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7 Myths about Skydiving Safety                                                                                               Have you ever…

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July 25, 2023

Safety Day 2023

March 11, 2023 The end of a long winter season is in sight! Starting in November, if it was a weekend then we were gifted with rain and stormy winds.  It had the drop zone looking like a ghost town. With the winter season behind us, start the season off right by attending our 2023…

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February 23, 2023

Ranked as top five romantic date ideas!

  TOP FIVE ROMANTIC GATLINBURG DATE IDEAS Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mountain Laurel Chalets has featured us as one of the top five romantic Gatlinburg Date Ideas and we couldn’t agree more! Their website has information on local attractions and they offer locally owned accommodations. “Since 1972 Mountain Laurel Chalets has served as the…

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February 8, 2023

Costs and Weight Restrictions

We strive to give the best possible experience for the best possible price point as we serve our local communities as the only skydive center locally. That being said, Our operating costs have gone up. Sadly, this has meant that the cost of our jumps must go up as well. Additionally, we have enacted a…

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July 8, 2022

2022 Skydive Season is finally here!

We are beginning our 2022 season! Fun jumpers, tandems, and students welcome! So begins, new students starting their pathway to an A licence and hopes for over 1000 tandem jumps. If you are interested in a tandem jump. We take reservations thru this site.  On our home page, Simply click the ‘book now’ button and…

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March 21, 2022

Safety Day on 3-12-21- Kick off the 2021 season this Saturday!

The 2021 season is finally here! We are super excited to see the advancement of our current jumpers, the introduction of our beloved sport to new jumpers, and getting everyone current after the events of 2020. Safety Day is a USPA event to ensure skydivers of all levels come into the new season with the…

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March 10, 2021

Static Line Training

We’ve been busy this winter! If you would like to start Static Line Student Training we are ready with several new coaches with Static line coach ratings. Static Line Jumps are $125 for Cat A-E1 per jump.  Below is an excerpt from detailing Static line training in general and the advantages between Static Line and AFF skydive training. ” “This method has evolved over the last ~30 years from its military origins into a successful method for training sport parachutists. The student gets 4-5 hours of ground training and is then taken to an altitude of about 3000 feet for the jump. The jump itself consists of a simple “poised” exit from the strut of a small single engine Cessna aircraft, or the side door of a larger aircraft. As the student falls away from the plane, the main…

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January 23, 2021

Static Line Instructor Training

The cold weather may hinder jump operations but skydive training never stops.  This winter gave us the perfect opportunity to ask the talented Mike Bratcher to come lead this course. The Static Line and IAD program are very much in demand throughout the US and abroad. Most Drop Zones still offer these student programs for…

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January 9, 2021

Skydive Gift Certificate

Happy Holidays!! Time is running out! Give us a call to purchase a Tandem Gift Certificate today! (865) 223-5155  

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December 10, 2020

A message from our owner. 11-20-20

Since permitted by the state government to reopen after the spring shutdown, SET has striven to be cautious regarding operations during this COVID-19 pandemic. At this point I don’t know if our modest pandemic procedures were effective or if it has been just good fortune that none of the DZ family has been seriously hit by the virus. Nationwide as well as local, the risk if the pandemic is increasing. This Saturday and Sunday the DZ is closed. Future operations will be scheduled primarily for weekends, subject to the ebb and flow of virus activity in our area. For many reasons these are times of uncertainty. Your understanding and patience is appreciated. We all want to be in the sky and that will happen after some passage of time. Until then protect yourself and others in your circle.

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November 20, 2020

Facebook Special

Want the best view of the Smoky Mountains? And at the best price? Available now a limited time…Tandem Skydive for $179.00 + $5 credit card fee. Payment in full required to reserve this special price. Proof of purchase will be e-mailed. The certificate is valid indefinitely for a Monday thru Thursday redemption. Conditions: Payment in full required to book a reservation or purchase as a gift certificate The “Fall Special” does not have to be used this autumn. They can be bought as a gift certificate or purchased with a plan to jump during a summer vacation. There is no expiration date, the reservation or gift certificate is transferable, no refunds except when cancelled due to weather conditions on the day of reservation. The full $179 value can be applied towards the tandem rate to jump on a holiday or…

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February 4, 2020

Skydive Christmas

Imagine the reaction when your gift of a Tandem Skydive is unwrapped this holiday! Then imagine the excitement continuing long after the jump is made as the photos and videos are shared with family and friends. Give the Gift of Altitude, a Tandem Skydive and save $100 now thru Dec. 23, 2016. Telephone 865-223-5155. A tandem skydive the perfect gift for the adventurer in your life and now is the time to book a tandem skydive for the 2017 season with our holiday savings. Tandem jumping is about the EASIEST way to do that “First Jump”. And Skydive East Tennessee is the place to do it. We are located 26 miles from downtown Knoxville, TN; less than 20 miles from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN; about an hour from the Tri-Cities area and Asheville, NC and about 2 hours from…

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February 4, 2020