Yes, a recent change in regulation requires tandem passengers to be 18 years of age.
Yes, everyone signs a Skydive Waiver of liability for Kapowsin Air Sports and a Tandem Waiver. You can dowload these and fill them out in advance to expedite your check in at our jump center.
We think that ANY skydive is a good one to do! Accelerated
Freefall (AFF) is more for those that really want to learn all they can about
Tandem Jumps are more of an basic learning experience,
but do count towards your future training. If you only plan to
make one jump ever or feel more comfortable being harnessed to and experienced instructor, we recommend a Tandem. If you think you might
become a regular skydiver and pursue the sport, then you may perfer the more advanced instruction of an AFF first jump course.
You should wear comfortable sneakers and clothes appropriate
for the season; shorts and a T-shirt on a hot day are fine and
if it’s a colder day, long pants and a comfortable long
sleeve shirt. We have jumpsuits and goggles available for you.
No problem, we supply goggles that will fit over your glasses
or keep your contacts in.
We look at people individually to assess their ability. We may
not be able to take you if your weight exceeds 220 pounds, or
you are in poor health. Skydiving is a very physical activity,
and we will not let you jump if we do not feel that it is safe
for you to do so. The physical requirements for AFF or IAD are
somewhat more stringent than for Tandem, see AFF
FAQ's for more information.
'Ram-Air' (square) parachutes these days fly like airplanes or
gliders and sail through the air. They can slow down a great deal,
so most of our landings are soft stand-up landings or sometimes
we 'sit-down' when landing. Very hard landings are extremely rare
and injuries are even rarer, but they can and do happen as in any sporting activity.
No, we will not be jumping when it is raining, very windy or
when the clouds are too low for us to safely jump, but we still
can do your training. That way you can be ready to jump right
away if you have to come back another day. Weather can causes
unexpected delays, so please be patient, we are trying to get
you in the air as quickly and safely as possible. Tandems call to check on weather. Student classes (AFF and IAD) will be held
as scheduled regardless of weather. If there is any doubt please call.
None. Our prices include everything you need to make the jump
that you are paying for. Also, there is no tax on jumps. The only
optional extra cost item you may choose is the Video/Photo Package.
Visa, MasterCard and cash. Checks will be accepted for deposits
only providing they are received 10 days in advance of your skydive.
No, tipping is not required, it is
customary and greatly appreciated by your instructors and video people if you
feel they did a great job.