Skydiving isn’t a very physical sport, it’s more mental than anything. However, it is a high adrenaline sport that pumps the heart, makes your palms sweat and challenges the mental state. Therefore, being in good physical condition is important. But what does that look like? Height, weight, blood pressure, pace maker, age? We answer those questions here!

What Age Can you Skydive?

In the United States and for those skydiving centers that are Group Members of the national organization, the United States Parachute Association, the minimum age to skydive is 18 years old.

For skydives made within the U.S. and its territories and possessions, skydivers are to be at least 18 years of age.

There are skydiving centers in Mexico, New Zealand and other countries that allow skydiving under the age of 18.

What is the Weight Limit for Skydiving?

Each skydiving center has their own limitations based on equipment, instructor size and experience, plane size, etc. Here at Skydive Shenandoah we do not have a weight minimum. The weight limit for men is 220 pounds, women is 200 pounds. This may be flexible depending on height/weight ratio.*

*Additional fees apply over weight limit. Call for any questions

Do You Have to Be a Certain Height to Skydive?

There is no minimum as our guests need to be at least 18 years of age to skydive. Max height is on a case by case basis due to the limited size of our aircraft and instructor capability. If you are unsure, please CONTACT US to discuss.

Can I Skydive With High Blood Pressure or a Pace Maker?

Skydiving is an extreme sport that spikes adrenaline. This makes the activity sensitive to those who may have high blood pressure and / or a pacemaker. Although it has been done before, here at Skydive Shenandoah, we require anyone with abnormal physical conditions such as high blood pressure or a pace maker, to have written letter from medical professional for permission to participate in skydiving activities.

The rule of thumb is, if you’re not sure, get medical advice, disclose the information on any paperwork and to your instructor. This is for YOURS AND YOUR INSTRUCTOR’S safety.

Still have questions? Give us a call!