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Carolina Skydiving Frequently Asked Questions

1. WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?
2. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
3. HOW LONG SHOULD I PLAN ON BEING THERE?
4. CAN I JUMP WITH MY FRIENDS?
5. HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SKYDIVE?
6. DO YOU HAVE GROUP RATES?
7. WHERE DO I SIGN UP?
8. OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WEATHER IS BAD?

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Skydiving has always been a weather-dependent sport. The staff at Carolina Skydiving is comprised of highly accomplished skydivers/instructors who possess over 100 years of combined jumping experience; however, we cannot control the weather. We have tried, but to no avail. If you are scheduled to attend the Tandem 1st Jump course, you must come to the drop zone regardless of weather conditions. If we feel it is necessary to cancel, we will call you. If inclement weather occurs after you arrive, all jumping will either be postponed until later in the day, or cancelled. If you are waiting for the weather to clear in order for your jump to take place, please do not ask staff members, "How long before I get to jump?" The answer is, "When we can do it without compromising safety.’’

* If your scheduled jump has been cancelled due to inclement weather, and you have completed your scheduled 1st Jump course, you may reschedule for the following weekend, or accept a rain check good for up to one year from your original jump date.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

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Carolina Skydiving will provide you with a jumpsuit for your skydive. However, it is important that you have a full range of motion when skydiving; therefore, we suggest wearing non-restrictive clothing (T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, sweat pants and other athletic wear). We will not allow you to jump if you are wearing open-toed shoes, such as sandals or Tevas. Ankle supporting athletic shoes are preferable; if you choose to wear hiking boots, please make sure that they are not laced through hooks.

HOW LONG SHOULD I PLAN ON BEING THERE?

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At Carolina Skydiving, our main concern is safety. Skydiving is a serious sport, so we don't rush anything. There are many factors involved that can slow down or speed up progress, such as equipment availability, aircraft, weather, special requests, etc., so plan on spending an entire afternoon at the drop zone.

CAN I JUMP WITH MY FRIENDS?

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Yes, but we have our limitations. Our planes can accommodate no more than two students and two jumpmasters on the same load. So, if you are a Tandem student and would like to jump with another Tandem student, it is possible. However, if you would like your jump videotaped, it will not be possible to have your friend on the same load. The staff at Carolina Skydiving will try to arrange for you and your friend to ride to altitude, but we can make no guarantees.

HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO SKYDIVE?

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You must be 18 years of age or older in order to make your 1st jump. A picture I.D. will be required when checking in the day of your jump. Driver's licenses, passports, and military ID’s are acceptable forms of identification. (Sorry, under no circumstances do we allow jumpers under the age of 18.)

DO YOU HAVE GROUP RATES?

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Yes! Click here to view.

WHERE DO I SIGN UP?

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Due to the growing popularity of skydiving, we encourage you to make your reservations at least two to three weeks in advance. This will ensure that there is class space available for you and your group. A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per person is required in order to make a reservation. We accept most major credit cards, money orders, traveler’s checks, and cash. The quickest way to guarantee your reservation is over the phone with a credit card. If you are interested in videotaping your skydiving experience, please let us know when you make your reservation so that we can accommodate your request.

** Once your class has been scheduled, you are required to attend regardless of weather conditions. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of your deposit.

**OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION**

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  • You must weigh less than 225 lbs. (depending on height) and be in good physical health.

  • Persons taking prescription drugs, or those who have suffered a recent injury or illness are required to bring a doctor's certification stating that no adverse effects will result from vigorous activity, such as skydiving.

 
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