You have to be 18 to jump with them.
REQUIREMENTS for PARACHUTE DUTY
You should be alert, active, and supple, with firm muscles and sound limbs, capable of development into
an active jumper, with good endurance.
Age â€“ Minimum 18, you may start ground training prior to your 18th birthday, however, you must be 18 to enter
the jump phase of training. If you are 50 years or older you must present a medical statement from your
physician, on his/her letterhead, stating that you have passed a physical and are able to participate. This
will become a part of your personnel record.
Height â€“ A minimum 59 inches (4ft. 11ins.) and a maximum not to exceed 78 inches (6ft. 6ins.).
Weight â€“ Maximum, not to exceed 240 pounds. However, height and weight should be proportional.
Vision â€“ Vision must be correctable to 20/20. Bring your glasses with you.
Hearing â€“ You must be able to hear the jump commands over the sound of the aircraftâ€™s engines.
Nervous system â€“ Evidence of highly labile nervous system may disqualify.
Bones/Joints â€“ You must be able to pick up 50 pounds; the lack of normal mobility in your upper and
lower body joints, poor or unequally developed musculature, poor coordination, or lack
of at least average athletic ability may disqualify.
Medical History - History of painful arches, recurrent knee or ankle injuries, recent fractures, old fracture
with deformity, pain or limitation of motion, arthritis, you should have 90% to full range
of motion, recurrent dislocations, recent severe illness, operation, or chronic disease
If You have High Blood Pressure, Diabetes or Sever Allergies - You must present a
medical statement from your physician, on his/her letterhead, stating that you
physically able to participate. If you suffer from severe allergies, those that may result in anaphylactic shock,
you must have your medication on you at all times. You must make your instructors and the Drop Zone team
aware of your problem and the location of your medication.