FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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FAQs. If you’re thinking of skydiving, you probably have questions. We have answered our most commonly asked questions so you’ve got all the answers before going for a skydive.
We offer 4 fantastic skydive locations, each with their own unique character.
Our home dropzone, where you’ll have fantastic view of the Murray River and Lake Alexandrina.
Complete with skydiving school, you’ll probably share the plane with some skydiving students or some licenced jumpers, maybe even some wingsuiters.
Facilities include air-conditioned club house, cafe, bar, playground, bbq and much much more!
We even have accommodation on site.
Flying out of Goolwa Airport, you’l indulge in stunning ocean views over Goolwa, Middleton, Port Elliot & Horseshoe Bay. Clear days you can even see Kangaroo Island!
3. Skydive the Bend
The ultimate experience for those who like to go FAST.
Freefall over the track at 220kph, landing inside the Bend Motorsport Park. Then swan harness for helmet and jump into a V8 Mustang to experience 220kph during some passenger hotlaps.
4. Skydive Bremerton Wines
Flying out of our Langhorne Creek dropzone, freefall over the vineyards of Langhorne Creek, landing at Bremerton Wines. Head into the newly renovated cellar door for an included wine tasting. Why not book for lunch and enjoy their menu of locally sourced dishes (we recommend the pizzas!).
We are super lucky here in Australia, we can skydive all year round!
Summer is great for those long blue sky days and jumping in t-shirts!
Winter is great for crystal clear views and nice stable wind conditions – just dress for success.
We recommend, regardless of which season you book in, to book early morning for more stable weather conditions. Or go for a sunset skydive – our favourite.
We advise wearing comfortable clothing.
- Lace up or tight fitting flat soled shoes
- no thongs
- no boots, particularly steel caps or hook laces
- always bring an extra layer just in case.
In winter we recommend long pants and layers such as jumpers and jackets. We’ll provide you gloves.
In summer, anything comfortable.
Ladies keep in mind low cut tops can sometimes be less than idea at high freefall speeds, depending on how modest (or not) you wish to be.
We also love a good costume – Superman, Wonder Woman or Borat all make for good laugh!
As per the Australian Parachute Regulations the minimum age to go both solo and tandem skydiving is 16, which is awesome!
The only thing we’ll need is parental or guardian permission for those who are under 18 years of age.
Skydiving equipment is designed up to a maximum weight loading.
With this in mind we have a maximum weight limit of 110kg.
Increasing combined weight under a parachute (instructor + passenger) increases the Wing Loading. A higher wing loading increases parachute performance, lots of fun flying around in the sky, but also increases risk factors on landing.
Higher wing loading tandems require a more experienced instructor and suitable wind and weather conditions. They also increase fuel burn.
As such, passenger weights over 90kgs attract a surcharge.
- 90 Kg to 95 Kg = $25
- 95 Kg to 100 Kg = $45
- 100-110 Kg = $70
Weather is one element we cannot control, else we would 100% make sure it was blue skies and nil wind 24/7!
Regarding weather we have 2 main considerations
- The quality of your experience
We use a collection of weather forecasts to best predict what the weather may do on your jumping day, however a forecast is just a forecast.
We will assess actual conditions on the morning of each day and update you via text. If you haven’t received this text before looking to leave home, give us a call on 0412114475.
If skydives are unable to be completed due to weather, we reschedule for a time convenient for you.
Those with booking insurance can opt to have their deposits returned if they are unable to reschedule another date.
Yes absolutely you can.
With at least 48 hours notice, you have full flexibility to change the date, time or location of your skydive.
Any rescheduling or cancelling within 48 hours of your skydive will incur a $150 fee.
If you change your mind on the day or don’t arrive for your skydive, all payments or vouchers are considered redeemed with no refunds available.
If you want even greater flexibility, check out our booking insurance.
Bookings made without booking insurance are strictly non-refundable.
Those made with bookings insurance may :
- cancel, reschedule or request refund, for any reason, up to 5pm the day before the skydive booking.
- If in the case of a skydive unable to proceed due to weather or other reasons, choose, after the reschedule, to have their deposit or payment refunded if they don’t wish to or are unable to reschedule.
