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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Is there an age limit?

To skydive in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age on the day of your skydive and present a valid government photo ID. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian cannot sign for you to skydive. There is no upper age limit, anyone can make a tandem skydive as long as they are healthy!

Is there a weight limit?

The weight limit for a tandem skydiver is 260 pounds. The weight limit is enforced to ensure the fit and safety of the tandem harness and is always case by case depending on the physical ability of the tandem skydiver. Please note: There is a $1 per pound charge over 200 lbs.

Can I jump with prescription glasses or contact lenses?

Yes, we will provide you with special goggles that fit over your glasses. If you wear contacts, you should be able to wear our standard goggles. Please inform your instructor that you are wearing contacts to make certain you are fully protected. We want you to have a clear view while you are in free fall and under the parachute!

Can I jump with an injury or medical problem?

Yes, we are able to take you for a skydive with a disability or medical problem with some exceptions. You may need to receive an evaluation from an instructor before your skydive. Please seek advice from your physician for any medical concerns.

Can you breathe in freefall?

Yes! The freefall and parachute environments do not cause any difficulty in breathing; however, some students have commented that it was awkward to breathe during the first few seconds after they exited the plane. This is caused not by lack of oxygen but by the surge of adrenaline and excitement of making your first skydive! When you exit the airplane, you can breathe in and out normally, or you can scream with excitement!

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

We recommend making a reservation at least a few days in advance. Weekends and holidays are the busiest days and fill up quickly so plan in advance for those days. Walk-ins are welcomed to the best of our ability, but those with reservations will have priority.

If my reservation is at 9am, when will I jump?

Your reservation time is when you need to arrive at the skydiving center. Your entire experience, including signing in and completing necessary training, normally takes 90 minutes or less. We are committed to serving you in the most efficient and safe manner possible. However, there are many factors in the sport of skydiving that may cause possible delays and make it difficult predict the exact time of your jump. Please arrive at your reservation time and budget for a potential 4 hours, especially on the weekend.

What if the weather is not suitable?

Skydiving is entirely dependent on the weather. We continuously track weather conditions in this sport and will reach out to you if we are unable to jump on the day of your reservation. Our team is committed to making your skydive happen if we can do so in a safe manner. We will wait for the weather to pass for at least 3 hours with you. If we’re unable to jump we will reschedule your skydive for a different day.

 

How high will I jump from and how long is the freefall?

We skydive from 10,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 120 mph! This allows for approximately 45 seconds of freefall and after your instructor deploys your parachute, you will enjoy a five to seven-minute parachute flight overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

What should I wear to skydive?

Wear comfortable clothing according to the weather such as shorts, yoga pants, athletic attire, etc. Please wear sneakers or tennis shoes, no heels. It’s best to braid and bind long hair and wrangle those bushy beards with hair elastics, so you do not have to spend hours working out the tangles!

Can I take my camera or GoPro with me?

The national safety standards put in place by the United States Parachute Association state only licensed skydivers with a minimum of 200 skydives can jump with any type of camera. We have professional video and photo packages available to capture your entire experience!

If I jump with a friend will I be able to see them?

You may be able to watch your friend exiting the airplane from the door if they jump before you. However, the chance of seeing them in freefall is unlikely because of the distance between you due to the fast freefall speeds. Most times you will be able to see one another during your parachute flight. Remember, this is your personal experience and a perfect time to focus on the moment. You will have plenty of time to celebrate with your friends when you are back on the ground!

If I am part of a group, how many can go up in the aircraft at a time?

We take two tandem skydivers at a time in our airplane. If you have more than two people in your group it’s a great opportunity to observe a skydive from the ground! We will normally take your group on back-to-back trips.

Do you allow spectators?

Yes! We have a great observation area for spectators with a firsthand view of the landing area so you can see your friends come in for landing!

Do you offer insurance?

No.

Do you have any food service available?

We do not have a food option available. We suggest you bring snacks and plenty of water. There are great restaurants nearby for celebrating your skydive after you jump!

What if my question wasn’t answered?

If you have additional questions, please use our contact form or call us directly at (636) 524-5244 any day of the week from 8am to 6pm.

What is a single tandem fee?

Guests who are jumping alone may be assessed a single fee of $40. We will do our best to place you with another single rider, however you can avoid this fee by bringing a friend to jump with you or by purchasing a media package.

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