Common Questions

How can I check availability to go skydiving?
You can also give us a call or you can us our online booking system to check availability.  Just enter the number of people and desired jump date and our system will show you available times.

Where?
We skydive at the Fremont County Airport.

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Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City.    LOOK FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL

Pull into the East entrance of the Fremont County Airport next to the War Memorial.  Continue past the War Memorial on paved road that curves to the left leading to a parking area.  To the right of three trailers you will see a small building next to a gate.  We are located in the small building.

After arriving call 719-784-2047 if you have issue finding us.

When?
Arrive at your scheduled check in time.

How many feet up do you go? How high?
We jump from 14,000k to 16,000k above sea (MSL).

What is the best time of day?dimetri-skydiveincolorado22-me
It depends on the person jumping.  All times of the day have their own value.

How long does it take?
We ask you allow 2-3 hours plus driving time for the experience.

What if the weather does NOT look good?
Often times weather can be different at the airport compared to Denver and Colorado Springs. Do not assume the weather is bad at the dropzone just because it is bad at home. Call 719-784-2047

How much?
The price is depending on demand and availability.

2017 Season Prices
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$249.00 – per person Weekdays
$299.00 – per Person Weekends

Instructor Video/Picture Service:  Pictures Only: $69    Pictures and Video: $99

Outside Videographer:  $140  – A videographer will accompany you on the aircraft.  The video jumper will follow you and film and take pictures.  When you leave the aircraft the video jumper will fall away from the aircraft to record your experience  After the parachute opens the video jumper will continue down and moves (flys) horizontal to basically get out of your way so he can deploy his parachute.

Do you match competitor pricing?
Yes. We will match any advertised competitor price.  Just provide the price and business name on your reservation comments.

Are you a United States Parachute Association Group Member?
Yes. We are an active USPA group member dropzone.

Do you offer Discounts?
Yes. We offer several discounts including large group discounts, student discounts and active military.

Other Discounts:  Weekday Tandem,  Groups over 2, and more.

How do I book?
Prepaid voucher holders must us our online booking system.   To book direct call 719-784-2047 or use our online booking system .  Please have your credit card ready.  Your deposit is non refundable and is only forfeited if you do not show for a scheduled appointment.  If weather is a factor your deposit is transferable to another appointment date and time. We do not offer refunds on reservation deposits as the value is maintained unless you don’t show for your appointment. If you do not cancel at least (GROUPS 1 persons to 4 persons 48 hours and GROUPS 5 or more 7 days)  before my reservation your deposit is used to pay your cancellation fee.  We DO NOT offer refunds on discount vouchers paid to other companies.

What happens if the weather is bad once I arrive?
This is the hardest for everyone.  Many factors can delay or cancel your appointment, this can happen after arriving at the airport.  If weather is a factor your deposit is transferable to another appointment date and time.   We do not offer refunds on reservation deposits as the value is maintained.  We DO NOT offer refunds on discount vouchers paid to other companies; you must use the voucher prior to the expiration date for the full discounted value.

Is the deposit part of the price?
Yes. The deposit will come off the price of the jump. So you will only have to pay the balance remaining on the day of your jump at the airport.

How old do I have to be? How old is too old? Is there a weight limit?
You must be at least 18 years old to make a skydive. The weight limit is 260 pounds. If you are over 220 pounds fees and restrictions will apply.

What should I bring with me? What should I wear?
To be able to jump, you will also need to show a valid photo ID before your skydive. For foot attire, tennis shoes are ideal – no sandals, heels, boots with hooks, or speed laces. Your shoes must be closed toe, and have a snug fit that does not allow them to be kicked off. Recommended wear jeans. No yoga pants or soft material. Dress for the weather. If it is cold bring a sweater, if it is really cold bring a couple sweaters. We will provide you with gloves and goggles. Basically, you want to dress as if your planning on sliding into home base (baseball).

After I book, what next?
We will call you to confirm your date and answer any questions you have. After you arrive you will watch a short video, sign a waiver, and then proceed to training. We explain emergencies,  exit, freefall, and the parachute ride.  The parachute ride is fantastic. Great views of the Sangre De Cristo mountain range and Pikes Peak.

What happens if the parachute doesn’t open?
If the main parachute fails to deploy, the reserve parachute will deploy, which is inspected and repacked every 180 days by an FAA certified parachute rigger.

Can I bring a camera on the jump?
No; United States Parachute Association Basic Safety Regulations recommends students not use cameras to avoid critical distractions.

What does freefall feel like?
Freefall is not the “roller coaster drop” feeling most people expect it would be. It is a comfortable sensation of floating and support, with a slight pressure of air against your body.
Freefall is the closest thing to human flight, especially when falling “relative” with other skydivers. In relation to other skydivers in the air, a jumper can move forward, backwards, up, down and all around in the sky. He or she can dive vertically over 200 mph or achieve horizontal movement over the ground up to 60 mph.

Do I have go “Tandem” for my first jump?
No.  You can skydive on your own with your own parachute for the first time.  Tandem just makes the experience a little easier and quicker because you have a parachutist-in-command present.  If you want to jump “on your own” call High Sky Adventures Parachute Club at 719-784-4007.

What happens if I don’t show for my appointment or cancel my appointment?
Your appointment time is held by your reservation deposit.  If you have a tour voucher it is possible your voucher may become void.   If you cancel the appointment: Groups 1-4 must call to cancel 48 hours before your appointment to avoid the reservation fee; Groups 5 or more must cancel 7 days before your reservation to avoid the $50 dollar per person reservation deposit.   If you booked through travel agent your voucher will be subject to the same fee.  Your $50 dollar PP reservation deposit is transferable to another date and time if the weather is bad.

I see you offer skydiving through Groupon and other travel sites.  Can I get that price?
Groupon and other booking sites are service based and discount based offerings for consumers.    Our business is all based on demand and availability.  To best explain; Groupon effectively (not literally) pre purchases an economy block and this is resold at a discount rate to give consumers some advantages. The amount of discounted vouchers sold is limited.  If your coming with other voucher holders you can book direct and we can offer you a discount on the list price.  We DO NOT OFFER refunds on discount vouchers purchased through other tour companies.

  • If the weather is bad can I get a refund on my prepaid voucher?
    Once you reserve a seat you can not get a refund on your voucher.  We require a non refundable $50 dollar deposit per person. When you book you are agreeing to use the voucher as your security deposit.  We allow for immediate reschedule. It is important to use the voucher before the expiration date to get the full value of the ticket.

 

Directions to Royal Gorge Skydive at the Fremont County Airport.

60298 U.S. 50 12-E, Penrose, CO 81240807972ec-e8c1-47ca-be93-8467bec002b3

Decker Dr, Penrose, CO 81240

Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City.    LOOK FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL

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Pull into the East entrance of the Fremont County Airport

next to the War Memorial.

Continue past the War Memorial on paved road that curves to the left leading to a parking area.  To the right of three trailers you will see a small building next to a gate.  We are located in the small building.

directions2After arriving call 719-784-2047 if you have issue finding the hanger.

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