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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS A DROP ZONE?

A drop zone (DZ) is a place where parachutists land. It is also a base from which recreational parachutists and skydivers take off in an aircraft and land using parachutes.

WHAT IS THE AIRCRAFT USED?

Cessna – 172. The 172 Skyhawk is an American single-engine, high-wing, fixed-wing aircraft.

IS MEDICAL FITNESS CERTIFICATE MANDATORY?
Yes, you need a general medical fitness certificate from your doctor to be fit for skydiving.
WHAT IS THE AGE GROUP ALLOWED?
  • 16-18 under parental consent.
  • 18 and above
WHAT IS THE WEIGHT LIMIT?
Anybody up to 90 kilos is fit to jump. Jumpers above 90 kilos will be permitted to jump upon approval by the tandem instructor and will attract an extra charge.
CAN THOSE WITH A HEART CONDITION GO SKYDIVING?

People with heart conditions should consult their doctor before jumping. Those under any kind of specific medication must carry a fitness certificate from their doctor as some drugs may affect judgment. If the instructor at the drop zone advises you against jumping on fitness/health grounds, you are entitled to a full refund.

CONSUMING DRUGS AND ALCOHOL PRIOR TO THE JUMP
We follow a zero-tolerance policy against narcotics or consumption of alcohol within 24 hours prior to jumping.

WHAT CLOTHES/SHOES SHOULD I WEAR?
Athletic and comfortable clothes are advised. T-shirts/tops with round neck & sleeves and shorts that cover the thigh area are recommended so that the harness fits comfortably. Collared shirts should be avoided. (Flapping collars during freefall can be unpleasant.)
WHAT IS THE IDEAL WEATHER TO GO SKYDIVING?
Skydiving is a weather-dependent sport. High-speed winds, poor visibility, rain and low clouds, are just some of the reasons that can delay, or even cancel the skydiving operations temporarily. In case of bad weather, our team will announce a “standby”, which means we have to put our operations on hold. Regular announcements will be made updating you on the conditions while you wait at our location.
CAN MY JUMP BE CANCELED BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER?
If the weather shows no signs of improving and we have to cancel operations for the day then you can reschedule for the next available date. While we always do our best to communicate operational changes, Skyhigh India reserves the right to close the dropzone without any prior warning. In this case, our team will contact you by phone or email to cancel or reschedule your skydive. Skyhigh India is not liable for any costs (travel, stay, etc.) incurred by the individual in the instances mentioned above. Please visit our Sales & Refund Policy for more information.
WHAT IS THE HEIGHT OF MY JUMP?

Tandem skydiving in India happens from 10,000 feet

WHAT IS THE DURATION OF FREE FALL?

20 to 30 seconds, it depends on your body weight and the wind speeds at the time of your jump

What Outfits to wear ?

Athletic, comfortable clothes are advised. T-shirts/tops with round necks and sleeves and shorts that cover the thigh area are recommended so that the harness fits comfortably.

Collared shirts should be avoided. (Flapping collars during freefall can be unpleasant.)

Which is the Best Weather?

Skydiving is a weather-dependent sport. High-speed winds, poor visibility, rain and low clouds, are just some of the reasons that can delay, or even cancel our skydiving operations temporarily.

In case of bad weather, our team will announce a “standby”, which means we have to put our operations on hold. Regular announcements will be made updating you on the conditions while you wait at our location.

If the weather shows no signs of improving and we have to cancel operations for the day then you can reschedule for the next available date.

While we always do our best to communicate operational changes, SkyHigh India reserves the right to close our drop zone without any prior warning. In this case, our team will contact you by phone or email to cancel or reschedule your skydive.

Sky High India is not liable for any costs (travel, stay, etc.) incurred by the individual in the instances mentioned above. Please visit our Sales & Refund Policy for information.

WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE MY JUMP?
One can eat a regular meal. Unlike roller coasters, one generally won’t feel giddy or nauseous while skydiving.
What are different Types of Skydiving In India?

It may seem like one jump and landing, but there is a lot more to skydiving. There are different types of skydiving in India, Tandem, Static Line and Accelerated Free Fall (AFF)

What’s So Fun About Skydiving?

The only time your body can feel lighter than a feather is when you fall through the air from thousands of feet above. While roller coaster rides combine gravity and acceleration, skydiving totally works on the magic of gravity. It is something that you cannot experience in any other activity.

What is Tandem Jump

In this jump, you will be harnessed to a certified Tandem Instructor throughout the skydive. You both will leave the plane together and enjoy the free fall for 20-30 secs before the parachute opens. Your instructor will safely bring you back to the ground.

What is Static Line?

Instead of opening the parachute after the free fall, there will be a fixed line in the plane to which all the parachutes are attached. After jumping, the line pulls a cover off and releases a canopy. You might be familiar with static line skydiving from the war movies. It is the ideal method used in the military for quick and safe jumping. It is the first stage of progression on the way to becoming a solo skydiver.

What’s The Process Of Skydiving?
Instead of opening the parachute after the free fall, there will be a fixed line in the plane to which the parachute is attached. After jumping, the line pulls a cover off and releases a canopy. You might be familiar with static line skydiving from the war movies. It is the ideal method used in the military for quick and safe jumping. It is the first stage of progression on the way to becoming a solo skydiver.
Is there a Cafeteria at the Dropzone in Narnaul?

Yes, We serve hot and cold food while jumps are taking place. You can watch the skydivers landing from the sitting area. You are also welcome to bring your family and friends.

Is a doctor's certificate mandatory?

Yes, you do need a doctor’s certificate. We require a certificate from any General Physician. You can download a sample certificate in the section “Medical fitness certificate”. The doctor’s certificate does not require much effort. Contact your doctor.

What does AFF mean?
AFF stands for Accelerated Free Fall. This training was introduced in the USA, years ago because the conventional method, using a ripcord, which took much longer and the learning progress was slower. The AFF method is still being used worldwide today. We definitely recommend the AFF method: faster, and more fun.
Is there a minimum/maximum age?

You can start your Tandem jump at the age of 16, provided you have obtained written consent from a legal guardian. But there is no upper age limit. We have already done AFF courses and tandem dives with pensioners over 72 years of age. The golden rule is that you can take on SL/AFF training if you feel fit enough and have a doctor’s certificate.

How experienced are the skydiving instructors at Skyhigh India?

Our instructors have more than 10 years of experience in the skydiving arena as coaches, tandem instructors and international contestants. The head Instructor at Skyhigh India has more than 3,500 jumps to his name. At Skyhigh India you’re in good hands – whether for your tandem jump or your AFF training.

What overnight accommodation is there in Narnaul?

Hotels are easily available in Narnaul, Please contact hoteliers about availability – they will be happy to help.

What time to arrive?
The time mentioned in your booking confirmation email is your arrival time, it is not your scheduled jump time. If you select a slot for 10:00 am, kindly arrive latest by 9:30AM. Important: Our team tries to get customers ready for their skydive as soon as possible. However, sometimes, circumstances beyond our control (eg: air traffic control, unfavorable weather conditions, etc) may cause a delay in the day’s schedule thereby increasing the customer’s wait time. This is why we suggest that you plan to spend between 3-4 hours (i.e. from the time you check in till the time you complete your skydive) at our location on the day of your skydive