Summer Hours: May - August, Thursday - Monday (9:00 AM - Sunset) Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM
Winter Hours: September - April, Friday - Monday (9:00 AM - Sunset) Saturday & Sunday beginning at 8:00 AM
- All instructors are certified by the United States Parachute Association and have thousands of jumps to their credit.
- Super Twin Otter aircraft, capable of carrying 23 jumpers to 13,500 feet in under 20 minutes
- 60 seconds of freefall at 120 mph!
- Stunning views of the Dallas countryside as you glide effortlessly before returning safely to Earth
As your plane reaches an altitude of over 13,500 feet your instructor tells you its time. Your heart starts pounding from the adrenaline and excitement as you inch closer to the open aircraft door.
You peer over the edge and then, in a split second, you are on the most exciting thrill ride of your life with an expert instructor at your side.
As you fly through clouds at over 120 mph, for a full minute, you feel a complete and total sense of freedom not found anywhere else in the world.
Once the canopy opens, and you parachute deploys, you can take in views of the beautiful Dallas countryside!
All tandem jumpmasters have earned USPA's highest rating and have thousands of jumps to their credit.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and weigh no more than 220 pounds. There is a $20 additional charge for students over 200 pounds.
Video of your skydive is available directly from your experience provider.
It typically takes about an hour or so to complete ground school, then two to four hours to make your jump. It depends on the class size and a variety of other factors. Plan on being here half a day.
1 per tandem jump
Of course, there is an observation deck, picnic tables, and even an on-site cafe if you get hungry! If you bring children, make sure that there will be someone available to watch them at all times.
This experience is weather dependent but Ground school will be held rain or shine. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for weather conditions and tennis/gym shoes. A jumpsuit and goggles will be provided.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings at least 14 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, no refunds will be given. Rescheduling is allowed up to 72 hours prior to your experience, failure to appear on your booked date or to reschedule at least 72 hours prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your experience. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather you will reschedule your experience directly with your experience provider
Is there an age limit?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years old to skydive. For legal reasons, there are no exceptions to this rule, even with parental consent.
Is there a weight limit?
Each student weighs in as part of the check-in process. There is a $20 additional charge for students over 200lbs, with a maximum weight of 210lbs. This maximum includes the clothing you're going to jump in.
Why is there a weight limit?
Weight limits are based upon the reserve canopy's maximum wing loading, a value calculated by comparing the student's weight (and the weight of the instructor) to the square footage of the reserve parachute. For safety reasons, this wing loading value must not exceed the manufacture's recommendations for that parachute.
What should I wear?
Dress comfortably for the current weather conditions, keeping in mind that the temperature at altitude is typically colder than it is on the ground. Make sure you wear tennis shoes or sneakers. They DO NOT allow you to jump in sandals, boots, or shoes with heels. They will provide the jumpsuit and everything else you need. Glasses are no problem, they have special goggles that will fit over them.
How long will it take?
It typically takes about an hour to complete the ground school and then 2-4 hours afterward for your jump. These specifics vary wildly depending upon class size, weather, and other factors. Plan on being there for at least half the day. They do everything they can to get you in the air quickly, however they can't control the weather :)
What if the weather is bad?
Ground school will be held rain or shine. They do not cancel training due to weather. Often they jump at least part of the day. Keep in mind the weather at Skydive Dallas is often very different than the weather in the Dallas/ Fort Worth metroplex. In the event that the weather preludes your skydive, they will reschedule the jump here at the dropzone, after you have completed your training.
At what altitude do we jump?
Our typical jump altitude is 13,500 feet (over two and a half miles). Occasionally, high altitude cloud cover will force us to jump from a lower altitude, but you will always get at least 10,000 feet. You'll spend about 60 seconds in freefall, then a peaceful canopy ride lasting approximately three to five minutes.
How fast will I fall?
You will fall at roughly 120 miles per hour!
What does skydiving feel like?
Many people say that if feels like flying. It's very intense, exciting, and liberating! However, there is no falling sensation as with a roller coaster.
What is the landing like?
Most landings are quite soft. Modern parachutes are highly maneuverable with collapsible wings and fly very much like a glider.
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