BlueXtreme Sports

FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions 


Why add Professional Skydivers to my Event?
Who can perform a Demonstration Jump?
Is a skydiving performance safe? Will I have liability? 
Why Hire BlueXtreme Skydiving?
Can you jump at night?
What if bad weather prevents the jump? 
How many skydivers perform at an event?
Does the FAA have to approve a skydiving performance?
How much advance notice is required? 
What does USPA do for exhibition jumps?
How much will it cost? 
How would a Sponsor receive recognition?



Why add Professional Skydivers to my Event?  
Audiences love to watch skydivers and parachutes. Demographic studies have shown that skydiving performances are favorites among spectators at outdoor events. They make your event extra special in the minds of your audience long after the day is over. More people will come and more people will return to your event when they know skydivers will perform. They love it!
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Who can perform a Demonstration Jump?  
The FAA has set strict safety guidelines for demonstration jumps. Jumpers are restricted to certain size landing areas based on their experience level and licensing. The highest level of Demonstration jump certification is the the Professional rating issued by the United States Parachute Association (USPA). The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognizes the PRO rating as proof that the jumper is a qualified, professional skydiver, highly proficient and accurate in canopy control. The FAA allows PRO-rating holders to land in smaller, restrictive areas. They may also fly and land closer to crowds than jumpers who have not demonstrated these qualifications. All BlueXtreme team members have earned the Pro License.
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Is a skydiving performance safe? Will I have liability?  
Safety is the most important aspect of our performance. If a parachute jump can’t be done safely into your event, we’ll tell you early on in the preparation. We have made over 800 exhibition jumps without contacting a spectator.
And we have liability insurance included in the cost of your skydive. You and others involved in the event will be covered for at least $250,000. Optional liability insurance up to $5 Million is available. 
Again, in our 35 years of skydiving performances, we have never injured or had contact with a spectator (at least not until after the show when we are happy to interact and take pictures with them!).
In addition to the years of experience, members of our team have earned Professional Demonstration Jump Ratings from our National Organization, USPA. The FAA recognizes these ratings to allow us to safely land closer to spectators.
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Why Hire BlueXtreme Skydiving? 
All the members of our team have thousands of jumps and many years of experience. We can do your jump expertly and safely. We areProfessional Skydiver professionals that will do the skydiving and then complete the show with audience interaction. Our team members have  PRO licenses issued by our national organization; the United States Parachute Association. The USPA PRO Rating qualifies skydivers to safely jump into challenging landing areas. To earn the PRO rating, skydivers must demonstrate precise landing skills on 10 consecutive jumps.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognizes the PRO rating as proof that the jumper is a qualified, professional skydiver, highly proficient and accurate in canopy control. The FAA allows PRO-rating holders to fly and land closer to crowds than jumpers who have not demonstrated these qualifications.
90% of experienced recreational skydivers only jump at drop zones with huge unobstructed landing areas. While they are very experienced jumping at drop zones, they may not have practice landing at small, congested targets. That’s an important reason to hire PRO rated jumpers.
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Can you jump at night? 
Sure. We have surprised and amazed spectators when we suddenly appear out of the darkness and land in front of them. Many football halftime shows have been after dark.
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What if bad weather prevents the jump? 
If weather (low cloud cover or exceedingly high winds) prohibits a legal and safe jump, we won’t jump. There will be partial fees for the plane, pilot, skydiver(s) time, ground crew and Insurance cancellation ($50). The total would be about half the cost. We can still arrange to do an interaction with the audience even if we don’t jump. 
We are more specific when we quote for your particular show.
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How many skydivers perform at an event? 
You can hire one skydiver,  ten skydivers, or more. The number is dependent on your project.
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Does the FAA have to approve a skydiving performance? 
Yes,the Federal Aviation Administration requires written approval almost every time, unless we are jumping in an uncongested space like a wilderness area.
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How much advanced notice is required? 
We have, in a few instances, setup demo jumps in a week. The FAA says 30 days to process paperwork.
Give us a call if you need one done sooner than 30 days and we’ll work with you to accomplish it. 
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What does USPA do for exhibition jumps? 
The United States Parachute Association sets all rules and guidelines for skydivers. They also set training and qualifications for the Professional Exhibition Rating.
The USPA PRO Rating qualifies skydivers to jump into challenging landing areas. To earn the PRO rating, skydivers must demonstrate precise landing skills. To earn the PRO Rating, they must do stand up landings with in 5 meters of a target on 10 consecutive jumps.
The FAA allows USPA PRO-rating holders to fly and land closer to crowds than jumpers who have not demonstrated these qualifications.
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How much will it cost? 
Costs can fluctuate depending on air time of the aircraft, number of jumpers, additional liability insurance, special effects such as flags, smoke or costumes. Your investment would be in line or even less than other crowd entertainment. Please call us for a free quote.
One way to lower your cost is to get a sponsor to pay for our performance.
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How would a Sponsor receive recognition? Parachute sponsor
There are several ways sponsors can benefit:
Skydivers can trail a giant banner with their name or logo on it. A parachute can have that same name or a huge logo sewn across the bottom and flown over the crowd. 
Announcers can broadcast the sponsor’s name as we descend or we can be named the sponsors skydiving team. (Your sponsors will also be covered by liability insurance)
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Michael Sheerin PRO Skydiver




For more information or a quote, contact Michael Sheerin

714-606-6223


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