Tandem Skydiving FAQs

Q.) What is it like skydiving with Las Vegas Skydiving Center?
A.) Tandem Diving with us is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It feels like “floating on air” and you own the world for a brief period! We are Vegas’ LARGEST SKYDIVING CENTER-Come Dive with Us!

Q.) Why are your tandem parachute systems the best?
A.) You must understand that most of the ‘CHEAP’ prices you see on the internet are from very small operations with limited experience and older equipment. We use top of the line, brand new SIGMA parachute systems. These parachutes are commonly used by the military and are highly reliable.

Q.) What is a tandem jump?
A.) Making the leap of a lifetime has been made more available thanks to the tandem jump. You will be securely attached to your personal tandem-master who will guide you through the whole experience, enabling you to relax, knowing you are with a fully trained professional. This takes away the anxiety of jumping alone, and helps make your day truly unforgettable.

Q.) Why do people skydive?
There is as many reasons as there are people who skydive. Some want to “do the extreme thing” and get their adrenaline rush. For others, it could be the fulfillment of a lifelong dream or overcome a fear. Whatever the reason may be, once you jump, you’ll never look at the sky in the same way again.

Q.) Can anybody skydive?
A.) You need to be 18 yrs of age with valid picture ID, weigh less than 240 lbs. and be in generally good health. We can also usually accommodate people with some disabilities but please call for information.

Q.) Are you recommended by the United States Parachute Association?
A.) YES – in fact we are the ONLY drop zone in Nevada included in the USPA monthly magazine Parachutist.

Q.) What type of aircraft do you use?
A.) We use a turbine powered PAC 750 XL. It has more room, more passenger comfort and an extremely large exit door. It is capable of taking up to seven tandems at a time.

Q.) Will I be scared in the plane?
A.) Most people tell us that they leave their fears on the ground and feel a sense of calm as the plane rolls down the runway. When the door opens at 15,000 feet and you exit the plane, your fears will probably have all gone away and the sheer excitement of the adreline you are experiencing will take over!

Q.) Can I get a video and photographs of my skydive?
A.) We can arrange for you to have your personal camera flyer to video and photograph your skydive experience on the ground, in the plane, and to skydive with you to capture your smile in free fall for $89 or an individual camera guy for $135.

Q.) Where do you land?
A.) For obvious safety reasons our landing area is located a short but safe distance away from busy airport traffic.

Q.) What should I wear?
A.) Dress accordingly for the conditions. During the hot summer months, shorts & t-shirts are fine as we provide jumpsuits to all tandem divers. Sneakers are recommended.

Q.) Will weather ever be a problem?
A.) We have the best-reported weather conditions of any airport in Nevada. Rarely does the weather prevent us from skydiving and usually the conditions at the airport are better than on the Strip.

Q.) Do you do group discounts?
A.) Yes, just contact us for more information.

Q.) Is it true you can never forget your first jump?
A.) YES! Your very first jump is one of life’s precious memories that will stay with you always. You have met a challenge, faced your fears head on, and have every reason to be proud. You are now in the elite category of skydivers!

Q.) Where do I catch the shuttle bus
A.) The shuttle picks-up from the MGM Grand at the west entrance (by the Rain Forest Cafe).