So you are ready to skydive? Congratulations!
The information below should help you prepare for your visit with
us. This helps you know what to expect and what you need to bring!
First of all, we need to make sure you meet our
requirements, which should have been explained to you before you
At least 18 years of age
230 pounds or less for tandem
225 pounds or less for accelerated Freefall
and Instructor Assisted Deployment
Reasonably physically fit
Speak and understand the English
$50 per person deposit due at time of
scheduling, the balance is paid upon arrival on the day of
No alcohol consumption for at least 8 hours
before you arrive at the drop zone
Phone 804-785-9707 or email
You will need to arrive at your scheduled time,
or maybe a few minutes early. If you are making a tandem jump you
should plan to be there for at least a six hour time frame to
allow for delays. So if you show up at 10 AM expect to be there
until 4 PM. If you are making your first AFF jump, you will need
to arrive at 8:00 AM and plan to be there until sunset that
Food is available in town, a few miles from the
drop zone. You can always bring a picnic lunch and plan to enjoy
the time while you are waiting for your jump or chilling out after
you have landed.
Larger groups will, of course, need to plan for
more time for everyone to finish their jump. We are often
contacted by someone organizing a group of 20 to 30 people and the
group ends up being two or three. Funny how that happens!
Apparently skydiving sounds like a much better idea in a bar at 2
AM, than when the time comes to actually make the reservation! For
that reason, we only consider someone scheduled when the deposit
has been paid. Group organizers should make sure that each of the
participants in the group have secured the reservation with the
deposit. It is often better for one person to handle it for the
entire group than to rely on individual people to get it done
themselves, human nature being what it is!
We often handle groups of people anywhere from
three to 40 who come together to experience skydiving together. We
normally train everyone together as one large group and then take
3-4 people at a time, with each jump cycle taking 30-60 minutes
depending on staff and aircraft availability, etc. For those who
are waiting they can cheer their friend on from the boarding area
and greet them in our spacious landing area when they touch down.
We also offer free wireless internet service for those who would
like to bring a laptop.
Group discount rates and reservation information
can be found here.
We do our best to get your jump done when you
schedule. Often times we are dealing with weather issues that can
cause delays or even make it necessary to reschedule for another
day. The AFF first jump ground training is still conducted
regardless of what the weather is doing. So if you are scheduled
for an AFF jump plan to be at the DZ at 8:45 regardless of the
weather that day. If we finish the ground training and the weather
is not cooperating for the jump we will reschedule for another day
to get in the air.
If you are scheduled for a tandem skydive and
the weather looks windy or cloudy you can call us at 804-785-9707
before you leave for the DZ and we can let you know how to
What To Wear?
Wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate
for the temperature and a good pair of lace-up tennis shoes. So if
it is 50-60 degrees on the ground a sweat shirt and jeans will
work well. Shorts and t-shirts work well for the warmer days. We
will have a jump suit that covers your clothes for the skydive.
The price of your jump includes everything, there are no hidden
Is English your second language?
There have been many studies completed which
prove that it is difficult for someone to translate languages in a
stressful and exciting environment, such as someone making a first
skydive. If English is your second language, and you are
interested in Accelerated Freefall, we will most likely progress
you to that point through a tandem training transition. This will
provide you with the benefit of two tandem jumps followed by an
accelerated freefall skydive. The two tandem jumps will allow you
to accomplish Category A and B requirements just as you would on
an AFF jump, but you have the benefit of an instructor with you to
help with the canopy flight if it becomes necessary.