Are you considering your first skydive in California, but unsure about the age requirements and limitations? You’re in the right place! You are about to learn the top 5 things you need to know about age restrictions for skydiving in California. You’ll discover the importance of understanding age limitations and what can or not impact your skydiving experience. By the end of this article, you’ll understand all of the factors to consider when it comes to age and skydiving. You’ll also be fully prepared to decide if your next adventure it’s going to be a tandem jump at Silicon Valley Skydiving.

Senior first time jump on a tandem skydiving experience.

How old is too Old to Skydive: The quick answer is…

You can’t be too old to go skydiving. Even if you are feeling too long in the tooth, but still carry that young spirit inside your head. Fear not! You’re probably not too old for this great adventure. Skydiving knows no age limit! So you can be a spry senior in your 70’s, or a daring centenarian, the blue skies are there for you to take the plunge.

In this article, we’ll answer the following questions:

Can a 90-year-old skydive?

What age should you not skydive?

What conditions may stop you from skydiving?

Who was the oldest person to skydive at Silicon Valley Skydiving?

Who was the oldest person to skydive in the world?

Can a 90-Year-Old Skydive?

Alright folks, like we previously mentioned, there isn’t a specific age limit for skydiving, but let’s be real. If you’re old enough to be getting AARP mail, you might want to put some extra though into this. And we’re here to help you with this.

Our waiver form makes it very clear that by signing it you are declaring to be healthy to jump. In fact, we do want to make sure no one is gonna keel over mid-air. But don’t get too discouraged, because we have already jumped with folks in their 80s, 90s even 100s and they all lived to tell the tale. If you’re not sure about your health and physical condition, bring this to your Doctor and ask for some medical advice about the idea of skydiving.

What conditions may stop you from skydiving?

To help you evaluate if you’re up to the experience, let’s talk about some parameters about when to avoid tandem skydiving like the plague. Look folks… we’re not trying to be ageist here, but there are some cases in which jumping out of a plane might not be the best idea. Here are a few of them:

  • The bathroom rule is a good one to start with. If you need to ask permission, or ask for assistance to go to the bathroom. This indicates that you’re probably not in the best place to think about skydiving.
  • If remembering your own name is a challenge, skydiving might not be for you. We mean, you’ll be jumping out of a plane and hurtling towards the earth at greased lightning speeds. You’re gonna want to remember at least to lift your legs for the landing.
  • If you’re still having a hard time to figure out how to program your VCR (or worse, you have a VCR?!?), you probably should sit this one out. You see, tandem skydiving requires a little bit of attention, and if you’re still struggling with technology that was outdated in the ’90s. Maybe you should second guess yourself. And by the way, we’ll upload the video of your jump to Google Drive, so no CD, DVD or VHS tape for you.
  • An another thing young fella. If you think exercise means shuffling from the sofa to the icebox, skydiving probably ain’t for you. That adrenaline rush might not mix well with your medicine. You gotta be in reasonable shape for tandem skydiving, you know. If you can’t climb a flight of stairs without huffin’ and puffin’, skydiving might not be the best way to pump that heart rate up!

Who was the oldest person to skydive at Silicon Valley Skydiving?

Photo of a 100 year-old man smiling after landing from a skydiving jump







In 2019 we had the honor of taking a WWII Veteran on a tandem jump. His name was Chuck and he came to celebrate his 100th birthday jumping with us. Chuck came with his Air Force Cap and jacket that he used during the great war. The same exact outfit that he had worn during the more than 40 missions flown on a B-17.

Who was the oldest person to skydive in the world?

103 year-old Guiness World Record Breaking Tandem Skydiving Woman


As of the date that this article is being written, Rut Larsson still holds the record of the oldest person to skydive. Rut is a lady from Sweden, who jumped on a tandem skydive at the age of 103 years and 259 days.

While there’s no hard and fast age limit for tandem skydiving, if you still have any concerns, chat with your Doctor. You don’t have to be strong or in perfect shape, but we do expect a reasonable level of balance and strength. See, the opening of the parachute can take from 3 to 8 seconds, which means a deceleration from 120 mph to almost zero in this interval. It’s not crazy, but it is a similar ‘G’ Force that you would experiment during a pretty intense rollercoaster ride. And for the landing you would have to lift your legs. A good physical test is to sit on a bench and try to bring your knees up, holding your feet above the ground for 10 to 15 seconds. If you can do that you’re already in the path for a great skydive.

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