Do you have group rates? - Yes!
Groups of six or more receive a $20 discount for each person when reserved and deposited as a group in advance! We specialize in groups - we have large, fast, modern aircraft to take your group to jump altitude, and there is a great viewing area with picnic tables and shade structures where you and your friends can gather. To qualify for a group discount, all reservations, communications and deposits for the group should be handled by the group organizer. Groups of four to six tandem passenger can generally be accommodated per aircraft load, larger groups may require mulitple aircraft loads. Please note - alcohol is not allowed. Please leave all pets at home, there are no places to walk them or keep them in the shade and dogs are not allowed in the spectator area.
If we make a reservation with a credit card, can we still get the cash discount? - Yes!
Reservations are made with a $50 per person deposit at the time of reservation. The deposit is applied to the jump price on the day of the jump. When you show up, you can pay the rest with cash and you will still get the cash discounted price for your skydive. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Bank Cards as well as cash payments. We do not accept American Express or checks.
What types of discounts are available?
We offer group discounts for groups of six or more people making a Tandem Freefall Skydive. We also offer cash discounts on Tandem Skydives, Video or Video/Photo Packages, and on all continuing student training in the Accelerated Freefall and Coaching programs. We recognize that birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and wedding proposals are all very special, and we appreciate the services of our active and retired police, fire and military, however, we are not able to offer further discounts beyond the currently published discount rates.
Can my friends be with me on the same airplane? - Yes!
Groups of four to six tandem students can usually be accommodated on the same airplane, depending upon the number of video requests, instructor availability and conditions of the day. Larger groups may be on separate aircraft, in that case, the group organizer will be asked to assist in choosing the individuals per aircraft.
Do I have to make a reservation to go skydiving – and how far in advance? Can I just walk-in?
Reservations are not required, however, they are highly recommended, especially for summer days. If you have a special day in mind or you don’t want to risk a possible wait or disappointment, we suggest making a reservation. For groups who want to receive the group discount, it is required. And, for the solo freefall class, it is necessary to reserve in advance so we can get you your training materials and self test.
How far in advance – we suggest you give us a call to check availability when you are thinking about it, even if it’s the same day! The best example we can give you is that of a popular restaurant – the night you just show up with 6 of your friends, you can’t get a table because everyone else is already there – the next night, you are able to just walk-in. The same thing can happen with skydiving, so if you have a special day in mind – call early for best availability. If you are reading this and thinking I want to skydive today –– give us a call and we just might be able to make that happen, too!
We do take walk-ins for a tandem skydives, on a space and instructor available basis. We can often fit people into one of the many tandem skydiving classes we offer each day – we do suggest making a call before driving out to check on last minute availability.
How do I make a reservation - and what if I need to change or cancel the reservation?
Reservations can be made over the phone with a $50 per person advance deposit at the time of the reservation. The deposit will apply to the jump price on the day of the jump and it does become non-changeable, non-cancellable, non-refundable 7 days in advance of the scheduled jump date. You will still qualify for the cash discounted jump price by paying your balance in cash on the day of the jump.
Changes, cancellations or adjustments to the reservation can be made as follows - additional people can be added at any time with an additional deposit, as long as there is still space in the class. Cancellations or changes to the date or time must be made no later than 7* days in advance. *Please note in July and August deposits for groups of six or more are non-changeable, non-cancellable and non-refundable at the time of reservation. Video requests will be accepted at any time, based upon availability.
Is there an age requirement to skydive?
Everyone must be at least 18 years of age with a valid government issued photo ID to skydive, based on the equipment manufacturer’s requirements. There is no parental consent option for anyone under 18. There is no upper age limit.
I am a little overweight is that a problem?
Most people who have an active lifestyle can go skydiving. There is a weight limit of 230 lbs (men) or 200 lbs (ladies), height / weight proportionate, in good shape for your size, to make a solo or tandem skydive. Weight limits are based on the equipment manufacturer's guidelines for both student and instructor safety and comfort. Please contact us directly if you have any questions regarding weight or other physical requirements. Please note, we can only answer general questions - all specific medical issues should be addressed with your personal physician.
I'm a bit out of shape or have physical limitations - can the instructor take the landing instead of me?
No, that is not possible. Both the student and the instructor will land together, so you must be physically fit and able to participate in the landing. It is an action sport, if you have specific concerns about the landing, we recommend visiting our facility on a nice day to watch the landings and ask questons in person - before you make a reservation to skydive.
I want to skydive with a group of my friends – what is the easiest way to organize and reserve so we can get the group discount?
