Tandem Skydiving Questions
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GETTING READY FOR YOUR JUMP
If you’ve never been skydiving before, you probably have a large number of questions as you prepare for your tandem jump. You will find the answers to some of the most common questions below.
How old do I have to be to skydive?
The United States Parachute Association requires all skydivers to be 18 years old.
Unfortunately, NO exceptions can be made for this rule!
Is there a weight limit for skydiving?
All tandem skydivers must be less than 230 lbs to skydive. The weight limit for skydiving is determined by the manufacturer of the parachute system used for all of our tandem skydives.
Do you offer skydiving pictures and skydiving videos?
Yes! We encourage everyone to add the photo and video package to their tandem skydive. Your first skydive is something you will never forget, but sharing the images and video with your family and friends on your social media will make the experience even more special. Set your video to your favorite music that you will select before your tandem skydive. You can see examples of what your video will look like here.
WHAT IS SKYDIVING LIKE?
It’s very difficult to describe the sensation of the whole experience when you skydive for the first time. In truth, you will likely go through a whole range of emotions and end up with such a feeling of exhilaration that you’ll find it difficult to put into your own words.
DO I NEED TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE TO SKYDIVE
You must be at least 18 years old, under 230 pounds, and be physically able to perform all requirements of the skydive. Your instructor will cover all of these items with you during your pre-jump briefing.
Remember no alcohol the night before and stay hydrated throughout your experience. If you’re in any doubt, then it’s a good idea to contact your medical professional.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO SKYDIVE?
The basic attire for your tandem should be lace-up athletic shoes, shorts or long pants, t-shirt (long or short sleeve). If it’s chilly outside, it will be much colder at altitude, so you may want to wear pants and a sweatshirt or light jacket. We do have jumpsuits available upon request.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN BE IN MY GROUP?
This is an adventure that is best experienced with family and friends. Much will depend on the size of your entourage, but we certainly encourage this type of group experience.
It may be necessary to spread certain large groups over a number of different flights, but as many as 10 tandem pairs can jump at the same time from one plane.
WILL WEATHER AFFECT MY JUMP?
Your tandem jump will take place only if the weather conditions are suitable for skydiving. If the weather that day is marginal you are certainly welcome to call the drop zone prior to leaving your home to check weather conditions.
When arriving for your jump, plan on spending at least ½ a day with us. Two things we can’t control are weather and aircraft issues.
Can I bring my GoPro?
Unfortunately no you cannot. In compliance with USPA recommendations and for safety reasons we do not allow you to bring a camera on your jump. But you can purchase a video and pictures of your AFF jump so you can watch your progress.
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