Skydiving Weight Requirements

We love skydiving, and we love sharing it with everyone. Unfortunately, not everyone can participate in this amazing sport. For safety reasons, the tandem skydiving weight limit here at Skydive Taft is 240 lbs. We know, this sucks! But here’s why this limitation exists. Parachute systems have a maximum designed weight limit. On a tandem […]

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How to Pack a Parachute

Packing a parachute is easy, read on for everything you need to know! …. NO, no no no. That’s not how this works. DO NOT, attempt to pack your own parachute solely off instructions you find on the internet. Bad idea. This post is in no way intended to replace a full packing class, like […]

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Skydiving Terminal Velocity

When we step out of the airplane and into the wide-open skies, our skydiving freefall speed is one factor of the thrill we experience. Gravity is pulling us towards the Earth’s surface at an acceleration of 9.8 m/s2 (32.2 ft/s2). Is this ringing any high school physics bells yet? Well, at a certain point during […]

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Skydiving For the First Time

You’ve finally decided to take the dive! And it’s probably exciting and scary all at the same time. Whether you’ve been dreaming of this day all your life, or your still a little apprehensive at the idea, here are some tips to help you adequately prepare for the big day. Most people start with a […]

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Skydiving Formations

You’re in for an amazing experience any way you skydive. But as with any sport, you can really take it to the next level with enough practice. While it’s fun to see all the tricks and stunts out there, the real focus is on formations in the skydiving community. Formation skydiving involves multiple divers arranging […]

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