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About Us

Skydive Pepperell is the closest dropzone to Boston and is located on the border of Massachusetts and Nashua, NH. We're located on a private 60+ acre


We are a group member of the United States Parachute Association (USPA) and the Parachute Industry Association (PIA). We are inspected annually by the Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission (MAC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Our instructors are licensed and certified by USPA and the MAC.

Our licensed and certified staff is a world class mix of skydiving professionals. They have thousands of jumps, they love to skydive and they love to teach. They are outgoing, friendly and up to date on the latest techniques and equipment.

In The Beginning

Skydiving at Pepperell Airport began in the late 1960's. The first commercial drop zone at Pepperell was opened in 1971 by Ted Strong of Strong Enterprises. Over the years a number of other owners kept the skydiving business going.


Twin Otter History

Its been said that Pepperell was the first commercial drop zone in the country to use the DeHavilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter for skydiving purposes.


Present Day

In 1991 the current owner began running the operation and soon after Skydive Pepperell obtained a 22 place Twin Otter aircraft on a full-time basis.

The 60+ acre airport has been attentively groomed to provide a lush grassy landing area that is flat and free of obstacles. The Parachute Shop, which is located on-site, provides a climate controlled rigging loft and gear store for jumper convenience.

The dropzone is open seven days per week from late April to October 31st. During other times of the year the dropzone is open weather permitting when aircraft are available.