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Frequently Asked Questions

You are always welcome to call our office with questions, but exploring our FAQ answers might ease your worries!

  • Do I need a reservation?
    Reservations are highly recommended especially with larger tandem groups. If you would like to participate in our Accelerated Freefall (AFF) course reservations are required! Contact us at 1-802-SKYDIVE (1-802-759-3483)
  • How far in advance should I make a reservation?
    We recommend making a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance. That being said, call us any time to check our availability!
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    A 3 day notice is required to change or cancel your reservation without losing your deposit. If you reschedule or cancel with less than 3 days notice, a $35 administrative fee will be incurred. If 3 days notice is given your deposit never expires and is transferable. Same-day rescheduling or canceling, and reservation no-shows, will forfeit the $50 deposit. Please understand that our instructors have been scheduled to accommodate your reservation.
  • Does weather play any factor in skydiving?
    Yes! Skydiving is weather dependent. We cannot jump in the rain, clouds or high winds. If we have bad weather and you have a reservation we will call you ahead of time to reschedule. However, feel free to call us before you head our way: 1-802-SKYDIVE (1-802-759-3483) AFF students are not allowed to jump in winds higher than 14 mph. Call us before coming to make sure weather is suitable for AFF.
  • What are your prices?
    Tandem Skydive: $299 Tandem Skydive with Outside Video: $449 Tandem Skydive with Handicam: $414 Accelerated Freefall Course: $380 (for First Jump Course & Category A) AFF Category B & C: $250 (per jump) AFF Category D1-E2: $225 (per jump)
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    We accept cash and credit card. (We do not accept Amex)
  • What should I wear?
    We recommend wearing clothes you would feel comfortable going for a hike or jog in. Remember it is colder in the sky than on the ground! Better to bring extra clothes and not need them, than to wish you had brought them! Closed toe shoes (sneakers) are a must! No sandals, flip flops, or boots! This is for your safety as well as ours. If you have long hair please bring a hair tie to keep it out of the way. Remove all jewelry; dangle earrings, large rings or rings that are loose, necklaces, etc. Empty your pockets prior to jumping. Do you wear prescription glasses? Not to worry! We have goggles that will fit over your glasses so you can enjoy the view! We provide you with goggles, gloves, and jumpsuits if you wish to protect your clothes from possible grass stains. *We are not responsible for any lost items*
  • Is there a weight limit?
    Yes there is a skydiving weight limit for your safety. Weight limit: 230 lbs.
  • Is there an age requirement?
    You must be 18 years or older to skydive. Parents cannot sign for anyone under the age of 18. There is no upper age limit to skydive. The oldest jumper we have had at Vermont Skydiving Adventures is 82!
  • How high will I go?
    We take you all the way to 12,000 feet!
  • How fast will I fall?
    During freefall you will be going about 120 mph. Freefall lasts approximately 60 seconds.
  • How long is the canopy ride?
    You will be under canopy for 3-5 minutes so make sure to check out all of our great views!
  • Should I eat before I go skydiving?
    We recommend eating a smaller meal or snack prior to skydiving and staying hydrated. People often feel sick if they have nothing in their stomachs, they drank the night before, or they have had too much to eat right before jumping. We do recommend bringing snacks and beverages for the day, as we do not serve food on site. Feel free to have a picnic before or after your jump, we have picnic tables and you can enjoy watching other people land from their skydive!
  • Does my first jump have to be a tandem?
    At Vermont Skydiving Adventures we do require a tandem skydive within the last 2 years to begin the AFF program. This tandem could have been completed elsewhere, but we will need that tandem jump logged if it was not at our facility.
  • How do I become a solo skydiver?
    Enroll in our Accelerated Freefall Course and we will teach you how to become a skydiver just like us! Our course brings you through a series of Categories that introduce you to new skills. Once you have been cleared for “Solo Status” we encourage you to work with our licensed coaches to improve on these skills and get your A-license! Learn more on our Accelerated Freefall page!
  • Can I bring my own GoPro or phone?
    No. You are welcome to take pictures and videos when you are on the ground, but we do not allow you to take GoPro’s or phones on the plane or on your skydive. We offer two different types of video and photo packages; learn more on our Tandem page.
  • Can I bring friends and family to watch me skydive?
