I'm looking for some information about Skydive operators in Ontario. A million threads about how bad Skydive Toronto is but not much info on Swoop, Burnaby, or Parachute School. Hopefully these companies are more respectable. PM's appreciated!
If you wanna get into paradrop, consider coming in Quebec.
Quebec has 75% of the skidiving activity in canada.
I personally flew 3 and a half summer, in gatineau.
First it started off as Goskydive, but after Parachutisme Adrenaline took over.
Flying for Fred, one of the owners of Adrenaline, also the chief pilot and director of ops is truly a pleasure.
Yes skydivers are pushy, and they can easily get on your nerves.
But if you say no, he ll back you up and respect your decision.
You actually get paid! I was making more by week at my paradrop job than i did flying up north as a fo.
Also, during my third summer i was off a week due to a surgery and i still got my pay even tho i was at the hospital. Something most 702 operator would never do.
Planes are great, and the overall feel at the drop zone is enjoyable.
The now own goskydive, paravic and adrenaline st jerome and trois rivieres.
However there s more skydive centrers if you wish to go see. This is just my personal experience.
Dont accept working for free, paying for your training, and say no when your guts say so. Thats the way to have a good time in a drop zone, and finish your time there cadors free.
If any questions feel free to pm.