Learn to Skydive Common Questions
The common questions on this page are about our student training programs. If you participate in these programs you will be skydiving with your own parachute. Common questions about tandem skydiving can be found here Tandem Common Questions
Training classes are conducted Friday nights and by appointment. You must attend the ground school to continue your adventure. This class is minimum of 6 hours and as much as 8 hrs. Skydiving with your own parachute is not to be taken lightly and is serious. Once you have the class completed you can jump 7 days a week. All student scheduling runs through the chief instructor Rusty.
We understand a sudden urge to skydive & try our best to make it happen for you! Remember you have to attend the ground school which can be a problem if you just starting. Leaning to skydive is a little different from a tandem style explorer jump as your the parachutist in command.
USPA Basic Safety Regulations requires you must be at least 18 years old to make a skydive. Parents and legal guardians can not sign for a minor.
The maximum weight limit is 210. If you weight more please talk with the chief instructor about your options to learn.
Our student training program uses only state of the art equipment. We currently utilize United Parachute Technologies and Wings systems for student training.
We skydive at the Fremont County Airport. 60298 U.S. 50 12-E, Penrose, CO 81240
Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City. Look for the WAR MEMORIAL on the left.
WE ARE NOT CLOSE TO THE ROAD OR THE PLANES ON DISPLAY!!
Turn left into airport on DECKER DRIVE. You will pass UPS on the left. You will drive between a stand of trees. As you enter the 6 foot fenced entrance marked FREMONT COUNTY AIRPORT, the parking lot is on your left. To the right of three office modules and a pedestrian gate, you will see a small white stucco building with blue trim saying: Colorado Mountain Skydive. When you see “JUMP!” on the fence, you are there!
DO NOT GO TO ANY HANGERS. Our hangers are only for airplanes. The google link below will take you to our parking lot.
Speak with your instructor to determine times.
Winter (Thanksgiving – March):Saturday-Sunday.
Spring-Summer Schedule: 7 Days a Week
We jump from 14,000k, 16,000k
14,000 (MSL) is guaranteed on all skydives. Other altitudes subject to aircraft and availability.
It depends on the person jumping. All times of the day have their own value and there is no bad one. We recommend morning because of afternoon weather.
AFF and IAD (static line style) training jumps are an entire day experience normally. After completing the 6-8 hours ground school it is time to jump. Once conditions are right you will be able to skydive.
Often times weather can be different at the airport compared to Denver & Colorado Springs. Don’t assume the weather is bad at the dropzone just because it”s bad at home. Call us at 719-285-4050
$139 IAD First (Static line style training jump)
$99 IAD Additional Jumps
$275 AFF 3 Jumps (Freefall training jump with two instructors)
$175 AFF 4 Jumps (Freefall training jump with one instructor)
AFF Full Course Discount $1600 (includes 7 skydives and ground school)
Typical completion $1600-$2000
Yes. We will match any advertised competitor price that has the same credentials (USPA) within a 50 mile radius. Just provide the link where you saw that advertised business and price.
Yes. We offer discounts for programs paid in full and military.
Call us 719-285-4050
Wait for an opportunity to jump or come back at another time.
Weather is the hardest part of our job. If conditions are marginal such as cloud level or wind we may choose to cancel the day skydiving. We alert everyone the moment the decision is made. If we canceled the day due to weather and the weather changes becoming better later by chance it is not always a green light to go; for safety reasons the safety and training decision is final for the day. You can always call to discuss weather.
You will 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. Dressing for the occasion: We recommend you wear jeans. Dress for the weather. If it is cold, bring a sweater, if it is really cold bring a couple of sweaters. We will provide you with a jumpsuit, gloves and goggles. Basically, you want to dress as if your planning on sliding into home base (baseball).
If the main parachute fails to deploy, you will have a reserve parachute to deploy, which is inspected and repacked every 180 days by an FAA certified parachute rigger.
No; United States Parachute Association Basic Safety Regulations recommends only trained jumpers use these to avoid critical distractions.
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.
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 your looking for a group experience we recommend a tandem jump. When training, for safety, you should focus on your jump and try to eliminate any outside influences. After receiving your USPA A license 25 jumps later you can jump with other experienced jumpers.
There are several places to skydive in Colorado. We have several reasons why we want you to visit us. We have lots of fun with a BBQ social every Saturday night during the Summer. We are the largest skydiving provider in Southern Colorado offering all forms of skydiving from Tandem to Student training. We are the only center on the airport to offer USPA AFF training.
60298 U.S. 50 12-E, Penrose, CO 81240
After arriving at the airport your will notice several places to skydive. Were located inside the airport complex not next to the major road with all the skydive signs.
Decker Dr, Penrose, CO 81240
Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City. LOOK FOR THE WAR MEMORIAL
Pass the War Memorial on left. Pass UPS on your LEFT.
Continue 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 white stucco building.
After arriving call 719-285-4050 if you have issue finding us.