Alaska FAQ's

Here is a list of frequently asked questions. Please contact us if you questions are not answered here.

Your Questions

You'll have to find out for yourself - its impossible to describe! We can tell you that you do not experience the "elevator" or "roller-coaster" feeling that people associate with being the victim of a rapid fall.
It is normal to feel apprehensive about jumping from "a perfectly good" airplane - but remember, there are no perfectly good airplanes! The ride to altitude in the aircraft is typically where most students feel the most anxiety, but few jumpers report feeling anything but exhilaration once they've left that door!
Yes, you will be able to breathe in freefall, but it can feel different because of the high velocity at which you will be traveling.
For a tandem jump, we will provide an ASC jumpsuit. Underneath you should wear casual, comfortable clothing suitable for the projected temperatures that day. Shorts, leggings, yoga pants, jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, etc. are all appropriate. Wear lace-up athletic shoes.
Yes, there is a weight limit of 220lbs for males and 180lbs for females.
The wait time depends upon the day, time, and the size of the tandem group. It can be 1-4 hours. Plan on spending half a day. Additionally, please note that the weather at our dropzone tends to be more conducive to skydiving earlier in the day or later in the evening - the wind can pick up in the afternoon.
It is recommended that spectators arrive 30 minutes after you do since you will be receiving instruction for the first 20-30 minutes at the dropzone.
USPA is the governing body of skydiving in the United States. The acronym stands for the United States Parachute Association.
The United States Parachute Association (USPA) has set the guidelines to obtain Skydive A License. A-license certification requires you to fulfill 25 jumps and achieve proficiency. For more information, contact ASC about our Alaska Skydiver Program.
The first three count towards your license.
Most jumps will transfer; please contact us with more information regarding where you started your training and how many jumps you've completed.
Yes, AAD's are required for all skydivers.