Skydiving FAQs

Your Skydiving Questions Answered

YES! If you’re on this page, that means you’re thinking about making a tandem skydive or, better yet, perhaps you’ve already booked your first jump. Brilliant.

To get prepared for one of the most memorable, soul-nourishing, mind-opening days of your entire life, you’ll want to study up on the details. Consider revisiting this page ahead of jump day (and sharing this list with your pals who’ll jump too) so you’ll be ready to get sky high.

If you have questions in addition to the skydiving FAQ’s listed here, contact us – there’s nothing more important to us than making sure you feel comfortable, confident and supported throughout your skydiving adventure.

The Skydiving Experience & Freefall

Is there a skydiving age limit?

You must be at least 18 and provide a valid, government-issued photo identification prior to your jump. This is standard law for all skydiving dropzones in the United States. No ID, no jump. No age maximum: you’re never too old to jump!

Is there a weight limit to skydive?

With a focus on your safety and that of our instructors, we welcome guests who weigh up to 250 pounds. A flat fee of $20 is added for guests between 200 and 220 pounds, and a $1 per pound applies for guests over 220 pounds. Please note that this price may change upon arrival.

The surcharge is added because the amount of weight under each parachute is important. Heavier students put more strain on our equipment and are more demanding on our instructors during exit, opening, and especially for landing. Of course, all of our instructors are trained to safely skydive with students of all shapes and sizes.

Are there physical requirements to skydive?

We believe that skydiving is for everyone. We’ve helped people of varying abilities experience the beauty of flight. Our team of highly-skilled tandem instructors are equipped to make a variety of accommodations. If you have a particular need, contact us so we can discuss your individual situation. If you have a special medical concern, please contact your doctor.

What should I wear to skydive?

You should dress in comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and wear shoes that will not fall off and don’t have hooks. No hiking boots, flip flops, or sandals.

What about my glasses/contacts?

We will supply goggles that can go over glasses if needed. Contacts are fine, just make sure that your instructor is aware of them so that you are kitted out with the appropriate goggles.

What should I do when I arrive at the dropzone?

Check in at the Student Manifest office where our awesome team members will sort you out with paperwork and you’ll pay for fees and purchase merchandise to help you remember your incredible day. If you didn’t buy the stills and video package when you bought your tandem, now’s your chance. From here, you’ll be directed to ground training.

When will I jump?

After completing paperwork and a 20-minute ground training session, your jump will be scheduled. The timing of your jump will depend on your arrival time, the weather, and the size of your group. Plan to spend two to four hours with us.

How fast is freefall?

The average speed is 120 miles per hour or 200 feet per second.

How high do you skydive from?

You can choose your preferred altitude. A jump from 10,000 feet will give you about 35 seconds of freefall, from 13,500 will give you about a minute in freefall.

Can I breathe in freefall?

Yes, relax and breathe normally. There is lots of fresh air around you!

What does skydiving feel like?

It’s impossible to describe – you tell us when you land!! One thing is nearly guaranteed, though: it will be the most invigorating experience you have ever had. You won’t get the sinking stomach feeling like what’s often experienced on roller coasters or amusement park rides. With you flying at 120 miles per hour down and the wind coming up at you, you’re closer to a feeling of floating. It really is unlike anything you’ve done before. You’ll see …

Can my friends come and watch?

Absolutely. To ensure they catch your big moment, let them know about the possibility of waiting out weather and other factors. They should plan on spending two to four hours at the dropzone with you.

Can we bring our dogs?

No pets, no exceptions.

Can me and my pals all jump together?

Each tandem jumper leaves the plane separately from other jumpers. Safety first.

Can we get just one video for all of us?

Each jump is made separately. Your instructor will capture your individual experience only.

Can I bring my own camera?

You can take as many pictures as you want on the ground before and after your jump. However, you may not bring a camera, phone, GoPro, Selfie Stick, etc. for your skydive. There is too much risk associated with you bringing your own; it’s best left to the pros. Our tandem instructors are trained to use cameras while skydiving and are properly equipped to capture the whole amazing thing.

Do you skydive in the winter?

Florida, baby. We jump all year. If the weather is cold, you should dress appropriately and bring gloves! Layers are best.

What is “weather permitting”?

Clouds, rain, and wind can all prevent skydiving from occurring. If winds are too strong, the canopies cannot land safely. Blue skies are the best! (That’s why skydivers are often heard saying, “Blue Skies”!)

Where can I smoke?

No smoking is permitted in or around our gear or office. There is a designated smoking area located in the spectator area.

Can I get a refund?

Once you have paid, there are no refunds – but you can reschedule your jump for another day. If you anticipate a conflict, get in touch at least 48 hours in advance.  If less than a 48-hour notice is given, a $50 per person fee will apply.

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