Connecticut Parachutists Inc.

★★★☆☆
41.8803 -72.4505
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860-871-0021

Rt. 83

Ellington, CT

06029

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Great place however the Alex Kelly aka Rapist works there. Google him. Pretty Creepy!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/alex-kelly-released-prison-article-1.260041

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★☆☆☆☆

Great place however the Alex Kelly aka Rapist works there. Google him. Pretty Creepy!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/alex-kelly-released-prison-article-1.260041

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This place did nothing but waste 4 of my friends and my time. We had a "reservation" for 1:30 in the afternoon. We got there 15 minutes early like the website says to and waited to do nothing. Once we got there we filled out some paperwork and that was it. Nobody came to talk to us, so we went to find out when we were jumping. This was about 2:30. They said we would be up in an hour. So 4:30 came, and still nothing. As we were waiting there were plenty of people jumping. WTF!!! So at about 5 pm one of the instructors came over to "explain" why there was a wait. He said that they only had a few instructors and that the plane had to shut down every third flight. Would have been nice to know 3 hours ago. So long story short, at about 6:30 pm, 4 of my friends and myself didn't get to jump. If we did get to jump then we would have been separated, so don't count on jumping with your friends. Also there was this couple in front of us, the girl got to jump, but the guy didn't. How about that for a crappy date. We argued with the owner for almost an hour to get our money back. He was very rude and said we obviously were not skydivers and should go take up bag mitten. This shows you the kind of people we were working with. All they would do is give us a rain check. One of my friends and myself were from out of town. I flew over 900 miles to come out here, and all I got was a 6 hour show with front row seats on a picnic bench. Please do not use this company, because if you do and don't get to jump, you mine as well make a paper airplane out of your rain check. That's as close as you will get to jumping.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place did nothing but waste 4 of my friends and my time. We had a "reservation" for 1:30 in the afternoon. We got there 15 minutes early like the website says to and waited to do nothing. Once we got there we filled out some paperwork and that was it. Nobody came to talk to us, so we went to find out when we were jumping. This was about 2:30. They said we would be up in an hour. So 4:30 came, and still nothing. As we were waiting there were plenty of people jumping. WTF!!! So at about 5 pm one of the instructors came over to "explain" why there was a wait. He said that they only had a few instructors and that the plane had to shut down every third flight. Would have been nice to know 3 hours ago. So long story short, at about 6:30 pm, 4 of my friends and myself didn't get to jump. If we did get to jump then we would have been separated, so don't count on jumping with your friends. Also there was this couple in front of us, the girl got to jump, but the guy didn't. How about that for a crappy date. We argued with the owner for almost an hour to get our money back. He was very rude and said we obviously were not skydivers and should go take up bag mitten. This shows you the kind of people we were working with. All they would do is give us a rain check. One of my friends and myself were from out of town. I flew over 900 miles to come out here, and all I got was a 6 hour show with front row seats on a picnic bench. Please do not use this company, because if you do and don't get to jump, you mine as well make a paper airplane out of your rain check. That's as close as you will get to jumping.

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Experience couldn't have been WORSE!!!

I should have known how the day was going to go when we missed the turn to go down their "drive way" because their sign was no more than a piece of plywood with their name painted on it. It was a good thing my car was all wheel drive because this "drive way" is really about a 1/4 mile of extremely rocky dirt road that was pretty muddy. Do not drive a nice car here!

We got there 20 minutes before our "appointment" as was recommended and we filled out our waivers. We were given no direction so when I asked where to go a very annoyed teenage girl told me to wait at the picnic table and someone would come get me. Well, an hour and a half later we still haven't been told ANYTHING so I go up to the counter again. The girl is at this point is in the middle of a personal phone call that she has no desire to end because I am standing in front of her. A couple minutes later she gets off the phone and informs me that it will still be a couple of hours before we jump! That would have been nice to know an hour and a half ago!

Well, we go get lunch and come back and after just a little more waiting they come over and start briefing me and just one other of my friends. I asked if we were all jumping together since we all had the same appointment and they told me that we were being split into 3 different runs even though their plane has a 20 person capacity! We get over it because we've invested 6 hours into this so far and daylight is fading. My instructor tells me he's going to go do a fun jump and then he's going to take me up in the next one... WTF!!! Take me with you now!

