What is the minimum age for skydiving?
The 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 (with clothes and shoes on) 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, that's why 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. In winter, add an extra layer or two and bring gloves. 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 a 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. There's 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. We usually wait until the morning of the day you're scheduled to jump to make the final call on the weather, since the forecast isn't always reliable.
Is it necessary to book your skydive ahead of time?
Advance booking helps us shorten your check in process and waiting time, and guarantees your spot on busy days. Not to mention that it also saves you $10! The easiest way to book is to use our secure online reservation system. Walk ins are also possible based on slot availability. Give us a call at (856) 629-7553 to check availability!
Can two people share one video package?
Our video packages are offered by professional videographers. It is a separate person who jumps out of the plane with you and your instructor to film you from the outside perspective. While they can get photos of your whole group on the ground before and after the jump, they can only jump out with one person at a time. Tandem jumpers freefall about 1000' apart which is necessary for safety, so the videographer can't jump with multiple tandems at the same time. We have multiple videographers available, so your entire group can book their video packages for everyone!
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