Age & Health Restrictions
If you are over 50, or have had previous health problems or injuries, we require a statement from your doctor stating that you’re in acceptable shape for parachuting. If you are under 18, we will require your parents to attend the training course and sign a consent agreement. Minimum age is 16; maximum age is 63.
During the summer, first-jump courses can be arranged for weekdays. The training and jumps can all be done on the same day with a small group of 2 to 5 people. Weekend courses often have more people so we cannot do all the training and jumps in one day and still provide high quality individual attention. Our usual schedule calls for some training Friday evening and the rest on Saturday morning. The jumps start on Saturday by early afternoon (weather- permitting) and take more than an hour per student. Students should plan to be available to jump on Sunday or return some other day, as time and weather will not allow everyone to jump on Saturday.
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes suitable for expected temperatures. Yes, it usually is colder the higher up you go but the aircraft door is closed during the climb. There’s no point in over-dressing for a few seconds of cool temperatures but then being uncomfortably hot for several minutes in the plane on the way up! Shorts and a T shirt are fine for normal summer days. You may want long sleeved shirts and longer pants for extra cool days. Tight fitting clothes are not recommended as they might inhibit your ability to move. We’ll provide a skydiving jumpsuit which is intended to not only fit you but also help you freefall at an average speed. You’re responsible for footwear and we suggest running shoes – not boots and definitely NO steel toed footwear!
Courses usually start in late April and are available most weekends (and some weekdays) until late October. We do sometimes jump here over the winter but it is sporadic and infrequent due to the weather. In 2021 the world is still struggling with COVID19 so we won’t be starting our 2021 season until (hopefully) sometime in June.
Once you have decided on the day or weekend you want, please phone us to pre-register. You may wish to pick a different date if your first choice already has a lot of people pre-registered. We normally book no more than 10 people for a weekend in the summer. We take up one first-jumper per flight and you should anticipate at least an hour and a half between take-offs. On weekends, some first-jumpers will not get up until Sunday. Your jump order is determined by the date we receive your deposit. If you have a group we require a deposit for each person. Please note as well that if your group’s size drops into the next bracket of group rates then all remaining members of the group must pay the new (higher) rate!
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