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So we get asked how safe skydiving is. A lot.
You are jumping out of a plane at somewhere between 10,000 and 14,000 feet in the air, freefalling at up to 120 miles per hour. So yes, it’s relatively safe. Why? Because we take precautions and are super experienced. We would not be offering you a skydiving opportunity if we didn’t know what we’re doing. You know that saying, “leave it to the professionals?” Well, here we are.
Is skydiving regulated? Why yes, yes it is.
The USPA, also known as the United States Parachute Association, sets the national standards. Safety and training requirements all come from them. Which is a good thing, because you don’t want to jump out of a plane without enough know-how to be able to do it again. Don’t worry, everyone here that you can dive with is certified. USPA approved all the way.
In short, yes. 1. You must be the age of legal majority (18 in most places). This is usually for liability purposes. 2. If you have health conditions that can affect your daily life, you need permission from your doctor. No heart attacks, please. 3. We do have a weight limit. For safety purposes, you cannot exceed 240 lbs for a tandem skydive. This is because your gear (including your EXTREMELY important parachute) is already supporting the weight of two people. We cannot compromise on this rule because there is no way we will endanger anyone wanting to skydive with us. That simply isn’t cool.
Are there any physical restrictions that could keep someone from skydiving?
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Is this a bank-breaking experience? No. Definitely not.
This is more about the fun. We love doing this. If we charged stupid amounts for it, it would be less accessible, and that doesn’t sound like much fun. So what we will say about pricing is that it depends on what you’re looking for. Tandem skydiving is the most affordable. Of course you can add a video bundle, or upgrade to AFF lessons. The world is yours for the skydiving opportunities. Just talk to us. (Also sometimes we run special deals on Foffer, so keep an eye out for them.)
Is it better to Tandem Skydive or take an Accelerated Freefall course?
A single tandem jump is recommended for beginners, but not mandatory. It’s also great for anyone looking for anyone looking to scratch skydiving off their bucket list. If you want to to continue jumping, then you might look into taking courses for learning to jump solo. But then, if you prefer having a guide right there with you, there is no limit on how many tandem dives you participate in. What we’re trying to say is that skydiving is different for everyone and we will make sure you get exactly what you want out of it because we’re awesome like that.
We also get asked about what the landings are like. Which is oddly specific, but ok.
Your instructor is gonna have to play this by ear. As no two dives are alike, they will guide you with instructions for a safe landing. Generally the landings are pretty soft and standing. If conditions don’t allow for that, it won’t be a problem because our tandem masters have boatloads of experience. They are ready for everything. Just follow their guidance and you will have an awesome time.
Jumping while strapped to another person sounds funny, but it’s a secure way to enjoy skydiving with minimal experience.
Jumping without assistance takes skill, so we offer classes on how to make that happen. Accelerated Freefall is the way to go for real daredevils.
We offer a videography service for your need to share this experience with literally everyone you know.
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