Are there weight limits?
Weigh 230 lbs or less* (We do weigh you onsite, and it is the weight with clothes and shoes on). If you are over 230 pounds, please call us prior to booking. We may be able to take you. There is also an additional fee of $40 if we can accommodate you.
ARE there certain health limitations to skydiving?
Medical conditions such as fainting/blackouts, heart or respiratory conditions, joint mobility or dislocation issues may prevent you from jumping. If you have concerns, please consult your doctor.
Can I skydive if I have a Disability?
We may be able to accommodate your physical needs, so please reach out to our team here at Skydive Mountain City after consulting with your doctor as necessary. We have skilled professionals on our team who have years of experience in taking people with physical disabilities on tandem skydives. If it can be done safely, we will do our best to make it happen!
Should I jump if i am sick?
No! It is best to reschedule. Not that we are scared of your cooties; however, the pressure changes that you experience during a skydive can cause severe pain and possible injury to your sinuses or eardrums if you jump while congested.
What should I eat before I skydive?
We recommend to follow your regular eating routine. Just avoid heavy meals. It is important to have something in your stomach. Please do not avoid eating. It is best if you avoid excess caffeine. If you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you will not be allowed to jump.
What should/shouldn't I wear
-Closed toe shoes that will stay on your feet. Sneakers are the best choice. Do not wear boots or shoes with heel. -Something comfortable that isn’t too tight or too loose. Avoid loose tanktops and short shorts. -Remember that it will be a littlen colder the higher up you go. In the summer this can feel great. In the fall you may want to bring something a little warmer. -If you have smaller profile eyeglasses, wear those so that our goggles will fit more comfortably over them in freefall. (Yes, you can wear your eyeglasses. Contact lenses work, too. Bring extra contacts and eye drops as a precaution). - Leave jewelry at home. - Please know that you can loose items such as shoes, jewelry and eye glasses during your skydive. It is more likely never to be found again if you do.
Is the deposit refundable?
-Non refundable deposit If you need to reschedule you can do so with a 48 hour notice and the deposit will "follow". You will lose your deposit if "no show" or cancel within 48 hours. -Weather. In case of bad weather, you will be able to reschedule to another day. The deposit will "follow".
How long should i plan for it to take?
Our guests should plan on spending anywhere from two to three hours on average from their scheduled check-in time to the time they leave with us here at Skydive Mountain City in ideal conditions. However, we ask our guests to clear four to six hours of their day for us just in case there are any unforeseen weather delays that may cause a longer wait before being able to jump.
What will my training be like for tandem jumps?
Most people get their first introduction to the sport of skydiving through a tandem skydive, involving a tandem instructor and you, the passenger. Your instructor will go over everything you need to know. A Tandem Skydive is designed for you to experience skydiving without much training. Your instructor has years of experience and have gone through training and test to receieve their tandem instructor rating. You will practice your exit on the ground with your tandem instructor (TI) during what we call “dirt diving”. You will have plenty of time to ask your instructor any questions you may have.
Can i skydive if it is rainy/cloudy?
Skydiving is an activity that is weather dependent. There are many measures in place to ensure your safety, and these include limits on the winds we can jump in as well as the amount of cloud coverage as regulated by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Clouds limit visibility, so we are not allowed to jump through clouds. We also do not jump in the rain or in thunderstorms for obvious reasons. If we have to cancel operations due to weather or any other unforseen circumstances, you can reschedule without penalty if your jump is canceled due to weather.
Do I need a reservation?
Reservations aren’t required but are highly encouraged, and we recommend reserving your spot to help secure your jump. At Skydive Mountain City, we accept walk-ins if there is space available on our aircraft; however, those with reservations get priority over walk-ins.
How fast will I go in freefall?
On average, you will fall about 120 miles per hour in freefall.
Can I bring a camera/gopro to film my jump?
Personal GoPros or any other camera/phone are not allowed on the jump. However, our professional tandem instructors will offer you the option of purchasing an edited handcam video of your jump from start to finish. These rules are in place to ensure your safety; cameras and associated gear add additional hazards and dangers in which the jumper will need advanced training and experience to mitigate.
is tandem skydiving safe?
According to the USPA, which has been keeping records on annual skydiving fatalities since 1961, tandem skydiving has a safety rate of one student fatality per 500,000 jumps on average over the past 10 years. At Skydive Mountain City, our instructors are required to train, retrain, and maintain currency, and they have a proven track record of safety and success in the industry. Source: https://uspa.org/Discover/FAQs/Safety
can I host a special event at the dropzone?
Skydiving is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion! If you’re planning to propose, or you’re celebrating a milestone birthday or a big anniversary, or you are simply marking the end of a chapter in your life – let us know! At Skydive Mountain City, we would love to make your event as memorable as possible. Get in touch with us to see how we can make your dreams a reality.
Should i tip the staff
While tipping is never expected, it is always greatly appreciated!
How Old Do You Have to Be to Skydive?
At least 18 years old. No exceptions. Parents can not sign the waiver for a minor.
Can i be on the same plane as other people in my group?
Typically, and in most cases, we bring tandems up one or two at a time. However, at times we might bring in a larger aircraft and can then bring several people up at once. It can also be that we might bring up one tandem at a time up as well. The size of your group, the number of instructors working on the day you jump, and the aircraft we are using will determine our ability to accommodate your requests.