FAQs

  • Hours & Requirements

  • When are you open?
    • 2019 Season - April 6th - October 72th
    • 7 days a week
    • Office hours daily from 9:00 AM - sunset
    • Skydiving appointments hourly
    • Appointment times: Book Your Jump
    • Have a large group and don't see availability? Contact us!
  • How old do you have to be to skydive?
    • 18 years old
    • Yes, even with parental consent. It is a regulation in the USA
  • Is there a weight limit?
    • 230 lbs or less (fully clothed)
    • 215 lbs or less (fully clothed) for the Learn To Skydive program
    • All customers are weighed prior to skydiving
    • Customers over the weight limit will have to come back another day to skydive once weight requirement is met
    • 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 many 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 may not be suitable for you
    • If you have a physical or mental impairment, please email our office with questions prior to booking - info@skydivedanielson.com
  • Reservations

  • Do I need a reservation?
    • Yes, space is limited and seats book fast!
    • Call our office at 860-774-5867 or book online
    • A $50 (non-refundable) deposit person is required to book
    • Deposits are applied to your total cost of the skydive 
    • Deposits reserve your airplane seat
  • What time do I arrive, how long will I be there?
    • Your booked time is your ''Check In Time'' 
    • Arrive at your Check In Time
    • AFTER checking in prepare for:
    • 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!
    • Late appointments will be accommodated if we have time and will be placed at the end of the line
    • When participating in a weather related sport be prepared for delays
  • What if I need to reschedule?
    • 2 day notice required- $50 deposit will move with you to new time/date of your choosing
    • Less than 2 days notice - deposits are forfeited to cover empty seat in 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?
      • Yes! A light meal like a sandwich is recommended.
      • Bring snacks! Weather delays catch customers off guard.
      • Weather delay? We are conveniently located minutes off the expressway with lots of food options around or have pizza delivered
      • Avoid getting sick - Say Goodbye to Barf - Skydiving Puke Tips From The Pros
    • What kind of photo/video packages do you offer for my first skydive?
      • Not sure what to get? You can add a package upon checking in for your skydive
      • Media is shared w/Cloud sharing via Dropbox
      • USB's available for $10 to take home same day (may take up to 1 hour after landing for editing of video) 
      • See more: Skydiving Video and Photos
    • Can I bring my own camera in the plane or on the skydive?
      • Sorry, no! 
      • Skydive Danielson is a member of the USPA - a safety organization in the US. They require a license to skydive and a minimum of 200 jumps before adding a camera to your body in free fall. 
      • You are welcome to take pictures on the ground while waiting to skydive as well as getting harnessed 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 rides tend 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 your event, dress accordingly
      • 70º and up
      • Active Wear
      • T-shirt/knee length shorts, yoga pants
      • PRO Tip: Moisture wicking t-shirts
      • AVOID - short shorts, sandals 
      • 70º and below
      • Layers of warm Active Wear
      • Dress in thin, light layers. Start with base layer of thermals and add layers 
      • It is much colder in free fall than on the ground.
      • PRO TIP - Under Armour
      • 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
      • Weather cancellations are made SAME DAY
      • 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, presidential 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 Weather Holds start
      • 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!