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Skydiving Springfield MO FAQs

Welcome to our comprehensive FAQ page where all your skydiving questions are answered. Whether you're a first-timer curious about the experience or a seasoned skydiver looking for details on our Springfield, MO location, we've got you covered.

Dive into our frequently asked questions for insights on safety procedures, preparation tips, booking information, and more at Flight Providers.

Do we get goggles?

Yes, we provide all the necessary equipment including goggles to protect your eyes from the wind.

Can I wear my glasses or contacts?

Yes, you can wear glasses or contacts during your skydive. We have specific goggles that fit over glasses. 

If I just got out of surgery, can I jump?

You should consult a healthcare professional first, but skydiving centers generally require that you are physically fit and not under a doctor’s care.

If you would still like to jump we would need to see an activity sign off from your Doctor.

What if I have a fear of heights?

The experience of skydiving is different from just looking down from a high place, as there are no depth perceptions or reference points at high altitudes. The fear of heights may not be as paralyzing as expected.

Will it feel like a rollercoaster?

Skydiving does not feel like a rollercoaster. There are a few seconds right after you leave the airplane that feel like falling. Once you reach terminal velocity it feels more like floating on air. After the parachute opens we’ll do a couple of turns so you can look around. Turns under the canopy can have a slight g-force. Some people like the turns and other just want to float down under the canopy. Your instructor can control the parachute however you like. 

Can I wear 'this'?

Tennis shoes are the best. No open toe shoes, sandals or flip-flops. If it’s a little cool outside you may want to bring a sweat shirt or long sleeves. You can wear shorts or pants. We will also have jumpsuits available. 

Can I bring my GoPro?

Safety regulations require a minimum of 200 skydives before using any non-essential equipment, so it’s best to leave the GoPro to the professionals. This is a rule set by the United States Parachute Association.

Is it cold?

The temperature at altitude is about 20° cooler. So if it’s 60° on the ground you might want to bring a sweatshirt. We also have jumpsuits available to help keep you warm. If it’s 85° degrees then it’s going to be about 65° at altitude which will feel really nice.

Can my family/friends come watch?

Yes, you will be able to watch from the hanger. It’s difficult to see jumpers while they are falling. After the parachute opens you’ll be able to see them. The hanger is directly across from the parachute landing area so you will be able to see them land.

How safe is skydiving?

Like any outdoor sport, skydiving involves inherent risk but proper preparation and good judgment can reduce the risk. Learn more:

What is the jump altitude?

Tandem jumps are from 10,000ft. Occasionally low clouds prevent us from getting all the way to 10,000. In these cases we can still jump from 8,000ft. 

What kind of aircraft do you use?

We have a Cessna 182 that will take 4 people to 10,000ft. 

What are the average wait times?

Weather is the most common reason to get delayed. We do the best we can to make sure everyone gets to jump but appreciate additional patience due to weather. If weather is good then paperwork and training usually takes 30 minutes. The entire process takes about an hour per person. 

Are you a member of the USPA?

We are a member of the USPA

Choosing a USPA-affiliated skydiving center ensures the instructors are properly trained and the facility follows safety guidelines.

How clean are your facilities?

Our facilities are well maintained with weekly cleaning. We are operating from an airplane hanger and keep it as clean as possible. 

How old do you have to be?

All jumpers have to be 18 or older. This is for tandem and solo jumps. 

Do I have to jump tandem the first time? 

We strongly recommend a tandem the first time. But you can jump solo the first time if you want. The first solo jump is a static-line jump and requires a 5 hour ground school course. Your parachute will start to open as you leave the airplane. This means you won’t get much freefall time. A tandem jump only requires 30 minutes of training and you will get the full freefall time. 

Is there a weight limit?

All jumps have to be 230lbs or less. This is for tandem and solo jumps. 


How fast do you fall?

Freefall is about 120 mph. 

Do I have to sign a waiver? 

Yes, all jumpers must sign a waiver.