Frequently Asked Questions
Is skydiving safe?
Safety is our foremost priority! Like rock-climbing, mountain biking or skiing, skydiving has its own inherent risks. Risks are minimized with knowledge. By studying and understanding the risks involved, they can be dealt with in the safest possible manner.
We are affiliated with the Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA). The CSPA is Canada’s main skydive regulation governing body. We are proud to support and adhere to their methods of licensing and training. Our skydiving equipment undergoes routine maintenance to also minimize any risks. All of our coaches and instructors are certified under the CSPA programs that have been developed over the last 6 decades.
Are there any restrictions?
- Must be 16 years of age.
- Must sign a waiver.
- Must weigh less than 220 lbs (please call to discuss if you are above this weight amount)
- Must be free of anxiety/heart conditions.
- Must not have been SCUBA diving in the previous 48 hours.
- Must not have consumed alcohol in the last 8 hours.
Am I insured?
The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association (CSPA) insures your first jump to make it easier for people to safely and comfortably try skydiving. This automatically gives you $3,000,000 Third Party Liability Insurance.
What time should I arrive for my jump?
After completing an online booking, arrive a half hour prior to the scheduled time in order to prepare for loading the plane.
What about the weather?
We jump whenever the conditions permit. We require a clear view of the ground to jump. If the clouds are too close we may not be permitted to skydive. In the event of a weather delay, an option to reschedule will be offered at a more convenient time (depending on availability). Weather delays will be at the discretion of Capital City Skydiving and may occur last minute. There will be no cost associated with rebooking.
How long will it take?
Tandem jumps will take 30 minutes of preparation, 30 minutes of flight time, a minute of free-fall, 5 minutes of canopy flight, and a 10 minute return trip to the airport. Realistically, some steps may not occur in close succession. Allow up to 3 hours for the total experience.
Learning to skydive entails the 5 hour First Jump Course. Following the 5 hour class, the jump itself will take 30 minutes of preparation, 10 minutes of flight time, 5 minutes of canopy flight, and a 10 minute return trip to the airport. Realistically, some steps may not occur in close succession. Allow up to 3 hours for the total experience.
What should I wear when making my first jump?
Can I bring my own camera?
Our insurance does not allow any jumper to operate a camera during a skydive with less than 200 jumps experience. We will gladly offer video services for your jump with trained skydiving videographers. However, family and friends are more than welcome to videotape your plane loading and canopy landing!
Should I go skydiving?
ABSOLUTELY! Give us a call at 250-655-0014 to learn how to skydive or email us to make a reservation (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a tandem. We’ll be happy to jump out of a plane with you!