Dollar Daze 2012 AKA Couch Freaks XXX+II with the Des Moines Skydivers
Every labor Day weekend the Des Moines Skydivers move their operation from Winterset, Iowa to the Fort Dodge Regional Airport to host one of the largest skydiving boogies in the world. Many hours are volunteered by the Couchfreaks to put this boogie on.
The Des Moines Skydivers are a club owned skydiving operation with a reputation of fun, friendly, down to earth skydivers. As a club we work collectively to offer the safest, most exemplary skydiving experience in Iowa. Every year over 700 skydivers from across the world make Couchfreaks the boogie they won't miss. We are enthusiastic to have you join us in our week of crazy partying and skydiving.
[Skydivers: USPA Membership and A license or higher is required]
Dollar Daze Amenities
Three Super Otters and a Skyvan!
One Robinson R44 helicopter
Demo rigs from several vendors
Plenty of Private Shower Stalls
Electric Hookups [Limited Availability]
Wireless Internet Available
Free dinner Wed, Sat, Sun
Parties Every Night
Free Beer 24/7
We encourage everyone to come party with us!
2012 Boogie Schedule
DD XXX + II
USPA Membership and A License Required For All Skydivers
WTF are we waiting for Wednesday Noon CDT - Gates open. Prior to noon, please park as our attractive staff directs you to. 12:01 PM CDT - Beer Truck Opens 2PM - Registration open, if not earlier 3pm..ISH...first load! YES!!!!!! After sundown - Hog roast/Iowa sweet corn feed (included with paid admission) Party Hangar -- Kris Lager Band
That's How I Roll Thursday 7am – Breakfast vendors show up, roll out of your tent and get ready to JUMP! 8am- What is that PA system yelling in my ears? Jumping Begins. Curse manifest for waking you up and realizing who you woke up next to 9am- Who wants a chili dog? Time to suffer. Not till 11am, sucka 10am- Should I cut the speaker cable or move my tent? I will move my tent or else face the wrath of an angry couch freak. Damn that PA is loud, why did I put my tent next to it? Idiot. Noon - Beer truck still going after 24 hours. No keg bowling fatalities. Yet. Time for a nooner 9pm - Daylight Savings Time getting you moving & grooving 9:01- There will never be a ZoomieLand like the original, but you can try. Immitate the originals and get your campsite nekkid. Party Hangar -- Kris Lager Band
Latenight – Practice Laps @ the Windsock
FMF Friday 7am – Breakfast vendors open 8am- Jumping Begins 6pm - Please be sure to use the condom in the boogie bag properly. We are not prepared for your offspring to be here at Dollar Daze 2012, and neither are you 9pm Band - Day Light Savings Time @ Party Hangar In Remembrance of Jim Perkins - Kilt Night Friday 10:30pm or during 1st intermission- Prize giveaways! You must be present to win. Do not heckle the MC. Latenight – First Round Qualifying - Windsock Runs
Spank Bank Saturday 7am- Breakfast is served. Bring cash. 8am- Jumping Begins now. Don't worry, the pilots have a lower BAC than the manifest workers. Noon - go to the Texas LO tent for the "Building Better Big Ways" camp sponsored by Aerodyne 4pm- Lingerie Dive??? Just before sunset- Iowa Pork Chop Feed Dinner (don't miss this!) 6pm- Beer Truck-still cold, still familiar, still loving 8pm- Chicken Pooper Contest! Listen throughout the day for announcements 9pm- Joe Inman Band All night long - Annual Polyester Party and last night of prize giveaways First musical intermission - Best (un)Dressed Contest Even later - Prize giveaways round #2 of 2 2:00am - Keg bowling championships - will they go 15 layers high this year? See you at the ER
Sha Boink a Boink Sunday 7am-Starlight Breakfast Grille 8am- Jumping Begins OK probably closer to 9am. 6pm- Ft. Dodge Chili Lovers Killer Chili Feed. Vegetarian or Road Kill??? Bring some cheese and crackers. Beer Truck vs. Pink Cadillac Hot Tub in a drag race, who would win? 8pm - Chicken Pooper Raffle Round #2 - twice the buy in, twice the winnings! 9pm - tonight's entertainment - Day Light Savings Time Latenight – Birthday Suit Bash party like there is no tomorrow Late Late Night - Did you close the camper curtains? Be sure to do so before filming any porno video
Man Boobs Monday 7am- Starlight Breakfast Grille 8am-ish- Jumping Begins WE STILL HAVE BEER! Flowing cold as ever. Fruit rollups for Bart. Beer rollups for Homer. 3pm- Don't pack up that tent just yet! We’re still Jumping! Sunset- Last load Elmo! ELMO?! Where are you Elmo?!?!?! Hot tub closes to the general public Last chance entries for amatuer porno video accepted Beer Truck closes.
