CAIRNS SKYDIVERS FREQUENT QUESTIONS ℹ️
We strive to give our visitors a unique experience, and peace of mind, before, during and after the skydive.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us or check out our FAQ page.
What time will we be jumping?
We will often have you checked in and jumped within 2-3 hours, however it is safer to plan for a 1/2 day activity as there may be weather or unforeseen circumstances out of our control.
The time you are booked for is your check-in time. When you arrive at the dropzone you will need to complete some paperwork and then you are assigned to a load. The safety briefing from your instructor and gear up will take 10 min, followed by a 20 min flight to altitude.
Please ensure you check-in on time. If you have any special time constraints or needs please ensure you notify us beforehand. We do our best to keep the day running smoothly but sometimes we are held up due to unforeseen circumstances. At Sydney Skydivers we use the best safety and risk management system and we have real time flight departure boards at the dropzone to keep you informed of your flight. Staff will also keep you updated in regard to timings or any delays. Safety is of the utmost importance to us and if we have to wait on the ground or put jumping on hold to ensure your safety, then we will. We endeavour to complete an individual’s jump in a timely manner.
How many people can go up in the same plane to skydive?
That will depend on how many people are in your group. We operate large turbine aircrafts which are perfect for groups, however exact numbers on aircraft are affected by weights, how many want outside cameras and other operational factors. The number of your group on the aircraft can vary from 2-3 people up to 5-6 people on average. We can advise you on the day who and how many will be on each plane load and we will do our best to accommodate group requests. If you have any special needs please let us know at check-in.
What's the minimum age to skydive in Australia?
By law, the minimum age for tandem skydiving in Australia is 16 years of age. Any person under 18 years of age needs their parent or guardian’s written permission. There is no maximum age to skydive, however, we reserve the right to refuse a skydive based on our assessment based on age, weight and health to ensure everyone’s safety. If you have any questions, concerns or anything you need to discuss with us please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to avoid disappointment on the day.
Are there any weight restrictions for skydiving?
Due to safety reasons, the maximum weight to skydive in Sydney is 110 kg. We weigh each person at check-in. Over 95kg charges apply: $25 over 95kg, $50 over 100kg, $100 for max. weight of 110kg
What should I wear to go skydiving?
Comfortable casual clothes. Dress for the weather on the day, it can be a little cooler at 14,000ft. We will provide you with a jumpsuit to wear over your clothes as well as skydiving goggles. If you wear glasses that’s fine, we have special over glasses goggles. Secure footwear that’s not going to fall off is a must. No flip flops or thongs. Enclosed shoes such as runners are required. Remember to empty your pockets!
What are the physical requirements for skydiving ?
Almost anyone with good health can do a Tandem skydive, even seniors over 80 years old. For the safety of our staff and customers, we reserve the right to refuse a skydive after our assessment based on age, weight and health. If you have any questions, concerns, or anything you need to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us to avoid disappointment on the day.
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