Skydive San Marcos becomes Spaceland San Marcos

Written by Blue Skies Mag

Press Release from the ever expanding crew at Skydive Spaceland: 


The popular business Skydive San Marcos, which has been serving the Austin/San Antonio areas of Texas for more than 30 years, will soon become the fifth member of the growing Skydive Spaceland brand.

“The former owners of Skydive San Marcos, Paul and Jen Illingworth, have done a fantastic job of building a solid business and loyal following in the Austin/San Antonio areas,” said Spaceland’s owner/founder Steve Boyd, who has owned and operated skydiving centers for more than 40 years. “We are excited to have this rock-solid foundation on which to expand the Spaceland brand into Central Texas.”

“We are pleased to support this transition and we look forward to Spaceland San Marcos becoming the premier skydiving facility in Texas,” said Paul and Jen Illingworth.

Skydive Spaceland, now in its 18th year of business, also operates major skydiving centers in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth areas of Texas, as well as South Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition of Skydive San Marcos will give Spaceland a presence in all of Texas’ major metro areas.

Spaceland San Marcos will offer the same professional skydiving experience, turbine aircraft, and high-quality facilities Skydive Spaceland is known for at its other locations. Skydive Spaceland expects to take over operations on September 15.

PD New Beginning

Thomas Hughes

Leading the Spaceland San Marcos team as operations manager will be world-champion skydiver/instructor Thomas Hughes, who brings 20 years of skydiving and competition experience to the table.

“After spending almost two decades skydiving, I’m very excited to transition to the management team at Skydive Spaceland San Marcos,” said Hughes. “I hope to bring my years of knowledge, teamwork, and pursuit of excellence to the team to build the best student training facility and the best place to fun jump around.”

“Thomas is the perfect person to raise the bar high for Spaceland San Marcos,” said Boyd.

Plans for future facility updates (likely starting in 2019) include:

  • Expansion of the main building to increase space for parachute packing and student instruction
  • Expanded restroom facilities
  • Addition of a full-service restaurant
  • Additional parking
  • Expanded spectator area
  • Possibly a detached bunkhouse

Stay tuned to the Spaceland San Marcos social media channels after Sept. 15 for more updates, and visit this link for more information, including a skydiver FAQ.

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