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Commitment to Safety

Posted on 10/30/2014 by Skydive Hawaii

Skydive Hawaii has been operating long enough to see dramatic changes occur to the way people skydive. Methods, equipment, and even attitudes have improved in the pursuit of safe skydiving over the years, but that doesn't mean skydiving is less inherently dangerous now than it was 30 years ago when we opened our doors. Rather, it is our commitment to safety coupled with our decades worth of experience in safe skydiving practices that have allowed us to complete more safe first time skydives than everyone else in the state combined.

Don't let anyone fool you into thinking that skydiving can be accomplished without any risk at all. You are definitely at a lower risk of being hurt when you're sitting still & happy on the ground, but that's not what you're here to accomplish right? Mitigating the risks of skydiving is difficult, and truthfully good skydiving centers do the best they can.  Some centers do lower the risk better than others, so it is important that you fully understand the risks and hopefully trust who you are jumping with. 

Skydive Hawaii's commitment to safety ensures at minimum:

  • USPA Licensed & Rated Instructors 
  • Highest Quality American Made Skydiving Equipment 
  • Parachute Maintenance by FAA Certificated Master Parachute Riggers
  • Instructor Currency Training by USPA rated Examiners
  • Best Skydiving Aircraft Fleet in the State Maintained by FAA Certificated Inspectors & Mechanics
  • FAA Certificated Commercial Aircraft Pilots
  • All Jump Operations Accomplished in Adherence to all Federal Aviation Regulations & USPA Basic Safety Requirements

You'll never hear that skydiving is perfectly safe from us, but we do have a proud record to stand on. We've accomplished the most skydives in Hawaii with the least amount of incidents of injury over the last thirty years.  Any and all incidents that have occurred are all documented and easily found due to our practice of self-reporting in order to promote continued safety. We attribute our successes to our practices, and we invite anyone to look into the details to see why we are the safest skydiving center in the state of Hawaii.  Other centers may deny their lapses in safety to get you in the door, so be wary and do your research! We hope your first skydive is enjoyable & safe wherever you decide to make it. 

See below for more info on skydiving safety statistics within the United States. 

The United States Parachute Association (USPA) compiles safety statistics for the sport in the United States. More USPA info can be found by clicking here.

Fatalities per Total Jumps
Year Skydiving Fatalities in U.S. Estimated Annual Jumps Fatalities Per 1000 Jumps
2013 24 3.2 million 0.0075
2012 19 3.1 million 0.006
2011 25 3.1 million 0.008
2010 21 3.0 million 0.007
2009 16 3.0 million 0.005
2008 30 2.6 million 0.012
2007 18 2.5 million 0.007
2006 21 2.5 million 0.008
2005 27 2.6 million 0.010
2004 21 2.6 million 0.008
2003 25 2.6 million 0.010
2002 33 2.6 million 0.013
2001 35 2.6 million 0.013
2000 32 2.7 million 0.012