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.