Time to do it all again Tuesday Planning begins for DDXXXIII, 33nd anniversary of Dollar Daze in 2013!!! (Gates will re-open at noon on Wednesday, August 31st, 2013)
USPA Membership and A License Required For All Skydivers
Are YOU going to be at the boogie? Looking forward to seeing you! Join all the other boogie attendees HERE ON FACEBOOK!
4 Planes from the Skydive Arizona Fleet! (3 Super Otters & 1 Skyvan)
Jet – in your dreams!
Helicopter – Confirmed! This year's Robinson R44 helicopter will have 4 mounted cameras to capture your skydive. 1 on the nose, 1 fisheye on the underbelly, and 2 in the seating area. Check out the video that you can get here
Freefly load organizers – Skyventure Colorado will be bringing out their incredible coaching staff to be our FF load organizers. http://skyventurecolorado.com/ for more info
Wingsuit load organizers - TBA
Wednesday night - Party Hangar -- Kris Lager Band Come to the party hangar and shine!
Thursday night – Party Hangar -- Kris Lager Band
Friday night – TBA
Saturday night – Joe Inman Band
Sunday night - Thankful Dirt
Tandem Instructor course – none scheduled
Coach course – none scheduled
We will be taking up first time tandem students, of course
Food & Drink
Free Beer 24/7
Free fountain pop for the non-beer drinkers during the evening parties
Hog roast and Iowa Sweet Corn Feed Wednesday Night
Iowa Chop Dinner Saturday Night
Fort Dodge Chili Lovers Chili Feed Sunday Night
Starlite Restuarant will be onsite all boogie during daylight hours serving up tasty vittles
Come prepared to cook your own food or head into town to support our local dining locations for dinners on all other nights
Saturday - The LEGENDARY, Best Dressed Polyester Contest
Sunday - Theme day
Lingerie Parties Nightly
Wind Sock Runs held on the hour, each hour, after midnight till sunrise
Private Shower stalls
Electric Hookups (first come first serve) 30A service available for both standard and RV plugs
Satellite Radio playing the stations you hate the most!
No trash burning here, we empty the cans every morning
We will be offering wireless internet.
Curious how to get to the boogie? There are several ways...
First, spectators and tandem jumpers!If driving north from town on Nelson Ave, you will see a sign on the left for "Skydiver Entrance". This is NOT your entrance. Continue driving north to the next entrance to the airport. There is free parking available, but at-will-donations will be accepted to help cover expenses. This will be open Thursday-Monday. Early Arrivals!!! (all skydivers arriving before gates open) Gates to the boogie grounds do not open till NOON on WEDNESDAY. If we open the gates earlier, you will find out on this page first. If you arrive on Tuesday night, please follow the parking instructions below. We are parking in the campgrounds from here on out so there are no highway injuries.
SAFETY INFO AND REMINDERS: Follow directions provided by staff DO NOT PARK ON 15th/NELSON AVE!!!! Do not block entrances/driveways into the military ops area Do not wander onto highway! Look both ways before crossing highway.