    Absolutely! Celebrate your adventure with friends and family! We have a viewing area with picnic tables to relax and watch the fun!
  • I am visually impaired, can I still skydive?
    Yes! We have taken a number of visually impaired people on skydives. Call us for more information 1-802-SKYDIVE (1-802-759-3483)
  • I have (some other form of disability…..ie. in a wheelchair or limited mobility…) can I still skydive?
    Yes! We have a harness that allows your instructor to help get your legs up for landing! Call us for more information 1-802-SKYDIVE (1-802-759-3483)
  • Are there physical requirements for skydiving?
    For a tandem skydive you should be able to lift your legs in front of you while sitting in a chair. If you have any limitations or questions about this don’t hesitate to call us 1-802-SKYDIVE (1-802-759-3483). In some situations we can help those with mobility issues. Our Accelerated Freefall Program requires you to be in good health and be able to jump off a table, land-tuck-and-roll on your own.
  • What should I wear?
    AFF students are required to wear jumpsuits so on warmer days shorts and a short sleeve shirt will be fine. We recommend wearing clothes you would feel comfortable going for a hike or jog in. Remember it is colder in the sky than on the ground! Better to bring extra clothes and not need them, than to wish you had brought them! Closed toe shoes (sneakers) are a must! No sandals, flip flops, or boots! This is for your safety as well as ours. If you have long hair please bring a hair tie to keep it up. Remove all jewelry; dangle earrings, large rings or rings that are loose, necklaces..etc. Empty your pockets prior to jumping. Do you wear prescription glasses? Not to worry! We have goggles that will fit over your glasses so you can enjoy the view! We provide you with goggles, gloves, and jumpsuits if you wish to protect your clothes from possible grass stains. *We are not responsible for any lost items*
  • How many jumps until I can go without an instructor?
    The AFF program has seven categories. Once you pass all seven categories you are cleared to jump on your own or with a licensed coach. Though some people complete each level on their first try, it's not uncommon to repeat some of the levels.
  • How many jumps until I earn my license?
    To earn an A License you must complete a minimum of 25 jumps, complete a proficiency card that verifies certain skills, and pass a multiple choice exam. Our instructors and coaches will help you through these requirements!
  • Do I need to buy any gear to start AFF?
    Nope! We provide everything you need to start the AFF program, including helmet, goggles, jumpsuit, altimeter, and rig. During AFF you will be wearing a helmet with a radio attached so that we can assist you in steering and landing your canopy, so you will not be allowed to wear your own helmet until you are cleared for solo status.
  • Should I do anything to prepare?
    Our first jump course will give you all the information you need in order to skydive safely. Though not required, the best thing you can do to prepare is make a tandem skydive, so you can get used to the feeling of falling. If you would like to do some reading feel free to visit USPA.org for information about being a licensed skydiver.
  • Can I get video and photos of my AFF jumps?
    All of your AFF jumps will be filmed by your instructor so that they can review the footage with you and discuss your jump. We are happy to give you a copy of this video to share with your friends or keep for the memories!
  • Is there a weight limit to participate in the AFF program?
    Yes there is a skydiving weight limit for your safety. Weight limit for AFF: 225 lbs.
  • What are the requirements to jump at VSA?
    You must be a current member of the USPA and/or your countries equivalent, holding an ‘A’ license or higher. If you have not yet earned your A license please give us a call to chat about completing AFF and/or coaching. Bring your logbook and videos of student jumps. You must have a current logbook. You must have a reserve packing card for each rig you wish to jump in-date per FAA 180-Day requirements. AAD’s are required.
  • How high do you go?
    We take you all the way to 12,000 feet! We offer lower, hop and pop altitudes for licensed skydivers for $25.
  • Do you offer rental gear?
    Yes! It is $35 a jump to rent gear.
  • Currency Requirements
    A License: USPA A-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within 60 days should make at least one jump under the supervision of a currently rated USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating altitude awareness, freefall control on all axes, tracking, and canopy skills sufficient for safely jumping in groups B License: USPA B-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding 90 days should make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating the ability to safely exercise the privileges of that license. C and D License: USPA C- and D-license holders who have not made a freefall skydive within the preceding six months should make at least one jump under the supervision of a USPA instructional rating holder until demonstrating the ability to safely exercise the privileges of that license.
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