Not only do you need 500 skydives to become a Tandem Instructor, but you need to have been in the sport of skydiving for 3 years. This requirement is to help skydivers learn all there is to know about our industry before they are allowed to start taking passengers on their first tandem skydives.
How many skydives do you need to complete before you can become an instructor?
This requires you to have completed a minimum of 10 consolidation jumps.
How much money does a skydiving instructor make?
Pay can vary since work is dependent on good weather. Also, instructors are paid per jump. According to Bankrate, instructors will earn on average between $18,000 and $30,000 per year.
How can I skydive without an instructor?
YOU CAN SKYDIVE WITH YOUR OWN PARACHUTE (BUT ACCOMPANIED BY TWO PROFESSIONALS) – CALLED AFF SKYDIVING. If you don’t want to, you don’t have to jump with a tandem instructor for your first skydive. You can choose option #2, which is to make your first skydive wearing your very own parachute!
How many skydives do you need to Solo?
Once you have logged 25 jumps and shown the required skills, you’ll be eligible to apply and test for your USPA ‘A’ license. This means you are a qualified skydiver and are clear to jump solo without supervision.
How much does a skydiver make per jump?
Typical pay is $20 to $40 a jump, meaning that even those at the upper end of that range aren’t likely to make much more than $20,000, based on 500 jumps in a year. Instructors can make a bit more if they also prepare parachutes or videotape jumps.
How dangerous is skydiving?
According to the United States Parachuting Association, there are an estimated 3 million jumps per year, and the fatality count is only 21 (for 2010). That’s a 0.0007% chance of dying from a skydive, compared to a 0.0167% chance of dying in a car accident (based on driving 10,000 miles).
Can you breathe while skydiving?
You can breathe while skydiving. In fact, we actively encourage breathing while skydiving. (Breathing regularly is super-good for you.) Even in freefall – at speeds up to 160mph – you can easily get plenty of oxygen into those airbags.
How cold is skydiving?
You should know, it is much more fun to skydive when it is not freezing. The temperature changes about three degrees per every thousand feet you ascend. That means it is about around 30 degrees cooler at altitude!
Do you tip your skydiving instructor?
Officially, it’s like this: Tipping is always appreciated, but it’s never expected. To be specific: If you loved your skydive, a 20% cash tip for your hardworking tandem instructor and hawk-eyed videographer would send them doing gleeful cartwheels across the packing area and probably earn you a friend for life.
How many people die a year from skydiving?
The sport of skydiving continues to improve its safety record. In 2019, USPA recorded 15 fatal skydiving accidents in the U.S. out of roughly 3.3 million jumps! That’s one fatality per 220,301 jumps!
How long does a skydive last?
Skydiving takes about 5-7 minutes from jump to landing, plus 20 minutes or so in the airplane beforehand. It may not sound like a long time, but with so many new sensations happening throughout, your body will go into superhero mode, being hyper aware of every moment. It’ll feel like the longest minutes of your life!
Can you skydive solo on your first jump?
On your first solo skydive with your instructors, you will have the responsibility of deploying your own parachute and landing it. After completing the required number of skydives in your training progression, you will be cleared for self-supervision and can skydive completely solo!
How many skydives can you do in a day?
When you consider that each jump takes quite a bit of energy out of you, you probably don’t want to be doing too many more than 4 jumps per day. On the basis that you’ll need to complete a minimum of 18 jumps (depending on the system you use to learn), you can work out how many days you’ll need as a minimum.
How much does it cost to become a licensed skydiver?
At $2649, we will get you to a point where you are cleared for solo-self supervision (not including re-jumps) and develop your skydiving skills so you become proficient.. Over the course of this USPA A license 25 skydive package, you will start your skydiving training and develop into a functional solo skydiver.
Can you skydive if you are overweight?
Yes, you can skydive if you are over weight. Though the weight limit is usually between 250–300lbs.