Who packs the parachutes?
How far in advance should I make my reservation?
How hard does the parachute open?
Can we be in the airplane together?
What’s the best time to skydive?
What if I am over the weight limit?
Tandem instructors have a very challenging job, balancing caring about each individual student with personally seeing to a long list of safety items along the way. Students over the weight limit make a great landing near-impossible to pull off, which puts our beloved instructors in a compromising position with the ground. We've pledged to take care of our people, and that just doesn't work for us. Feathers don't fall as fast as anvils. If you did manage to make a skydive that exceeded the weight limit, not only would it be way less comfortable and way more dangerous--but your skydive would be over faster, deployment would be harder, and the landing would be, um, uncomfortable. That's not the way you want to experience your first time meeting the sky face-to-face, is it? We thought not.
There's the matter of the harness, too. Tandem harnesses only adjust to a certain point, at which they become a trial to put on and to wear during a skydive. It's not cool. You don't wanna face that. If you can make it under that 255 limit, we're here to welcome you with open arms! Make a project of it. You'll come out of it healthier and way inspired--with lots of great skydiving photos, to boot. It's within your reach, we promise; we've known one tandem student who lost four hundred pounds to make a skydive.
If he can pull it off, so can you!
If I am under 18 can I still jump if my parents sign for me?
What if I don't like my media footage?
Can we share a video?
What if I’m afraid of heights?
What’s the landing like?
Will I see my friend in freefall?
What height do we jump from?
How fast will we be falling?
Can you breathe in freefall?
How’s your safety record?
Statistics have shown that skydiving injuries typically occur during a poorly executed landing. The tandem skydiving method employed by The Skydive Houston greatly minimizes this risk by the direct supervision of our highly experienced USPA rated tandem instructors. The equipment used at The Skydive Houston is also the most advanced tandem skydiving equipment available on the planet. Safety is our primary objective. Please keep in mind that accidents are still possible.
Who is USPA and are you rated through them?
What if my skydiving question was not answered here?
Can I wear my own GoPro or camera during the skydive?