As luck would have it, clouds rolled in about 50 minutes before sunset and jumping was cancelled for the rest of the day. I was so upset with this ridiculous company I asked for my money back. They told me that they didn't have to because it was cancelled due to weather and they can't control that!!! Not to mention I am from out of town and one of my friends was from Illinois and could never possibly use the rain check. I argued with the company president for a solid 30 minutes fruitlessly and ended up leaving with nothing but rain checks and a feeling of being completely raped.

To top it all off my friend who did live near there was going to go back the next morning and just use his rain check so they didn't just get our money for free. That morning it was really cloudy so he knew no flights were going up yet. He headed over there once they started to clear and was told that he was in line behind 80+ people who were already there even though he waited all yesterday!!!

NEVER USE THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

Experience couldn't have been WORSE!!!

I should have known how the day was going to go when we missed the turn to go down their "drive way" because their sign was no more than a piece of plywood with their name painted on it. It was a good thing my car was all wheel drive because this "drive way" is really about a 1/4 mile of extremely rocky dirt road that was pretty muddy. Do not drive a nice car here!

We got there 20 minutes before our "appointment" as was recommended and we filled out our waivers. We were given no direction so when I asked where to go a very annoyed teenage girl told me to wait at the picnic table and someone would come get me. Well, an hour and a half later we still haven't been told ANYTHING so I go up to the counter again. The girl is at this point is in the middle of a personal phone call that she has no desire to end because I am standing in front of her. A couple minutes later she gets off the phone and informs me that it will still be a couple of hours before we jump! That would have been nice to know an hour and a half ago!

Well, we go get lunch and come back and after just a little more waiting they come over and start briefing me and just one other of my friends. I asked if we were all jumping together since we all had the same appointment and they told me that we were being split into 3 different runs even though their plane has a 20 person capacity! We get over it because we've invested 6 hours into this so far and daylight is fading. My instructor tells me he's going to go do a fun jump and then he's going to take me up in the next one... WTF!!! Take me with you now!

As luck would have it, clouds rolled in about 50 minutes before sunset and jumping was cancelled for the rest of the day. I was so upset with this ridiculous company I asked for my money back. They told me that they didn't have to because it was cancelled due to weather and they can't control that!!! Not to mention I am from out of town and one of my friends was from Illinois and could never possibly use the rain check. I argued with the company president for a solid 30 minutes fruitlessly and ended up leaving with nothing but rain checks and a feeling of being completely raped.

To top it all off my friend who did live near there was going to go back the next morning and just use his rain check so they didn't just get our money for free. That morning it was really cloudy so he knew no flights were going up yet. He headed over there once they started to clear and was told that he was in line behind 80+ people who were already there even though he waited all yesterday!!!

NEVER USE THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I bought my boyfriend and I tandem jumps with video for his birthday. I was very nervous to jump, and I did a lot of research as to what drop zone to take him to. Lucky for me I picked the right one! The instructors were very funny and joked around which made both myself and my boyfriend comfortable and less nervous. Once it was time to get ready and instruct us on safety and procedure, they were very professional and confident, making us feel safe. The whole experience was wonderful, and I wouldn??t have gone anywhere else!

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★★★★★

I bought my boyfriend and I tandem jumps with video for his birthday. I was very nervous to jump, and I did a lot of research as to what drop zone to take him to. Lucky for me I picked the right one! The instructors were very funny and joked around which made both myself and my boyfriend comfortable and less nervous. Once it was time to get ready and instruct us on safety and procedure, they were very professional and confident, making us feel safe. The whole experience was wonderful, and I wouldn??t have gone anywhere else!

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My son and I wanted to experience the thrill of skydiving together. We decided on Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington Connecticut. I don't know how we could have made a better choice. The staff at C.P.I. was awesome. They made you feel like part of their community right from the start. The Jumpmasters and Videographers were great. The whole thing was filmed and put on DVD, very professional results. We will most definitely be scheduling another jump in the spring. I would highly recommend C.P.I. to anyone and everyone. In fact, I already have and so has my son. These guys are the best!!!

5
★★★★★

My son and I wanted to experience the thrill of skydiving together. We decided on Connecticut Parachutists Inc. in Ellington Connecticut. I don't know how we could have made a better choice. The staff at C.P.I. was awesome. They made you feel like part of their community right from the start. The Jumpmasters and Videographers were great. The whole thing was filmed and put on DVD, very professional results. We will most definitely be scheduling another jump in the spring. I would highly recommend C.P.I. to anyone and everyone. In fact, I already have and so has my son. These guys are the best!!!

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