Skydivers! In case you didn't know, you're headed to the Fort Dodge Regional Airport in Fort Dodge, Iowa. The airport's website can provide you a lot of information, including; airlines, general aviation, frequencies, and such.
If coming from out of town, you have several options...
Fly Commercially directly to KFOD Delta and Northwest have commuter planes that are in and out of KFOD daily. If you plan to do this, please discuss your needs with the ramp agent so that you can be properly escorted from the terminal to the boogie grounds.
Fly into KFOD with your own airplane Plenty of tie down space is available! Use aopa.org or whatever means you like for pre-flight planning and NOTAM information. Be aware there is increased activity in the Crypt South MOA (13NM SW of KFOD) on Sept 1-4, please plan accordingly. Also... - Runway 12/30 will be closed to all traffic except skydiving aircraft. - Please circumnavigate the airport by at least 3 miles. - Landing: 3-mile straight in final to land on either runway 6 or 24. - Departure: 3-mile straight departure on runway 6 or 24 before turning. - DO NOT OVERFLY THE AIRPORT - DO NOT PERFORM TOUCH AND GOs. - Use CTAF 123.00
Driving Go to Google Maps and plug in KFOD. Duh! You will want to approach the airport from the south on HW413/Nelson Ave. Before the main airport entrance, you will see a big sign on your left that says "Skydiver Entrance". This is your place to turn!
Fly Commercially into KDSM Will necessitate getting a rental car or hitchhiking, do so at your own risk. Flying into KFOD directly is WAY better!!!
Dollar Daze Pricing
Here is a rough idea of what we may charge you for while at the boogie...
Spectator & Tandem prices
Viewing area - FREE! We have bleachers and parking on the airport grounds available for you to watch the skydivers.
Tanden skydives - $219
Tandem skydive photo/video package - $120 for video & digitial photos
Helicopter rides - $TBD
T-Shirts - $TBD
Any spectator who makes a skydive or a helicopter ride will be required to sign a Liability Release Form prior to passage from the Viewing Area onto the boogie grounds
USPA Membership and A License Required
Gate admission - $60
Electrical hookup - $35 First come, first served. They go fast so try to arrive Wednesday.
Jump tickets (from one of the fleet aircraft) - $TBD (prices set the week of the boogie based on negotiated fuel rates)
Ice - $TBD (will be available at manifest)
Boogie T-shirts - $ various depending on style
Helicopter jump - $TBD
Helicopter jump w/ video package - $TBD
All other vendors - Food vendors and other vendors will have prices posted!
Premier Partner Hotels!!!
These hotels generously support our boogie each and every year. If camping is not your thing, please consider these locations first when making your plans.
BEST WESTERN STARLITE VILLAGE 118 Units Banquet Facilities for 800 Meeting Rooms Available Indoor Swimming Pool Restaurant/Coffee shop/Lounge 1518 3rd Avenue NW Highways 169 & 7 515-573-7177 (Toll Free 1-800-903-0009)
BUDGET HOST 111 Units Banquet Facilities for 140 Meeting Rooms Available Indoor Pool/Lounge 116 Kenyon Road 515-955-8501 (Toll Free 800-283-4678)
COUNTRY INN & SUITES 60 Units Indoor pool/whirlpool Continental breakfast Business/meeting rooms 3259 5th Avenue South 515-955-2259 (Toll Free 800-456-4000)
COMFORT INN 48 Units Indoor Pool/Spa Continental Breakfast Meeting Room 2928 5th Avenue South 515-573-3731 (Toll Free 800-228-5150)
AMERICA'S BEST VALUE INN 2001 Highway 169 South 515-955-3521
Fort Dodge Hotels!!!!
Please contact us regarding sponsorship of our event if you would like to be listed on this page.
Our boogie's prize giveaways are the best in the nation!!! We could not do it without the support of all our vendors and friends who come to the boogie, and those who are at the boogie in spirit by donating their product for the giveaways. Please take a moment while at the boogie to visit all of the vendors and what they have to offer.