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Is skydiving safe?

There’s no question about it…..skydiving is an extreme sport, and with that comes risks. Just like climbing, rafting, or skiing, you can get hurt or killed skydiving. That said, millions of skydives are safely performed each year. At Out of the Blue, we do everything we can to make skydiving as safe as possible, which includes adhering to strict standards set forth by the USPA and FAA. We consider our USPA-rated instructors to be some of the best in the country; and please note, we are the oldest USPA Group Member drop zone in Southern Colorado. In addition, we only use state-of-the art equipment that has been inspected and maintained by an FAA-certified rigger. All of our tandem and student gear is equipped with advanced, computerized units called Automatic Activation Devices or AAD’s. In the very unlikely event an instructor or student is unable to deploy a parachute, the AAD will automatically fire one for them. To make for safer canopy landings, we have an established landing pattern developed by experienced canopy pilots. If you are still uncertain, come see our safety practices in action. You’re always welcome at our drop zone, even if you are just a curious spectator!

What are the age requirements for skydiving?

Participants are required to be at least 18 years of age with a valid photo ID. Sorry, but there are absolutely no exceptions.

As long as you are healthy, there is no upper age limit.

Is there a weight limit?

Yes, each person is weighed before jumping, and you must weigh less than 225 pounds in street clothes and shoes.

What altitude will we leave the plane?

Out of the Blue Skydiving will take you to an altitude of about 18,000 feet msl. Given the elevation of the airport, that’s almost 12,000 feet above the ground.

FYI….Out of the Blue has the fastest jump plane in the state, so getting jumpers to altitude is easy and comfortable.

What does freefall feel like?

Freefall is an amazing sensation that doesn’t really feel like falling at all. To fully understand and appreciate it, you have to try skydiving Denver and the surrounding areas yourself!

Does it hurt when the parachute opens?

Our parachutes are packed in such a way to provide a gentle opening. While you will feel it open, it usually doesn’t hurt. You’ll mostly notice some pressure around your leg straps as you transition from a belly-to-earth freefall position to a vertical position under canopy.

What if the parachute doesn’t open?

All of our gear is equipped with two parachutes. In simple terms, if one doesn’t work, you have a backup called a reserve. Each reserve is inspected and packed by an FAA-certified rigger every 180 days.

How hard will we land?

Landing under canopy is usually comparable to stepping off of a chair. Just be sure to do as your instructor asks.

Can my family and friends watch?

Definitely! Our hangar is right in front of the landing area, so it’s super convenient for anybody to watch your skydiving experience. Your family and friends can even listen to your pre-jump briefing and watch you get suited up!

Can I bring my GoPro or a camera with me on my skydive?

You are more than welcome to take as many pictures as you would like on the ground before and after your jump, but you can’t take a camera with you while you jump. The USPA recommends at least 200 skydives before carrying any type of camera while jumping, and as a USPA Group Member, Out of the Blue Skydiving follows their recommendations. If you would like to capture your experience, we have video and picture options available.

Do I need to make a reservation?

Reservations are recommended, but not required. Just keep in mind, there may be extremely long wait-times if you are a walk-in. We’ll do our best to accommodate you, but it’s best to make a reservation.

What types of payment are accepted?

Your skydiving experience can be paid for with cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express). Sorry, checks are not accepted for tandem or student jumps.

How long should I plan to be at the drop zone?

You should plan on spending about half a day at the drop zone. We do our best to get you in the air as soon as we can, but we are at the mercy of the weather. We must follow established safety standards regarding clouds, wind and rain, so appointments are sometimes delayed. If there is a weather hold, remember we are just watching out for your safety. Most people feel that skydiving is worth the wait!

What should I wear?

Dress in comfortable clothes for the season, but nothing too bulky. We recommend pants or shorts and a t-shirt. Men are usually more comfortable wearing something looser and lighter than jeans. Sneakers are the best option for footwear. Absolutely no open-toe shoes or shoes/boots with hooks. Out of the Blue Skydiving provides participants with jumpsuits and goggles. We even have goggles that fit over eyeglasses, so you’ll be able to see your entire skydiving experience.

Where can I find something to eat?

There is a vending machine at the drop zone for drinks and snacks. If you need something more substantial, the town of Ellicott has a couple of fast food options and is only about five minutes from the drop zone. During the summer, the ice cream truck stops by regularly. You can also feel free to bring your own sack lunch as we have picnic tables and chairs available for some of the best dining views around!