How Old Do You Have to Be to Skydive?

How Old Do You Have to Be to Skydive?

Published: November 10, 2016

How Old Do You Have to Be to Skydive?

All guests of Skydive North Florida must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid government-issued ID. Though 18 is the minimum age, young jumpers can begin indoor skydiving at the age of 3 years old.

Are You Ever Too Old to Skydive?

The sport of skydiving is accepting of older skydivers, with groups such as POPS (The Parachutists Over Phorty Society is a club for skydivers over the age of forty) and SOS (Skydivers over Sixty). An estimated 24% of the reported skydiving population is 50+ years of age.

Who Holds the Records for the Oldest Skydive Tandem?

Tandem Parachute (Male)

The Guinness world record for the oldest tandem parachute jump (male), was set by Armand Gendreau (Canada, b. 24 June 1913), who made a tandem parachute jump above Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Qu├ębec, Canada, on 27 June 2014 at the age of 101 years 3 days.

Tandem Parachute (Female)

The Guinness world record for the oldest tandem parachute jump (female) was set by Estrid Geertsen who made a tandem parachute jump from an altitude of 4,000 m (13,100 ft) over Roskilde, Denmark, at the age of 100 years 60 days.

Ready to give it a try? Book your skydive near Destin and Panama City, FL today!

Resources:

Skydiving Demographics: http://www.uspa.org/facts-faqs/demographics

POPS: http://www.thepops.org/

Indoor Skydiving Tunnels: http://www.indoorskydivingsource.com/tunnels/

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