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Tandem Skydiving Information:

What Days are you Open?

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8:00am-5:00pm weather and season permitting.

Are Reservations Required?

Do You Operate All Year Long?

  • Yes, our operation runs all year long.
  • Our location and views are amazing during summer and winter months.
  • Make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the current temperature that day.

What if I’m not 18? Parental Consent?

  • You CAN NOT skydive unless you are 18 years of age or older.
  • You must also provide a valid ID at your appointment time. Without an ID you will NOT be allowed to skydive.
  •  Parental consent does not matter in this case, you must be 18.

Are Pre-Pay and Gift Certificates Available?

  • Yes, click the “Certificates” button above for more information.

Where are you Located?

  • Click the “Location” icon above to see our location.
  • We are a short drive from all Lake Tahoe and Reno areas.
  • Also provide services to all Northern California areas.
  • Travelers from all parts of the world are pleased with this perfect location.

2321 P-51 Ct. Suite # 1-A
Minden, NV 89423

How do I find the Airport?

  • Just click the “Location” button above for complete directions.
  • We specialize at Tandem Skydiving at the Minden Airport.

Why should I Choose Skydive Lake Tahoe?

  • Amazing views and highest level of customer safety, enjoyment, and service.
  • Our location and services are world-class, come visit us to find out!
  • Digital Video and Photo Packages are priceless!

How and when do I Make Payment?

  • All payment is made at our location before boarding the aircraft.
  • You can also purchase now by clicking “Certificates” above.
  • If you have a Certificate, payment has already been made.

Do you offer Photos and/or Video Packages?

  • Yes, we offer both in amazing quality.
  • Professionally edited and tailored to each skydive.
  • Service is provided on a complimentary memory stick.

What/When/Where/How will I Train for the Jump?

  • Training is done on the day of the jump and only takes a few minutes.
  • The experience is explained and practiced before each jump.
  • We like to keep things simple and safe with a brief but thorough training.

How Fast Do I Fall?

  • Free-fall averages 120mph!

How Long Do I Fall?

  • You will free-fall for nearly 60 seconds.

Who will Deploy the Parachute?

  • Your Tandem Instructor will take all the responsibility in deploying the canopy.
  • This happens at the correct altitude of 5,500ft (1 Mile) above the ground.

How long is the Canopy Ride to the Ground?

  • Parachute ride to the ground lasts roughly 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy personally piloting the canopy with assistance from your instructor.

What about the landing?

  • Normally there is no impact and you simply stand up or sit down softly.

What clothing should I wear?

  • Wear comfortable clothing appropriate to the weather and laced shoes.

Is there a weight limit?

  • Weight limit of 220lbs applies. However if you are between 220 and 250 we may be able to skydive with you if you give us a few days notice.

Are there any age limitations?

  • Must be 18 years of age and older.

Can I breathe in free-fall?

  • Yes, there is lots of air around you.

What does it feel like?

  • It is an indescribable experience. Simply put, you just have to try it.
  • Many people describe the free-fall as a feeling of “Flying” through the sky.
  • The parachute ride is often described as “Floating” in the air.

What height will we jump from?

  • We typically go to 12,500 feet above the ground.

How long will I be there for my Tandem Skydive?

  • Depending on how many people are in your group.
  • You should plan on spending 2-4 hours.
  • If you come with a large group, it will take longer.
  • One person may take less time.

Is Tandem Skydiving safe?

  • Statistically, Tandem Skydiving is very safe.
  • Modern equipment and training resolve much of the risk.
  • Some hazards are always associated with aviation and parachuting activities.

How many parachutes will I have?

  • All skydiving equipment is assembled with a main and reserve parachute.

What if there is a problem with the parachute opening?

  • Parachute malfunctions are considered rare occurrences.
  • The instructor detaches the main parachute and deploys the reserve canopy.
  • Reserve parachutes are inspected/packed by a certified FAA Parachute Rigger.

I have a medical condition, can I still jump?

  • Consult your physician with questions regarding any medical limitations.

We look forward to having you join us in this amazing Tandem Skydiving Experience!