You must be at least 18 years of age to make a skydive according to the USPA. (United States Parachute Association). The FAA also states that the manufacturers of Tandem Skydiving Equipment set the rules for jumping for their equipment. The manufactures in the USA all state the minimum age to be 18, so in compliance with FAA law, we are required to adhere to the manufacturer’s decisions. It is not something we can make any concessions on and parental approval will not satisfy either the manufacturers or the FAA.