Your Skydiving Questions Answered
Skydiving in Missouri for the first time? Wondering what you should wear or if you should eat before your jump? Take a deep breath, we've got you covered.
Our team has compiled a list of answers to our guests most frequently asked questions below. We recommend taking a few minutes to read through our FAQs prior to your skydive so that when you arrive at the dropzone you're feeling comfortable, confident, and ready to experience the adventure of a lifetime at Missouri's friendliest dropzone!
If we haven't answered your question below, please contact us and let us know how we can help you.
- General Questions
- Tandem Skydiving Questions
- Where are you located?
We are located in Miller, Missouri right next to the Hangar Kafe. Often, GPS systems and Google Maps will not bring you directly to us, so be sure to locate us on the map prior to leaving to skydive with us.
- 45 mintues from Springfield, MO
- 50 minutes from Joplin, MO
- 1 hr 15 minutes from Branson, MO
- Are dogs permitted at your location?
Dogs are permitted, however must be leashed at all times and under supervision at all times.
- Is there a place to eat at Ozarks Skydive Center?
Yes. We share our parking lot with the Hangar Kafe. They have an excellent restuarant with excellent prices. Plan to jump and then celebrate at the restaurant - makes for an excellent day!
- Are there any restrictions to making a tandem skydive?
Yes. All participants must be:
- at least 18 years of age
- present a government issued, photo ID
- weigh less than 230 lbs.
Please note, any guest under 18 is unable to jump even with parental permission.
- What is your cancelation policy?
If unable to make your skydive on your appointed day, please give at least 24 hours notice of cancellation. Bookings cancelled in under 24 hours forfeit the deposit.
Tandem Skydiving Questions
- What should I wear?
Wear clothing that's comfortable for the temperatures on the ground. If it's a bit cool, wear layers and try to stay away from anything too bulky (big jackets). In the summer months, tee shirts and shorts are fine.
For footwear, no slippers or open toe shoes will be permitted. Also, boots aren't ideal. Tennis shoes / sneakers will be perfect.
- Should I eat before my skydive?
Yes. It's important to eat normally. Many people worry about feeling ill during the experience and don't eat which actually makes the chances of feeling nauseated increase. Not eating can result in low blood sugar which will make you feel nauseated once under parachute after the high surge of adrenaline from the free fall experience.
We'd prefer you not overeat, but eat sensibly and you should have no problems!
- What are the details of the photo / video package?
Photos and videos are taken from a wrist mounted camera from your instructor. This is an excellent way to capture the experience as we are able to get a tight shot of our students while in free fall and capture their reactions while under parachute.
Shooting good free fall video is a skill and our instructors have perfected the art!
- Can I bring my own GoPro or other camera to record my skydive?
No. The USPA mandates that all skydiving participants have a minimum of 200 jumps before handling a camera in free fall. Tandem students have an important role during the skydive... it's not a simple ride. In the interest of safety, we follow the guidelines set by the USPA and also wish for our students to focus on their role during the jump instead of worrying about the correct camera angles!
- What happens if the weather is bad on the day of my jump?
Call us. Weather can impede your skydive, however it's not rare that the weather man is more often wrong than right. We regularly get calls from guests who are 30 minutes away saying it's raining while we're skydiving under perfectly blue skies. When in doubt, please call us!
- Should I tip my instructor?
Tipping is not expected and we don't want our guests to feel pressured to do so. However, tipping is appreciated and if you feel your instructor did an excellent job, they always appreciate the recognition if they exceeded your expectations.
- What time should I arrive for my skydive?
Your scheduled time is your arrival time. If coming as a group, it is very important that everyone be on time as registration, paperwork and training will happen with everyone together.