How high is your first skydive?

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!

Can you solo skydive your first time?

Is it possible to skydive alone the first time you jump? The short answer is no. Skydiving alone requires a license, and it’s also a crucial part of becoming a skydiving instructor.

Can you parachute at 5000 feet?

For reasons of safety, United States Parachute Association regulations require that tandem skydiving parachutes be deployed no lower than 5,000 feet. So from 10,000 to 5,000 feet–minus the time it takes you to get up to speed–you have about 20 freefall seconds left on the clock before opening.

Can you skydive at 13?

The United States Parachute Association: Taking into account the age of majority, the USPA mandated that a jumper must be at least 18 years of age to skydive, and dropzones affiliated with the USPA must abide by USPA regulations and safety requirements.

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What happens when you skydive for the first time?

You’ll be in freefall, zooming at around 120mph, for around a minute or so. At approximately 6,000 ft., your instructor will deploy the parachute and you’ll fly around for 3-5 minutes under it (we call it the “canopy”) before you’ll touch down in our capacious, grassy landing area.

How much does real skydiving cost?

The cost of skydiving for the first time depends on how you choose to jump (spontaneous or with a reservation), and if you’re going alone or with a group. The average price of a skydive is around $300, which buys you a tandem jump, attached to a highly experienced instructor.

Does skydiving have a weight limit?

Monday, November 9, 2020

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.

What’s the lowest you can deploy a parachute?

Skydivers are required to deploy their main parachute above 2,000 feet (610 m) altitude. BASE jumps are frequently made from less than 486 feet (148 m). A BASE jump from a 486 feet (148 m) object is only about 5.6 seconds from the ground if the jumper remains in free fall.

What’s the lowest parachute jump?

“The lowest recorded combat jump is the German paratroopers (Fallschirmjager) when then jump into Crete (WWII). The Fallschirmjager jumped from 250 feet.” Lineage and Honors of the 509th Airborne Infantry.

What’s the lowest you can skydive?

Because the basic safety requirements issued by the United States Parachute Association state that the minimum container opening altitude for tandem skydives is 5,000 feet, the minimum height for skydiving for a tandem skydive is between 7,000 feet and 8,000 feet.

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Can I skydive at 16?

The minimum age for tandem skydiving is 16 years old. If you’re aged between 16 and 18, you’ll need the signed consent of a parent or legal guardian. There is no maximum age to go skydiving.

Can a 10 year old go skydiving?

We’ll be straight up – yes, kids can go skydiving! Countries including Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and United Kingdom all take kids under 18 skydiving. However, you’ll notice most skydiving centers – well all in the United States except us – do not.

Do you have to be 18 to skydive?

As mandated by the USPA, all first-time skydivers must be at least 18 years old. This rule is hard and fast – no ID, no jump. Before heading out to the dropzone, make sure you have a valid, government-issued ID.

What’s the scariest part of skydiving?

For a trained skydiver, the scariest part of a skydive is when you “open” your main parachute. More precise term would be “initiation of the main parachute opening sequence”.

Does it feel like falling when skydiving?

So, what does it feel like to skydive? You won’t experience a feeling of falling, you’ll feel more like you are flying! If skydiving from a hot air balloon, your stomach would certainly drop as you accelerate from 0mph to 120mph.

Should I be nervous to skydive?

Remember, it’s perfectly natural to feel nervous when you jump for the first time. It’s an experience unlike anything you’ve done before; relax and enjoy! We look forward to welcoming you.

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