Covid-19
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Covid-19

THE 2021 SKYDIVING SEASON STARTS IN MAY!

The pandemic forced us to overcome many challenges during the 2020 season, which has been one of the busiest in our history. Our health measures have been effective and have proven that it is possible to experience freefall safely in this particular context. We have had no Covid-19 cases or outbreaks, even though thousands of people skydived with us last year. We will continue our efforts to limit the transmission risks of Covid-19 during the 2021 season.

INFORMATION FOR PEOPLE WHO PURCHASED GIFT CERTIFICATES DURING THE 2019 CHRISTMAS PROMOTION

  • Certificates valid in May 2020: you had until July 24, 2020, inclusively to jump at the promotional price. If you want to use your certificate in 2021, you must pay the difference between the regular and promotional price.
  • Certificates valid throughout the 2020 season: you have until June 24, 2021, inclusively to jump at the promotional price.

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NEW SAFETY MEASURES

We’re applying rigorous health measures to continue to offer an experience that meets your expectations, in an environment that is as safe as before. Your trust matters and we cherish it.

Here are the measures we have put in place to limit the transmission risks of Covid-19 and to ensure the safety of all employees, skydivers, customers and guests who will visit our two skydiving centres this year. Please note that you also have the responsibility to take your own precautions, for example, by washing your hands frequently, by avoiding touching your face, by respecting the two-meter physical distancing rule, etc.

GENERAL HEALTH MEASURES APPLICABLE TO EVERYONE WHO IS VISITING PARACHUTE MONTREAL

The following measures are regularly reviewed and updated if need be.

  • The majority of our activities now take place outside. We’ve also changed the way we operate to minimize contacts between different groups and with different employees.
  • Each person’s temperature is taken with a contactless thermometer. It is also mandatory to complete a health questionnaire before accessing the site and/or our outdoor facilities.
  • Several hand washing and disinfection stations are installed inside and outside. Washing or disinfecting your hands is mandatory before entering the building.
  • Surfaces that are often touched are disinfected regularly and/or after each use (door handles, switches, bathrooms, pencils, payment terminals, computer mice and keyboards, belts and grab bars in planes and on ground simulators, etc.).
  • Wearing a mask is mandatory at all times indoors. It is not mandatory outside unless the physical distance of two metres cannot be respected. Masks that can be tied behind the head and that are strong enough to stay in place during freefall can be purchased. Physical distancing is encouraged even between people wearing masks.
  • A strict 14-day quarantine policy is applied for staff members with flu and cold symptoms, who have been in contact with someone infected by Covid-19 or waiting for test results and who have travelled outside of Canada.

SPECIFIC HEALTH MEASURES APPLICABLE TO TANDEM CUSTOMERS

  • Aside from registration, payment and gearing up, all stages of the tandem jump are completed outside. This includes training, filming interviews before and after the jump (for those who purchased a video/photo package), as well as removing the harness.
  • In addition to being mandatory at all times indoors, wearing a mask is mandatory outside from the gearing-up stage until all the equipment has been removed after the jump. This applies to tandem passengers and instructors, who are also required to wear a full-face helmet.
  • Exceptionally, jumpsuits are not provided for tandem passengers. Therefore, customers should dress appropriately for the activity, i.e. comfortable and tight sports clothes that are adapted to the weather. Please note that clothing can be soiled during landing.
  • Instructors must wash or disinfect their hands before and after gearing up the passenger as well as before and after removing the harness.
  • Freefall goggles are disinfected between each customer.
  • Harnesses are disinfected and dried after each day of jumping.

SPECIFIC HEALTH MEASURES APPLICABLE TO LICENSED SKYDIVERS AND STUDENTS (PFF AND RW)

Skydiving safety measures should never be sacrificed for Covid-19 health measures. Jumpers are required to check their equipment, to review emergency procedures and to seek assistance from an instructor or from the director of operations if they don’t feel safe or comfortable in any given situation.

  • All jumpers must have a mask that is strong enough to stay in place during freefall, wear it inside at all times and outside when the two-meter distance rule cannot be respected (ground simulators, boarding area, altitude climb in the plane, exit from the plane, freefall, etc.).
  • It is possible to pack parachutes inside, but the 2-meter distancing rule must be respected at all times.
  • Accompanying persons are not allowed for regular jumpers, to limit the number of people on-site.
  • Classroom computers cannot be used, in order to limit the number of people in the building.
  • Dirt dive practices must be performed without contact and with a distance of two metres between each skydiver.
  • Students must keep the same equipment throughout the day, including their parachute. All the equipment used is disinfected at the end of the day (altimeters, helmets, radios, life jackets, lead belts, jumpsuits, parachutes, etc.).

We look forward to seeing you in the sky!

The Parachute Montreal team

How to begin
First jump

How to begin

The big day has finally arrived! You are becoming more and more excited? Maybe nervous? We know exactly what you are going through. Don't worry! For 25 years, skydiving has been our profession and our entire team has more than 175 000 jumps of experience. Remember, you are on the verge of a unique experience that will change your life.

You can choose one of 3 different options for your first skydive:

Jump at 9000' - This option will allow you to experience a 9000' tandem skydive. At 5000', after only 20 seconds of free fall, your instructor will deploy the parachute and you will be able to enjoy the experience of flying under the canopy. Buy now !

