WHAT ABOUT WEATHER
To view the weather report we check, click here.
SHOULD I SCHEDULE MY JUMP ON A DAY THAT IS PREDICTED TO HAVE GOOD WEATHER
Weather is so unpredictable and can change at the last minute, even if the weather forecasts for a certain way, so do not try to schedule your jump based on a weather forecast. Just schedule your jump for the day/time your schedule allows.
WHAT IF THE DAY OF MY JUMP THE WEATHER IS QUESTIONABLE LOOKING
Unfortunately, like most outdoor activities, skydiving is completely weather dependent. We are affected by all aspects of the weather. Early in the morning of your scheduled jump, we will contact you to let you know the weather is not going to be suitable for jumping that whole day or at your scheduled time, and offer you the choice of jumping at a different time that day, or on another day your schedule allows. If you do not hear from us in the morning and you would still like to check if we are jumping or not, you can call Tony at (616) 662-1860 as he makes the decisions about whether we are jumping or not. Please do not call our main line as they will not be able to tell you. You will not lose your deposit due to a weather cancellation. If you are not able to reschedule your jump on a different day/time due to being cancelled because of weather on your original jump day, you will receive a refund for your deposit.
You can find all of our weather restrictions listed below.
We will not jump if the steady winds reach the respective maximum wind limits over 20mph or the gusts exceed more than a seven knot difference between the steady winds and the gusts.
Clouds and Fog:
We will not jump if the Minimum Legal Visibility is below 7,500 feet.
Rain, Lightning, Thunder, Storms:
We will not jump when it is raining. It hurts to hit the rain at 120 MPH in free fall. This is like getting repeatedly shot in the neck multiple times with a weak spring-loaded pistol firing .12g/6mm BBs. It also prevents our parachutes from being repacked and jumped again until they are dry.
We do not jump when storm cells are reported within a 20 mile radius. Jumping will be suspended for 30 minutes after any time lightning is seen, heard, or reported within a 20 mile radius.
WHAT IF A WEATHER DELAY HAPPENS DURING MY EXPERIENCE
If you have waited for at least two hours after your scheduled check-in time and we still have not been able to jump due to the weather, then you may reschedule for another date during the same season at no additional cost. If you are unable to reschedule for another date during the same season, you will be issued a full refund.