Skydive Mt. Whitney is owned and operated by Skydive Yosemite. We have a perfect safety record. All of our equipment is new and we have regular maintenance on all of our gear and aircraft. All instructors are USPA certified with thousands of skydives. Safety is our #1 priority.
How Safe is it to Skydive?
All jumpmasters are U.S.P.A. rated; all aircraft and pilots are F.A.A. certified. We will not take you in the aircraft unless you and the jumpmaster are completely satisfied. All rigs have automatic activation devices. Any statistics can be obtained from WWW.USPA.ORG or call 1-800-371-USPA (8772).
What Physical requirements are needed to make a Skydive?
Good physical health is always a plus in any sport. You cannot jump within 48 hours of Scuba diving or within 24 hours after giving blood. If you are taking prescription drugs for an illness, you are required to have a doctor’s certificate stating that no adverse effects will result from making a parachute jump.
We have had people over 80 years old. So bring your grandmother along, she might end up jumping too!
You must be at least 18 years old.
How Old do I have to be to Skydive?
You must be 18 years of age or older on the day of your jump and bring a valid ID with you the day of your jump; no exceptions. This is a United States Parachute Association (USPA) requirement.
Do I need to make a Reservation?
We require a $50 deposit per person to make a reservation, walk-ins are accepted only if we have space available. The $50 deposit is applied to the cost of your jump on the day of your jump. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express cards and Cash, Apple Pay, sorry no checks. Deposits may be paid by check as long as we receive it two weeks prior to your appointment date. We are open 7 days a week, weekends being the busiest.
What should I wear?
Comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes are ideal. Dress for the weather on the ground. We supply everything else for your skydive.
How much time should I expect to spend?
Prepare to spend 2 hours with us for your Tandem Jump.