How do I get certified to base jump?
- 1Become an experienced and accomplished skydiver: This involves taking an AFF course from your local skydiving center (dropzone), and then making 150-250 skydives, or more.
- 2Find a First Jump Course: …
- 3Find a Mentor: …
- 4Train consistently: …
- 5Keep an open mind:
How much does it cost to learn to base jump?
To start base jumping, the best thing to do is to sign up for a first base jump course with Apex Base. They take you to a bridge in Idaho, and teach you how to pack a base canopy and how to safely jump from a bridge. Those courses cost between $1200-$1500.
When should I start base jumping?
Generally, the recommendation is in the range of 150-250 skydives before doing your first BASE jump. This will set you up with a basic foundation of canopy skills and a basic understanding of parachutes – skills that tend to be important on every BASE jump you’ll ever make (hopefully).
Is there a weight limit for BASE jumping?
Yes, you must be of legal age to tandem base jump, and in the U.S, that is 18. Are there any size/weight/other physical restrictions? Yes. You must be capable of an active lifestyle, under 180 lbs, and physically proportioned.
How much is a BASE jumping parachute?
The parachute that’s designed specifically for BASE jumping has a larger pilot chute than the one used in traditional skydiving. It costs between $1,200 and $1,500.
Can you base jump without experience?
No skydiving or climbing experience is necessary—you just need to weigh fewer than 185 pounds and be fit enough to hike and scramble to the top. … “This is like a shortcut,” says Richard. “Until now, you couldn’t do a BASE jump without spending all this time and money.”
What percentage of base jumpers die?
BASE jumping carries a 0.2-0.4% injury rate per jump, and a fatality rate of 0.04% per jump.