Can I bring my friends to watch?
Sure! Friends and family are welcome to the seating/viewing area where they can enjoy watching you skydiving.
How long is the training?
It takes about 10−15 minutes for the instructor to train you before your first tandem skydiving. Prior to the jump, he/she will repeat the training again.
I’m coming with my friends; can we jump together from the same airplane?
Yes. Smaller groups of 2−3 are usually no problem. With an advance notice, we can organize a jump for larger groups. At this case, you’ll jump together, but you can be asked to split into smaller groups.
Are there any physical requirements?
As with any sports, the better shape you’re in the easier it will be and the more fun you’ll have. However, we have helped people with different physical disabilities to skydive. If you have any health requirements, call us. We can make your wish to skydive come true!
If you have any medical concerns, please contact your doctor.
How much time will I spend on a dropzone?
For the weekend reservation allow yourself to spend the entire day. The training lasts about 10−15 minutes. After this, the time of waiting for the jump depends on several variables such as weather, if we are busy that day, and when you signed in. Ideally a tandem jump takes about half a day but be prepared to spend the entire day on a dropzone.
Are there any weight limitations?
Yes. Exceptions can be made but jumps should be limited to 120 kg. The extra price for skydivers whose weight exceeds 90 kg is 70 rubles for each additional kilogram.
Are there any age limitations?
The jumps are allowed for skydivers from 8 years old with a presence of parents or guardians or with a notarized permission from them. You must provide your ID document, otherwise you will not jump.
What type of payment do you accept?
Visa, Mastercard, MIR and cash. You can also use your gift certificate.
What happens if the parachute doesn’t open?
Although it is highly unlikely that your main parachute won’t open, it does sometimes occur and this is one of the most popular questions. You will be equipped with a reserve parachute as well. In addition, your equipment will include an Automated Activation Device (AAD), which will automatically open the reserve parachute if the instructor will be unable to do it.
Which type of parachute is used?
The type of parachute we use today has a little in common with round parachutes from the past. They are rectangular in shape and their principle of operation is similar to that of an airplane wing. They are more like gliders than umbrellas. The aerodynamics of the parachute provides it with higher maneuverability, allowing the skydiver to land almost anywhere he/she wishes. The wing shape also allows to land softly.
What is the landing like?
Mostly it is quite soft, as the skydivers do the soft sliding sit-down landing. Under certain conditions at the discretion of the instructor, some people make a stand-up landing.
How fast will I fall?
The average person falls approximately 40 m per second.
How long will it take to skydive?
Up to 40 seconds in freefall and then about 5 minutes in canopy.
How does it feel to skydive?
Is it possible to describe it?
It is beyond the rational.
Fear, anxiety, thrill are normal for all people – those who pretend not to be afraid, as well as those who face it openly. However, if you pluck up the courage, trust your instructor, and stop thinking for a second – you’ll feel something that is beyond the control of physics!
Adrenaline? Euphoria? Weightlessness? Of course, no!
Freedom. Purity. Confidence. It is unique for everybody.
I repeat: it is beyond the rational.
Is it save?
Skydiving is a kind of extreme sport. It brings some risks which requires careful training and execution from a skydiver. Failure to concentrate on a training can lead to serious injures and death. Skydiving is as safe as a skydiver makes it. The equipment was sufficiently developed since the times of round parachutes, so, when used properly, skydiving can be one of the safest extreme sports.