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Skydive City’s Thanksgiving Boogie High Altitude Jumps
November 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
One event on November 26, 2017 at 8:00am
HIGH ALTITUDE JUMP
What skydiver doesn’t want to go higher? The High altitude load to 22,000 ft is for B license equivalent or higher holders only. We provide the oxygen, briefing and a great experience for your 100+ second freefall. 715am briefing and then we launch.
What defines a HIGH ALTITUDE jump?
- Low altitude: below 15,000 feet MSL.
- Intermediate altitude: from 15,000 feet up to 20,000 feet MSL.
- HIGH ALTITUDE: From 20,000 feet up to 40,000 feet MSL. (we typically get 22,000 ft)
- Extreme altitude: above 40,000 feet MSL.
Preparation and planning critical
- Skydives from altitudes higher than 15,000 feet above mean sea level (MSL) present the participants with a new range of important considerations.
- The reduced oxygen, lower atmospheric pressure and temperature, and the higher winds and airspeed above 15,000 feet MSL make skydiving more hazardous in this region than at lower altitudes.
- Hypoxia, or oxygen deficiency, is the most immediate concern at higher altitudes. This can result in impaired judgment and even unconsciousness and death. It can be prevented by the use of supplemental oxygen and procedures not required for skydives from lower altitudes.
- With proper training, adequate equipment, and well-plan procedures, high altitude skydives can be conducted within acceptable safety limits.
Why Skydive City?
Skydive City is one of the World’s Premiere Skydiving Centers. Catering to skydivers and students from all of the continents and Skydive City is still carrying on the long tradition of high quality skydiving, training and fun in Zephyrhills, FL for over 25 years. We are a USPA affiliated dropzone with a solid staff of high quality Instructors, all with various USPA, CSPA, and BPA Instructional ratings. Whether you jump Tandem or AFF, work with our coaches to improve your skills or even learn something new – like freeflying, wingsuits, camera and video work or need to attain an instructional rating and you are sure to receive the finest instruction and care at Skydive City.