# Questão: Can you be too heavy to skydive?

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The question we hear most often is, “Is there a weight limit to skydive?” To answer bluntly, yes there is. … For AFF (Accelerated Free Fall), the weight limit is 225 lbs, no exceptions. For a tandem jump, we can typically accommodate up to 275 lbs.

## Why is there a weight limit on skydiving?

The skydiving weight limit exists for reasons of safety alone, and it is by no means casual. In fact, it hurts us to be the enforcers, because we want everyone to be able to make a skydive and experience the wonderment of our enormous blue playground. We don’t want any factors to stand in a would-be skydiver’s path.

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## What’s the heaviest you can be to skydive?

Most skydiving centers will say their weight limit for a tandem passenger is approximately 200-220 pounds for women and 230-250 pounds for men. There is typically no minimum weight, only a minimum age (18 years old in the US). But there’s more to it than the number on the scale.

## Does Weight Affect skydiving?

All locations must have a weight limit due to safety regulations. Simply put, adding too much weight under the opening force of a parachute and the parachute is no longer able to safely deploy.

## Do heavier skydivers fall faster?

Heavier skydivers will fall faster

The heavier the skydiver’s body the faster it will fall toward the ground due to greater terminal velocity. This is evident from the equation of terminal velocity.

## Can you skydive if you weigh 300 pounds?

The question we hear most often is, “Is there a weight limit to skydive?” To answer bluntly, yes there is. For AFF (Accelerated Free Fall), the weight limit is 225 lbs, no exceptions. … For a tandem jump, we can typically accommodate up to 275 lbs.

## Do they weigh you before skydiving?

Yes. All guests will be asked to step on a scale. This is done with discretion whereby no one but the associate checking you in is able to read your weight. This may seem over the top but is standard in the skydiving industry as weight restrictions are taken seriously.

## 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).

## Is it expensive to skydive?

The cost of skydiving for the first time depends on how you choose to jump (spontaneous or with a reservation), and if you’re going alone or with a group. The average price of a skydive is around \$300, which buys you a tandem jump, attached to a highly experienced instructor.

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## Can you skydive alone for the first time?

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. … With that first solo jump behind you, you just might get inspired to complete your skydiving certification.

## How long is a skydive?

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!

## How hard do you hit the ground when skydiving?

During a normal deployment, a skydiver will generally experience a few seconds of intense deceleration, in the realm of 3 to 4 g, while the parachute slows the descent from 190 km/h (120 mph) to approximately 28 km/h (17 mph).

## Is it hard to breathe when you skydive?

You can absolutely breathe during your skydive, and we actively encourage you to do so! We’re not really sure where this myth comes from. We know that plenty of people think it, but knowing that you can breathe very easily, we struggle to understand why. That said, your first time skydiving can be quite overwhelming.

## What does skydiving feel like?

You won’t feel like you’re falling. Not even for a moment! If there’s any way to describe it, it’s that you’ll feel like you’re hovering over an enormous fan. Skydiving basically supports your body on a mattress of air molecules, never letting you get the sense that you’re plummeting out of control.

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## Who can’t skydive?

By law, people in the U.S. can’t sign up to complete a skydive until they’re 18. But there is no maximum skydiving age limit, meaning anyone in good health can come jump, even into their 80s and 90s. One of the greatest things about skydiving is the diverse set of age groups it attracts.