All skydivers must have at least 150 skydives experience to jump with Burning Sky.
All skydivers must receive a briefing from Burning Sky prior to skydiving with Burning Sky. The main skydiver briefing will be given on Tuesday evening and all skydivers are urged to attend this briefing. Other briefings will be given at pre-scheduled times. Skydivers unable to attend a scheduled briefing will have to wait until an authorized person is available to give them a briefing.
Skydivers with fewer than 200 skydives experience must land outside of the city in the designated landing area between Black Rock City streets and the airport (this will be explained in more detail during the briefing).
Skydivers with 200 or more skydives experience may land at any permitted area within the center or open playa (this will be explained in more detail during the briefing). Skydivers may not land within 100 feet (30 meters) of any vehicle, person, art installation, or any other object. Skydivers may NEVER land within Black Rock City streets: This will constitute an automatic revocation of your skydiving privileges and a ban from Burning Sky.
Any skydiver jumping for the first time at Burning Man must land in the designated landing area between Black Rock City streets and the airport, regardless of experience level. Burning Sky also strongly recommends that jumpers new to Burning Sky should not attempt a high performance landing (“swooping”) until they have had time to familiarize themselves with landing at Burning Man.
Skydivers may not freefall over congested areas of Black Rock City.
All skydivers must comply with Federal Aviation Regulations (“FAR”) Part 105: Parachute Operations.
No skydiver may perform a skydive while under the influence of alcohol or any drug that affects that person’s faculties in any way contrary to safety, per FAR 105.7.
All skydivers must be able to prove their experience level and currency, with a signed log book or by receiving clearance from the Burning Sky Dropzone Manager (“DZM”) or another authorized representative of Burning Sky, such as the Manifest Captain or Operations Manager. Showing a skydiving license from USPA or your own country can also help this process. Skydivers with fewer than 200 jumps experience must have completed a skydive within the past 90 days. Skydivers with more than 200 jumps experience must have completed a skydive within the past 180 days.
All skydivers will be required to sign a Release of Liability form, and will need to show a valid government-issued photo ID at the time of signing. Valid forms of ID include a US driver’s license or Passport.
All skydiving equipment must comply with FAA standards, including having a reserve parachute that has been inspected and certified by an approved person within the last 180 days and must remain compliant throughout skydiving operations at Burning Sky. All parachute systems must be inspected by Burning Sky prior to its use at Burning Man.
Registered skydivers may share their jump tickets with any other registered skydiver to make a skydive at Burning Sky. Tickets may be gifted to anyone for an observation ride (“Firefly ride”) with Burning Sky. Non-registered skydivers may not skydive with Burning Sky, regardless of qualification or experience.
In the spirit of Burning Man, tickets cannot not be sold nor bartered; only gifted.
Skydivers are permitted to jump with Burning Sky only at the discretion of Burning Sky and permission may be revoked at any time by an authorized representative of Burning Sky. Skydiving and/or camp dues will not be refunded.
All skydivers are expected* to work at least one scheduled work shift for Burning Sky. Anyone who does not show up for their work shift may have their skydiving privileges revoked.
Any skydiver who violates these rules or otherwise creates a danger to themselves or any other participant of Burning Man will have their skydiving privileges revoked.
Burning Sky is a cost sharing operation. Your membership dues are contributing to a pool of funds we collectively use to lease an aircraft, buy fuel, and pay for other operational expenses. Sometimes things happen like terrible weather or aircraft mechanical issues. In these cases, we will make our best effort to grant a prorated return of some member dues if we are able to recover funds related to the interruption.
All skydivers agree that their dues are non-refundable.
Burning Sky welcomes anyone skydiving with Burning Sky, attending Burning Man with a skydiver, or anyone otherwise connected to the skydiving community to camp at Burning Sky.
Only registered skydivers or registered campers who have paid their camp dues may camp at Burning Sky.
All campers agree to strive to achieve Burning Man’s principle of “Leave no Trace.” Campers may not discard any material on the playa, and agree to pick up any “Matter Out Of Place” (aka “MOOP”) they see within the camp (and hopefully around Burning Man in general).
All campers are expected* to work at least one scheduled work shift for Burning Sky. Additionally, all campers are expected to assist with either setup or teardown work, or to make other arrangements with the Camp Captain. Anyone who does not show up for their work shift and/or assist with setup or teardown may not be welcomed back to camp with Burning Sky in the future.
If possible, Burning Sky plans to provide a camp shower with evaporation system, and a grey water (wastewater) disposal tank. Campers must provide their own water for the shower. Clean, uncontaminated water may be disposed of on the playa in an evaporation-friendly manner. Small, personal amounts of grey water, such as for dishes and cleaning, may be disposed of in the Burning Sky grey water tank. RV’s and other large holding tanks of grey water may not be disposed of in the Burning Sky grey water tank. No grey water is to be disposed of in the shower evaporation system. Anyone disposing of water in the shower evaporation system agrees to pay the pumping fee to have the evaporation system drained by a service company.
Any outside services deliveries must be approved by Burning Sky beforehand. Burning Sky reserves the right to refuse receipt or placement of unapproved services. For approved service deliveries, you must be present in the camp to receive it. Burning Sky is not responsible for the timing or placement of any service deliveries.
Burning Sky reserves the right to refuse any person or group from camping at Burning Sky. Violators of camp rules or general camp harmony may have their camping privileges revoked at any time by an authorized representative of Burning Sky. Camping dues will not be refunded.
All campers agree that their dues are non-refundable.
*We understand some of you have other obligations at Burning Man that might prevent you from being able to work at Burning Sky. If you are one of the special people that makes Burning Man the place that we all want to go to, reach out and we will evaluate your case.
Updated 16 July 2023