Check out some of the most frequently asked questions our newbie and even experienced skydivers have. If you are learning how to skydive in California, then this is the page for you. Scroll down to get answers from are there weight limits? What if it rains? Do you have camping facilities?
Located in Taft, CA, right outside of Bakersfield, we offer some of the best sight lines while skydiving in California. From the ocean and the mountains, it’s a thing of beauty when you’re gliding back to the ground in your parachute.
1. How long will my first jump take?
Plan on the whole day for AFF jumps. Plan on a half day or less for Tandem jumps.
2. What should I wear?
Comfortable, well fitting tennis shoes and casual, loose fitting clothing. Jeans are okay. Sweats or shorts, according to season. We furnish you with a jumpsuit, goggles, gloves and all equipment necessary to make your skydive.
4. Are there weight limits?
Yes, 230 lbs. for Tandem jumps and 275 lbs. for AFF jumps.
5. What if it rains or is too windy?
AFF students will complete the classroom portion of their training, regardless of the weather. Tandems are simply rescheduled for another date.
8. Can I get licensed?
Yes, Skydive Taft will train you from your first jump through your expert license.
9. Do I need a reservation?
Yes, call Skydive Taft anytime to make a reservation at 661-765-JUMP. We require a $50.00 deposit perperson. We accept Debit, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
10. Can my friends and family watch me skydive?
Yes, we land right on the airport and have an area where they can watch you land.
11. Do you have a picnic area?
Yes, we have picnic tables along with a BBQ that you may utilize.
12. Do you have camping facilities?
Yes, we have a place to set up tents, to park RV’s (no hook-up’s) and shower/bathroom facilities.
13. Are pets allowed?
Yes, but must be on a lash.