Where are you located?
Skydive Palatka is located on the Kay Larkin municipal airport in Palatka, FL. We are in the heart of north central Florida and are approximately an hour south of Jacksonville and an hour east of Gainesville.
What should I wear to skydive?
Dress for the weather and wear athletic-type clothing with closed toe shoes. Please be prepared to leave valuables on the ground.
Do I need a reservation?
Not necessarily, but we do honor our reservations before walk-ins.
How much time should I budget for my tandem jump?
Typically you will be on your way home with an edited video within 2 hours of your appointment time. However, weather conditions may delay your jump, and you should be prepared to spend 4 hours at the dropzone. If you are concerned about the weather, give us a call before you head over.
Do you have a weight limit?
Typically, 230lbs is the maximum weight assuming an average body composition. The decision is made on a case-by-case basis. We want to make sure that no one's safety (you or our instructors) is compromised, and we reserve our right to refuse service to anyone. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call or send an email.
Can my group jump at the same time?
We will do our best to accommodate your group, however, please bear in mind that your request may extend your wait time.
Are we required to take a course?
Yes. The Tandem course is typically 30 minutes long and included in the price of the jump. The Accelerated Freefall Course (AFF) is 6-8 hours, however.
Do I have to do a tandem as my first jump?
Absolutely not! It is a great way to experience skydiving with less responsibility and minimal instruction time though. For those interested in going alone, feel free to look into the Accelerated Freefall Program.
How high do we jump?
13,500 feet or 4100 meters or 2.5 miles. Don't be fooled by claims of high altitudes! Above 14, 000 feet the FAA requires supplemental oxygen for their pilots or else there is a risk of passing out from hypoxia.
Do you get that rollercoaster feeling?
Most people do not get that feeling as there is very little acceleration when leaving the plane and getting to terminal velocity. What you will notice is the amount of wind hitting your face and the thrill of jumping out of a plane!
Can you breathe in Freefall?
Yes, breathing in freefall is possible and we all do it! It may feel strange breathing with 120+ mph wind rushing past you, but your instructor will be able to put your fears to rest and help you "breathe easy."