Have some questions? Read our most frequently asked questions to see if we can get you an answer.
How old must I be to skydive
As far as the Federal Government is concerned, there is no official minimum age requirement for skydiving in the United States. However, most of skydiving centers require skydiving students be at least the “age of legal majority” in their state. This is 18 years of age in South Dakota. As far as maximum age is concerned, there is no top age limit for skydiving. There are many active skydivers who are in their 60’s and older!
What is Tandem Skydiving?
Tandem Skydiving is the best method for making your first skydive. It takes a minimal amount of instruction and allows you to make your initial skydive(s) with one of the network Tandem Masters harnessed to you for the entire skydiving experience. Tandem Skydiving is the safest way to experience your first skydive and allows you to enjoy the experience instead of worrying about directing the freefall and canopy flight.
What are the physical requirements?
Skydiving is certainly not a strenuous sport, however a few basic notes will help you enjoy skydiving with minimal risk. Certain conditions like epilepsy, obesity, heart problems and others may preclude someone from skydiving. Anyone who thinks he has a medical condition that would interfere with his safe enjoyment of flying and skydiving should check with his physician before jumping.
Is there a weight limit?
For advanced training, modern canopies are available to support most people. Tandem Skydiving does have stricter weight limits as the canopy must support the weight of both the student and tandem master. Most locations cannot take tandem skydives with people weighing over 240 pounds. In some cases, a small fee may be added for new skydivers who weigh over 200lbs. For exact details on weight requirements at our network skydiving, please call us and one of our pros will be happy to assist you.
What is Accelerated Free Fall Training?
Accelerated Free Fall (AFF) Training is the fastest method of becoming a certified skydiver. AFF is also the easiest way to learn with approximately 30-50 seconds of free fall on every jump under the careful guidance of our affiliate’s expert skydiving instructors. Most training skydives are made from an altitude of 10,000 to 15,000 feet. AFF is cheaper in the long run and much more fun than the outdated static line training method.