes to making your first jump. Not only are you concerned about safety because that’s always the first thing on everyone’s mind, but you think about what to eat and wear as well. Here’s some things we think you might not have gone over on your check list before you take that amazing leap into those bright blue sky over St. Louis!
We can’t tell you how many times people ask us throughout the day, “do you get that roller coaster feeling” when booking over the phone, checking in for their jump or even being harnessed up by their tandem instructor. The feeling you get in free fall is pure BLISS and excitement, it is in no way the type of feeling you get when your stomach is in your chest like when you’re on a roller coaster.
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
What a day!!! What a day! What a fantastic freaking day!!! We get there( the four of us) and we’re greeted by the friendly energetic staff immediately. Then we’re shuttled over to the hanger where we started our paper work. Quick and easy. Very efficient operation. After the paperwork was done they suited us up right away, and got us trained. Within the hour the four of us were on the planes. First my sister and her boyfriend on the first plane. Me and my girlfriend ten minutes later on the second plane. Whole staff was super fun and friendly. Eased our nerves about jumping and made us feel not only safe. But made sure we had a blast. Will definitely jump again. And only at Gateway!!!!
5 out of 5 starsposted 4 days ago
We had an absolute blast! The staff were friendly, funny, and obviously very knowledgeable. The entire skydiving experience ran smoothly and is something everybody should check off their bucket list! This was my second tandem jump, but first with Gateway. I'd recommend them to anybody and will come back if I get the urge for another weekend thrill.
5 out of 5 starsposted 1 month ago
Wow! What an incredible, breathtaking and wild ride! I am SO thankful I chose Gateway skydiving to do my tandem jump! My instructor, Nathan, made me feel so safe and confident throughout the whole process, he was hilarious! The whole staff we upbeat and just fun to be around. I'll definitely be skydiving again! This is where you want to be if you're taking on this adventure!