What is a reservation? Why should I make one?
A reservation is similar to reserving a seat at a restaurant. It insures that we will have adequate staffing for you and your group, and that you will not have to wait behind walk-ins. In order to make a reservation, you will need to call the drop zone and schedule your appointment. We will ask you a couple questions, and take a $25 per person credit card deposit that will be applied to the cost of your skydive. Once deposits are made they are non refundable however you may change your reservation with a full 48 hours notice. Deposits will be kept on account for one year from your initial reservation. You can save money by booking online with our reservation system located on the main page. Walk-ins and over the phone reservations will be charged a flat $215 minus deposit. Due to extremely high call volumes we are giving up to a $20 discount for booking online.
What is ProSkydiving.com?
Proskydiving.com is the company we use to securely process your payment and schedule you directly into our computerized scheduling system.
How do you take pictures or video of my jump?
Our instructors are highly skilled at documenting all of the excitement throughout your skydive experience! We shoot pictures and video separately to ensure the highest quality images utilizing hand mounted cameras, which is the most reliable and personal media production method. Check out examples of pictures and video on our home page.
How old do I have to be? How old is too old? Is there a weight limit?
You must be at least 18 years old to make a skydive. As a parent you CAN NOT sign for your underage child, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you are over 65, you must bring a doctor’s note stating that you are healthy enough to make a skydive. Yes, there is a weight limit to skydive. For males the weight limit is 225 pounds, and for females under 6’ it is 200 pounds.
What should I bring with me? What should I wear?
To be able to jump, you will also need to show a valid photo ID before your skydive. In addition, you will need to be clothed in appropriate attire that consists of comfortable clothes that are not constricting and appropriate for the weather. For foot attire, tennis shoes are ideal – no sandals, heels, boots with hooks, or speed laces. Your shoes must be closed toe, and have a snug fit that does not allow them to be kicked off. You may want to bring a lunch with you. There is a restaurant on the airport called the Barn Stormer Grill, however the hours are inconsistent. Finally, depending on the season, sun screen may be needed.
What happens if the parachute doesn’t open?
If the main parachute fails to open properly, the reserve parachute will be deployed, which
is inspected and repacked every 180 days by an FAA certified parachute rigger.
Is it safe?
Tandem Skydiving has been around for over 20 years, and is recognized by the FAA as an approved aeronautical activity. That being said people can, have, and will continue to be injured or killed skydiving, if you want to take as little risk as possible, “Family Guy” is on t.v. at 6pm.
What is skydiving like?
Skydiving is unlike anything else in this world. When you arrive at our dropzone, you will be fitted with a jumpsuit and harness. You will receive a 30 minute one-on-one training from a certified tandem instructor. During this time you will have an opportunity to ask questions, and will be given a detailed description of what to expect during your jump. After your training, you and your instructor will load the plane.
During the plane ride, you will have a stunning view of Canon City, Pikes Peak, the Royal Gorge, and the San Juan Mountains. Once you reach an altitude of approximately 13,500 feet msl, you and your instructor will exit the airplane. Ten seconds after you leave the plane, you will reach a terminal velocity of 120 mph! After a 30 second free fall, the instructor will deploy the parachute. Once the parachute is open, the two of you will steer the parachute to a nice soft landing on the ground.
What are the specifics on the Gift Certificates?
Gift certificates are NON-REFUNDABLE for ANY REASON; however, they may be transferred for no additional fee. There is a one year expiration date on all gift certificates that can not be extended.
Do you offer group rates?
Yes! Groups of 5-9 receive $5 off per person, 10-14 $10 off per person and 15 or more get $15 off per person. These must be booked online or over the phone at one time for the group discount to apply.
Do you have military discounts?
Skydive Colorado LLC is a Veteran owned business, however we are not currently offering military discounts for tandem skydives. Military discounts are available for Static Line students. We are a club owned dropzone so our prices are already better than most any other dropzone with their discount.