Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any age restrictions?
Yes. You must be at least 19 years old, regardless of parental consent. This is per the United States Parachute Association and the State of Alabama Law.
Are there any weight restrictions?
We currently offer to take people up to 260 pounds. There is a weight fee for anyone weighing over 200lbs. We will offer to take higher weights in the future, so stay tuned!
Are there any height restrictions?
Not at all!
Can people with disabilities skydive?
If you are unsure if you are medically fit enough to skydive, please consult your doctor. If you have a disability of any kind and are cleared by your doctor to jump, give us a call and we will figure out what we need to do to accommodate you. We have the ability to make modifications to the harness to allow us to take people with various disabilities. We would love for anyone who wants to jump to have the opportunity!
How long does it take to make my first skydive?
For a tandem skydive, we suggest planning to be here for a half day overall. Most days you will only be here for 2-4 hours for the tandem skydive, but we would rather you plan on more time than you might need! The time you sign up for is your arrival time to our airport, as the actual jump time varies with the day.
For an AFF skydive, plan to be with us the entire day.
Should I make reservations?
Yes. Reservations are not required but are highly recommended as walk-ins tend to take longer overall. If you plan on walking in for a tandem skydive, please call us before heading this way to check on availability that day, especially if it is a Friday or Monday. Click the ‘Reservations’ tab on our website to see an updated calendar of what days we jump and what arrival times we have. You sign up for the date and time to get to our airport, as the jump time itself varies with the day.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably. Shorts and t-shirts in the summer, sweats in the winter, and tennis shoes (no sandals or boots with hooks). Be sure to wear clothes you don’t mind potentially getting dirty as we do slide in our landings. We advise people to bring a change of clothes just in case!
Can we get one video for our whole group?
You would need to purchase separate videos for each skydiver. It is impossible for a freefall videographer to be in more than one place at the same time — tandems are as much as a quarter mile apart in freefall!
Can I go solo on my first jump?
Yes and No. On a tandem skydive you are paired with one instructor. On the first jump of the solo certification course (AFF) you are accompanied by two instructors in freefall, while wearing your own parachute. You deploy your own parachute and then fly yourself to the ground with radio assistance. Although not required, we usually suggest doing a tandem skydive first to see what its like jumping out of a plane!
Can you breathe and/or talk in freefall?
Breathing is easy in freefall, but unlike in the movies talking is nearly impossible! Feel free to ask your instructor for any tips or tricks to breathing easier in freefall!
How long does the actual skydive last?
The average human body falls approximately 120 miles per hour, so a skydive from 14,000 feet lasts about 60 seconds. The parachute ride usually lasts about 5-6 minutes.
What about weather?
Weather is definitely a factor for skydiving and aviation in general. We can’t jump through rain, low solid cloud layers, or strong/inconsistent winds. We always wait until the day of the jump to determine if the conditions are right for your tandem skydive, and continuously check them throughout the day. If the pilot and instructors decide that the weather will definitely not allow for jumping, we will call everyone with reservations as soon as possible and they can reschedule for any available date that works for them (so keep an eye on your phone the morning of your skydive). If we think the weather looks good or will improve throughout the day, we encourage everyone to come out (can’t jump if you’re not here!) and call before heading this way if you are not sure. If you have rescheduled due to weather before, please give us a call at least 48 hours before your new appointment to check on the forecast for the weekend (we may not know for sure, but usually can give you a better idea and game plan).
Can I bring my own GoPro or action camera on the skydive?
You are more than welcome to take as many pictures as you like on the ground before or after the skydive, but the regulations we abide by require any skydiver to have a minimum of 200 skydives and a C license to carry a camera on the skydive. Cameras can be distracting, complicate the stability of the jump, and pose liability risks if they fall off. Skydiving definitely isn’t a cheap activity, but our instructors and videographers work very hard to get to the point of being able to carry cameras and are familiar with the responsibilities involved with adding them to the skydive itself. Our videos generally include an interview before going up, as well as footage from before, during, and after the jump. These videos are then edited for you with music and sent to you via email that same day. For more information on our video packages, please check out the ‘Videos’ tab on our website!
All Purchases are not refundable. Please contact us if you have any questions about your account or payment: 256-736-5553 or [email protected]
You may reschedule with 48 hrs notice, and your deposits are good for a full year. Rescheduling must be make over the phone with us, but you can always check out our updated Calendar on the ‘Reservations’ tab to see whats available and get a game plan together!
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