Skydiving inspires such complete focus of attention that all other worries, aggravations and frustrations are forgotten. It charges you with such energy , spirit, and vitality that can be lost through years of ordinary life. The mundane world snaps back with invigorating speed. Skydiving inspires freedom of spirit and attracts some of the most interesting people on earth!
You must be at least 18 years of age to skydive.
The weight limit for skydiving at Atlanta Skydiving Center is 285 lbs.
Have you ever seen the movie POINT BREAK? Well that is one of our planes!!! They used ours for the movie, and you can be skydiving out of that exact same one!
The cost varies with the type of skydive you make. We offer student and group rates and military discounts. All prices are made available through our reservation line at 1-800-850-DIVE or 1-800-490-DIVE (3483).
For a tandem skydive, plan on at least 2 hours. An AFF level 1 skydive is more of an all day affair.
It is nearly impossible to accurately describe. The sensation of freefall is more like flying than falling. The parachute flight is inspiring. This portion of the skydive can be anything from an exciting roller coaster type event to a quiet and inspiring flight around the open skies. Many say their skydive has been one the the greatest things that has ever happened to them. For some their skydive is life changing.
It is like a rush after the rush! A tremendous decrease in speed (deceleration) at approximately 5500 feet (1 mile above the ground)
The parachutes used are specially designed, large Elliptical "ram-airs". A "ram-air" is a high-technology Elliptical parachute, as opposed to the old style round parachutes or even first generation square parachutes.
In the very unlikely event that the main parachute doesn't open properly, there is a reserve parachute in the top of the container which has been inspected and packed by an FAA certified parachute rigger. All of our reserve parachutes are equipped with the most reliable and modern AAD's (Automatic Activation Device) available, the CYPRESS. (Many other Drop Zones use lower end AAD's. Always ask about this!) Atlanta Skydiving Center utilizes this system for your enhanced safety. This is a backup system only.
65 to 75 seconds of freefall and 7 to 9 minutes under the parachute. Add that to the ride in the aircraft (12 minutes).
NO! If that were the case, there would be no skydiving, because everyone would have broken legs! In the early days of sport parachuting, landings were sometimes quite hard. The new "ram-air" parachutes of today allow landings that feel equivalent to hopping off a step 1-2' high.
Maybe, and maybe not. You will definitely feel a surge of excitement and anticipation before the jump...this is a normal part of the experience. During the jump itself, you'll probably feel a thrill that you've never experienced before - enjoy it!