If you're a teenager or student who's really stoked on the idea of making a skydive, it may seem like a hell of a long wait until you blow out 18 candles. You probably have questions about it, so we're here to give some helpful answers--and some super-helpful secret strategies to skill-build while you wait. Oh yes it is. The minimum age for skydiving is 18 years old. We require a government-issued photo ID from every potential skydiver to ascertain that we never bring anyone into the plane who hasn't crossed that landmark birthday. It's not just us, either; it's every dropzone in the United States.
Many people who make a parachute jump do so whilst raising funds for a worthwhile cause. Skyline are the largest organisers of sponsored charity jumps in the UK working with well over 3, charities who will all pay for your charity skydive in return for you raising a minimum amount of funds for them. By doing this you get your jump for FREE and the information on this page explains how you can take advantage of this Use our charity selector below to find your charity, or one you would like to jump for:.
In the US, most drop zones heavily regulate the age of skydivers, meaning you will rarely find an operator who will offer tandem skydiving to an individual under 18 years of age. However, there are still a few drop zones and operators who will allow teens between the age of to tandem jump with their parents' consent. Below are a few things to keep in mind if you plan to allow your underage teen to skydive. Unlike other issues of consent, skydiving usually requires consent from both parents or guardians. Additionally, this consent usually has to be given in person.
A year-old girl has astonished doctors by surviving a 3,ft fall after her parachute failed to open properly. Makenzie Wethington, of Joshua, Texas, was given a skydiving trip to Oklahoma as a gift from her father on her 16th birthday. But the celebration nearly turned to tragedy after her primary parachute failed to open. Makenzie's older sister Meagan told FOXdfw that the parachute became tangled or failed to open properly during the jump.