FAQs

Arranging Your Skydive

Reservations are strongly recommended. Everyone with a reservation will have priority. We will do everything possible to accommodate everyone wanting to skydive.
March 14th 2015 – October 31st 2015
Weekdays 10:00am until Sunset
Weekends 8:00am until Sunset
If you cancel before 48 hours prior to your scheduled skydive you are not charged anything. If it’s after this time you will be charged $50.00 per person. For groups of 8 or more you need to cancel 7 days prior to your skydive. If you cancel after this time, you will be charged $50.00 per person.

How to decide between handy cam and video package?

HD video and about 200 photos all shot from your tandem instructor’s outstretched arm during the freefall and under canopy. You will have images from inside the plane, all of your freefall, all of the parachute ride, and your landing. Your instructor will capture shots of you and the view, and you and the parachute. If you want people to see you during your entire skydive, then handy cam is the way to go.
HD video and 50-100 photos captured from the perspective of a separate person flying around you in the sky. You will have images from inside the plane, an outside perspective of your exit, all of your freefall, and your landing. Because your videographer is flying a separate parachute, you will not have video or photos of your time under the parachute. If you want people to see what you saw on your skydive, and a larger perspective of the view, then video package is the way to go.
If you want the best of both worlds, then we can combine the close up personal nature of handy cam and the wider view of the video package. This super package gives your friends and family the best of your reactions combined with the big picture that the video package provides.

Restrictions

You do have to be over the age of 18. We require a valid Photo ID. There is no predefined maximum age. If you are in good health, it is likely that you can skydive. Tandem skydives have been safely made by people in their 90s!
Tandem students can jump weighing up to 225 lbs with no additional charge. If your weight is between 226 lbs and 245 lbs, there is an additional charge of $20.00.
Skydiving is possible for more people than you might imagine. We`ve made successful jumps with many people that have special needs. Each situation is evaluated on a case by case basis, and you should always seek your doctor`s advice. Call us and we will be happy to discuss your special needs or concerns.

Pricing

Please refer to our current pricing packages.
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If you cancel at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled Jump you will not be charged anything. However, if you cancel within 48 hours of your scheduled jump there will be a $50.00 per person cancellation fee. For groups of 8 or more the cancellation period is 7 days. If however it is on the day of your skydive, prior to paying you will be charged the $50.00 cancellation fee after paying no refunds will be given.
Please refer to our current pricing packages.
During the 8 jump certification course, Jumps get less expensive as you progress. You pay for each jump individually, to ease the burden or pay the full course up front to receive a discount. (Please call (570) 420-1011). The final cost is approximately $1,500 but the total will vary depending on how many jumps you need to repeat, and how often you jump.
Prices vary slightly between drop zones, but you can count on spending $21.00 – $25.00 per jump if you have your own equipment. Gear rentals run from around $20.00 per jump.

The Day of your Jump

We get most students in the air in half a day or less.
Tandems should call prior to leaving.
You should wear comfortable clothes appropriate for the season, shorts T-shirt for a hot day are fine and sneakers.
Please plan on signing in one half hour before your class begins.
You are welcome to bring a Frisbee or other items to play with while you’re waiting to jump. Coolers are fine as long as there is NO ALCOHOL. ALCOHOL is strictly prohibited on the airport during operation hours. If we suspect you have been drinking you will not skydive, and you will be asked to leave. Please leave pets at home as our mascot PANDA tends to confuse them with his lunch.

Your First Jump

Tandem students exit the aircraft between 10,000 feet to 13,500 feet.
We require that you do at least 1 Tandem Skydive before entering our student program. Skydiving is not as simple as jumping out of the plane and pulling a ripcord. Having an experienced instructor with you to help get you acclimated is the best way to ensure your safety and enjoyment while you are introduced to this exciting sport. The only exception to this rule may be if you`ve been in a formal training program somewhere else.
No problem, we supply goggles that will fit over your glasses and also keep your contacts in place
A few people have been known to get motion sickness under the parachute but not in freefall. In freefall you will feel like you are just floating on a column of air, there is no feeling of height or of falling. If you are susceptible to motion sickness, perhaps a Gravol or Dramamine will help. Ensure you inform your instructor of your tendency of getting motion sickness, so we can make every effort to avoid any motion sickness on your skydive.
Of Course, if it’s your first jump, absolutely. You will never forget your first jump, none of us ever do, BUT, skydiving is such a high speed and intense experience, many people do not recall a lot of the details of their jump. Having a video will help you recall the whole exciting event. In the years to come, you will be able to share the experience with your friends and family.
Unfortunately, no. The video person jumps with just one Tandem and films just one person while in freefall. Our camera flyer can film you and your friend on the ground, in the aircraft and sometimes during landing. We cannot film two separate tandems in freefall with one video package.
You will spend approximately 12 minutes in the aircraft climbing to altitude, get 1 minute in freefall and approximately a 5 minute parachute ride.
All the parachutes used at Sky’s the Limit are Ram Air (square) parachutes, which are highly maneuverable. They can slow down to a great degree allowing you to stand up or slide onto the ground on your bottom. No matter what equipment improvements take place, there is an element of risk for serious injury or death that is unavoidable in the world of sport parachuting.

Safety & Equipment

Our fleet is comprised of a Super Otter, Grand Caravan, Skyvan and a Cessna 182. The Super Otter and the Grand Caravan are both very roomy skydiving aircraft, while the Cessna 182 is similar to the aircraft you will find at most smaller facilities.
All sport parachute systems contain two parachutes, a main and a reserve. The instructors are highly trained on the use of the system and while the need to use the reserve is very rare, it does happen occasionally. All of our Tandem student systems are equipped with a sophisticated onboard computer that senses when you are too close to the ground and falling too fast, at which point it will automatically deploy a parachute. The reserve parachute is inspected every 180 days by an FAA certified rigger whether it is used or not.
We work very hard to make your skydive as safe as it can be. That being said, please do not lose sight of the fact that you are jumping out of an airplane over 2 miles above the earth.