Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is your safety record?
A: Since opening in 2000 we have maintained an excellent record with ZERO fatalities, two student injuries (ankle and hip), and 100% great times from over 10,000 skydives! (more information)
Q: Do we really jump into the Zion National Park?
A: No, we don't. There is no airport or convenient area to land the parachutes in the park. Nor would we want to disturb the pristine nature of the park with our airplane noise. Also, it is illegal to land a parachute on national park service property.
Q: So why "Skydive Zion?"
A: Because we are right next to Zion National Park. We take off from the Hurricane Airport which is the closest airport to Zion, and have a spectacular view of the entire park - during the freefall we get to enjoy the whole view at 120 m.p.h.!
Q: What days are you open?
A: Skydive Zion is open by appointment only, but we can arrange for your skydive anytime during the day, and seven days a week! We may be able to schedule your dive on short notice, but it is best to schedule your dive at least several days in advance.
Q: How hard do you hit the ground?
A: You mean, how hard do you 'land'? Soft enough that all you will need are sneakers for the jump.
Q: What if I have made a tandem skydive at another location - does it count? Can I go onto a level 2 tandem skydive?
A: As long as you made the skydive within the last two years you can go onto a tandem level 2 skydive. As you may have noticed, at Skydive Zion people get the opportunity to do much more flying than at other places (roll on exit; turns in freefall; pull your own ripcord; land the parachute with the instructor; etc.). But even if you only got a tandem 'ride' somewhere else you have still learned the primary lessons of what it is like to voluntarily get out of an airplane, arch for control during freefall, and fly a modern parachute through the sky. And by the way, even if you never make another skydive - congratulations on your first dive, wherever it happened!
Q: What Should I bring?
A: A t-shirt and bluejeans with sneakers are all that is needed most of the year. During colder months you might need a sweatshirt, but even in the winter the Utah skies are very comfortable.
Q: I'm over 210 lbs, but I'm in great shape. Can I go?
A: Sorry, but no. The odds of an injury go up once a tandem student weighs more than 210, and we would rather have someone frustrated than injured. Besides, the parachute doesn't know if you are in great shape - it only reacts according to weight.
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