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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions on everything from hours, reservations, weather, safety, and how to prepare for the day of your skydive. Click a topic or scroll below to find your answers.

Hours and Requirements

What are your hours?

2022 Season – May 7th – October 16th

Appointment times: Book Your Jump

Have a large group and/or don’t see availability? Email us at

How old do you have to be to skydive?

18 years old. Yes, even with parental consent. It is a regulation in the USA.

What is the tandem skydiving weight limit?

220 lbs or less (fully clothed).

All customers are weighed prior to skydiving.

Customers over the 220 lbs weight limit will be subject to an additional $2 per pound surcharge if their weight is between 220 and 240 lbs.  Customers over 240 lbs will forfeit their deposit. 

If an instructor who is rated to take between 220 and 240 lbs is NOT available for that day, you will be required to reschedule or forfeit your deposit. 

Weight limits are in place to ensure the safety of all participants.

What about physical fitness or disabilities?

Skydiving is something that many people can do however, sometimes the physical component of it is beyond a person’s capabilities.

Jump off a picnic table and land comfortably on your feet. Good to go? Great, skydiving is for you!

If you feel like that would be too much stress on your body, then skydiving may not be suitable for you.

If you have a physical or mental impairment, please email our office with questions prior to booking:

One of the best days of my life!

“I'd highly recommend them to anyone and everyone looking for a place to go skydiving. One of the best days of my life!”

Joy Dent


“Awesome scenery, cool tandem masters, owners are the best!”

Kenneth Scavone

Beautiful Views

“Very professional, knowledgable, experienced and friendly. Beautiful views of the area and even the Adirondacks. We were allowed to hang out and enjoy our day there with the fun staff and customers.”


A great experience

“A great experience and would absolutely try again. 2 days after, waiting on the pictures and videos and I'm looking forward to them. The instructor and pilot are both experienced, friendly and patient. They tried their best to make our first time diving exciting and pleasant.”


I would totally go again!

“The instructor was great and the staff is very chill and dropping from 9,500 feet was a blast and would totally go again”

Matthew Braymer

Skydive Saratoga is amazing

“Went with my kids & Son in law 8/4 Mother Nature delayed us..but it was so worth the wait. Brock, our instructor & jump man was patient, funny, skilled... made us all feel at ease and safe. We all had an amazing jump. I highly recommend Skydive Saratoga if you're thinking of taking the leap. We are planning a return trip!”

Deb Reichel

Wonderful view and location

“The owner/manager has been in the business for a long time and knows his stuff. Never was I worried about safety. Beautiful day. Brock was the tandem guy on my back. He made it fun... took my mind off fear. Price comparable to other businesses. Location and view wonderful.”

Kristin Carlson

Skydiving Reservations

Do I need a reservation to skydive?

Yes, space is limited and seats book fast!

You can book online here.

A $75 (non-refundable) deposit per person is required to book in order to reserve your airplane seat.

Deposits are applied to your total cost of the skydive.

Deposits reserve your airplane seat. If you book for 3 people and only 2 show up then the 3rd reservation is forfeited unless you are able to find a 3rd person to fill the airplane seat.

What time do I arrive, how long will I be there?

Your reservation is for your Class Time.

Please check-in 15 minutes before your Class Time.

Plan to spend the day with us (in case of weather delays).

Customers often spend roughly 3-5 hours at the facility, but it can be longer in the event of weather delays, we recommend planning to spend the day with us.

Appointments can go faster as long as there are no delays due to weather, aircraft, or other unforeseen circumstances. We just like to over-prepare you just in case!

If you are late for your appointment we will try to accommodate you if we have availability later in the day. However, you may have to reschedule.  If you are unable to reschedule, you will forfeit your deposit.

If you do not show up for your appointment, your $75 deposit is forfeited.

What if I need to reschedule my skydive for a reason other than weather, aircraft or other unforeseen circumstances?

If you provide 72-hour notice or greater, your $75 deposit will move with you to new time/date of your choosing.

If you provide less than 72 hours’ notice, your $75 deposit will be forfeited.

You may reschedule your appointment up to 2 times before your $75 deposit is forfeited unless your reschedule is due to weather, aircraft, or other unforeseen circumstances.

Day of Your Skydive

What should I bring with me to skydive?

Your government-issued photo ID, please and thank you!

Don’t forget your Student or Military ID to receive a discount, if eligible.

What kind of payments do you accept?

Cash or credit (all major credit cards except Amex)

Checks are not accepted

Should I eat before I skydive?

Yes! A light meal (sandwich, salad, etc) is recommended. An empty stomach can cause more trouble for customers than a full one. Bring snacks! Weather delays catch customers off guard. We are conveniently located minutes from a golf course clubhouse and a convenience store.

What kind of photo/video packages do you offer for my first skydive?

Our Media Packages capture moments of you on the ground, in the airplane, free falling, flying the parachute and landing. 

