What Is the Age Limit for Skydiving?


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Skydivers must be 18 years old or at least 16 years old with notarized parental or guardian consent, according to the United States Parachute Association. Individual skydiving centers may have different rules regarding age limits though, and some restrict individuals under the age of 18.

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There are no physical requirements for skydiving, but individuals in reasonably good shape may enjoy the sport more because they are less likely to sustain injury. Individuals with certain health conditions such as epilepsy, heart conditions and obesity should consult with their doctor before making the jump. There are numerous training methods used for skydiving including Tandem Training, Accelerated Free Fall Training and Static Line Training.

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