The first step is to talk, e-mail, text or Facebook TM with your friends, pick some dates and start getting a head count. If your friends would like to know more about skydiving with us, you can share a link to www.skydiveoregon.com and suggest they check out the Tandem Freefall Skydives and Commonly Asked Questions pages. You can also call if you have specific questions or someone would like more details.
Once you have a date in mind and an idea of group size, call to check on availability. Please note – everyone in the group must be at least 18 years of age, weigh 230 lbs or less for men and 200 lbs or less for ladies, and be in good shape, height / weight proportionate.
Collecting Deposits – all reservations are held with a deposit at the time of reservation. To qualify for the group discount, one person handles all the communications and deposits for the group.
Once you have collected the deposits – call to set up a reservation. You can use a credit or debit card or cash for the $50 per person deposit. If you have additional people who want to join – the group organizer can always call to add more people, with an additional deposit, as long as there is still space available. Everyone who is reserved and deposited as part of a group of six or more will receive the group discount on the day of the jump. We do suggest that if you have “stragglers” don’t wait to book – it’s easier to add a few more people to an existing group reservation than it is to find a lot of spaces for a large group at the last minute.
Other hints in reserving and organizing your group – let us know in advance if anyone would like video or video / photo packages so we can have enough cameraflyers available. Once you are reserved – share the important details about time, place, what to wear, ID requirements etc. with everyone. The section on “Day of Jump Questions” below is especially useful. Now it’s time to relax - your reservation is made and you are going to have a great time skydiving with your friends!
What do I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes (NO open toed shoes or hiking boots or shoes with hooks). On warm sunny days you may choose to jump in shorts and a t-shirt, please note, no tank tops or sleeveless shirts are allowed - they are not comfortable under the harness and shirts with sleeves are required for hygiene purposes. On colder days jeans and a long sleeved shirt or sweatshirt may be appropriate. No bare feet or sandals are allowed. Please do not wear strong perfumes or heavily scented lotions - you will be close to other people in the aircraft and while skydiving.
I wear glasses or contacts – is this a problem?
We have goggles that fit over most regular sized glasses. Please bring a retainer strap and if possible, wear your smallest profile glasses for the best fit. For contact wearers, please let your instructor know you have contacts so that they can assist you in making sure the goggles are very snug.
I have long hair, what should I do?
You will be wearing a helmet for your skydive. Please bring a hair band so you can fasten your hair into a low pony tail or braid and it can be tucked inside your helmet.
What if the weather forecast is bad?
Neither we, nor the weatherman, are 100% accurate at predicting the weather here in the NW. We do not cancel jumps based on the forecast - all weather decisions are made on the day of the jump. We do not jump in the rain or through the clouds, but lots of partly cloudy / partly sunny days are especially great for skydiving, but those days can require long waits, so patience is involved. If you have a question on weather, you can call shortly before you head out for your scheduled time and we'll let you know the status of the day. All weather decisions are made on the day of the jump, throughout the day - rescheduling or refunds of deposits will be handled on that day.
When should I call to find out about a weather decision?
If it is sunny and nice, there is no reason to call on the day of your jump. If it is raining or if the skies are overcast or extremely cloudy, we recommend giving a call just before you need to leave your house to make your reserved show up time. Weather is very changeable in the Northwest, so the closer you can call to your check-in time, the better we can estimate the conditions.
What time will I jump, so my friends can watch?
If you are making a Tandem Skydive, we suggest you plan 3 – 4 hours for weekday tandem jumps and 4 – 5 hours for weekend jumps. The first hour of your day is spent on training and paperwork, so if your friends want to show up a bit later, that is okay. Once your class is trained, we assign groups to aircraft loads. Classes have 1 – 16 people and are comprised of various groups and individual students, so there will likely be more than one airplane flight and not everyone will be on the first load. Jumping usually begins between 1 and 4 hours after your scheduled check-in time.
If you are making a Solo Skydive, it is generally safe to tell your friends to show up approximately 4 to 5 hours after your scheduled class time to watch you jump. You will spend the first half-hour of your day on paperwork and check in and follow that with 3 – 4 hours of ground school. Once your training is completed, you will meet with your jump masters and we will manifest you on an aircraft load. The solo class holds up to 4 students and we generally limit the number of solo students per aircraft to 1 or 2, so solo student jumps will be spread out over the afternoon. Please plan on a full day for your solo jump.
Special note, the times listed above are only estimates, things can go faster or slower, due to weather, equipment or instructor availability, aircraft or special requests. Please let all spectator friends know that it can be a long wait for non-jumpers, particularly on busy weekend days or when weather is an issue. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Can my friends ride along in the plane?
Since it is a skydiving aircraft, only the people who are skydiving are allowed onboard.
