Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to Expect.

You’ve made the decision to check “skydiving” off of your bucket list and you’re about to jump out of a perfectly good airplane!
It’s normal to be excited. We are too!
As a first-time skydiver, you’ll arrive at your reservation time and check in with manifest to fill out your waiver. Once completed, you’ll be paired up with one of our instructors to explain the skydive – provide a safety briefing – as well as answer any questions you might have before proceeding with your jump.
After the training is complete – you will be GEARED UP and TAKE TO THE SKY!
While you are in Freefall, you’ll reach speeds of up to 120mph until your instructor deploys your parachute and you begin the canopy flight back to the ground.
The canopy flight can be as graceful or extreme as you wish it to be, and sometimes – our instructors even let you STEER the parachute!

How old do I Have to Be to Skydive?

You must be 18 years of age or older to Skydive in the State of Oklahoma!

Why choose Skydive Airtight©?

At SDA, we know research is important. Our safety record boasts absolutely ZERO fatalities in all of our 50+ years of business. We’re proud of that! This is the reason people from all over come to jump at our facility! Also, having the best views in the state of Oklahoma doesn’t hurt.

Do you Offer Refunds for Deposits or Bookings?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. However, we do understand that life happens. If for any reason you cannot make your scheduled jump time, please let us know at the earliest possible time and we will do our best to accommodate and reschedule.

    What Identification do I need to bring with me?

    You will need the physical form of your State or Government Issued ID Card! You will also need comfortable clothing, Tennis Shoes, Your Insurance Information and Your Logbook (if you have one already).

    What to Wear?

    You’ll need tennis shoes or sneakers. We will not allow you to jump in boots or sandals!
    Please wear weather appropriate clothing for your jump. Dressing for the weather is the best way to dress for a skydive!
    You have the option to use one of our flight suits if you wish to have some extra layers during the cold seasons.
    Please be aware that the temperature at jumping altitude is sometimes 20-30 degrees F COLDER than it is on the ground.

    What time should I arrive for my Skydive?

    At your scheduled appointment time is when we expect you to arrive. Showing up late could result in long delays or rescheduling.

    Can I / Should I eat something before I make my Jump?

    Yes! It’s always good to have something in your stomach before a skydive. If you’re hungry- eat!

    Can I drink alcohol before I make my jump?

    No, there is absolutely no exceptions to our NO DRUGS OR ALCOHOL policy.

    Can I get pictures / videos of my Skydive?

    Yes! If it isn’t on social media, it didn’t happen right? However, you may not wear your own GoPro or other wearable video device as it is a safety hazard.

    Do you accept "Walk-Ins"?

    No, but we will only have walk-in jumpers on the WEEKEND. A reservation is ALWAYS a good idea!

    How many people can jump at one time?

    Our Cessna 206 holds six people and our Cessna 182 holds four. Meaning, we can take two-three tandem students up at a time.

    How quickly do we fall to the earth?

    You’ll reach speeds of around 120 miles per hour in freefall. That’s pretty fast!

    What happens if the main parachute doesn't work?

    Our gear is the most modern and safest equipment available in the industry. We keep it very well maintained. If there is a malfunction, all of our gear has a reserve parachute. The reserve parachute is also equipped with an Automatic Activation Device (AAD) for additional measure. We are always happy to show you how the equipment works before your jump.

    Can I request a specific time for my Skydive?

    Absolutely! The only exception would be sunset jumps. The FAA regulates that all student [including tandem] jumpers must be on the ground before civil sunset. This makes scheduling a sunset jump a logistical challenge to meet the narrow time window required. Any unforeseen time delays could result in postponing the jump.

    Can I bring my Friends and Family?

    Of course! We have tables, chairs and a deck specifically for others to watch jumpers in comfort as well as ample parking. We also provide a grill for cooking out. It’s an exciting day! Bring your family and friends!

    How can I become a Licensed Skydiver?

    Our team of USPA-Certified Instructors can guide you through the process of becoming a USPA-Licensed skydiver.

    How long does training last?

    Training for Tandems usually only lasts about 20 minutes. Training and Ground School for AFF and IAD jumps will usually last 4-6 hours, depending on multiple factors. Be prepared to spend a large portion of your morning in Ground School if you are participating in an AFF or IAD jump!

    What will I learn during my Training / Ground School?
    First Jump Course and IAD students will go through quite a lot of information during their class. We encourage you to take notes during the class and to be an active participant. Some of the training subjects you will learn about are: Free Fall Procedures, Gear Equipment Training, Emergency Procedure Training, Aircraft Safety and more!
    Tandem Jumpers will go through a quick course about skydiving and what to expect during the jump. This course usually lasts about 20 minutes.
    Does my training at Skydive Airtight© transfer to other Dropzones?

    Yes! You will receive a logbook to document your first jump and training. This logbook will be signed by a USPA Certified AFF Instructor. Your logbook will allow your next instructor or dropzone personnel to understand your progression and training level.

    Does Skydiving feel like a rollercoaster ride?

    No! This is one of the most frequently asked questions by individuals prior to their first jump! You do NOT feel a “stomach drop” or “roller coaster” feeling when you leave the plane. Without getting into too much detail – the aircraft’s horizontal moving speed (100 MPH) is relatively close to the freefall speed (120 MPH). In freefall, that speed is more or less transitioned from horizontal to vertical with a very gradual acceleration. So, open up your eyes and relax!

    How long will my Skydive last?

    Depending on different factors, the freefall can last anywhere from 45-60 seconds and the parachute ride can last around 5-7 minutes. The weather and altitude will have an impact on performance and freefall times. If you have any additional questions, please contact us!

    Is the Skydiving Harness comfortable to wear?

    We’ll be completely honest with you – it’s really not that bad, but it’s not what you’re accustomed to. It’s very rare that we have comments or concerns about our students being too uncomfortable.

    Am I required to make a Tandem jump before I start my Training to become a Skydiver?

    Yes! At least one tandem jump must be completed within 90 days prior starting the Student Skydiver program. This allows for a stress-free opportunity to begin getting comfortable with the experience of freefall. The USPA’s Integrated Student Program credits up to 3 tandem skydives towards the required 25 for achieving your ‘A’ License. However, when starting the Student Skydiver Program, all students MUST begin with level 1 AFF or IAD regardless of previous tandem skydives.

    Safety

    At Skydive Airtight, we uphold the highest level of excellence in training, equipment, and operations so that you can be comfortable and confident in your experience from check-in to departure. Our equipment is inspected by certified riggers prior to each jump.

    Our safety record is second to NONE; boasting zero fatalities in over 50 years of operation. We are the ONLY drop zone in Oklahoma that can say that.

    Staff

    We’re in the business of experience. Our team of USPA-Certified Staff are here to make your skydiving experience one you will never forget!

    Locale

    Conveniently located just 15 miles north of Tulsa, we are Oklahoma’s most scenic skydiving center. Experience the thrill of freefall and canopy flights overlooking gorgeous Skiatook Lake.

    Please see our FAQ page for more information, or give us a call with any questions you might have!

     

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