Booking insurance is not applicable on the day of your skydive and does not cover, no shows, late arrivals or on the day cancellations.
We pride ourselves on delivering a quality media package AND delivering your package on the same day as your jump!
That’s right, skydive during the day and then have your video in time to show your mates and family over a celebratory beer that evening.
We’d love you to capture every moment of fear, excitement and fun, however this rule is not ours
The APF Operational Regulation 9.7.2 state ‘a parachutist must not carry a camera during a descent unless the parachutist holds at least a Certificate Class C’.
Which means – no you can’t. You need to have at least 100 skydives to take a camera with you on your skydive. Of course, you can choose from our range of video packages and our expert instructors can capture the experience for you.
Bonus trivia – our Tandem Instructors also fall under a similar rule, needing to complete their first 100 tandem skydives without a camera – to ensure their focus on your safety stays number priority.
We are so lucky to have Phoenix on deck in our crew. His hard work and determination to customer satisfaction is pawless.
Check out Phoenix’s profile HERE
We accept the following payment methods
- if you’d like to pay entirely cash on the day, you absolutely can, we’ll just need a credit card to hold against the booking. This is only charged in the case you don’t arrive on the day.
- bank transfer
- SA Skydiving Ops
- SA Skydiving Ops
- all cards (except Amex)
- please note all cards attract a 2% surcharge
- must be done over the phone
- please note a 2.7% surcharge
Yes absolutely. We have 2 sizes of goggles available, designed to fit over prescription glasses. Please note some very large framed glasses may not be suitable.
You can also opt for a full face helmet with a visor if you’d prefer not to wear goggles.
Your booked time is your arrival time. You don’t need to arrive any earlier, however please don’t be late. The plane may not wait for you and you may miss your slot!
Our Cessna 206 aircraft can carry 6 people plus a pilot.
So that’s 3 tandem jumpers and 3 instructors at a time.
Such an incredible experience to share together!
Typical experience time from arrival to departure is 2 – 2.5 hours.
However, there are multiple things that can affect a skydiving operation including weather, air traffic, safety measures and general logistics involved with throwing people from the sky, as such we require you to allow a minimum 4 hour window.
To avoid clashing plans on the day, we recommend not to have any time restraints.
Hey, we’re right here with you!
Skydiving can be scary and it definitely gets the nerves and adrenaline going – that’s half of why we do it!
Here are our 5 top tips if you’re nervous or scared
- Bring a friend (or 2) to jump with – it’s always easier having friends to support you.
- Breathe! When we get nervous, we often stop breathing properly. Talk yourself through some slow deep breaths – works wonders
- Talk to us. Our staff are all very experienced and amazing at understanding your feeling and emotions and guiding you through the experience.
- Remember that on the other side of fear is freedom.
- Think of that sense of accomplishment once you’ve experienced the rush of freefall and the serenity of cruising under a parachute. Trust us, we bet once you land, you’ll just want to go straight back up!
We use top of the range skydiving equipment, malfunctions are very rare. However, in the case that there is an issue with your parachute, your instructor is highly trained to deal with the situation.
Every skydiving rig has 2 parachutes, a main and a reserve, so we can, if needed, release the main and deploy the reserve.
The rigs also have an AAD, automatic activation device, which will deploy the reserve parachute, in the case your instructor is unable to. Nifty huh.
A personal accident insurance is included with your membership to the Australian Parachute Federation. Details can be found while filling in the form.
We are passionate about sharing the sky, however there are considerations to ensure that safety always comes first. All skydives are assessed on the day by our Dropzone Safety Officer. Even with medical clearance, we may deem a skydive too risky to complete.
If you have questions – please call the office on 0412114475 to discuss.
You must disclose any previous injuries.
We have a mobility harness that can assist cases with limited mobility. We have skydived people over the age of 100 and those with paraplegia, however each case is individual.
We will require a medical clearance stating “there is no medical reason that should exclude you from skydiving” for the following cases.
- heart conditions
- disabilities restricting movement
We may also request a medical clearance if you are over 65 years old.
If you’re pregnant, we thank you for bringing another future skydiver into the World, however their training does not start in the womb, you’ll need to wait until you’re not pregnant to go skydiving.
