JUMP REQUIREMENTS IN ORDER TO SKYDIVE:
You must be at least 18 years of age, and bring a valid government-issued photo ID such as a driver’s license, state or federal ID, military ID or passport on the day of the event. (Sorry but school or company I.D. will not be acceptable forms of identification.) If you are over 70 years old and want to jump, please contact our Skydiving For Veterans Event partner, Skydive Oregon at 503-829-3483.
Ladies above 200 lbs may be accommodated up to the men’s limit if they are taller than average and in good physical shape with their BMI (body mass index) less than 30. Please contact our event partner Skydive Oregon to discuss 503-829-3483. You can reference the National Institute of Health’s BMI chart/calculator at: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
If you have any questions about meeting the physical requirements, please contact Skydive Oregon prior to registering.
USPA licensed skydivers who are interested in participating MUST contact our event partner Skydive Oregon directly via an e-mail in order to confirm they can jump solo: firstname.lastname@example.org.
FUND RAISING MINIMUM REQUIREMENT:
There is no cost to register for the jump HOWEVER there is a $500 minimum amount that is needed to jump on June 6 for the Skydiving for Veterans event. There is no exception on this requirement. Upon registering, you must set up your personal fundraising page to collect donations for your jump.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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When and where is the Skydiving for Veterans Event?
The Skydiving for Veterans Event is on Saturday, June 6, 2015, the anniversary of D-Day. We have partnered with Skydive Oregon in Molalla, Oregon because of their outstanding instructors, safety record, planes and dropzone venue. For a map and directions, please click here.
Party With A Purpose will send you information on what to expect on the jump day inside of 2 weeks from the event.
What should I expect?
You’ll share a parachute system designed for two people with a fully licensed Tandem Instructor. You and your Tandem Instructor will exit the aircraft at an altitude of 13,000 feet (that’s higher than the top of Mt. Hood) and freefall at 120 mph for nearly one minute before opening your parachute. Following your freefall, you will enjoy a spectacular 5–7 minute parachute ride as you and your Tandem Instructor steer around the sky, while descending gently to the landing area.
How much does it cost to Register to Jump with Skydiving for Veterans?
There is no cost to register to jump. In order to jump on June 6, you must fund raise a minimum of $500.
This is true for both certified or tandem jumper.
Once you register you then create your personal jumper page to send to your friends and family so they can make on-line donations which will go towards your goal.
All donations are tax deductible and a receipt is sent to the email address of each donor.
What are the local Veteran Charities the Skydiving For Veterans Event raises funds and awareness for?
The 2015 Skydiving for Veterans Event is an effort to raise funds and awareness for the following local Veterans Charities:
- The Historical Outreach Foundation and the Brigadier General James B. Thayer Oregon Military Museum
- Veterans of Foreign Wars Local VFW Posts
- Team RWB
- Other Veterans’ efforts that help honor and support those who have served.
For more information on these Veterans Charity Organizations, click on the links above or please click here.
I am a licensed jumper, can I Skydive For Veterans also on June 6th, 2015?
Yes. If you are a licensed skydiver, you will fill out a waiver, show your USPA card, photo ID and provide a logbook for verification of jump numbers and currency. Once you have completed the waiver and gear check process, you will receive a drop zone briefing including an overview of the landing areas and facilities. Skydive Oregon does offer solo training, called AFF or Accelerated Freefall. It requires a tandem jump first and is part of the licensing process in case you want to get licensed before June 6th, 2015. There will not be “solo” training on Event Day, June 6th, 2015.
What should I wear to skydive?
Please wear comfortable, relatively close-fitting clothing for the current weather (we will put a jumpsuit on over your clothes). Here are some examples of suitable clothing:
- T shirt with sleeve (no tank tops due to harness discomfort)
- Tennis shoes/other athletic or closed-toe shoes
The following clothing is not recommended:
- Flip flops (or any other shoes that are not secured to your feet)
- Shoes with built-up heels
- Boots with speed lace hooks
- Five-toe shoes
- Any clothing that will restrict your movement
- Any clothing that will be uncomfortable under a snug harness (i.e., very baggy jeans can bunch up).
Can I wear my glasses or contacts – is this a problem?
We have goggles that fit over most regular sized glasses. Please bring a retainer strap and if possible, wear your smallest profile glasses for the best fit. For contact wearers, please let your instructor know you have contacts so that they can assist you in making sure the goggles are very snug.
Can I get photos and/or video of my jump... or use my own Go-Pro or other camera?
Yes and No. Personal Cameras of any kind, including Go Pros, and cell phones are not allowed with you on the aircraft for your and your instructors safety. And the United States Parachute Association requires that you have a minimum of 200 skydives before skydiving with a camera. However, for an additional fee of $95 (credit or debit card) or $90 (if paying on-site in cash), a Skydiving Video/Photo package is available! Our experienced tandem instructors can capture your skydive with digital photos and HD video. Your video qualified instructor will wear a specially designed glove with a digital still and an HD Video Camera to capture images of you pre-jump, on the plane, during Freefall and even while you are flying under the parachute. You will receive the raw HD video footage and the digital photos so you can edit, add music, personalize and share with friends. Video and photos will be provided to you on an SD Card. We recommend reserving in advance for best availability!
What are the weather conditions that would prevent jumping?
Typically, clouds that prevent us from seeing the ground, precipitation, turbulent winds, or high winds. Because Skydiving for Veterans is on Saturday, June 6th in Molalla, Oregon, we should have absolutely fantastic weather for skydiving!
Is alcohol allowed at the event airport?
NO alcohol is permitted. Please let everyone in your party know that alcohol is not allowed at the airport during skydiving operations. Safety is paramount!