How high do we jump from?
We exit the airplane at 11,000 feet above ground level (AGL).
How long is the freefall?
You will be in freefall for 35-40 exhilarating seconds.
How long is the parachute (canopy) ride?
After freefall, you will have an approximately 5-6 minute canopy ride before landing.
How cold is it at 11,000 feet?
You can expect it to be approximately 30-40 degrees colder than it is on the ground.
Do you provide goggles? What if I wear glasses?
Each student is provided goggles for eye protection. We have large sizes for those of you who wear glasses. They are attached to the back of your harness until you need them before your jump.
How much time should I plan on being at the Drop Zone?
We always recommend that you are flexible with the amount of time you plan on being with us. Unfortunately, Mother Nature does not always cooperate, so we recommend at least four hours which allows for weather delays. On average, however, you can expect a minimum of two hours.
What are the requirements for a Tandem Training Jump?
You must be in good physical condition with no medical issues and at least 18 years of age on or before your jump.
What is the weight limit for doing a Tandem Training Jump?
You must be height/weight proportionate and weigh less than 230 pounds fully dressed.
What should I wear for my jump?
You should dress appropriately for the weather in loose comfortable clothes. You should wear comfortable lace up shoes; no heels or slip on shoes.
How does the weather affect my jump?
On the day of your jump, if the weather is not cooperating, we will be on a weather hold (delaying all jumps) or will outright cancel. This is communicated through our Facebook Page, Twitter as well as individual phone calls for cancellation/rescheduling as necessary. If rescheduling is necessary, the deposit will be transferred to the next available date of your choice.
Do you offer discounts?
Yes we do! Check out our Discounts Page for more information.
Will you match a Groupon offering from another drop zone?
No. In our experience, you get what you pay for.
How far in advance do I need to schedule?
We suggest scheduling as far in advance as possible to lock in the best time/dates. If you would like an appointment in the next 48 hours, please call the DZ during business hours to schedule.
Should I eat or drink before my jump?
You should eat a regular light meal before your jump and make sure to stay hydrated. You should not, however, consume any drugs or alcohol prior to your jump. We reserve the right to deny jumping with anyone who is impaired in any way.
What resolution/quality should I expect from my purchased videos and photos?
We use a GoPro Hero 7 camera to shoot video in 4K 60fps and the GoPro Session for still photos at 8 megapixels. We use separate cameras for video and stills to offer the highest resolution and clarity. Our videos are edited with Sony Vegas Pro with a leader, trailer, and royalty free music. Videos are then rendered in MP4 format and saved to a custom 8 GB flash drive with a Skydive Allegan lanyard so you can carry your video and stills everywhere you go to share your jump! The MP4 format allows for easy upload to all of the social media platforms.
Can my mom take pictures of me?
Absolutely! We encourage you to bring others with you to share your experience and they are more than welcome to take pictures and video you while you are on the ground.
May I wear my own GoPro?
We do not allow tandem students to utilize their own equipment as using non-approved camera mounts creates an unsafe skydiving environment.
How many of us can go up in the plane at the same time?
The jump plane is a Cessna 182 specially configured for skydiving and can hold a pilot and four jumpers. We can take up to two Tandem jumpers at a time.
How can I pay for my jump?
We accept cash and Visa/MasterCard/Discover/American Express for payments. We do NOT accept personal checks.
I want to surprise someone with a Tandem Skydive — do you have gift certificates available?
We offer a variety of digital gift certificate packages for purchase online.
Is my dog, or my child welcome at Skydive Allegan?
This is a hot, loud and sometimes chaotic environment with lots of moving things. For the comfort of your pet and safety of our customers/staff, leave your pets at home.
Children are welcome but please keep in mind that this is an active airport which has inherent hazards. All children, regardless of age must be supervised at all times. Please be mindful of children playing near airplanes and skydiving equipment.