Skydiving Weight & Age Limits

Can you jump?

  • You must 18 years old, and be able to legally sign the waiver and binding contract.
  • Our Maximum weight limit for Tandem Students is 250lb. Body types must be somewhat height/weight proportionate when over 200lbs. We will evaluate all students on an individual basis. 
  • (For individuals between 231lb - 250lb  ***an extra $30 will be charged*** for the increased wear and tear on the gear and the tandem instructor)


If you are over 70 years of age, then please consult with us first about your ability to make a skydive.

  1. Not everyone can skydive.  There are many variables to skydiving and weight is just one of them.  The parachute systems have a maximum designed weight limit. 

    On a tandem jump, we add up the total weight of the passenger, the gear,  and the Tandem Instructor to make sure we are not outside the safety limits of the equipment. 

    If you are elderly, then there are a host of questions we would like to discuss with you to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for a skydive.
  2. Even if you are within the weight limit, your Body Mass Index and your body shape may make any skydive more of a risk to you;
  • On Tandem skydives you have all of your weight sitting on your thighs during the parachute ride.  This can make it very uncomfortable if you're overweight.  Nausea, loss of circulation and even unconsciousness under the parachute can happen. 
  • Students sometimes have trouble lifting their legs for landing, making injury more likely.
  • The harness sometimes cannot be fitted properly or safely.  
  • Larger passengers often have to jump with smaller tandem instructors, making their job more difficult and their risk of injury greater.  
  1. Every Tandem Skydive requires the student to participate in the skydive to some degree so certain levels of physical fitness are required.
  2.  Pacific Northwest Skydiving reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for the safety of our students and our instructors. Furthermore, we do not 'force' our tandem instructors to take people, even if they fall into the age or weight limits.


***All cancellations or reservation changes must be made 24 hours or more before your scheduled reservation time or the $50 deposit will be forfeited. (This policy does not apply to weather issues. You cannot control the weather and neither can we. We will never keep your deposit if the weather precludes skydiving for the day of your jump). 

Are you over 70 years of age?

Do you have health/medical issues or concerns?

Please call us and talk to us prior to making a reservation!

We can be reached at:

Phone: 503-759-4455