Skydiving Questions & Answers

What is the minimum age for skydiving?

The nationwide minimum age for skydiving in the US is 18. This is a regulation of the United States Parachute Association. You can skydive on your 18th birthday, but not earlier.  This is because every jumper has to sign their own legal waiver, and waivers signed by parents for minors can not be accepted.

What is the weight limit for a tandem skydive?

Tandem students can weigh up to 250 lbs to be able to jump at Skydive Cross Keys in NJ. The weight limit set by each particular skydiving center depends on multiple factors such as gear manufacturer's weight limit and airplane configuration. It also takes more physical effort for a tandem instructor to fly and land a canopy with a heavier tandem student, therefore most skydiving centers charge a higher fee for jumpers who are over a certain weight, but still within the overall weight limit.  Please note that at Skydive Cross Keys we have a $10 surcharge for tandem students who weigh between 230 - 240 lbs, and a $20 surcharge for tandem students who weigh between 240 - 250 lbs.

What should I wear for my skydive?

Wear comfortable clothes and lace up sneakers. We will ask you to take off your jewelry, empty your pockets and leave all loose items on the ground. We don't want you to lose any valuables in freefall!

Can I bring a camera on my skydive?

You're welcome to use your camera on the ground before you gear up for your jump. After you gear up, you must leave all cameras, cell phones and any loose items behind. Even licensed jumpers are not allowed to bring any camera (even a GoPro) on their skydive until they reach 200 jumps. If you wish to record your skydive on video, consider hiring one of our professional videographers to jump with you!

Can I bring friends to watch me skydive?

Sure! We have a spectator deck where your friends can watch the skydivers land. We have a snack bar on site, shaded picnic tables, free wi-fi and some outdoor games. You're welcome to hang out all day!

What if the weather isn't good for skydiving?

If we can't skydive on a certain day due to weather conditions, you are welcome to reschedule your jump for any day within 2 years of your payment. If we know early enough in the day that we absolutely won't jump, we will call all booked jumpers and offer to reschedule their skydives. We typically don't cancel jumps on the day before, since the weather forecasts are never that reliable. 

Is it necessary to book your skydive ahead of time?

Advance booking helps us make your waiting time shorter, your check in process easier, and guarantees your spot on busy days. Not to mention that it also saves you $10! Of course you're welcome to just walk in too, and if we have spots available, we will be thrilled to skydive with you!

More questions? Call us at (856) 629 7553 or email jump@skydivecrosskeys.com, we're always happy to chat!