- Is there an age limit?
To skydive in the United States, you must be at least 18 years old and present a valid government picture ID. If you are under 18, a parent 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 passenger is 260 pounds. The weight limit is enforced to ensure the fit and safety of the tandem harness and is always case by case. Please note: There is a $1 per pound charge over 200 lbs.
- Can I jump with prescription glasses or contact lenses?
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 canopy.
- Can I jump with an injury or medical problem?
Some physical limitations may prevent you from experiencing free fall as a tandem student. You may need to receive an evaluation from an instructor. 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 a few days in advance. Weekends and holidays are the busiest days and fill up quickly. 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 your arrival time at the drop zone. There are many factors in the sport of skydiving such as weather and local aviation that can make it difficult to predict the actual time of your jump. Please arrive at your reservation time and plan to spend the whole day especially on the weekend. Wait times are a normal part of skydiving so be sure to pack your patience and maybe something good to read.
- What if the weather is not suitable?
Skydiving is entirely dependent on the weather. We continuously track weather conditions in this sport. If you are concerned about the weather on your scheduled day give us a call. If we are unable to skydive, we will reschedule your reservation for a different day.
- How high will I jump from and how long is the freefall?
Our tandem students skydive from 10,000 feet, reaching speeds of up to 120 mph, which allows for approximately 45 seconds of freefall! After your instructor deploys your parachute, you will enjoy a five to seven-minute canopy 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. You will be given the option of a jumpsuit to put over your outfit. Please wear sneakers or tennis shoes. Please 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?
We follow the national safety standards put in place by the United States Parachute Association which state only licensed skydivers with a minimum of 200 skydives can jump with a 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 aircraft from the door if they jump before you. However, the chance of seeing them in freefall is unlikely because of the few seconds of separation on exit. At times it may be possible to see one another during your canopy flight. Remember, this is your personal experience and the 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 will make every effort for you to ride to altitude with your friends and family. Please know that this is not always possible due to airplane capacity.
- Do you allow spectators?
Yes! We have an observation area for spectators!
- Do you offer insurance?
- 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!
- 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 Thursday through Sunday 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 or purchasing a media package.