Your Questions Answered
How often do you have to jump to remain current?
|A License:||1 jump within the past 60 days|
|B License:||1 jump within the past 90 days|
|C & D License:||1 jump within the past 6 months|
*You must have a C or D License to jump at Skydive Snohomish.
How much do jumps cost?
Prices are as follows: $13 plus $1 per 1000 feet. Prices are subject to change without notice due to volatility in fuel prices.
What is the standard exit altitude?
The Caravan flies to 13,000 ft. as a standard. In the 182’s, two jumpers can go to 3,000 ft., three jumpers can go to 6,000 ft., and four jumpers can take the plane to 10,000 ft.
Do I get a free jump if I bring a tandem?
We believe licensed jumpers have a goodwill responsibility to share the sport with everyone they know, and contribute to the overall success of the drop zone. To help facilitate this, we offer referral cards called “Dive Dollars” that give a $10 discount to your friend (first-time jumpers only) and a $10 credit on your account. Feel free to ask inside manifest for a stack of Dive Dollars to start earning jump money and share the sport with everyone you meet!
What are your minimum deployment altitudes?
C and D License holders: 2,500 feet AGL
Do I need a check-out dive to jump at your drop zone?
No, as long as you are current through USPA standards and can verify your currency.
Are there packers at your drop zone, and how much does it cost to get my main packed?
Yes. It usually costs approximately $6 for a pack job.
What is your exit order policy?
- RW from largest to smallest group
- Hybrids from largest to smallest group
- Free Flyers from largest to smallest group
*Wingsuiting is not compatible with our DZ operations, airspace, and available landing areas, and is not performed at Skydive Snohomish.
Do you have multiple landing areas?
In previous years we had an alternate field known as the East Field. However, starting in 2016, the East Field is no longer available to us. Therefore, only C and D-License holders may jump at Skydive Snohomish. C and D-license holders may land at the airport after receiving a briefing.
What are your rules about AAD's?
For your safety, AAD-equipped parachute systems are required at Skydive Snohomish.
Do you have rental/ demo equipment available?
Yes. We have a variety of rigs for rental/demo. Each rental costs approximately $20 per jump. A current list of the equipment we have available is in the outside manifest area.
What do I need to bring for my first visit to your drop zone?
C and D-License holders may jump at Skydive Snohomish. On your first visit, we will ask you for valid government-issued photo ID, current USPA membership, your logbook verifying currency, and your reserve data card. You will also be given information about our Canopy Size and Wing Loading Limits policy to which you will be expected to comply.
How are the jump runs handled?
The drop zone decides the jump run. In the Caravan, jump run is east to west offset to the north or south based on the winds. When the green light comes on, open the door and spot. Exit at the ideal spot for you, keeping in mind everyone else on the plane. Please see the spot calculator here on our website.
What time is the first load each day?
Our usual schedule is Weekdays: 12:00pm, and Weekends: 9:00am, but it’s best to call us directly at 360-568-7703 and check for seasonal or temporary variations.
Do you offer coaching?
The best place to check on coaching is on our licensed skydiver Facebook page called “Skydive Snohomish Jumpers”.
Do you have a designated area for licensed jumpers?
Yes, we have a licensed jumper hangar where you can pack and hang out.
What kind of planes do you fly?
Currently, we fly 2 Cessna 182’s and a Grand Caravan with an 850hp Blackhawk conversion.
What are everyday conditions like at your drop zone? What can I expect when I get there?
When the weather is jumpable, we have a very active licensed jumper base, and have the capacity to do more than 100 tandem jumps in a day. We generally fly our Caravan from 9:00am to sunset on weekends, and noon to sunset on weekdays, no shut downs, with room set aside in the plane specifically for licensed jumpers. Loads will turn every 25 minutes.
What is the procedure for manifesting and payment?
After you have filled out a waiver, provided all of the above items, received a landing area briefing, and we have inspected your gear, you are free to manifest. We work on an honor system. Manifest throughout the day, and pay at either inside (all methods) or outside (credit and debit only) manifest before your last skydive. All accounts need to be cleared to a zero balance daily.
How long does it take to get there from Seattle?
We are located 8 miles east of Everett and approximately 25 miles North-Northeast of Seattle. It takes approximately 45 minutes, without traffic, from Seattle.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, debit, and credit. Visa, Mastercard, and Discover are all accepted.