High Altitude Low Opening Skydives
Whether you’re an experienced skydiver looking to do an extreme altitude jump, or a tandem student wanting the added thrill of oxygen, SkyDance SkyDiving is your premier choice for HALO skydives.
Scroll through this section to find information for both experienced and tandem HALO skydives. No other drop zone in America offers the wide variety of high altitude packages like SkyDance – literally!
We’re the only drop zone in America with a Certificate of Authorization from the FAA
to fly into Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) air space.
What does this mean?
We’re the only drop zone in the nation with approval to skydive above 28,000’
So our 30,000’ HALO skydives are truly unique.
SkyDance SkyDiving offers HALO Tandem Skydives from 18,000′. But we also offer tandems from 22,000′ – the only drop zone in the Western United States to do it. And as mentioned, since we’re the only drop zone in America with an FAA waiver to jump above 28,000′, we’re the only ones that can offer 30,000′ HALO Tandem Skydives.
Quite simply, no where else in the U.S. can you tandem skydive for a full 2 1/2 minutes of freefall.
A HALO Tandem Skydive from either 18 or 22,000′ requires oxygen, but only during the plane ride to altitude. You’ll be breathing through a simple, clear oxygen mask until it’s time to exit the plane.
But our 30,000 HALO jumps require a little more planning. That extreme altitude requires skydivers to “pre-breath” oxygen on the ground for an hour prior to take off. So it takes a little planning, and you’ll have to reserve your spot at least a month in advance if you want a tandem jump from the top floor.
Of course if you’re wanting to do our 18,000′ or 22,000′ HALO Tandem Skydive, you can reserve your spot today through our Book Now page, and you’ll be in the air in no time.
What are the USPA License Requirements?
You must have at least a USPA “C” License to participate in solo HALO jumps.
What are the medical requirements?
FAA Class 3 Medical or equivalent.
How much does a FAA Class 3 medical cost, where do I get one and how long does it take?
Cost is less than $100.
Go to FAA web site to find a list of FAA flight Physicians.
Tell them that you want a Medical for a student Pilot’s license
It’s a quick medical, typically about one hour.
Is a Physiological training course required?
These courses provide valuable training, especially to teach you your hypoxia symptoms. It used to be easy to schedule throughout the country, but the FAA has shut down most chambers to civilians. It is available at the FAA site in Oklahoma City, OK and a few universities offer courses. But the Universities (Arizona State University, is one) take longer and are a lot more expensive. Because of these issues, we no longer require this training, however it is highly recommended!
Do you really go to 30,000’? what about FAA restrictions for flights above 28,000’?
To our knowledge we are the only DZ in the USA that has FAA approval and a waiver to exceed 28,000’. Altitudes that high require both the aircraft and pilot to be certified (at great expense for the aircraft equipment) for flight into “RVSM” airspace. We have gone to great lengths and jumped through a lot of FAA hoops to obtain this waiver and approval. This is why the other outfits are saying 30,000’ jumps on their web sites, but when you read the details they all say 28,000’ +. This typically means up to 28,200’.
We actually DO go to 30,000’. In fact, on May 30th, 2016 Kyle Lobpries set a distance and time Wingsuit World Record here at SkyDance. He flew for 8 minutes and 40 seconds to reach 18.8 miles in his wingsuit – from an altitude of 36,000′ in our TX Turbine Supervan.
How Much does it cost?
30,000’ first time HALO Jump: $650 (Includes two practice jumps.)
30,000’ experienced HALO Jump: $575 (with documented experience of having HALO jumped here at SkyDance in the past).
Can I reserve a slot for a HALO Jump?
Reservations are required at least one month in advance.
A $100, non-refundable deposit is required at the time you make your reservation.
Full payment is required two weeks prior to the jump. There is a $50 additional fee if not prepaid.
Reserve your slot for our next HALO weekend May 19-21!!!