FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions on skydiving
Skydive Paris: who are we?
We are a professional skydiving school with the closest drop zones around Paris. We are dedicated year round to our skydiving school and our clients.
When can I jump
We skydive around Paris from mid February to the end of November. The dates vary depending on the drop zones but the heart of the season is May to October and this because of the weather.
Do I need a medical to do the skydive?The medical is dependant on the drop zone and French law. In any case, if you have a known medical problem the visit to a doctor is mandatory to be able to skydive
Which doctor can sign my certificate?
This can be signed by any doctor: French or from your country...
How long with I free fall
The free fall lasts about 40 seconds and the flight under the open parachute will last about 5 to 8 minutes
Can my jump be filmed?
Yes your jump can be filmed and this is an (OPTION)
What is a canopy
A canopy is name given the main parachute used during your skydive
Free fall is the name given to the act of fall with out opening the parachute
What is skydiving
Skydiving is a hi adrenaline sport activity which consists of free falling from a height ranging from hundreds of meters to several thousand meters (assuming we jump out of a plane, helicopter or any other aircraft) then flying back down to Earth using a parachute. If the person jumps from a fixed point (bridge, Cliff, etc), we talk instead of base jumping.
Free fall and flying
After the exit of the plane or a point fixed, the skydiver is in free-fall for more or less time according to the discipline practised and the height at which they are dropped. A skydiver can jump alone or with other people to build figures before opening his parachute. Once the parachute is open, the skydiver can again perform alone or with other parachutists of the figures before joining the ground by flying his parachute to land in the anticipated location.