Frequently Asked Questions about Skydiving

Frequently Asked Questions About SkydivingQ: Why Skydive?

A: Skydiving inspires such complete focus of attention that all other worries, aggravations and frustrations are forgotten. It charges you with such energy , spirit, and vitality that can be lost through years of ordinary life. The mundane world snaps back with invigorating speed. Skydiving arouses freedom of spirit and attracts some of the most interesting people on earth!

Q: Is there an age limit for skydiving?

A: Yes. You must be 18 years of age to partake in any of our skydiving packages (proper identification must be provided).

Q: What will the skydive feel like?

A: It is nearly impossible to accurately describe. The sensation of freefall is more like flying than falling. The parachute flight is inspiring. This portion of the skydive can be anything from an exciting roller coaster type event to a serene flight around the open skies. Many say their skydive has been one the the greatest things that has ever happened to them. For some their skydive is life changing.

Q: What happens if the parachute doesn’t open?

A: In the very unlikely event that the main parachute doesn’t open properly, there is a reserve parachute in the top of the container which has been inspected and packed by an FAA certified parachute rigger. All of our reserve parachutes are equipped with the most reliable and modern A.A.D. (Automatic Activation Device) available, the CYPRESS. (Many other Drop Zones use lower end A.A.D.’s. Always ask about this!) Skydive Philadelphia utilizes this system for your enhanced safety. This is a backup system only.

Q: How long does the skydive last?

A: 45-60 seconds of freefall and 7 to 9 minutes under the parachute. Add that to the ride in the aircraft (15 minutes).

Q: Is there a weight limit for skydiving?

A: Yes. The weight limit at our facility is 250 lbs for men and 230 lbs for women.

Q: Can I get pictures of my skydive?

A: Yes. Still photos and video packages are available upon request.

Q: How much does it cost?

A: The cost varies with the type of skydive you make. We offer student, group, and military discounts. All prices are made available through our reservation line at 215-258-2255 .

 

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Testimonials
We were very skeptical about jumping at first, even though the safety record is undeniably positive, we did not think that skydiving could be such an enjoyable and safe activity. To say that we were surprised with the day would be an understatement. Our family is still in shock at the experience. We are still feeling the buzz!
- Tom G.

Amazing Experience!!! DEFINITELY CHOOSE SKYDIVE PHILADELPHIA...(irrespective of other bad review) We been their on 31st may'12....though we had rescheduled twice due to bad weather...finally we did it...staff is very enthusiastic, friendly...place is also good....amazing experience of free faal and parachute ride which included in Teandom skydive.... 10 out of 10....(even more than 10...:) )....more than expected...
- Priti Bhumkar

It was amazing! Leslie did a great job with the video and Pat was a fun and very professional instructor. Can't wait to do it again...SOON!
- Amanda Averill