Safety

safetyWe are very safety conscious and your safety is our most paramount concern. We want you to have a positive, rewarding experience. Once your training begins, the Jump Master is in charge and makes all decisions. Our goal is for you to make your five (5) qualifying static line jumps and earn your Wings.

We focus on the safety of those who jump with us. We use state-of-the-art gear for those earning their wings and insist on the highest level of safety on the ground, in the airplane, and in the air. Our instructors and Jump Masters are highly qualified and serious about their jobs.

There are inherent risks to skydiving, as there are to any aspect of aviation, and for that matter just about everything. There is no such thing as a perfect airplane, a perfect parachute, a perfect instructor, or a perfect student. Wind and weather are aspects of nature and therefore unpredictable. Before beginning your course of instruction, you must learn and accept the risks involved. Skydiving can lead to serious injury or death, and there are no precautions that can eliminate that risk.

That having been said, we believe that we use one of the safest Drop Zones anywhere. The airplanes we use are maintained to the highest standards, and our pilots are qualified, serious, and experienced. We abide by all rules and regulations set by the FAA, and all Basic Safety Recommendations (BSRs) set by the United States Parachute Association. We also go beyond these requirements to encourage a responsible and cool-headed attitude among students and experienced jumpers alike.

Every skydiver must, by law, wear two parachutes. A main canopy and a reserve canopy. According to the USPA’s BSRs, every jumper must wear a hard helmet, have a ground-to-air radio, and use a parachute-rig equipped with an Automatic Activation Device (AAD).

An AAD is a device that senses altitude and rate of descent. If a skydiver is at 750 feet and still in free-fall, the AAD is programmed to open the reserve parachute. AADs are excellent backup devices, but of course knowledge, training, and the your own initiative are the best guarantees of safety.


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