As members of the USPA and an entity also under the purview of the FAA, the answer is no. The consumption of alcohol prior to skydiving activities is strictly prohibited. Aside from violating federal regulations, there are many reasons why drunk skydiving is a monumental mistake.
Can you drink and go skydiving?
If you show up with any alcohol in your system, you won’t need to worry about how your skydive will go, because it won’t happen. We don’t allow any alcohol consumption previous to the jump, for all the reasons you already know.
Can you drink alcohol before a skydive?
Alcohol and drugs are not to be consumed in skydiving operational areas. Eight hours must pass between your last drink and your first jump of the day.
Can you eat while skydiving?
Eating sensibly for a tandem is a good idea, just as it is a good idea for life in general. Don’t arrive for your tandem skydive too far in either direction: empty or way-topped-up. If you don’t eat, your blood sugar will be super-low, so you could end up feeling woozy and uncomfortable during your jump.
Can you kiss while skydiving?
It’s definitely possible to have a “kiss pass” in the sky. Getting a kiss in freefall is almost a rite of passage in skydiving (ask any skydiver, and they’ll have kissed at least one or two people in freefall).
Can you smoke while skydiving?
Contrary to belief, eating IS good before skydiving! … Even though we are in Colorado, there is NO drinking alcohol or smoking or ingesting marijuana before your skydive.
Should you eat or drink before skydiving?
Can You and Should you Eat Before Skydiving? Absolutely yes, you should definitely eat before skydiving. The number one cause for feeling nauseated or vomiting is when first-time skydivers eat nothing at all or eat entirely too much.
Can you drink coffee before skydiving?
Skip the caffeine
We recommend scheduling your jump early in the morning so you do not psych yourself out throughout the day. With that said, don’t use caffeine to wake you up. Caffeine is an easy way to increase your anxiety.
Does your stomach drop when you skydive?
Because the delta between your horizontal and vertical speed does not increase drastically, you do not experience a stomach drop when you skydive. Furthermore, the freefall portion of a skydive doesn’t feel much like falling at all. Rather, it feels like you are resting, supported on a column of air.
What are the chances of dying while skydiving?
And some risks are worth the shot. One study shows people have a 1 in 100,000 chance of dying while attending a dance party. Another study shows the odds of dying while skydiving in the United States is 1 in 101,083 jumps.
What’s the best time to skydive?
We consider the morning the best time to skydive and for a few good reasons. Often, the morning offers the clearest skies. Even if the forecast for a day looks less than desirable, the morning is typically jumpable. Additionally, customers that schedule in the morning generally have the lowest wait times.
Is skydive scary?
Is skydiving scary? No. Skydiving isn’t scary at all. You may find this hard to believe, but skydiving is one of the most awe-inspiring life experiences in the world.
Can two people go skydiving together?
A tandem skydive is a skydiving experience where two people jump out of an airplane together, strapped to one another during the entire descent. The connecting straps make it so that one person is floating above the other during the freefall, with one’s back against the other’s frontside.
How far up is skydiving?
Most skydiving centers here in the US jump from an altitude of around 14,000 feet (around 4.2 kilometers or 2.6 miles). From this altitude, jumpers get around 60 seconds of freefall time which is enough for your basic skydive. If you want to experience something extra special, 18,000 feet is where it’s at!
What is the weight limit for skydiving?
You may be asking yourself if – or have indeed already heard that – there is a weight limit for skydiving. Yes, there is a weight limit for skydiving. While there is no minimum weight requirement, the maximum weight for tandem skydiving is 230lbs.