Skydive Zagreb

DROP ZONE  ZAGREB  /  ZAGREB CITY


DROP ZONE ZAGREB – LUCKO

Lučko Airport became a destination for domestic flights on April 1st, 1947. International flights began in the same year. Peak traffic was recorded in 1959. That year, civilian aircraft flew 167,000 passengers and 1,500 tons of cargo. Because of its grass runway and poor navigation equipment, Lučko Airport couldn’t keep up with the sudden development of aviation. At the request of the Civil Aviation Authority, domestic and international flights were moved to a new location – Pleso.

Today, Lučko Airport is a recreational airport where air sports have found their home. Along with Zagreb’s air sports clubs, the airport is also home to the aviation unit of the special police, as well as the transport helicopters of the Croatian Air Force and Air Defence.

Lučko Airport is located 11 km southwest of the center of Zagreb in the neighborhood of Lučko, at Ježdovečka 17. ZET bus 168 drives to the airport, departing at Prečko and Savski most terminals.


The maneuvering surface of the airport is a single runway which runs west-southwest by eastsoutheast, 104°-284°, 10-28. The runway is a grass surface and is a non-instrument runway. It is 850 meters long. The location of Lučko airport is a flat piece of terrain at around 123 m above sea level.

Lučko Airport has a large surface and offers a safe learning environment for all air activities. Our skydiving school has always been based in Lučko. The airport offers us security and good vibe. Its proximity to Zagreb often gives us the chance to fly over the city, so our skydivers and passengers often have a free panoramic flight over the capital city of Zagreb during their skydives.


The opportunity to fly over large cities is a rarity for European skydivers.

Parking is available at the airport.

Whenever you come to Lučko Airport, you can almost always see parachutes in the air.



Evidence shows the existence of human life around present-day Zagreb as early as the Stone Age, around 35,000 years B.C., and settling by the ancient Illyrians. The Celts most likely arrived during the 4th century B.C. After their arrival, the Romans built the ancient settlement of Andautonia, modern Šćitarjevo, near Zagreb. The Zagreb we know of today has its origins in the Middle Ages, and began on the hills of Gradec and Kaptol, which are the historical center and at the core of modern Zagreb. On his way to the Adriatic, the Hungarian King Ladislaus established the Diocese of Zagreb on Kaptol in 1094. The establishment of the Diocese of Zagreb is the first written record of Zagreb. During the Middle Ages, the stream of Medveščak formed the border between the two often opposed hills. The stream bed now lies under lively Tkalčićeva street, beneath which the stream still flows. Later on in history, with dangers going away, the city gradually spread to the plains. A square for conducting commerce was formed beneath the two settlements. Today’s Ban Jelačić Square is the heart of the city and the main meeting point of its citizens.
In 1850 the two settlements joined to form Zagreb, which had 15,000 inhabitants at that point. The favorable position contributed to Zagreb’s growth and it quickly spread towards the Sava river. The development of industrial manufacturing, commerce, transport and banking affected the evolution of the city in the second half of the 19th century. Zagreb spread to the railway, which connected it to central European cities. During this period, the city began being built as blocks on an orthogonal urban
layout.

Events in the 20th century changed the map of the world and left lasting effects on Zagreb. After the First World War, Croatia separated from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and formed a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. The population of Zagreb grew immensely, and newneighborhoods formed on the East and the West.

The construction of wealthy estates put the zone beneath Sljeme on Zagreb’s map. At the beginning of the 20th century Zagreb was reaping the rewards of growing as a central European city, and built its first skyscraper. The Sava river, which had for centuries threatened citizens by periodically flooding, separated Zagreb into the old city core and New Zagreb from the middle of the 20th century. Pleso Airport was built, new skyscrapers appeared in the Zagreb skyline, and a new National and University Library was built.

In 1991, the Croatian Parliament declared the Republic of Croatia an independent and sovereign country. Zagreb became the capital city of a newly independent European country, Croatia.

Today, Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, connects continental and Mediterranean Croatia, situated at the intersection between Eastern and Western Europe. Zagreb is the scientific, cultural, political and administrative center of Croatia, as well as the largest city by population. A quarter of the population of Croatia, almost a million people, lives in Zagreb.

The city of Zagreb is a metropolis of open doors which provides safety in every one of it’s little streets. Interesting acquaintances are easily formed in Zagreb, and you should enjoy the atmosphere of the city, which many say is topped only by the beauty of its female inhabitants.

The color blue is the color of the city of  Zagreb. A short walk on the streets makes this evident as trams, buses and the funicular are blue, as well as the uniforms of Zagreb’s sports clubs. Sport has always been an important passion of this city. It was in this spirit that we chose our own colors, BLUE AND WHITE.


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