Our Hand-Cam media package is a 3-5 minute video with 75-100 photos – $125

All packages are emailed to you within 5 days from your skydiving reservation directly from our editing partners, Shred Video.

Ask us about upgrading before your jump!

Can I bring my own camera in the plane or on the skydive?

Unfortunately, no – it’s a safety violation.

Skydive Saratoga is a member of the United States Parachute Association, which is the governing safety organization in the US. They require that you must have a license to skydive and a minimum of 200 jumps before adding a camera to your body in free fall. The main concern is that cameras can pose serious snag hazards which can result in an unsafe situation while skydiving.

You are welcome to take pictures on the ground while waiting to skydive as well as getting geared up and landing!

Customers can not bring cameras/phones with them in the airplane.

Will skydiving make me feel sick?

While free fall doesn’t make people sick, the airplane/parachute ride can.

Airplane/parachute ride tends to bother people if they get motion sickness, drank liquor the night before, or have not eaten on the day of their skydive.

Stay hydrated and eat something before skydiving.

Motion sickness remedies before jumping can help ease your stomach.

Can I wear glasses/contacts on a skydive?

We recommend wearing contacts instead, if you have them.

If not, it’s recommended to wear an old pair (sometimes lose them in freefall).

Don’t forget to bring a backup pair of contacts/glasses, just in case!

What should I wear when I go skydiving?

Excellent question!

  • Gym shoes – no sandals, no boots and no high heels.
  • Clothes you don’t mind getting grass stains on.

Our facility is an outdoor facility. You may be outside for several hours on the day of your event, please dress accordingly.

For hot weather (70 degrees and above):
Active Wear – shorts and a t-shirt.
Avoid short shorts (you may get raspberries on your legs sliding in your landing).
Capri/yoga pants are a great alternative!

For cooler weather (70 degrees and below):
Dress in thin, light layers. It is much colder in free fall than on the ground. Start with a base layer of thermals under your clothes and then keep adding thin light layers depending on the temperature.

Under 60 degrees: Bring gloves!
Avoid bulky clothing that is hard to move around in.

Jumpsuits are currently not available due to COVID19.


What kind of weather can prevent tandem skydiving?
  • Strong, gusty wind (kite-flying weather), generally over 20 mph.
  • Thick, or low cloud coverage, rain.

Skydive Saratoga flying crew members will determine if the weather is no longer safe to skydive in.

Weather delays can happen at any time. They can last for an hour, several hours, or even the rest of the entire day. If you are at the facility and are unable to skydive due to weather delays, airport shutdowns, or other unforeseen circumstances you will be issued a rain check to use at any time.  Rainchecks are good for 5 years and are fully transferable. Payments are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Skydive Saratoga will make all decisions on the SAME DAY as your skydive.

Please note, if we are not skydiving, it is because it is not safe to be skydiving. Your safety is our top priority.

What happens to my skydiving appointment if there is bad weather?

Skydive Saratoga flying crew members will determine if the weather is no longer safe to skydive in.

Skydive Saratoga will contact customers who have booked reservations within 24 hours of their scheduled reservation via TEXT MESSAGE ONLY if their reservation foreseeably needs to be rescheduled due to bad weather.

Please note, if we are not skydiving, it is because it is not safe to be skydiving. Your safety is our top priority.

Payments are NON REFUNDABLE. 


Is skydiving safe?

Skydiving involves jumping out of an aircraft and using a parachute to land. There is inherent risk that comes with this experience. Skydive Saratoga follows all safety protocol to aid in risk management.

You must be in good physical condition to skydive. We ask that all customers be physically fit to skydive meaning that they can climb up on a picnic table and jump onto the ground without needing assistance.

All airplanes and pilots are tested and maintained with FAA standards.

All skydiving instructors are trained and licensed through the United States Parachute Association.

Skydive Saratoga is a member of the United States Parachute Association and follows all safety protocol.

What if the parachute doesn't open?

Movies often portray parachutes not deploying. This scenario is highly unlikely in the real world. While main parachutes can have problems once deployed, they almost always open.

Federal law requires that there are 2 parachutes in all of our skydiving systems. In the rare event that your main parachute does not open, the reserve parachute will be deployed.

At Skydive Saratoga, all parachutes are equipped with an Automatic Activation Device. This computer device can open if a skydiver fails to do so.

What does skydiving feel like?

Standing on a motorcycle going 120mph down the most breathtaking road you’ve ever been on.

It is simply indescribable as it is not like anything else.

There is no stomach drop sensation like you get on a roller coaster ride. Instead, it is windy, surreal, and awesome. Really, really awesome!

Can I jump by myself the first time?

Sorry, nope! Our company values your safety as our #1 priority and starting with tandem skydives is the best way to achieve that goal. 

Your Tandem Skydive

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Click below to reserve your spot. You’ll pay a deposit today and the rest on the day of your jump. You’ll have the option to upgrade to our Video & Picture Package when you arrive.