FAQs

  • Hours & Requirements

  • When are you open?
    • 2019 Season - April 6th - October 72th
    • 7 days a week
    • Office hours daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Skydiving appointments hourly
    • Week days at 2:30 & 3:30 PM, Weekends 8:30 AM-2:30 PM (peak season in July, August, September have extended booking hours)
    • Have a large group and want to come earlier on a weekday? Contact us for special arrangements
  • How old do you have to be to skydive?
    • 18 years old (sorry, even with parental consent this is a skydiving policy across the US)
  • Is there a weight limit?
    • 230 lbs or less- be prepared to be weighed at our facility
    • 215 lbs or less for the Learn To Skydive program
    • Sorry, if you are over the weight limit, you will have to come back another day to skydive
    • Weight limits are in place to ensure the safety of all participants
    • Read More: How Your Weight Affects Tandem Skydiving
  • What about physical fitness, or disabilities?
    • Skydiving is something that most people can do, however sometimes the physical component of it is beyond a person's capabilities
    • Jump off a picnic table and land comfortably on your feet. Good to go? Great, skydiving is for you!
    • If you feel like that would be too much stress on your body, then skydiving is too aggressive of a sport for you.
    • If you have a physical or mental impairment, please contact our office by phone or email. It is best to speak directly to our instructors about your circumstances to help us ensure that we are able to accommodate you. A week day appointment is often necessary to give you the time and attention that you deserve
  • Reservations

  • How do I book a reservation?
    • Call our office at 860-774-5867 or book online
    • A $50 nonrefundable deposit/person is required and applied to your total cost
    • Deposits reserve your seat in our aircraft
  • What time do I arrive, how long will I be there?
    • Arrive at your scheduled check in time and be prepared for the following time spent:
    • Week days - 2-4 hours. Weekends - 4-6 hours
    • Appointments can go faster as long as there are no delays due to weather, aircraft or other unforeseen circumstances, we like to over prepare you just in case!
    • Being on time ensures that we are able to operate smoothly. If you are late, be prepared to be moved back in the schedule
    • How long you wait after checking in depends on lots of variables that change daily as well as throughout the day. We are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Whenever participating in a weather related sport, be prepared for the unexpected. Good days turn bad and bad days turn good. Weathermen are not as reliable as one would hope!
  • What if I need to reschedule?
    • Appointments must be rescheduled 2 days before your scheduled date - deposit will move with you to new time/date of your choosing
    • Last minute cancellations (less than 2 days notice) will result in the forfeiture of deposits as they cover your empty seat in the airplane
    • DAY OF THE JUMP

    • What should I bring with me?
      • Photo ID with birth date (driver's license, passport, state ID)
      • College/Military ID to receive discount
    • What kind of payments do you accept?
      • Cash or credit (all major credit cards except Amex), sorry no checks!
      • All prices listed reflect a 3% cash discount
    • Should I eat before I skydive?
    • What kind of photo/video packages do you offer for my first skydive?
      • Not sure what to get? You can add one on same day as your appointment!
      • Media Packages capture moments of you and your group on the ground, in the airplane, free falling and landing. Extreme Hand-Cam and Ultimate Packages come with footage of you flying the parachute as well!
      • All packages are shared for free w/Cloud sharing via Dropbox
      • USB's available for $10 to take home same day 
      • Extreme Hand-Cam- 4-6 minute video,100 photos -  $99
      • MOST POPULAR - Pro Package - 4-6 minute video, 75 pictures and a professional videographer jumping with you - $139
      • Ultimate- The best of both worlds- we combine both the Extreme Hand-Cam and the Pro Package! 200 pictures and a 5-8 minute video - $179
    • Can I bring my own camera in the plane or on the skydive?
      • Sorry, no! 
      • Skydive Danielson is a member of the United States Parachute Associaiton, which is the governing safety organization in the US. They require that you must have a license to skydive and a minimum of 200 jumps before adding a camera to your body in free fall. The main concern is that cameras can pose serious snag hazards which can result in an unsafe situation while skydiving.
      • You are welcome to take pictures on the ground while waiting to skydive as well as getting geared up and landing!
      • Customers can not bring cameras/phones with them in the airplane
      • Read more
    • Will skydiving make me feel sick?
      • While free fall doesn't make people sick, the airplane/parachute ride can
      • Airplane/parachute ride tends to bother people if they get motion sickness, drank liquor the night before or have not eaten on the day of their skydive
      • Stay hydrated and eat something before skydiving
      • Motion sickness remedies before jumping can help ease your stomach
      • Say Goodbye To Barf
    • Can I wear glasses/contacts on a skydive?
      • Wear contacts if you have them vs glasses 
      • If you must wear glasses to see, wear an old pair (we sometimes loose them in freefall) 
      • Bring back ups of contacts/glasses just in case you loose them!
    • What should I wear when I go skydiving?
      • Gym shoes - no sandals or boots
      • Clothes you don't mind getting grass stains on
      • Our facility is an outdoor facility. You may be outside for several hours on the day of you event, please dress accordingly
      • Hot weather (70 degrees and above) - Active Wear - shorts and a tshirt - avoid short shorts (you may get raspberries on your legs sliding in your landing). Capri/yoga pants are a great alternative! 
      • Cooler weather (70 degrees and below) - dress in thin, light layers. It is much colder in free fall than on the ground. Start with a base layer of thermals under your clothes and then keep adding thin light layers depending on the temperature
      • Avoid bulky clothing that is hard to move around in
      • WEATHER