Can my friends sit through class with me?
That is not possible. Due to regulations & space limitations, only student jumpers are allowed in the training facility. We do however, have a nice spectator picnic area with tables where they can wait for you. Please note - Alcohol is not allowed.
May I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, no. We love dogs too, but for many reasons dogs are not allowed in the spectator area at any time and there is no shady place to keep them in a car or walk them to do their "business". Please remind your spectator friends.
I would like to keep a record of my jumps. How can I do that?
We have student and experienced jumper logbooks that can be purchased at the manifest counter. Student logbooks are available for $5 and you can ask your instructor to fill in the details and sign it for you.
Do you have goggles that I can buy and keep?
Yes, there are goggles that can be purchased at the manifest counter that you can wear on your skydive and take home with you. Prices vary depending upon the style, starting at $15.
Can we have a picnic?
Yes. We have a picnic / viewing area for you and your family and friends on a first come, first served basis. You are welcome to bring a picnic or snacks. Alcohol is not allowed on the airport while skydiving. There are chairs and picnic tables available, however you are welcome to bring your own folding or padded chairs for extra seating comfort. Please note, there are no dogs allowed on the airport and all children must be with a parent or guardian at all times.
Can we have a BBQ?
Yes. We do allow small, gas grills. No charcoal or other types of fires allowed.
Is it okay to have an alcoholic drink before skydiving?
No. Additionally, please let everyone in your party know that alcohol is not allowed on the airport during skydiving operations.
Is there anything close by for children or non-jumping family and friends?
While we do not have playground facilities on site, there are a few options nearby to occupy non-skydivers of all ages. For young children, we do suggest bringing board games, books or other quiet toys to keep them occupied while they wait with their parents.
Can I get pictures of my Skydive? Yes! DVD and digital photos are available for an additional charge. To learn more, check out the skydiving video on this site. Or visit YouTube where you will find many Skydive Oregon videos.
Should I give advance warning if I want my skydive on video?
Yes! The more advance warning the better.
What is the difference between Instructor Hand Cam video and the DVD / Photo packages?
Instructor Hand/Cam video is where a video qualified tandem instructor wears a special glove and camera to capture up close footage of you – even under parachute. Hand Cam video is available for $70 cash or $75 cc/atm. Please note, Hand Cam is limited based on specific instructor availability.
The DVD / Photo Package is shot by a professional cameraflyer who wears two cameras and jumps with you and your instructor. You will get both video and still photos of your jump for $95 cash or $100 cc/atm. As an added bonus, you will get to see your cameraflyer flying in front of you, just a few feet away in freefall.
What type of Video can I expect?
NEW – the recent advances and availability of video and photo editing software and the demand from customers have led us to the decision to provide everyone with the raw HD video footage. This will enable you to customize your video and pictures however you choose. You can add any music that you would like. Copyright laws prevent us from adding many popular songs to your video and selling it to you, but there are no laws preventing you from adding it yourself.
How long before I receive my pictures and DVD?
After your jump, you will receive a CD with digital photos of your experience as well as a DVD disc with your HD Raw video footage. We make every effort to have these available within an hour of landing. On super busy days or with large groups, it can take longer. We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing your creative video / photo edits!
What kind of Still Photos can I expect?
With the purchase of the DVD / Photo package you will be given a CD with 50 - 80 digital photos of your skydive. Your pictures may include shots of you on the ground, in the airplane, during freefall and landing. If you are with a group, please let your cameraflyer know that you would like to include your friends in a few shots on the ground. You will receive your photo CD shortly after your skydive.
Can I take my own camera with me?
No. Personal Cameras of any kind, including Go Pros, and cell phones are not allowed with you on the aircraft for your and your instructors safety. You are too busy with your skydive to look after your cameras. It may very easily get lost or broken and we can not risk dropping it in freefall or under parachute. And the United States Parachute Association requires that you have a minimum of 200 skydives before skydiving with a camera.
Can the camera person film more than one person?
No. The cameraflyer is dedicated to you, which means that they will be exiting the airplane and skydiving with you and your instructor filming your entire jump. Due to the amount of time and the distance between each exit, the camerflyer can only film one student in freefall. We can take a ground shot or two of your group, if you let us know at the time of your jump.
Can I get pictures of my Skydive?
Yes! DVD and a digital stills are available for an additional charge. A cameraflyer will jump with you and your instructor. They wear two cameras to capture your experience with video and still photos. This package is available for $95 cash or $100 cc/atm and includes video and stills. There is not a photo only option - the cameraflyer who jumps with you wears both cameras on every jump which means there is no cost difference for receiving both pictures and video.