AFF SOLO FAQ'S
Ground school is a one day course, teaching you everything you need to know before going for your first skydive.
On enrollment you’ll be sent some resources to read through. We recommend you come prepared. Ground school is an engaging mix of theory and practical – it is a big day with lots to take in. Once you’ve completed ground school you can then book in for your first skydive. We don’t do any skydives on the day your Ground School
We love those who want to make the sky their playground, however in the interest of safety and in the best interests of our students, we have placed some guidelines around who can learn
- You must be 16 years old
- Max weight of 100kgs
- If you are over the age of 50, please contact the office before booking.
We are learning to jump out of planes, there are always going to be inherent risks – it’s part of why we jump!
That said, there are many ways we can assess and mitigate the risks associated with skydiving.
– advanced teaching syllabus through our AFF solo course
- Experienced instructors
- Top of the range equipment
- Jumping in good weather
Learning to skydive can take time, we are heavily influenced by the weather, as well as your life, time and dollars.
As such we have designed our course to be very flexible, to cater to everyone’s timelines.
You can complete stages midweek or on the weekends, with no required completion date.
That said, completing your stages in a shorter time frame will dramatically increase your progression and learning.
The A licence is officially called the Certificate A and is issued by the Australia Parachute Federation
To attain your A license you must
- complete the AFF solo course
- land 10 unassisted landings within 30 meters of a target
- pass an A licence exam
- have the approval and signature of the Chief Instructor
Your A license allows you to:
- exit the plane without the immediate supervision of an instructor
- jump in up to 20 knots of wind (under DZSO approval)
- skydive around the world, as this license is internationally recognised
Yes, skydiving is weather dependent. We go solo skydiving in good conditions, it’s way more fun and it mitigates risk.
As such, sometimes the operation is turning, with experienced jumpers, or tandems and student skydivers are on the ground. Prepare for this, it happens, it can be frustrating, but trust us, it’s for a good reason.
Fantastic! You have 2 options
- Grab a mate. With a minimum 2 people we can look to build another course around you.
- You can do a 1 on 1 private course, just budget an extra $250.
We take a $150 non-refundable deposit for the course. Some courses are numbers dependent so if you’d like to change dates, please give us 7 days notice. Inside 7 days you’ll forfeit your deposit to ensure the course can run.
If you want to be an amazing skydiver, we’ve got your back – covered with the best skydiving gear.
Our fleet of 6 student rigs is top of the range and impeccably maintained.
We use Cookie Fuel helmets, altimeters and radios so we can communicate with you under parachute.
Every student skydiver is covered by a Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), issued by the Australian Parachute Federation (APF).
It covers you for $75,000 of cover in the case you’re injured on a skydive.
You can read all about it on the APF website – www.apf.com.au
We also strongly encourage you to think about Ambulance cover as part of your health insurance.
Yes absolutely, we encourage you to do so. You can camp free of charge, or there are a range of accommodation options starting at $30/night.
The dropzone is equipped with modern facilities, club house, bar, games, toilets, showers, fire pits, BBQ, Pizza oven and more!
Learning to skydive is an investment, like many of the best things in life, it ain’t cheap – but it is awesome!
You can pay for your course stage by stage as you go, or you can go hard on the A Licence Deluxe Pack for max value (yes it needs to be paid in full).
If you haven’t got the dosh to hand but can’t wait, you can finance the course as we’ve partnered with Zip Money. Give us a call to organise this.
Once you’ve got your A licence – skydiving gets way more accessible.
5,000ft Skydives are $33 each or $28 in a pack of 10.
12,000ft Skydives are $60 each or $50 in a pack of 10.
You’ll need a rig – $35 for the rig / $10 for the repack – $45 total per jump.
There are competencies we need to achieve on each stage, with our learning consolidating and building stage on stage.
There are times when it’s in the students best interest to repeat a stage – if that’s you, don’t stress, it’s super common, in fact, some of your instructors would have repeated a stage at some point!
First repeats are full price for that stage, however if you have to repeat a stage twice, we’ll throw you a $50 discount to help you through.
Our AFF solo course is all about teaching you to skydive safely, on your own.
The next level of fun begins with our BREL program, which is 8 instructed jumps teaching you to safely jump in groups.