    • What kind of weather can prevent tandem skydiving?
      • Strong, gusty wind (kite-flying weather), generally over 20 mph
      • Thick, or low cloud coverage, rain
      • Skydive Danielson flying crew members will determine if the weather is no longer safe to skydive in
      • Weather delays can happen at any time. They can last for an hour, several hours or even an entire day. If you are unable to skydive due to weather delays, airport shut downs or other unforeseen circumstances you will be issued a Rain Check to use at any time. Rainchecks do not expire and are fully transferable
      • Skydive Danielson will make all decisions on the SAME DAY as your skydive
    • What happens to my skydiving appointment if there is bad weather?
      • If weather is not jumpable we will call the morning of your skydive. Please contact us before driving to our facility if you are unsure of conditions
      • WEATHER CONDITIONS CHANGE QUICKLY; we do our best to contact customers as quickly as possible. Sometimes customers are already on their way, just arriving or already here when we go on weather holds
      • Your $50 deposit will move with you to a new time and date of your choosing
      • Each $50 deposit is your ticket in the airplane. If your group is for 3 people and gets rescheduled, you must bring 3 people to use the tickets
      • Birthday discounts still apply if a jump needs to be rescheduled due to bad weather
      • What happens if it rains on my appointment date?
      • SAFETY

    • Is skydiving safe?
      • Skydiving involves jumping out of an aircraft and using a parachute to land. There is inherent risk that comes with this experience. Skydive Danielson follows all safety protocol to aide in risk management
      • All airplanes and pilots are tested and maintained with FAA standards
      • All skydiving instructors are trained and licensed through the United States Parachute Association
      • Skydive Danielson is a member of the United States Parachute Association and follows all safety protocol
    • What if the parachute doesn't open?
      • Movies often portray parachutes not deploying. This scenario is highly unlikely in the real world. While main parachutes can have problems once deployed, they almost always open.
      • Federal law requires that there are 2 parachutes in all of our skydiving systems. In the rare event that your main parachute did not open, the reserve parachute would be deployed.
      • At Skydive Danielson, all parachutes are equipped with an Automatic Activation Device. This computer device can open if a skydiver fails to do so
    • What does skydiving feel like?
      • Standing on a motorcycle going 120 mph down the most breathtaking road you've ever been on
      • It is simply indescribable as it is not like anything else
      • There is no stomach drop sensation like you get on a roller coaster ride. Instead it is windy, and awesome. Really, really awesome
      • Want to hear a First Hand Experience? Read more.
    • Can I jump by myself the first time?
      • Sorry, no! Our company values your safety as our #1 priority and starting with tandem skydives is the best way to achieve that goal. Skydive Danielson offers a Learn To Skydive program that begins with 2 training tandem skydives followed by a 3rd jump that is solo. Read more about this on our Learn To Skydive page. Get your license to skydive!