Here are just a few of our most frequently asked questions:
NO PETS PLEASE!
For the safety of your pets and our aircraft, PLEASE leave your pets at home!
How much does it cost? That would depend on whether or not you get video or qualify for a discount.
How high are we gonna go? All of our tandems are made from at least 10,000 ft. Generally, 13,000 ft. on weekends
How long is the FF? Your freefall will last approximately one minute.
How long is the canopy ride? This depends on your proximity to the drop zone, your weight, and on you & the instructor’s decision to make spiral turns or not. Generally, expect about five minutes.
Are there any discounts? We offer discounts for students & military (with valid ID’s). We also offer discounts for groups of five or more. (Please call with the number of people in your group for discount info)
What should I wear? We recommend comfortable clothing such as shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes (closed toe athletic shoes) for almost anytime of year. Please do not wear flip-flops (they will blow off) or big heavy offroad style tread boots. Tight fitting jeans or other clothing that would restrict full motion (such as squatting) is not recommended.
Am I gonna be able to breathe? Yes! There is plenty of air out there to breathe. If you are having trouble breathing it is generally because you are holding your breath or you have your mouth wide open and are getting force fed a bit too much. It is best to breathe normally through your nose.
Can I fly the canopy once it’s open? Absolutely! Your instructor will talk you through the entire process and you will assist in flying the parachute.
Can I go by myself? Once you have completed a few tandem jumps you then progress to wearing your own parachutes.
How do I get certified to go by myself? The student program begins with a few tandem jumps and is followed by requirements you must pass while wearing your own parachutes with instructors observing in freefall. Your first license can be acquired at 25 jumps. (‘A’ license) Which basically means you are no longer considered a ‘student’ but rather a novice.
How much is the total cost to get certified? This depends on the individual’s skills and their ability to pass the required levels of instruction.
How many jumps will it take to get certified? This is also up to the individual. If all levels are completed successfully on the first attempt, you can complete the student program in as little as ten jumps.
How long will it take to get certified? That is up to you and the weather. Some people finish in as little as three days. Others can take a year or more. It depends on your commitment.
What happens if the parachute doesn’t work? We always carry two! Although it is rare, a malfunction can occur, so we carry a second parachute (our reserve) just in case.
How long should I plan to be there? All students should plan on two to four hours for their jump. Group sizes and weather conditions are just a couple of the variables that determine your time at the drop zone.
Can I have a drink to calm my nerves beforehand? Sure! Just make it something NON-alcoholic. Altitude greatly intensifies the effects of alcohol. No alcohol is permitted during our skydiving. We do not recommend a crazy drink-fest the night before your jump either…
If my appointment is at 9am. What time should I be there? Please be prompt!