Frequently Asked Questions
First time jumpers are securely harnessed to a certified USPA Tandem Skydive Instructor. More FAQ below.
We provide everything from pre-jump instruction, all needed equipment and skydive goggles. Tandem Skydiving allows most people to experience terminal velocity and the sensation of flight under a high performance parachute. To freefall over a mile securely tethered to a USPA-certified instructor is the safest way to experience skydiving today.
Skydiving is an outdoor activity. Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities are preferred. Although some wish to wear Superman capes and princess gowns we encourage sensible attire. Please no boots or sandals, we plan to land on our feet so laces shoes work best. Eat lightly, drink plenty of water. Dramamine is great for motion sickness. More FAQ below.
Skydiving is an extreme sport that requires many factors to be in place to be safe.
It is not uncommon to make more than one attempt at scheduling your jump. Many factors can delay or cancel jumps for the day including weather, airport delays, aircraft maintenance, instructor availability and other factors have delayed skydive operations. Skydiving is an extreme sport, be patient, plan ahead. We recommend making a plan B for your special occasion
It generally takes 1-2 hours to complete your first Tandem jump.
Remember to be flexible, plan to check-in for your skydive 15-30 minutes prior to your appointment time. At that time you will be given your actual jump time. in most cases you will be on the aircraft within 30 min. to an hour after arrival. Please allow 4 hours to complete your skydive. Arizona has pretty predictable weather, but unexpected delays are not unusual. We recommend a plan “B” for those special occasions. More FAQ below
225 lbs. max weight*.
Certain body types less than the max. weight still may not fit safely into the skydive equipment. If you weigh over 200 lbs. you must be at 68 inches tall. If you have concerns please speak with customer service for more information.
*fees may apply, see price page for details.
We fly 2 Tandem passengers at a time in the aircraft.
The two of you and your skydive instructors will fly to altitude in about 15-20 minutes. The Arizona desert is a skydiver’s dream. Enjoy the view and relax. if your group is greater than two jumpers we will divide you into groups of two. We have a great spectator area to watch the skydive up close. Spectators can view the skydive from the ground. Its close enough to hear the screams of joy and take close up photos of the parachute landing.
The door opens above 12,000′ – Relax!
Your instructor will give you simple instructions and jump with you out the door. Freefall will last about 35-45 seconds at speeds over 125 miles per hour. Don’t worry we know what to do. We will never force you to jump but we won’t need to.
You feel the wind stop and peacefully float down from 5000′. Your parachute ride lasts about 5-7 minutes. Groups will be able to view and photograph your jump from the skydive spectator area. Bring the friends and family to watch your jump, it almost as exciting as the jump itself.
when can you skydive?
We offer multiple jump times through out the day on weekends.