Skydive Kentucky, the state’s only skydiving facility, has announced plans and schedule to reopen operations.
Skydive Kentucky, which closed April 1 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reopened Saturday at a limited capacity with a phased-in approach.
This weekend, Skydive Kentucky is open for licensed jumpers and staff only. After an extended lay-off from jumping, instructors must regain proficiency by performing practice jumps with licensed skydivers standing in as students. This time also will be used to learn, modify and adapt our business risk management process to operations in the current COVID-19 environment.
On May 30 and 31, students whose training was interrupted by the shutdown can make reservations to resume training.
June 6 and after, all customers can schedule appointments for all jumps, including tandem skydiving.
The business will be operating at a 33 percent capacity with availability only on weekends. Customers with a rain check or gift certificate should schedule an appointment as soon as possible to ensure placement within the current limited capacity.
Spectators are not allowed in the skydiving facility, though are welcome to watch in the designated viewing area outside. All people attending are required to complete a COVID-19 online questionnaire and waiver, which includes current practices for customers and staff. It must be completed no more than 12 hours before scheduled arrival time.
Skydive Kentucky operates out of Addington Field at Elizabethtown Regional Airport. For information, go to skydivekentucky.com or call 270-723-3587.