Why Are There Weight Limits In Tandem Skydiving?

We are so excited for your skydive at Skydive Milwaukee/ Sky Knights SPC, but there are a few safety precautions in place to make your skydive as safe, fun, and comfortable as possible. Every skydiving center has weight limits for several reasons, including safety and equipment limitations.

First and foremost, when skydiving the body freefalls at 120mph (or faster!) before the parachute is deployed. Jumping with too much weight can place a significant amount of stress on the parachute and the skydiving equipment, which can lead to equipment failure or a loss of control.

Parachutes are designed to open smoothly and safely at a specific speed, and they have weight limits. Individuals who exceed the equipment's weight limit may require different or specialized equipment to ensure their safety.

Overall, it is essential for Skydive Milwaukee to consider weight limits to ensure everyone's safety and to avoid incidents that may lead to injury or harm. Please feel free to call our manifest desk at (262) 642-9494 if you have any further questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you in the skies!