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Training Common Questions

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

Are you a United States Parachute Association Group Member?

Yes. We are an active USPA group member dropzone.

Verify our USPA Group Membership

Do I have to go “Tandem” first?

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. We always recommend a tandem skydive before embarking on the AFF journey.

How long does it take?

Solo 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.  Spring, Fall and Winter can be challenging for student skydiving due to the low wind limits placed on novice skydivers.  The skydiving school runs all year.

Usually takes 6-8 good days of skydiving to complete.  You can complete your A license in about 12 days if your here everyday and the weather is good.

Do you offer Discounts?

Yes. We offer discounts for programs paid in full and military.

We offer the full A License package for $3,299.00

A License Package

What aircraft do you use?

We fly a SuperVan 900 which gets to altitude in about 12 minutes.

SuperVan Colorado

Is there a weight limit?

The maximum weight limit is 210. If you weight more please talk with the chief instructor about your options to learn.

Can I jump right away?

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.

How can I check availability to do solo skydive training?

Training classes are conducted every two weeks on Monday. Private classes are avialabe by request at anytime.  Online course options are also available on request,  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 thru our reservation line at 719-285-4050 option 0

Do you match competitor pricing?

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.

How old do I have to be?

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.

How much is it to learn to skydive?


$299 AFF 3 Jumps (Freefall training jump with two instructors)

$199 AFF 4-5 Jumps (Freefall training jump with one instructor)

A License Package $3295.00

How do I book?

Call us 719-285-4050

What should I bring with me? What should I wear? What if the weather is bad? What happens if the parachute does not open? When should I arrive?

During the 8 hours ground school your will learn the answer to all these questions. Wheat you should wear, how to determine weather conditions, when to arrive.  During the training you will learn to identify a bad parachute and how to solve the problem.  If you have any specific questions one of our AFF instructors can call you.  Call 719-285-4050 and request an instructor call you to answer training specific questions.

Can we all jump together?

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.

Are you the only place in Colorado? Why should we go with you?

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.

Directions to Colorado Mountain Skydive at the Fremont County Airport.

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

Take Highway 50 West towards Canon City. Look for the WAR MEMORIAL on the left.

Turn Left onto the Dirt road that runs back east along side the War Memorial.

When you arrive at the gate call 719-285-4050 for an escort to the hanger.



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