Your first jump can be nerve-wracking, and we understand your need to be informed before taking the plunge. If you have skydiving questions burning in your mind, come to Skydive East Texas in Gladewater, TX and let our experts tell you everything you need to know. We also have a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about skydiving. Browse through this page and you might find the answers to your questions.
Skydiving is a beautiful and exhilarating experience that will leave you feeling accomplished and full of energy. You will discover that people can really fly!
You must have at least 200 solo jumps and have approved camera mounts for skydiving to carry your own camera.
You must be at least 18 years old to skydive at Skydive East Texas. If you are 70 years of age or older we ask that you come in and interview with a tandem master to assure that the jump will be safe and fun.
The weight limit at Skydive East Texas is 220 lbs. for men and 190lbs. for women. If you are slightly over the weight limit, give us a call to schedule an interview with a tandem master. If the tandem master determines that your skydive will be safe and fun, we will be able to make some exceptions.
During free-fall you will be flying over the earth at approximately 120 miles per hour.
In the case that your main canopy does not open, or there is a malfunction that would interfere with the safety of the skydiver, the main canopy is released and a reserve canopy is deployed. The reserve canopy is inspected and repacked by a licensed professional FAA rigger every 180 days to ensure that it is in good working condition in the event that it is needed. In addition, every tandem and student rig is equipped with an automatic activation device that will deploy if need be.
Nothing feels better than flying above the ground and gliding through the clouds like a superhero. For more information about our lessons or skydiving demos, give us a call today and our staff will answer every query you might have. We also provide affordable rates and flexible payment options, so grab this chance to have the thrill of a lifetime.
Skydive East Texas
1 Airport Road
Gladewater, Texas 75647
Phone: 903-SKY-DIVE/ 903-845-5867