Skydiving FAQ

Have Questions about your upcoming skydive at Skydive KC?

We've been skydiving Kansas City for 18 years, so we expect you'll have questions about this major event you're about to experience.

We've got answers to the most common skydiving FAQs. If you don't see your question below, please feel free to contact us directly at (816) 524-5867.

Our goal is to ensure you feel prepared for your skydive prior to your arrival at our facility. We encourage you to browse all of the skydiving FAQs prior to your jump.

Thank you for trusting us to facilitate your adventure experience!

General Questions

What makes skydiving at Skydive Kansas city better than other skydiving centers?

In skydiving, higher is better because it allows for a longer free fall experience. Skydive Kansas City flies to 14,000 feet in a Beechcraft King Air. The King Air is one of the fasest jump aircraft in the industry. Not only do we take you higher, but we get you there much faster.

Skydive Kansas City uses the best skydiving equipment available in the industry utilizing rigorous maintenance standards.

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What are the skydiving requirements to make a tandem skydive?

The minimum skydiving age limit required at Skydive Kansas City is 18 yrs with valid I.D. We have had people as old as 95 jump, so you're never too old as long as you're in good physical condition.

For our skydiving weight limit, males must weigh under 220 pounds and females must weigh under 180 pounds. You will be weighed privately as part of the registration process. Those that exceed our limits will be unable to jump with a loss of the deposit.

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What is your safety record?

At Skydive Kansas City we have the best safety record in the Midwest...period. In over 18 years of service to the KC area we stand behind our track record. We strive to provide the newest, state-of-the-art equipment and instruction available in the industry. We have knowledgeable, professional staff to keep you safe during your jump.

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Where are you located?

Skydive Kansas City is located just 45 minutes south of Kansas City at the Butler Memorial Airport (Butler, MO), just off Interstate 49.

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Can we bring our own food?

You are welcome to bring lunch (picnic tables are available) or you're welcome to enjoy several restaurants and fast food spots located within 2 miles of the airport in the town of Butler.

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What is your cancellation policy?

A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is required, per person, to confirm a space in the class. If you fail to show up or cancel for any reason within 10 days or your reserved class time, this deposit will be forfeited. You can adjust your reservation outside of 10 days in the event you need to change your jump date and or time.

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Tandem Skydiving Questions

Can I jump with my friends?

The capacity of our airplane allows us to offer you the opportunity to jump on the same load as 2-3 of your friends. You'll all have the opportunity to get video of your jump too!

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How long does it take to train and jump?

Plan on spending 4 hours for the training and jump process. Please keep in mind this time frame does fluctuate with demand and weather.

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What should I wear skydiving?

Dress comfortably based on the ground temperatures for the day and wear a good pair of tennis shoes. Sandals, flip-flops, loafers or boots are not acceptable.

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Can I wear a personal camera? (GoPro)

GoPro's and other wearable cameras are not permitted. The United States Parachute Association (USPA) mandates that all skydivers must have a minimum of 200 skydives before wearing a camera in free fall.

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What if weather conditions for skydiving don't look very good?

You need to show at your scheduled time... rain or shine. We will start the training process regardless of the forecast or current weather. In the event weather doesn't permit the jump you will receive a raincheck and be scheduled for another jump day at your convenience.

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How long do you freefall when skydiving?

Expect to freefall for between 55 and 60 seconds when jumping from 14,000 feet.

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