What are your hours of operation?
We are available to jump seven days a week during the summer, spring and fall TH-M; weather permitting. We begin checking in tandem students at 8:00 AM. Our last booking of the day is two hours prior to sunset.
What is the age limit for skydiving?
You must be 18 years old, and bring a valid form of ID. There are no exceptions.
Do I have to sign a waiver?
Yes. Skydive Awesome! requires every person who intends to make a skydive to sign our liability waiver.
If a minor has parental consent, can he or she make a tandem skydive?
No. The individual who intends to make a skydive must sign thier own liability waiver (a contractual document), and the individual must be 18 years of age or older. There are no exceptions.
Is there a weight limit for tandem skydiving?
Yes. Individuals over 200 pounds will incur a small upcharge, and will be evaluated by an instructor on a case-by-case basis. Do not let this discourage you, please call us for further information.
Are there any physical requirements for making a tandem skydive?
While skydiving and parachuting are considered physical activities, our tandem instructors are highly experienced and skilled in taking individuals with varying degrees of physical fitness, physical limitations or medical infirmaties. Please do not hesitate to call us for more information as we are dedicated to making your dream of flight come true!
Do I need to make a reservation for a tandem skydive? Is a deposit required?
No. While we welcome walk-ins, we recommend you make a reservation as availability can become limited. We require a credit card number to hold your reservation. We only charge the credit card $25 per reservation slot if you do not show up or cancel within 24 hours.
Can I cancel my reservation?
Yes. You may cancel your reservation at no cost up to 24 hours prior to your reservation time.
How much time does the entire experience take?
Your reservation time is your arrival time. On average your whole experience takes about 2-4 hours, however you should plan to spend half a day with us.
What should I wear when making my first tandem skydive?
We want you to be as comfortable as possible. Wear somewhat fitted clothing appropriate for current weather/temperatures. You will have the option to wear one of our provided jumpsuits over your clothes. Examples of suitable clothing:
- Jeans, shorts, sweats/yoga pants/leggings, long or short-sleeved T shirt, tennis/athletic shoes
Clothing that is not recommended:
- Sandals/flip flops, shoes with built up heels (wedges/stiletto, etc), boots with lace hooks, Five-toed shoes, baggy jeans/shirts/sweat shirts that would be uncomfortable under a snug-fitting harness.
Can my friends and family come watch?
Heck yes! The more, the awesome-er! We have comfy picnic tables and trees to sit under.
Should I eat before I make a skydive?
Absolutely. It is recommended to eat a light meal or snack prior to your arrival to the drop zone.
I'm skydiving with a group. Can we all go up together?
Our aircraft can take two tandem students up at a time.
Can I get video and pictures of my first skydive?
Your video and pictures will include footage of you geared up, including loading the plane, your ride to altitude, aircraft exit, freefall, your parachute flight, ending with your awesome reaction once you've returned to Earth. Your videos and pictures will be shared online and/or delivered to USB drive.
I'm bringing a group of folks to make our first skydives. Can we share the video?
Negative. Each tandem pair exits the aircraft and freefalls one at a time. Your instructor wears a pair of handmounted cameras and can only film one person at a time. Feel free to get as many pictures on the ground together before you go up and when you return to Earth.
Can I bring my own camera on my skydive?
Not at all. Your cell phone, camera, or any action camera must stay on the ground. We encourage you to take as many pictures on the ground as possible! Did you come alone? No worries! Our staff is more than happy to snap photos for you.
Can I do my first skydive by myself?
Skydive Awesome! employs a tandem progression training program. A tandem skydive is the safest, most time-efficient way to experience jumping from a perfectly good airplane.
I want to skydive by myself! What is the process?
Awesome! Skydiving is our passion, and we love to share our love of the sport. Head over to our Learn to Skydive! page for more information about our comprehensive Advanced Skydiver Training program. **If you purchase your Tandem Level II skydive on the same day you make your first tandem, you save $50!
Is tipping expected?
Tips are awesome and appreciated, but not expected or required.
What if inclement weather prevents me from jumping?
The weather outside is the weather. We can't control what it does. We CAN control the conditions in which we put you, our instructors and our pilot. The pilot and instructor will determine if the weather is suitable for skydiving. Here in Central Oregon, the weather can change quickly. Often times the weather will clear in time for you to make your skydive. We understand that you may not be able to wait out the weather. We encourage you to accept our rain check and come make your skydive when the weather is happy. If you choose, we will issue a full refund.