FAQs

  • Hours & Requirements

  • When are you open?
    • 2017 Season - April 1st - October 29th
    • 7 days a week
    • Office hours daily from 9-sunset
    • Skydiving appointments hourly: Week days from 2-4, Weekends 9-4
    • 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
    • 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 our participants
    • Our Learn To Skydive program weight limit is 215 lbs
  • What about physical fitness, or disabilities?
    • Skydiving is something that most people can do, however sometimes the physical component of it is beyond a customer's capabilities
    • Jump off a picnic table and land comfortably on your feet. Good to go? Great, skydiving is 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 30 minutes before your scheduled 'Check In' time
    • 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 - your deposit will move with you to a new time and date of your choosing
    • Last minute cancellations (less than 2 days notice) will result in the forfeiture of deposits
    • DAY OF THE JUMP

    • What should I bring with me?
      • Photo ID with birth date (driver's license, passport, state ID)
      • College or 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. We are conveniently located minutes off the expressway with lots of food options around 
    • What kind of photo/video packages do you offer for my first skydive?
      • Add on same day as 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- 5-7 minute video,100 photos -  $99
      • MOST POPULAR - Pro Package - 5-7 minute video, 75 pictures and a profressional 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 video with both handcam and outside 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
    • Will skydiving make me feel sick?
      • While free fall doesn't make people sick, the parachute ride sometimes does
      • Skydiving tends to bother people if they get bothered by the spinning rides at an amusement park
      • Motion sickness remedies before jumping can help ease your stomach
    • 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) and bring a back up pair for your drive home
    • 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) - 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! 
      • Cold weather (70 degrees and below) - dress in thin, light layers. It is much colder in free fall than on the ground. Start with a layer of Under Armour or long johns 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 not make any decisions until the same day of your appointment
      • Don't trust the weather man!
      • An infamous skydiving saying is, "You can't jump if you aren't here''!
    • What happens to my skydiving appointment if there is bad weather?
      • If weather is not jumpable we will call 2 hours before your appointment to discuss the possibilities of jumping that day or if rescheduling is best
      • WEATHER CONDITIONS CHANGE QUICKLY, you may receive a call less than 2 hours before your appointment, or it may change after you arrive!
      • Your non refundable $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
      • 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
    • Can I jump by myself the first time?
      • Sorry, no! 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!