Bay Area Skydiving is a Cessna Caravan and Twin Otter drop zone located at Byron Airport, California. They feature fun jumping, tandems, and accelerated free fall (AFF) training. The drop zone is family-friendly and has a rich 25-year history.
The 4,300 sq ft hangar is located on a 70,000 square foot lot and features indoor carpeted packing, air-conditioned classrooms, and plenty of TV hookups for debriefing your jumps.
Bay Area skydiving uses Burble Me manifesting software, so you can manifest via the mobile app using their free Wifi. The drop zone has a shaded loading area just adjacent to the taxiway, and there is a shaded picnic and lounge area outside as well. The landing area is huge—nearly 370 acres, and there is a swoop pond for high performance canopies.
There is a camping area and RV parking area for transient skydivers, and plenty of nearby hotels and restaurants if you’re looking for somewhere to hang during weather holds.
The drop zone is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9am to sunset, but be advised the office hours end at 5pm.
AAD’s are required for student jumpers, and highly advised for experienced jumpers. You must be a USPA member and hold an “A” license or foreign equivalent to jump here.
Looking for boogies? Check out Bay Area Skydiving’s annual Oktoberfest Boogie, three days of fun jumps, fun people, and good beer with vendors galore.
Type of Drop Zone
- Fun Jumps
- Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) training
- Rigging services
Bay Area Skydiving Aircraft
- Cessna Caravan
- Twin Otter
Hours of Operation
- Wed-Sun 9am – sunset
- Office closes at 5pm
- Closed Mon-Tues
Drop Zone Amenities
- 4,300 sq ft hangar
- On-site parking lot
- Carpeted indoor packing area
- Shaded outdoor lounge and picnic area
- Camping and RV parking area
- Free Wifi
- Air-conditioned classrooms
- Video review and debrief areas
- BurbleMe manifest software
- Rigging Loft