Because of our instructors, equipment, facilities, and variety of instructional programs. We also have the finest and best maintained jump plane that you will find at any skydiving center. We offer every instructional program sanctioned by the United States Parachute Association. You get to choose the program that is right for you and your budget. In addition, our tandem jumps are made from our Twin Otter, the only turbine plane on the gulf coast. In addition, we can accommodate a number of skydivers in a short period of time due to the size of our staff and aircraft.
Skydiving is not a physically demanding sport, however you must be in good health. If you are concerned about health questions, we strongly advise you to consult a physician before engaging in skydiving activities.
You can learn in just one day. Make plans to spend the entire day if you are attending one of our instructional courses. If you are making a tandem skydive you will usually jump (weather permitting) within one hour of your appointed time.
Yes, we have special goggles for you to wear over your glasses or contact lenses.
Dress comfortably for whatever weather we are experiencing the day of your jump. Jumpsuits are optional for tandem students. Lace-up type shoes are required for any jump that you do. Tennis shoes are ideal. No sandals, open-toed or slip-on shoes, no collared shirts or button-ups.
Tandem jumps are set at specific times and scheduled by appointment. Walk-ups are welcome but it is on a first come first serve basis.
Tandem jumps are set for specific times, the earlier you call the better chance you have of getting the particular time that you want. We have a large staff and a large jump plane so we can accommodate a lot of people in one day. Generally, one hour is set aside for up to 8 people.
Please call or email us. When making an appointment we ask for your name, phone number and a credit card number to hold the reservation. There will be a $75.00 non-refundable deposit. We do have a 48-hour cancellation policy. If you cancel your appointment within 48 hours of your appointment time, we reserve the right to charge you a fee of $75 per person. If you do not show up for your appointment we will assess a $75 no-show fee per person. **This does not apply if we have bad weather.**
No, we do not provide insurance which covers you for skydiving. Because skydiving is considered by the general public to be a high risk sport, medical and liability insurance coverage is not available to the local skydiving facility. Because of that, you will have to sign a release, indemnification and covenant-not-to sue agreement before you will be allowed to make your jump. Your personal insurance may cover you if there is no exclusion for skydiving. Check your policy, or with your insurance agent if you're not sure.
If the weather is questionable, you can call the Drop Zone prior to your appointed schedule. We are not meteorologists so we can only give you our best "guess" based on information provided to us by flight service. Don't "assume" that the weather is bad at the drop zone just because it may be raining at your house. Remember, the weather in New Orleans and across the entire Gulf coast is very unpredictable. If you do get weathered out, we will reschedule at your convenience.
Yes, due to equipment manufacturers recommendations and safety issues, the max weight per passenger is 215 Lbs.
My 21-year-old son and I decided to do this as a father-son adventure. We both had an amazing time. I highly recommend the experience and Gold Coast Skydivers.
Jeff Ragusa , Dec 1, 2016