Frequently Asked QuestionsAny question that you don't know the answer to is a good question to ask!
What does skydiving feel like?
Thrilling, fantastic, surreal, exhilarating, and ridiculously fun are words that often describe skydiving. Most people have a hard time describing exactly how free fall feels but there is nothing else like it in the world. The unique, incredible feeling of stepping out of a plane and feeling the air rush past will give you an adrenaline rush and keep a smile on your face for hours!!!
Is there a weight limit?
Yes! Please refer to our Height and Weight Chart for guidelines. Please call us directly (1-509-838-5867) if you have ANY questions or if you fall into the yellow or red area of the graph. The weight limit is dependent on the height of the passenger. Anyone over 200 lbs must be at least 5’9″ and approved by a tandem instructor BEFORE booking. Fees may apply to passengers 220lbs and above.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, Unfortunately due to legal regulations, every passenger MUST be 18 years of age or older on the date of their skydive. Parental consent cannot be given for minors and passengers age 65+ must bring a signed doctor’s note with permission to make a skydive.
Are your instructors certified?
Absolutely! Each of our coaches and instructors are highly qualified and hold ratings through the United States Parachutist Association. We are a USPA rated dropzone and training center.
What if my jump gets cancelled due to weather?
If the weather is unsafe for jumping we will call to inform you before your jump and reschedule you for the next available jump time. Your deposit will stay on account to go towards the future jump. If the weather changes while you are there, we will ask you to wait to see if it will clear up. If this does not happen, your deposit stays on account and will be credited towards your rescheduled jump. Please note that your deposit will be completely lost if you do not show or cancel before we call to inform you of the weather. If you have questions on the weather, please do not hesitate to call the day of your tandem.
Can I jump if I have medical complications?
We love to work towards the possibility of everyone getting to experience a skydive, however, we need a doctor’s note and a detailed description of your condition to determine if a tandem skydive is possible. Please discuss any health issues you may have with your instructor BEFORE you are harnessed.
What if I wear glasses or contacts?
We have goggles that help secure glasses or contacts but we recommend that you leave the glasses on the ground or wear contacts if you can see decently without them. Although it is rare to lose glasses or contacts during the jump, we are not responsible for anything lost on the jump.
What clothing should I wear?
Please wear clothes that are comfortable for the weather on the ground and tennis shoes or other close-toed shoes without metal or buckles. In cooler weather, you may want layers and gloves. Please remember not to wear any jewelry that can be lost on the jump as we are not responsible for anything lost on the jump.
How high will I jump from on a tandem skydive?
Up to 13,000 feet ABOVE the Earth! Want More?!?!?! Call about our High Altitude Tandems!
*Please note, strict height/weight/age restrictions apply for these specialized skydives.
How long is the freefall and canopy ride?
Between 45-60 seconds of thrilling freefall and about five minutes of incredible canopy ride once the parachute opens!
Do I have to make a tandem jump before I can go solo?
You do not need to skydive tandem before starting the Solo First Jump Course. However, a Tandem Skydive is the fastest, safest way for you to make your first jump. It is also the ONLY skydive that offers optional video and still pictures. If you are interested in learning to skydive, you can start the solo first jump course without completing a tandem jump. These are very different jumps however, so please read the description under each type of jump to decide which jump is best for you!
Can I take my own GoPro or camera?
Due to safety regulations, a tandem passenger is not allowed to take a camera of any kind on the skydive. However, a friend or family member can take pictures from the ground but please remember that our photographers have an amazing face to face viewpoint while anyone on the ground will not be able to.
Are pictures and video available?
Absolutely! We have skilled photographers and tandem instructors available to provide one-of-a-kind video and/or still photos of your Tandem Skydive. Save money by pre-purchasing your video package online when you schedule your Tandem Skydiving Adventure!
Can we order one video for our whole group?
We will do our best to get everyone in your group on the video or in the still pictures while on the ground, however, only one person can be in the video or still pictures during exit and freefall due to regulations on distancing each tandem pair from the next.
Do you offer discounts?
Everyone can save money by pre-purchasing their tandem package when booking online!