Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does it mean to have a skydiving license?
Once you have a license to skydive, you can jump with other licensed skydivers and jump your own equipment!
Q: Is there a weight restriction?
Yes. Currently 220 lbs. is the maximum weight allowed on the majority of our equipment. However please call for information if you are over 220 lbs.
Q: What is the USPA?
The United States Parachute Association. They are the governing body in the United States for skydiving.
Q: What should I wear?
Wear comfortable, seasonal clothes. No open toed shoes or boots with hooks. We have clean jumpsuits, gloves and goggles for you to wear.
Q: Will I need my own equipment?
For the program, you will use our equipment. Once you have your license, you can rent gear or buy your own.
Q: How long does the program take?
Some people are able to finish in 7 to 10 days but others who have other limitations can take several weeks to months. It is a self-paced program.
Q: Will I be able to breathe in free-fall?
Yes. You will feel like you have a strong wind in your face but you will be able to breathe.
Q: I started a program at a different place. Can I transfer to your school ?
We take transfer students all the time! Most of your jumps and training should transfer over if you began learning at a USPA dropzone. Call us for more information.
Q: What are the age limitations?
You must be at least 18 years of age. There is no upper age limit as long as you are healthy and have no physical or health restrictions. We ask that those over the age of 65, to get a doctor's recommendation.
Q: Is there a safe place for my things?
We have lockers available for you to put items in that you do not want with you on your skydive such as jewelry, cell-phones and wallets.
Q: Can I bring my own helmet?
We provide Protec impact-rated helmets. The instructors also need to see your face so we don't allow full-face helmets until you are on Phase 2 of your progression.
Q: How high do we jump from?
Weather permitting, you will jump from the plane at 13,000 ft above ground level for the majority of your jumps. There are 2 jumps that will be from a lower altitude to practice emergency exit from the plane.
Q: What if I get too scared to leave the plane?
Your instructor will not force you to skydive. It is your decision to climb out of the airplane. If you choose to ride down, your instructor will ride the plane down with you. We do not give refunds once you have entered the airplane with an instructor.
Q: Is there a time limit to finish my license?
There is not a time limit to finish your license. We do have currency reuqirements to stay current. For a student you need to jump within 30 days of the previous jump.
Q: If I have a tandem over a year ago, do I need to do another one?
Yes. It is great if you have jumped previously, however we require a tandem within a year of starting our program.