Skydiving is an extremely weather-dependent sport, and safety is our highest priority (along with a positive experience for our customers). We require relatively clear skies, light-to-moderate winds, and no precipitation. Skydive Newport will determine if there are any weather constraints on the day of your jump. We generally do not cancel reservations before the day of your jump unless it is clear that it won’t happen (i.e. an impending hurricane) since, in our experience, the weather forecasts are inaccurate much of the time.
If we know that the weather is not conducive to jumping on the day you are scheduled then we will use the phone number given during the reservations process to let you and your group know. There is no cancellation fee for weather issues and we do not keep your money in that event. If the weather is in question, it is usually a good idea to call us before you leave your house to check. Being that we are located on an island, the weather here is often different than it may be at your home. If the weather is good at your scheduled time and you or your group is a no-show (without communicating with us prior), you will be charged the FULL AMOUNT of a tandem jump for the number of people affected.
Also, as mentioned above, your reservation is for a specific time slot. If the weather is bad at that time, then you will have to reschedule your jump. Skydive Newport has to follow all federal regulations FAR part 105. Often we are booked all day long, and we cannot infringe on later reservations that day if the weather clears. It wouldn’t be fair to them (or to you if you were scheduled for that later time slot).