Thank you for your interest and support of Frontier Skydivers.
Our Season officially begins the first weekend of May and continues until the last weekend in October! Frontier Skydivers is a club operated skydiving center that has been in existence for nearly 60 years. Our club combines generations of experience with a friendly family-oriented environment. Our airport is nestled in the great fruit-growing region of Niagara County, which allows for picturesque views both on the ground and in the air.
From our aircraft, passengers are happy to observe Niagara Falls and the CN Tower in Toronto, as well as the beautiful Buffalo skyline!
Our staff and membership consists of very accomplished members of the skydiving community including the Mighty Taco Demo Team, members of the New York State Record, USA National Para-ski Medalists, National Skydiving League Regional Gold Medalists, Canadian National Team Gold Medalists, USPA Examiners and a USPA/FAI Rated Judge, to name a few. We are also proud to promote that all of our instructors are highly experienced, have great safety records and are certified by both the tandem gear manufacturers and the United States Parachute Association with jump numbers ranging from 1000 to 5000+!
Once again, thank you for your continued interest in Frontier Skydivers and we look forward to jumping with you this season!
Frontier Skydivers Board of Directors
Frontier Skydivers grew out of several clubs and groups that had been jumping in the Western New York area since the 1950s. Founded at a meeting in Duff’s Tavern in 1960, the club has since been affiliated with the United States Parachute Association (formerly known as the Parachute Club of America).
Thanks to the efforts of WII era pilots, we got our start. The club jumped at a number of locations throughout the area over the years including: Cambria, the town of Niagara, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Akron, Wilson, Java, Arcade and Batavia. Frontier Skydivers club jumped at Holland’s International Airport in Wilson for the first time in 1974 and has been located there since moving back from Arcade in 1988.
Since the summer of 1964, club members have been entertaining children at Cradle Beach Camp annually with demonstration jumps. The dropzone has been home to many demonstration teams including “The Iroquois Jumping Chiefs” sponsored by Iroquois Brewery, The Parahawks, The Golden Eagles and the Mighty Taco skydiving team.
In 1967, Frontier Skydivers hosted the “North American World Parachute Championships” in Batavia that the U.S. Army Golden Knights attended.
In 1968, a club member set a world record for the most jumps in 24 hours with 111 jumps under round parachutes.
August 1983 brought the first of the Batavia boogies “ACT I” to Western New York.
Our club’s friendly atmosphere brings people back year after year to see old friends and meet some new ones. Those relationships built over the years have brought many people together around the bonfire to share their jumping stories. We’re proud to have one of, if not, the oldest continuously running skydiving clubs in the country.