We hope to see you in 2023!

We hope to see you in 2023!

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Ready to experience one of life's greatest thrills skydiving New York? Skydive Finger Lakes offers tandem skydiving to introduce first time skydivers to the world of skydiving. Tandem skydiving allows you to experience the thrill of skydiving with no prior experience required!

When you make a tandem jump at Skydive Finger Lakes, you can rest assured that you are jumping with some of the industry's most experienced instructors at New York's longest established skydiving center.

Conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes region of NY, we are the closest skydiving center to Ithaca, and within easy reach of Syracuse, Rochester, Binghamton, and Auburn. There is no better place to experience the breathtaking beauty of Upstate New York than Skydive Finger Lakes.

So what are you waiting for? Skydiving New York has never been easier or more convenient!

WHAT TO EXPECT

Following a short instructional session, we will fly you to an altitude of 10,000 feet where your skydiving adventure begins. During the flight you will be flying over Lake Seneca and Lake Cayuga with the most amazing views of at least 6 of the Finger Lakes as well as Lake Ontario. Harnessed to your own personal skydiving instructor, the door will open and you will position yourself in the door and prepare to exit the aircraft. When you are at the door it will be windy and you will probably be thinking to yourself, "What am I doing?!" as you have your legs outside the aircraft- but you won't be looking down and worrying, you'll be snug against your instructor's shoulder and looking up at the wide blue sky. Then you and your instructor will leave the aircraft and experience the thrill of 30 or more seconds of free fall. The words on this website cannot possibly describe the incredible sensation of floating at 120 miles per hour. You just have to give it a try and experience the rush for yourself. At around 5,000 feet your instructor will deploy the parachute open. Your instructor will fly you around, or let you fly the parachute on a 5-minute canopy ride back to the landing area while you enjoy spectacular views of the Finger Lakes.

SKYDIVING AGE & WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

You must be 18 years of age or older and weigh less than 210 pounds. You must be in reasonable physical condition and not very overweight. We will consider students up to 250 pounds on a case by case basis, and there is an additional charge of $2 per pound over 210. Skydiving does not require great physical strength, but precision and technique.

WHAT TO WEAR, WHAT TO BRING?

Clothes:

Use common sense and dress for the weather of the day: you will be spending time in the great outdoors. We recommend athletic-appropriate gear like leggings or track pants, but jeans are usually fine if they aren't too restrictive and it isn't too hot! Shorts are okay as long as they aren't too short- you don't want them riding up under the harness or during your grass landing. Tee shirts are usually fine during the summer, but no tank tops or sleeveless shirts!

Jumpsuits are available but are not recommended in the heat, so prepare to jump in what you're wearing. We will provide you with goggles to protect your eyes.

Glasses and contacts:

If you need them to drive, you probably will want them so that you can properly admire our incredible views. We have special goggles that will fit over your glasses. Please inform your instructor if you are wearing contacts so that he can ensure your goggles fit extra tightly. Bringing an extra pair of contacts is a great idea- they're usually fine but occasionally one gets lost.

Shoes:

Sneakers that lace up are perfect. Heavy boots, flip flops, loafers, high heels and other types of footwear are not. If you wouldn't run in them, don't wear them.

Friends and family:

Spectators are welcome! Your family and friends will be able to watch you take off in the plane and come gliding back in for landing. Please ensure that they are aware and respectful of our airport rules.

AVAILABILITY & DEPOSITS

We skydive Friday through Monday from 9 AM to around 4 PM, weather allowing. Please give us as much notice as possible for your reservation, especially if you have a limited window to skydive. In the beautiful summer months, prime spots go fast. A $39/person deposit is required with all reservations and is deducted from the total on jump day. If you put your deposit on a card and pay the balance in cash, you are still eligible for our cash discount. Same-day reservations and walk-ins will be accepted only if there is room on the schedule, and group discounts are not available.

Please call or text to check conditions before you start your journey to the dropzone! If the weather isn't suitable for skydiving, you can reschedule for another day.

Allow 2-3 hours on a weekday and 3-4 hours on a weekend to complete your skydive. If you are a group of more than two people, you will need to go up in consecutive loads which will add time to your experience. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment. For your own wellness, be well rested and well hydrated!

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS & AIRPORT RULES

For safety reasons and as a courtesy to others, your cooperation on the following is appreciated.

  • No alcohol or cannabis may be consumed anywhere on the airport during jumping hours.
  • No glass containers; no littering.
  • No alcohol or drugs may be consumed within 8 hours of your skydive. If we suspect you are under the influence, we reserve the right to refuse you service and retain your deposit.
  • Smoking is not permitted in all buildings, near aircraft or fuel sources, or in the parachute packing area. Once you are wearing your skydiving harness, no smoking is allowed. No vaping is allowed indoors.
  • Well-behaved, leashed, dog-friendly dogs are welcome, but you must bring a non-skydiving friend to stay with them at all times. Don't forget the poop bags!
  • Skydiving is an adult sport and the airport is a dangerous adult playground, so if you bring children, you must bring a dedicated child-minder to be responsible for them at all times. Warning: swearing and nudity are common at the drop zone.

SKYDIVING RISKS

Modern equipment and training techniques have helped increase the safety of skydiving but, like any other high adventure sport, a certain amount of risk exists that cannot be eliminated. You must assume responsibility for yourself, and for decisions regarding your safety. You will be required to sign an assumption of risk agreement before you will be allowed to participate in skydiving.

Parachuting is a high-risk activity which may cause or result in serious injury or death. Skydive Finger Lakes does not carry insurance of any kind to cover you for injuries, property damage or other losses while you are on the premises, flying in the aircraft, or skydiving.

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