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How old do you have to be to skydive?

How old do you have to be to skydive? Blog

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The minimum age for parachute jumping differs from location to location. Some parachute centres allow you to fly from the age of 8, others from 12.

It is often the case, however, that if the minimum age is a little higher, it is not a very hard limit. The minimum age is kept more to ensure that the child is willing to take the plunge. So often it can be done from the age of 11.

It is true that for a tandem jump permission of the parents is needed.

There is no maximum age! You do need to be able to pull your knees up to your chest for a nice landing.

If you can't get enough of skydiving after making your tandem jump, you can take a static line course. To jump alone and without a tandem master, you have to be at least 16 years old.

Click on the following link to see the minimum age for all parachute centres:

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About Eveline van den Boom

The author of this article is Eveline van den Boom. In 2006, she received her first flying lesson as a birthday present; a beautiful flight over Rotterdam. That tasted like more!

In 2010, she got her PPL licence in Lelystad. In 2011, an aircraft was purchased: an Aero AT-3. This aircraft is still flying in the fleet with callsign PH-EVB.

She wrote the theory books "Theory of Flying" and "Theory helicopter flying". These can be ordered with your flying lesson and are also separately for sale on

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