Jump at 13 500' - Our most popular option for a first skydive, that will allow you to get the full experience of free fall for 60 seconds. You will jump from 13 500' attached to your instructor. At 5000', your instructor will deploy the parachute and you will enjoy the flight under your canopy. Buy now !

Jump at 18 000' - The most extreme skydive experience. You will fly up to a height of 18 000’ with the help of oxygen in the plane. You will experience the thrill of the longest freefall: 1 minute and 20 seconds. Buy now !

You are getting ready to enjoy a unique and intense experience that will last around 3 hours and that will definitely mark your life. From the briefing to the landing, here is how the activity will take place. Here is a description of your forthcoming experience.

How to begin:

  1. We prefer that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled reservation.
  2. You will receive a 15 to 20 minutes training before your jump.
  3. Accompanied by your instructor, you will board the airplane wearing a jump suit and a special harness.
  4. Once you'll have reached the exit altitude, you will prepare to jump from the airplane, securely attached to your instructor.
  5. Once the parachute is deployed, you will enjoy a descent under canopy.
  6. You will land near the main building, so family and friends can easily watch your landing.
  7. The full activity will take approximately 3 hours, but we invite you to stay with us, enjoy your day, meet the team and watch other skydiving that is going on.

Please note that for safety reasons, dogs are not allowed on the drop zone and alcohol is forbidden.

Video and/or photos services
First jump

Video and/or photos services

To relive your first jump experience, and share the moment with your loved ones, we offer video and/or photos services. You will receive a 5-minutes video showing all stages of your jump, filmed and/or photographed. The video and/or photos services are offered with our all our tandem jumps. We offer three different options:

SELFIE

Your skydive jump including the part under canopy captured by a camera on your instructor’s wrist.
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OUTSIDE CAMERA

Your skydive jump captured by an outside cameraman.
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COMBO

Selfie + outside camera
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No more than 15 minutes after your tandem jump, you will receive your video and/or photos taken during freefall, with you as the main star.

Click here for more details and information on our prices.

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F.A.Q.

Are gift certificates transferable?

Yes. Gift certificates are transferable. Only the recipient of the gift certificate (the person to whom you offer it) can apply for a change of name. Transfer fees of $35 (plus taxes) apply for any transfer.

The recipient must complete the form below to complete the transfer. The gift certificate transfer will only be accepted if the form was sent at info@parachutemontreal.ca and the applicable fee was paid prior to the date of the jump.

What is the minimum age?

The minimum age to make a tandem skydive is 14 and the minimum age to take the PFF training is 16. For anyone under the age of majority (18), a parental consent form must be signed by a parent before being allowed to jump. Please note that a parent must absolutely be present on the day of the jump if the minor is 14 or 15 years old. Here are the parental consent forms for tandem jumps, depending on where you choose to jump:

For a tandem done at our South Shore school (Farnham), click here.
For a tandem done at our North Shore school (Saint-Esprit), click here.

Should I make a reservation, and how long in advance?

Yes, it is best to book ahead. The more in advance you book, the better the chance to get the day/time you prefer. We suggest that you reserve one week in advance. You will be asked for a credit card number in order to confirm your reservation. A $50 deposit per person will be charged at the reservation.

Do you offer gift certificates?

Yes, we have gift certificates available. You can purchase a gift certificate for a jump or for any dollar amount that you would like. To order a gift certificate, click here.

Please note that all sales are final and gift certificates are not refundable.

Are gift certificates refundable and do they have an expiration date?

No. Gift certificates are not refundable and there is no expiration date on them. They keep their monetary value! However, any increase in the rates will result in a charge for the price difference on the gift certificate at the time of the jump.

Can I cancel my reservation?

Yes. If you cancel with 48 hours of advanced notice you will not incur any charges. If you cancel within 48 hours of your reservation date, your deposit of $50 per person will not be refunded.

What if I have a fear of heights?

Many skydivers have a fear of heights but still skydive! You will not have the feeling of height during your jump, neither in the airplane nor in freefall. Because you are jumping from 9000, 13, 500 or 18,000 feet, you will have no physical references to how high up you are; therefore, you will not experience any sensation of height.

Do I have to pay for the full amount when I make a reservation?

No, you pay the full amount only on the day of your jump. However, you will be asked to put down a deposit of $50 per person when you make the reservation.

What happens if there is bad weather?

Jumping is restricted if the sky is too cloudy or if the winds are too strong. It is rather unusual to cancel an entire day of skydiving. However, if this should happen, we will move your reservation without charge to any date and time that is convenient for you. If the weather looks uncertain on the day of your jump, we invite you to phone us before you travel out to the drop zone.

Is there a maximum weight?

The maximum weight is 250 pounds (115 kilos). For anyone exceeding 235 pounds (107 kilos), an additional $35 supplemental fee will be charged.

How should I dress?

Dress comfortably, and according to the day’s weather. Sport clothes and running shoes are appropriate. You will be provided with a jump suit to go over your clothes. Do not wear sandals or flip-flops ! Remember, it is colder in altitude than on the ground. The temperature will be between 0 and 10 degree Celsius.