FAQ'S

What do you wear?
Recommended attire is comfortable clothing for the weather on the ground. Also, be sure to wear sneakers or shoes without hooks. Students are oftentimes outfitted in jumpsuits which are worn over the clothing. Skydiving equipment is provided by the drop zone. 

What time should we arrive?
Please show up at the scheduled time or just a little prior. Our schedule is set up to prevent excessive wait time that you will experience at many other Drop Zones. 

Do you require a deposit?

Yes. Because of the nature of skydiving, it is industry standard to charge a deposit. We require a $50 deposit per person scheduled.

Do you have to “sign your life away” before skydiving? 
Sort of. As with most sports, there are potential risks involved and it is standard to address safety concerns. Before or upon arrival at the skydiving school, all jumpers must fill out a registration form and sign a liability release.

How fast do you freefall? 
Around 120 mph or approximately 1,000 feet for every six seconds of freefall. 

Will you lose your stomach, like on a roller coaster ride? 
Surprisingly no. There typically isn’t a “sudden drop” feeling. Falling at such a  fast speed, the air acts almost like a cushion, supporting your whole body as you fly through the air. 

Will you lose your breath? 
No. The rush of air and adrenaline may make you feel that way, but just relax and breathe normally through your nose or mouth. 

After your parachute opens, how long is the descent back to the ground? 
Approximately five minutes. It's a good time to take in the breathtaking views and practice maneuvering the parachute. 

How old do you have to be?  18
It is legal to jump with students younger than 18 but our current membership in a club called USPA has steered us away from taking younger folks. There is still a place to jump tandem younger than 18. West Tennessee Skydiving. Call us for clarification!

What are the physical requirements? 
All participants should be in good health and physical condition and should not be on medication which could affect judgment or performance. Your height is not a limiting factor however our weight limit is 240 pounds. Exceptions can be made with prior arrangements, be sure to call.

What height do you jump out of the airplane? 
Between 10,000 & 13,000 feet above the ground for tandem jumps.

How long do you freefall?
For tandems and AFF approximately 40-60 seconds before deploying your parachute between 3,000 and 5,000 feet above the ground. 

How long does it take to make my first skydive? 
For an average tandem skydive plan to be with us 2 hours. 

Should I make reservations? 
Yes, reservations are not required but are highly recommended. 

Can I go solo on my first jump?
Yes and No.  We currently only offer a tandem skydive for your first jump. However, we can make exceptions to this policy if you would like to complete the whole course with us. We will then do what is called AFF(accelerated free fall) training.
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Tandem Skydiving

A tandem jump is a great way to "get your knees in the breeze". This is by far the easiest and most popular first jump.  After a short briefing you and your instructor will take to the skies. You will experience the thrill of skydiving while under close supervision of an experienced instructor.