How fast do I freefall?
120 miles per hour or 200ft per second.
Are the landings hard?
Normally there is
less impact than jumping off a chair.
What clothing should I wear?
Dress in casual
seasonably comfortable clothing like pants or shorts and t-shirt.
We provide you with a jumpsuit to wear in freefall. Sports shoes
Is there a weight limit?
Yes, we can safely
take someone up to 230 lbs. for a tandem. Those over 210 lbs. it
is important that they are physically fit.
Are there any
You must be 18 years
old and show a valid ID. There is no upper age limit as long as you are healthy.
Can we jump
As long as we are
open and the weather is above VFR (Visual Flight Rules) and safe
minimums. Clouds, rain and wind may cause some delays depending
on the severity.
What if my parachute doesn't open?
By FAA regulation,
all intentional parachute jumps must be made with a single harness,
dual parachute system with both a main and a secondary, or reserve,
parachute. Basically, if one doesnt work, you have another
one. The reserve parachutes are inspected and repacked every 120
days by an FAA-certified rigger whether theyve been used or not.
Student main parachutes are packed by a rigger or are packed under
direct supervision of a certified rigger. In addition, all students
must have an AAD which will deploy if the student fails to activate
either the main or reserve parachute.
Can I breath in freefall?
Yes, however the
excitement may leave you breathless!
What does it
We cannot describe
the unique sensations you will feel, but we will tell you that it
will be your most exhilarating experience yet!
How long do I freefall?
You will freefall
almost 60 seconds.
Will I be scared?
It is normal to
be apprehensive about jumping from an airplane. The airplane ride
up is typically where most students feel the most anxiety, but few
jumpers report feeling anything but exhilaration once theyve
left that door!
What height will we jump from?
You will jump from
at least 12,500ft above the ground. Thats about 15,000ft above sea
Should I tip my instructor?
We're often asked if tipping your instructor is appropriate.Yes, tipping is greatly appreciated, if you enjoy your skydive you may tip your instructor! A tip is a great way of communicating your satisfaction with your jump.
How experienced are the instructors?
all USPA qualified and have from between 700 and 13,000 jumps.