Brooklyn Skydiving

Searching for skydiving in Brooklyn? Look no further! Located just 60 miles east of NYC, Skydive Long Island is the closest you can get to skydiving New York! In addition to being a premier New York tandem skydiving destination, Skydive Long Island is the only Brooklyn skydiving center easily accessible via public transit systems.

Skydive Long Island is located at the Brookhaven-Calabro Airport in Shirley, NY. For access to Brooklyn skydiving, we can be reached by car, the Long Island Rail Road, or by the Hampton Jitney Bus. Exact directions can be found here.

With our proximity to the NYC metro area, beautiful coastal views, experienced instructors, and ideal location just minutes from the beach, Skydive Long Island is your #1 choice for New York tandem skydiving. Interested in skydiving in New York City? Here's what you need to know about your first jump. If you have a question and don't see the answer below, please contact us.


Brooklyn Skydiving

If you live in or near Brooklyn, there are three primary skydiving facilities: Skydive Long Island, Skydive Sussex, and Skydive the Ranch.

In the table below, you can see the differences in location and distance of the three skydiving operations for Brooklyn skydiving.

Brooklyn Skydiving Options


Distance from NYC

Skydive Long Island

Shirley, NY

62 miles

Skydive Sussex

Sussex, NJ

65 miles

Skydive the Ranch

Gardiner, NY

86 miles

With a travel time of approximately 90 minutes, Skydive Long Island is the closest parachute center to Brooklyn, NY. Travel times to the other facilities far exceed 120 minutes. In addition to being the closest dropzone for Brooklyn skydiving, Skydive Long Island is also the only skydiving center on the coast. Our views of the Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean are spectacular!


Skydive Long Island is a tandem-only operation. This means 100% of our availability is dedicated to our tandem customers, and our focus is on ensuring customer comfort, confidence, and satisfaction throughout each step of the skydiving process. Because we do not open our business to licensed skydivers, we do not have to occupy seats on the aircraft for other jumpers. This allows us to shorten customer wait times (weather permitting) and to keep our focus on providing every customer with an unparalleled skydiving experience. At Skydive Long Island, we take skydiving safety extremely seriously. Our planes are painstakingly maintained to FAA standards; we use the most advanced skydiving equipment available; and we hire only the most knowledgeable, licensed, and professional skydiving instructors in the industry. You do have options when it comes to skydiving in Brooklyn, but if you want an exclusive focus on tandem skydiving customer service, Skydive Long Island is, hands-down, the preeminent choice.


Skydiving View

You cannot beat the views! From the time you take off in the aircraft and throughout your fabulous freefall, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking seascapes. Sights include Mastic Beach, West Hampton Dunes, Fire Island, Water Island, and even the New York City skyline.


  • Jumpers must be 18 years of age or older and must present a valid, government-issued photo ID as proof of their date of birth.
  • For safety reasons, the weight limit at Skydive Long Island is 225lbs, and individuals must be proportionate in height and weight.
  • Reservations for individuals over 200lbs require pre-approval. Pre-approval can be obtained by calling or emailing Skydive Long Island. Factors such as age, height, overall physical condition, body shape and combined exit weight will be reviewed before an approval can be issued. Final approval cannot be given until the tandem instructor has had the opportunity to meet the student in person. Additional fees apply for skydivers over 200lbs.
  • Skydiving reservations should be made in advance. Walk-in customers are only accepted as space allows. Bookings can be made here.
  • Before arriving at our facility, participants are required to fill out a Legal Release, Waiver of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement.
  • Spectators are not allowed inside of the skydiving hangar. However, they are welcome to watch the action from our designated spectator area in the main terminal right beside our hangar.
  • At this time, a facial covering for the mouth and nose is required inside of the building and the aircraft.


What are you waiting for? Come and experience one of life's greatest adventures in one of the East Coast's most exciting and beautiful vacation destinations! Book your skydive online today!

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