SKydiving FAQ :: Long Island Skydiving

SKydiving FAQ

Q What is a tandem skydive?

A tandem jump is when you are harnessed to and under direct supervision of a USPA certified instructor.

Q Is there an age limitation?

A You must be 18 years of age or older. There is no upper age limit at Skydiving New York City as long as you are healthy.

Q Is there a weight limit?

A 240 lbs is the maximum weight limit.

Q What does freefall feel like?

A You have to try it. It’s indescribable but it will be the most exhilarating time of your life.

Q Can I breathe in freefall?

A Yes, although the excitement and adrenaline might leave you breathless.

Q How experienced are your instructors at Skydiving New York City Skydive?

A Our instructors are all USPA certified and have over 5000 skydives.

Q What if my parachute doesn’t open?

A By FAA regulation, all intentional parachute jumps must be made with a single harness, dual parachute system with both a main and a secondary, or reserve, parachute. Basically, if one doesn’t work, you have another one. The reserve parachutes are inspected and repacked every 120 days by an FAA-certified rigger whether they have been used or not. Student main parachutes are packed by a rigger or are packed under direct supervision of a certified rigger. In addition, all students must have an AAD which will deploy your reserve if the parachute is not open by a certain altitude.

Q What should I wear?

A Dress in seasonably comfortable clothing like pants or shorts and T-shirt. Sports shoes are recommended.

Q What about the weather?

A Skydiving is a weather sensitive sport. We can only jump if conditions are acceptable, cloud clearances, no rain, tolerable winds. Be advised that weather can be different within a few miles distance. If we feel there is a weather problem, we will contact you.

Q Can I bring spectators?

A Absolutely, bring your friends and family. We have a spectator area next to our landing zone where they can watch you skydive.